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Assurant Health Earns Health Plan Accreditation from URAC

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Assurant Health Earns Health Plan Accreditation from URAC

16:30 EDT Thursday, October 17, 2013

MILWAUKEE (Business Wire) -- Assurant Health, a national provider of major medical, fixed-benefit and supplemental health insurance products, has earned Health Plan Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

“By applying for and receiving URAC Health Plan Accreditation, Assurant Health has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care, which is crucial to our nation's welfare,” says Kylanne Green, URAC President and CEO. “It is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

This is Assurant Health's third accreditation from URAC. The company also holds Health Utilization Management and Disease Management accreditations.

”Achieving the Health Plan Accreditation from URAC reaffirms our company's dedication to consistency and excellence in delivering a great experience for our customers,” says Adam Lamnin, president and CEO of Assurant Health.

URAC's Health Plan Accreditation standards address key issues stated in Affordable Care Act requirements, focusing on quality improvement activities that promote patient safety across the continuum of care:

  • Wellness and health promotion
  • Care coordination
  • Medication safety and care compliance
  • Reward quality
  • Care delivery through a patient-centered medical home network
  • Mental health parity
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act breach requirements
  • Measures – patient-centeredness, coordination of care, patient safety, health plan administration
  • Effectiveness of care, and health information technology integration
  • Patient experience of care (CAHPS Survey)

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

Assurant Health

Assurant Health is the brand name for a family of health insurance products focused on providing a variety of affordable plan choices to consumers. The portfolio of health care products includes major medical, supplemental and fixed-benefit plans for individuals, families and small employers. Its products are underwritten and issued by John Alden Life Insurance Company, Union Security Life Insurance Company and Time Insurance Company, which has been in business since 1892. More information is at www.assuranthealth.com.

Assurant Health 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. Assurant has approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. For more information on Assurant, please visit http://www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter (@AssurantNews).

Media:
Assurant Health
Sue Pierman, 414-299-7864
Media Relations Manager
sue.pierman@assurant.com

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