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Assurant Employee Benefits Launches Health and Wellness Program

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Assurant Employee Benefits Launches Health and Wellness Program09:15 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012WellCard Savings Program can help employees save on doctor visits, prescriptions and moreKANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the WellCard? Savings Program, now available through Assurant Employee Benefits, employees and their families can save money on prescriptions, doctor visits, and other health-related products and services. An easy way to help individuals and families with their health and wellness expenses, the WellCard Savings Program provides an average savings of up to 30 percent on medical visits1, up to 65 percent on brand name and generic prescriptions2, and discounts on hearing and diabetes care, diagnostic and lab tests, daily living products and more. Additionally, those carrying a WellCard Savings Card automatically join a nationwide network of more than 59,000 pharmacies and more than 350,000 physicians, and can receive rewards for everyday purchases made through a network of merchants. "In everyday life, and especially when they have an illness or accident, employees incur unplanned expenses that are not covered by their traditional health insurance," said Mark Sylvester, vice president of sales at Assurant Employee Benefits. "The WellCard Savings Card can provide savings and options to help them control these costs as much as possible. Also, through the WellCard program, employers can provide an additional benefit to their employees while reinforcing the value of one-on-one enrollment meetings in educating employees about their benefits packages and how various insurance coverages can help protect from unforeseen financial risks."The WellCard Savings Program will be offered at no charge to employees whose employers offer Assurant Employee Benefits' voluntary, or employee-paid, insurance products. Employees will receive a card after attending a one-on-one enrollment meeting. For more information, visit www.assurantemployeebenefits.com.1Average savings percentage calculated based on 10 years of historical claim data. Provided by AccessOne Consumer Health, Inc.  2 Average savings percentage calculated by comparing retail prices to member-paid prices. Provided by AccessOne Consumer Health, Inc.  About Assurant Employee BenefitsAssurant 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 and vision 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.comAssurant Employee Benefits is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. 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.comThe WellCard Savings Program is not insurance. The benefits under the WellCard Savings program are provided by AccessOne Consumer Health, Inc. AccessOne Consumer Health, Inc. is responsible for administering the discounts and network of providers. SOURCE Assurant Employee BenefitsFor further information: Renee Robinson, Assurant Employee Benefits, Direct: +1-816-556-7815, Cell: +1-816-813-7411, renee.robinson@assurant.com