Assurant was founded in 1890 as La Crosse Mutual Aid Association in Wisconsin.
La Crosse Mutual Aid Association became Time Insurance Company, which was acquired in 1978 by AMEV Holdings.
AMEV, then rebranded Fortis, spun-off Assurant in 1991.
Today Assurant does business through four operating segments: Assurant Employee Benefits, Assurant Health, Assurant Solutions, and Assurant Specialty Property.
The company offers group dental, disability, term life insurance, accidental death, individual short-term health insurance, employer group health insurance, specialty insurance, risk management solutions, debt protection administration, credit insurance, lender-based hazard insurance, outsourcing services to mortgage companies, and collateral protection programs for automobiles.
Assurant trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIZ, is a member of the S&P 500, is #268 in the Fortune 500, has 16,600 employees, and had $9.35 billion in revenue in 2013.