ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2015Assurant has joined with the Military Warriors Support Foundation and other generous corporate supporters to help make homeownership dreams come true for deserving military veterans.

Through the Assurant Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Assurant, the Company recently contributed $40,000 in support of the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Homes4WoundedHeroes program. That program presented mortgage-free homes to two combat veterans, with support from Wells Fargo & Company and Claims Recovery Financial Services.

As part of Assurant’s ongoing commitment to support charitable organizations that help veterans and their families, the Company is supporting Homes4WoundedHeroes and its mentoring program for participating families, including home stewardship, career transition and customized financial education.  These additional services provide lifelong skills that help the families be successful in civilian life.

“Our military men and women bravely serve our country so we can reach for our dreams. Our team, led by our Mortgage Solutions business, is proud to support this meaningful program alongside Wells Fargo and Claims Recovery Financial Services,” said Gene Mergelmeyer, president and CEO of Assurant Specialty Property, a business unit of Assurant. 

Assurant joined with Military Warriors Support Foundation and supporters in announcing the donations at the recent Americatalyst industry conference in Austin, Texas. “To give back to veterans for their service, and help them achieve their dreams, is a privilege,” Mergelmeyer added.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation chose two heroic combat veterans to receive homes donated by Wells Fargo. One is a Purple Heart recipient, retired Staff Sgt. Marlene Rodriguez. During her time in the U.S. Army, Sgt. Rodriguez deployed twice in Operation Enduring Freedom, in Iraq, sustaining combat-related injuries. Now she plans to become an advocate for veterans and assist her comrades.

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About Assurant

A global provider of specialty protection products and related services, Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) safeguards clients and consumers against risk. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant partners with clients who are leaders in their industries to provide consumers peace of mind and financial security. Our diverse range of products and services includes: mobile device protection products and services; extended service products and related services for consumer electronics, appliances and vehicles; pre-funded funeral insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; property preservation and valuation services; flood insurance; renters insurance and related products; debt protection administration; credit insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

With approximately $30 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue, Assurant provides its specialty protection offerings primarily through Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, and Assurant Employee Benefits. Through the Assurant Foundation, established more than 30 years ago, the company and its employees are dedicated to supporting and partnering with organizations that improve communities. and follow us on Twitter @AssurantNews.

About Military Warriors Support Foundation

The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for our nation’s wounded heroes as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Through their Homes4WoundedHeroes Program, they donate mortgage-free homes to combat wounded heroes and their families. In addition to the home, the families will receive three years of family and financial mentoring. For more information, please visit their website at

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

About Claims Recovery Financial Services

CRFS is the leading provider of claims processing solutions. CRFS processes post-foreclosure FHA, VA, MI, Investor, Single Family Loan Sale (SFLS) and Claims Without Conveyance of Title claims, and provides loss analysis review, consulting and training for mortgage lenders and servicers throughout the U.S. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Albion, N.Y., along with an office in San Antonio, Texas, CRFS currently employs over 570 individuals.

As a leader, CRFS streamlines the filing process—increasing quality and compliance across all post-foreclosure default related services.  Unmatched quality, timeliness and experience reduces credit losses, maximizes claim recoveries and allows the reallocation of vital internal resources. Client total satisfaction is a key measure of success; audit results, timeframe performance and recoveries from investors and insurers. Many clients have experienced a 90 percent or greater reduction in penalty levels, on-time compliance exceeding 99 percent per claim filed and multiple zero HUD audits.

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