February 17, 2011

Assurant Property Advantage Expands Nationwide Property Preservation Services to Residential Mortgage Servicers and Lenders.

Atlanta, Feb. 17, 2011 -- Assurant Property Advantage, part of Assurant Specialty Property’s Lending Solutions group, announced expanded support for property preservation, restoration and inspection services available to residential mortgage servicers and lenders.

Abandoned homes can create a public hazard and depress the value of nearby properties, harming the entire community. By ensuring that properties are well maintained, Assurant Property Advantage can help neighborhoods retain their value while providing lenders and servicers with a single point of contact for these services.

“Assurant Property Advantage is a natural extension of the collateral protection services we already provide to servicers, lenders and their customers,” said John Frobose, president of Assurant Specialty Property’s Lending Solutions. “These expanded services help protect property values and safeguard communities against neighborhood blight fueled by abandoned properties.”

Through an established nationwide network of qualified contractors, service professionals and inspectors, Assurant Property Advantage offers customized property maintenance solutions that address servicer’s or lender’s asset protection needs.

Services available through Assurant Property Advantage:

For more information contact Jeff Felix, director, Assurant Property Advantage, at 440-253-2002, or jeffrey.felix@assurant.com. Contractors and inspectors interested in joining the Assurant Property Advantage network should contact apa.info@assurant.com for more information.

About Assurant Specialty Property
Assurant Specialty Property businesses are leading providers of lender-placed homeowners insurance, direct-marketed products, collateral protection programs and related outsourcing services. They develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty property and personal lines of insurance through collaborative relationships with leading home mortgage companies, financial institutions, manufactured home builders and dealers, auto finance companies, property management companies and managing general agents. Assurant Specialty Property serves clients and their customers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. www.assurantspecialtyproperty.com

Assurant Specialty Property is one of the four key businesses of Assurant, Inc which also includes Assurant Solutions, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits.

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 $26 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.

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