Assurant Health Energy Conservation Efforts Result in Second EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130314:nBw145052a MILWAUKEE--(Business Wire)-- Assurant Health has earned the Environmental Protection Agency`s ENERGY STAR® certification for the second consecutive year. Certification indicates that a building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets EPA performance levels. An ENERGY STAR-certified facility uses less energy, is less expensive to operate, and causes fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its peers. "We`re pleased to receive the EPA ENERGY STAR certification for 2012," said Assurant Health President and CEO Adam Lamnin. "Not only is energy efficiency the right thing to do for the environment, but also it generates a cost-savings for our business." Over the last several years, Assurant Health has incorporated new energy-saving initiatives into its day-to-day operations. By installing more efficient lighting and other energy-reduction methods, it cut energy use 7.9 percent. Assurant Health first earned the ENERGY STAR designation in 2011. Its Milwaukee headquarters, which the company has occupied since 1990, is the third Assurant facility to earn the ENERGY STAR certification. The prestigious designation has also been earned by an Assurant Specialty Property service center in Springfield, Ohio, and the Assurant Employee Benefits` headquarters in Kansas City, MO. ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Assurant Health Assurant Health is the brand name for a family of health insurance products focused on providing a variety of affordable plan choices to consumers. The portfolio of health care products includes major medical, supplemental and fixed-benefit plans for individuals, families and small employers. Assurant Health is committed to providing access to convenient health care delivery, easy-to-understand products and value-added services that help customers better manage their health care dollars and get the most out of their coverage. Assurant Health's products are underwritten and issued by John Alden Life Insurance Company, Union Security Life Insurance Company and Time Insurance Company, which has been in business since 1892. www.assuranthealth.com Assurant Health is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. A Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, it 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. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com Assurant Health Sue Pierman, 414-299-7864 Media Relations Manager email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013