Monday, May 04, 2015

Assuring Clarification

We're not generally in the habit of carrying water for insurance companies, but last week's news about Assurant Health has engendered some confusion. Briefly, Assurant Health is (was?) a subsidiary of a larger company that also owns Assurant Employee Benefits (which sells group non-medical coverage, such as dental and disability).

Unlike its sister company, Assurant Employee Benefits continues to enjoy robust growth and financial stability. According to the carrier:
"Assurant Employee Benefits (AEB) is not exiting the benefits market ... By approaching the sale of Assurant Employee Benefits in this public manner, it allows for us a faster process.  The public announcement allows us to be transparent and control the process.  We expect to know within a few short months who our new parent company will be."
I've been fortunate to work with some great folks there over the years, and know them to be a solid company. Someday I'll have to tell you about my first death claim with them....
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