Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in the North America and internationally. It operates in four segments: Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Assurant Solutions segment offers extended service contracts and warranties that provide coverage on cellular phones, personal computers, consumer electronics, appliances, automobiles, and recreational vehicles against mechanical breakdowns, accidental damages, and casualty losses. This segment also provides preneed life insurance policies to address funeral costs at death; and credit insurance products that offer protection from life events and uncertainties arising in purchasing and borrowing transactions. The Assurant Specialty Property segment offers lender-placed and voluntary homeowner’s insurance, lender-placed and voluntary manufactured housing insurance, lender-placed flood insurance, and renter’s insurance products to lenders, mortgage servicers, and investors in mortgaged properties. The Assurant Health segment provides medical insurance products for individuals and their families; and group medical insurance products for small companies. The Assurant Employee Benefits segment offers group disability, dental, vision, life, and supplemental worksite products, as well as individual dental products. This segment also provides reinsurance for disability and life products. The company distributes its insurance products and services through various distribution channels, including independent employee benefits specialists, brokers, managing general agents, life agents, financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, retailers, funeral homes, association groups, and other third-party marketing organizations. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in New York, New York.