| Assurant is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of lifestyle and housing solutions. Co. operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific through three segments: Global Lifestyle, which provides mobile device solutions and extended service products and related services for consumer electronics and appliances; Global Housing, which provides lender-placed homeowners insurance, lender-placed manufactured housing insurance and lender-placed flood insurance; renters insurance and related products and voluntary manufactured housing insurance; and Global Preneed, which provides pre-funded funeral insurance, final need insurance and related services. |
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