Assurant Solutions, a leading global provider of extended service
contracts, today announces the renewal of its exclusive distribution
partnership with Service Corporation International ( SCI ), North
America's leading provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services.
The new 10-year agreement runs until 2024.
Through the partnership, Assurant Solutions will continue to offer
customers through SCI's network of more than 1,600 funeral homes several
ways to fund expenses in advance of need.
"We've built a mutually successful relationship with SCI through the
years, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them to provide
individuals and their families with the peace of mind that comes with
preneed insurance," said Tammy Schultz, president of Assurant Solutions'
"Offering people the ability to plan and pre-pay for their funeral
expenses is important for our customers and allows them to protect loved
ones from additional financial burdens during a time of grief," said
Steve Tidwell, senior vice president of sales for SCI. "That's why it's
important for us to continue to partner with a trusted provider like
Assurant Solutions. They understand our business and are instrumental in
helping us grow our company."
About Assurant Solutions
Assurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer
specialty insurance including mobile device protection, extended service
contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative
relationships with mobile carriers, electronic goods and household
appliance manufacturers, retailers, leading financial institutions,
automobile dealers, funeral homes and other entities. Assurant Solutions
serves customers and clients in Europe, North America, the Caribbean,
Latin America and Asia. With operations in 25 locations worldwide, the
Assurant Solutions executive offices are based in Atlanta, in the United
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Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and
related services in North America, Latin America, Europe and other
select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions,
Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee
Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and
build leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market
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 $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue.
Assurant has approximately 16,600 employees worldwide and is
headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston,
Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and
services. At December 31, 2013, SCI owned and operated 1,644 funeral
homes and 514 cemeteries (of which 283 are combination locations) in 43
states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto
Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand
which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and
exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service
Corporation International, please visit SCI's website at www.sci-corp.com.
For more information about Dignity Memorial®, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com.
Source: Assurant Solutions