For Immediate Release
Assurant Employee Benefits’ Kansas City headquarters earns
EPA’s ENERGY STAR designation
Kansas City, MO. (March x, 2011) – Assurant Employee Benefits announced that its headquarters in
downtown Kansas City has earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR® designation from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy performance.
Assurant Employee Benefits, which is part of Assurant, Inc. [NYSE: AIZ], is a national provider of
employee benefits with a portfolio of disability, dental, vision and worksite products. As one of the
largest Kansas City employers, more than 1,000 employees work in the 384,000-square-foot building
that features an on-site cafeteria and fitness center. The headquarters is located at [address].
“The EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification is a credit to our employees who we encourage to be
environmentally responsible, both at work and at home,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of
Assurant Employee Benefits. “Environmental stewardship underscores the commitment of Assurant
Employee Benefits to outstanding corporate citizenship in Kansas City and in all the markets we
The Kansas City facility earned a 91 out of 100 rating, placing it in the top nine percent of all
buildings in the ENERGY STAR program nationwide. This is the second Assurant facility to earn
ENERGY STAR certification, the first being an Assurant Specialty Property service center in
Springfield, Ohio recognized in 2010. To earn the ENERGY STAR designation, buildings must meet
strict energy-efficiency criteria.
In addition to earning the ENERGY STAR designation, Assurant Employee Benefits recently moved
benefits enrollment and billing documents online to reduce paper and greenhouse gas emissions.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Products and buildings that have earned the
Energy Star designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency
specifications set by the government. Nearly 13,000 buildings across the nation have earned ENERGY
STAR designation for superior energy efficiency during the past decade and the numbers continue to
climb daily. Typically, certified buildings use 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere than average buildings.
For more information about Energy Star, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1.888.STAR.YES.
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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, New York. Plans contain limitations, exclusions and restrictions.
Assurant Employee Benefits is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance 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 build 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; lender-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 14,000 employees worldwide and is
headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.
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