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November 3, 2009

New Dallas-based Voluntary Worksite Benefits Representatives Join Assurant Employee Benefits

Assurant Employee Benefits, a leading national provider of disability, life and dental coverages based in Kansas City, Mo., announces the appointment of James Hussey and Jonathan Youngblood as voluntary worksite benefits representatives based in Dallas.

Prior to joining Assurant Employee Benefits, Hussey was a producer with Higginbotham & Associates. He also has experience as a regional sales manager with Member Service Life/Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company and with American Fidelity Assurant Company. Hussey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in management and marketing, from Dallas Baptist University.

Youngblood was with Allstate Insurance before joining Assurant Employee Benefits. He began his career with that company as an agent in the workplace division and subsequently served as a regional sales manager in the workplace division before becoming an owner. Youngblood holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.

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About Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Employee Benefits specializes in quality employee benefits and services, including long-term and short-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, dental coverage, and disability reinsurance management services. Assurant Employee Benefits also offers voluntary (employee-paid) disability, life and dental plans. Products and services marketed by Assurant Employee Benefits are underwritten or provided by Union Security Insurance Company or an affiliated prepaid dental company. In New York, products are marketed by Assurant Employee Benefits and underwritten by Union Security Life Insurance Company of New York, which is licensed in New York and has its principal place of business in Syracuse, New York. Plans contain limitations and exclusions. Underwriting flexibility allows Assurant Employee Benefits to market tailor-made benefit plans for groups of most any size. Assurant Employee Benefits is located in Kansas City, Mo. (

Assurant Employee Benefits is part of Assurant, which offers specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Its four key businesses – Assurant Employee Benefits, Assurant Health, Assurant Solutions and Assurant Specialty Property – have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty market segments worldwide.

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 14,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York’s financial district. (

Media contact:

Jacquie Hill, Public
Relations Specialist
Assurant Employee Benefits
2323 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Ph: 816.881.8968


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