For Immediate Release
Angela Skinner, officer
Assurant Employee Benefits
2323 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Assurant Employee Benefits celebrates
National Children’s Dental Health Month with photo contest
Kansas City, Mo. (January 29, 2010) – Assurant Employee Benefits announces today it will
celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month throughout the month of February with an
opportunity for children of employees, brokers, policyholders and insureds to be featured on the
The contest, “Show Us That Smile!” launches on Monday, Feb. 1 and runs through the end of the
month. Participants can visit www.assurantemployeebenefits.com/contest to upload photographs
of their children with great smiles. The photographs will be judged by employees of the not-for-
profit organization, The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. Ten winning photographs will be
selected and each winning photograph will be displayed on Assurant Employee Benefits’ website
for one month.
“Good dental health begins at a very early age,” said Stacia Almquist, vice president of dental at
Assurant Employee Benefits. “This contest is a great way to raise awareness about the importance
of good dental health with kids of all ages.”
According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, children who are covered by dental
insurance are more likely to receive regular dental care than those without coverage. And, that is
important. A Surgeon General report noted that despite the established importance of oral health,
tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease.
In the past two years, Assurant Employee Benefits has launched products that encourage good
dental care by families. Family Share Max debuted in 2008 and allows family members covered
under the same dental policy to pool dental maximum dollars. Last year the company also
launched Preventive Max Waiver under which fees for preventive dental care do not count
toward the policy maximum.
About Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Employee Benefits specializes in quality employee benefits and services, including long-term and
short-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, dental coverage, and
disability reinsurance management services. Assurant Employee Benefits also offers voluntary (employee-
paid) disability, life and dental plans. Products and services marketed by Assurant Employee Benefits are
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underwritten or provided by Union Security Insurance Company or an affiliated prepaid dental company.
In New York, products and services are marketed by Assurant Employee Benefits and underwritten 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 can discontinue the product with advance written notice to the policyholder.