Assurant Employee Benefits Introduces Industry-First Smartphone Application

Finding a dentist has never been easier, thanks to Assurant Employee Benefits’ new smartphone application Assurant Benefit Tools. The application, now available for iPhone® and Android™ and launching soon for BlackBerry®, consists of Find-a-Dentist, which uses GoogleMaps technology to connect smartphone users with dentists in proximity to their location. According to the company,  Assurant Employee Benefits is currently the only insurance benefits carrier offering smartphone technology in this way.

The Find-a-Dentist application is an extension of a similar online tool available to Assurant Employee Benefits customers. As programmers began to develop smartphone applications outside of work, Todd Rever, vice president, professional services, saw the opportunity to leverage emerging technology on the job to benefit consumers. A team was put together to think through the best use of smartphone technology, and the new application was born.

“We always look for ways to keep our products and communications relevant to our customers and sales force, and the way they use technology is always changing,” says Rever. “It’s very gratifying to be able to provide an industry-first tool that will help Assurant Employee Benefits connect in a new and meaningful way.”

The new application also provides updates on company news and Twitter feeds. Additional tools and enhancements will continue to be rolled out under Assurant Benefit Tools. The application is a free download available to all smartphone users.

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, New York. Plans contain limitations, exclusions and restrictions. www.assurantemployeebenefits.com

Assurant Employee Benefits is a part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Its 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 worldwide.

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. www.assurant.com

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