Assurant Employee Benefits Introduces Fully-Insured Vision Plan

Now a full-service benefits provider, offering an entire suite of products for small and mid-sized business owners

Jun 01, 2010, 11:48 ET from Assurant Employee Benefits

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurant Employee Benefits enters the fully-insured vision plan category with a product designed to give customers easy access to quality eye care. Working with VSP Vision Care, a leading eye-care provider, the plan gives customers access to a large network of qualified eye-care professionals and advanced technology support to make processing and paying claims more efficient.

"Introducing a vision plan means that Assurant Employee Benefits now offers all ancillary benefits, making it easier than ever for brokers and customers to do business with us," said Paul Walker, product development marketing specialist. "We listened to brokers when they told us we needed to get into this product category – we heard it was a need and have addressed it with a quality product they can be proud to sell, thanks to our partnership with VSP."

The fully-insured eye-care plan includes tangible benefits such as contacts and glasses as well as yearly eye exams by qualified professionals For every broker who requests a sales presentation about the new vision plan, Assurant Employee Benefits will make a donation to Lions Club International, the world's largest service club organization.

With the introduction of the fully-insured vision plan, Assurant Employee Benefits now offers vision, dental, long and short-term disability and worksite benefits including cancer, critical illness, accident and gap, making them a one-stop shop for ancillary benefits.

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About Assurant Employee Benefits

Assurant Employee Benefits specializes in quality employee benefits and services, including long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits such as cancer, critical illness and accident, dental coverage, and disability reinsurance management services. Assurant Employee Benefits is the brand name for insurance products underwritten by Union Security Insurance Company and for prepaid dental products provided by an affiliated prepaid dental company.  In New York, insurance products are underwritten and prepaid products are provided by Union Security Life Insurance Company of New York, which is licensed in New York and has its principal place of business in Syracuse, NY.  Plans contain limitations, exclusions and restrictions.  Contact Assurant Employee Benefits for cost and additional information.

Assurant Employee Benefits is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance and products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets.  The four key businesses – Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits – partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and select worldwide markets.  The Assurant business units provide debt protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and service contracts; pre-funded funeral insurance; creditor-placed homeowners insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; individual health and small employer group health insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ.  Assurant has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district.

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