Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Assurant Specialty Property Adds Identity Theft Protection Program to Renters Offerings

Assurant Specialty Property Adds Identity Theft Protection Program to Renters Offerings

Multifamily property managers who participate in Assurant Specialty Property’s renters insurance programs now may offer an optional identity theft protection program to their residents.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 21, 2010

Assurant Specialty Property, a leading provider of renters insurance, has added multifamily housing as a new distribution channel for ID Fraud Solutions, its consumer identity protection program.

Effective immediately, property managers who participate in Assurant Specialty Property’s renters insurance programs also may offer ID Fraud Solutions as an optional program to residents. Introduced in 2006, ID Fraud Solutions is currently marketed through financial institutions, mortgage servicers and as a private label program through other insurance companies.

“Identity theft is a continuing problem, and it can impact victims in many ways, including their credit scores,” said Steven Hein, national sales manager for Assurant Specialty Property’s Property renters insurance business. “Since many property managers consider credit scores when reviewing lease applications, it is just good business to offer residents programs that they can use to protect and potentially improve their financial health.”

Assurant Specialty Property has compared its ID program to others in the industry and has found ID Fraud Solutions to be one of the most flexible, cost effective and comprehensive identity protection programs currently available in the marketplace. The program can be customized to include:
access to one’s single or triple credit reports and credit score(s), single or triple daily credit monitoring, personalized identity restoration services, financial reimbursement, emergency cash and cash recovery, public records monitoring access to a legal network

Starting at $6.95 a month, plans are available at several price points to meet a range of consumer needs and budgets.

All benefits are offered through Consumer Assist Network Association Inc., an Assurant Specialty Property company. The financial reimbursement, emergency cash and cash recovery benefits are underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida in all states except Minnesota, and in Minnesota they are underwritten by American Security Insurance Company, both Assurant Specialty Property companies.

To learn more about ID Fraud Solutions’ programs, please visit the product Web site www. assurantidfraudsolutions. com or call 800.852.2244, ext. 36009, to speak with a sales consultant.

About Assurant Specialty Property
Assurant Specialty Property businesses are leading providers of creditor-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 part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Its four key businesses – Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits – partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and who have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments worldwide. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and part of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has over $25 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. www. assurant. com

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