NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions, was named a 2016 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles® award-winning company by The National Business Group on Health, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has been recognized. This year, Assurant received the organization’s silver level designation for its well-being program.

Assurant is among 55 U.S. employers that received the 2016 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award presented at the National Business Group on Health’s Fall Conference.

“At Assurant, the well-being of our employees is key to the culture of our company and paramount to our core values,” said Assurant President and CEO Alan Colberg. “We are honored to receive this award, but most importantly, we are proud to provide our employees with healthy programs that promote wellness in every facet of their lives.”

Winners of the 2016 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards were honored in one of three categories: Platinum, for implementing a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results across the dimensions of well-being; Gold, for organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics; Silver, for organizations with emerging well-being strategies and metrics; often with a focus on physical health.

Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We congratulate Assurant for its dedication to improving the well-being of its employees. Employers are transitioning their focus from offering traditional wellness programs focused primarily on improving their employees' physical health to holistic well-being strategies aimed at enhancing the various facets of employees and their families' lives. We commend Assurant and its leaders for their innovation.”

About the National Business Group on Health®

The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 72 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit

About Assurant

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection; extended service contracts; vehicle protection; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; and mortgage valuation and field services. With approximately $30 billion in assets and $6 billion in annualized revenue as of June 30, 2016, Assurant is located in 16 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

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