At Assurant, we figure out what’s stopping the businesses and consumers we serve, and find ways to keep them moving forward. We have a reputation for introducing new ideas to the marketplace that turn insight into competitive advantage. With decades of experience to draw upon, we’re well prepared to anticipate our client’s challenges and spot opportunities to help them succeed. But it’s our uncompromising values that keep us grounded and remind us of what matters most.



We seek simple, straightforward solutions that keep life running smoothly for the clients and consumers we serve.


We seek simple, straightforward solutions that keep life running smoothly for the clients and consumers we serve.


We treat others with respect, courtesy and kindness. We’re honest, transparent and committed to doing the right thing.


We focus on actionable solutions that deliver measurable results. We approach each challenge with a sense of urgency, striving to exceed every expectation.
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Assurant cares.

Our core values – Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking, Uncommon Results – guide our every action at Assurant. These values inspire our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen.


More than a century of service. And going strong.

Assurant at the Beginning

Assurant traces its roots back to 1892 when LaCrosse Mutual Aid Association began offering disability insurance. Lacrosse later changed its name to Time Insurance 

A Time of Growth 

Fortis, Inc. – Assurant’s predecessor – was formed when AMEV/VSB of the Netherlands and AG, joined forces in the first cross-border European merger in the financial sector. Fortis was a financial services company that, through its operating companies and affiliates, provided specialty insurance, such as prefunded funeral insurance, and investment products to businesses and individuals in the United States.  

Expansion to Latin America

In 2002, Assurant expanded operations to Latin America. Now, we operate in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Assurant Goes Public 

Fortis, Inc. completes its initial public offering process and Assurant begins to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIZ. 

Assurant in Asia 

In 2008, Assurant expanded operations to Asia. Now, we operate in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Australia. 

Assurant Acquires SureDeposit

This acquisition expanded Assurant's multifamily products and services to offer renters a low cost payment alternative to a security deposit.

The Warranty Group entered the Indian market through an auto joint venture with TVS Automobile Solutions Limited.

A New Vision 

Assurant realigns the business to focus on the housing and lifestyle markets. As part of the restructuring, the company announced the wind down of its legacy health business and the selling of its employee benefits business. 

Assurant Expands Globally

Assurant acquires The Warranty Group, enhancing its size and presence in its vehicle protection, extended service contracts and financial services businesses across 21countries. It also is the largest acquisition in the company’s history. 


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Paget L. Alves


Mr. Alves was elected to Assurant’s board of directors in November 2019. He served as chief sales officer of Sprint Corporation from January 2012 to September 2013, after serving as president of the company’s Business Markets Group from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that role, Mr. Alves held various senior executive positions at Sprint Corporation, including president, Sales and Distribution; senior vice president, Enterprise Markets and President, Strategic Markets. From 2002 to 2003, he served as president and chief operating officer of Centennial Communications Corp., and from 2000 to 2001 served as president and CEO of PointOne Telecommunications Inc. Mr. Alves currently serves on the Audit Committee of Yum! Brands, Inc., on the Audit and Technology Committees of Synchrony Financial and on the Audit and Compensation Committees of International Game Technology PLC. He previously served on the boards of directors of GTECH Holdings Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and Herman Miller, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Most recently, Savoy magazine recognized Mr. Alves among Savoy’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.