Assurant Health Energy Conservation Efforts Result in Second EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification

Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:30am EDT

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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.

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.

Assurant Health
Sue Pierman, 414-299-7864
Media Relations Manager

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