ORCCA Names Assurant Solutions' Kingston Unit 'Contact Centre of the Year'

    KINGSTON, Ontario, June 5 /CNW/ -- The Ottawa Regional Contact Centre
Association (ORCCA) announced that the Assurant Solutions operations centre in
Kingston, Ontario was presented its 2008 Contact Centre of the Year award on
June 4 at the association's annual career excellence awards banquet in Ottawa.
    The association annually selects contact centre agents, support
associates and contact centres from nominations submitted by members, in
recognition of consistently delivering quality service to their internal and
external customers. The Assurant Solutions centre was honored in the "more
than 100 agents" category.
    In July, Assurant Solutions celebrates the fifth anniversary of the
opening of its Kingston operations centre. The centre, which is located at
1287 Gardiners Road, currently employs about 260 people. The Kingston facility
provides customer service, claims processing and other operations support for
the Assurant Solutions creditor insurance and extended service plan businesses
in Canada and the United States.
    "This award is an outstanding achievement by associates," said Kathy
Burke, vice president, Customer Services, Assurant Solutions Canada. "We
empower our associates to make decisions that ensure an extraordinary service
experience for each and every customer. Their job is to deliver on the promise
that we make every time a consumer enrolls in one of our insurance programs or
purchases a service contract through a retail partner."
    The Ottawa Regional Contact Centre Associations (ORCCA) is a
not-for-profit organization engaged in facilitating professional development
and networking opportunities for contact centre professionals in Canada's
National Capital region. Founded in 1997, ORCCA currently has about 150
companies and individuals as members and periodic participation by about 400
other organizations.
    Assurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer
specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management
solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial
institutions, retailers, automobile dealers, funeral homes, utilities and
other entities. With operations in 25 cities, including executive offices in
Atlanta, Ga., Assurant Solutions serves clients and their customers in 13
countries throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and
Asia. www.assurantsolutions.com
    Assurant Solutions is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized
insurance products and related services in North American and selected
international markets. www.assurant.com
    Media Contact: James A. Sykes, 770.763.1015, james.sykes@assurant.com

For further information:

For further information: James A. Sykes, Assurant Solutions,
+1-770-763-1015, james.sykes@assurant.com; Web Site: http://www.assurant.com,

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