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.


Our values guide the way we support our customers and work with one another.


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 seek diverse perspectives and thrive on challenge. We believe there’s always a way to build upon our successes.


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 Company. 

Laying the Foundation for Assurant 

Time Insurance Company is acquired by N.V. AMEV of the Netherlands. It is the Dutch company’s first U.S. acquisition. The company sold individual health and small group insurance plans. 

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.  

Assurant Expands to Europe

In 1995, Assurant expanded operations to Europe. Now, we have a presence in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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.

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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Debra J. Perry


Ms. Perry was elected to Assurant’s board of directors in August 2017. She is the former Senior Managing Director for global ratings and research at Moody’s Investors Service, a unit of Moody’s Corporation. She served as the senior business leader for the company’s Americas Corporate Finance Group, the U.S. Public Finance Group and the Global Non-Bank Financial Institutions Group and previously served as Chief Administrative Officer of Moody's Corporation. Ms. Perry also worked in fixed income research at First Boston Corporation and in a variety of corporate lending and capital markets roles at Chemical Bank. She currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of Korn Ferry International and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She also serves as Chair of the respective boards of the Bernstein Funds (a mutual fund complex that includes the Sanford C. Bernstein Fund, Inc. (since 2011), the Bernstein Fund, Inc. (since 2015) and AB Multi-Manager Alternative Fund (since 2018)). From December 2016 to May 2022, Ms. Perry served as on the board of directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. Ms. Perry previously served on the boards of MBIA Inc., CNO Financial Inc., PartnerRe Ltd., and the board of trustees of Bank of America Funds.