NEW YORK, May 28, 2013—Assurant, Inc., a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, today announces it was honored with a Gold award from the National Business Group on Health for the second consecutive year. Assurant was recognized as one of the nation's leading corporations for creating cultural and environmental workplace changes to support employees who are making a commitment to healthy lifestyles.
Assurant received the Gold award for its employee wellness program, AHA! (A Healthier Assurant), at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. The AHA! program supports employees in their efforts to identify and manage health risks and those of their family members. The program encourages employees to achieve their wellness goals through an integrated system of condition and lifestyle management programs.
"Assurant is honored to be recognized again this year with the Gold award," said Sylvia Wagner, executive vice president of Human Resources and Development. "Our AHA! program is a critical part of our efforts to promote a culture of wellness and provide tools for employees in their quest to good health."
Assurant was one of 65 employers that earned the 2013 "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®" award from the organization, the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues.
Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: "We are proud to honor Assurant for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees. Assurant is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Assurant and its management team should be proud of their commitment to their program and we congratulate them on receiving this award."
Winners of the "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®" awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for established healthy weight, healthy lifestyles" programs with measurable success and documented outcomes; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Its four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and build leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments worldwide.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue.For more information on Assurant, please visit http://www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter (@AssurantNews).
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 363 members include 66 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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