, Wisc. – June 30, 2010—
Milwaukee-based Assurant Health®, a leading national provider of individual medical, small group and specialty health insurance products, announces the following changes to the company’s leadership.
Effective July 15, Mike Norderhaug, 55, will become senior vice president and executive sales officer and assume comprehensive oversight and responsibility of the Assurant Health sales organization, filling the post previously held by Laura Hohing, who is retiring from Assurant Health.
Norderhaug has held various sales executive roles at Assurant Health throughout the past 17 years. Prior to joining Assurant Health, he spent 13 years at Lutheran Brotherhood. Norderhaug holds the insurance industry designations CLU and ChFC.
Also effective July 15, Scott Krienke, 56, will become senior vice president – product and marketing, assuming responsibility for a consolidated function. This will strengthen the comprehensive approach Assurant Health takes to deliver products that meet the evolving health care needs of customers. Previously, the marketing function was headed by Debbie Kramer, senior vice president – marketing, who is leaving Assurant Health.
Krienke previously served as senior vice president – product lines. He joined the company in 1984 and has also held the roles of vice president – human resources and vice president – claims and customer service. Krienke led the development of the Medical Savings Account and Health Savings Account products, the first of their type to be marketed in the U.S. Prior to joining Assurant Health, he worked for Northwestern National Insurance Company. Krienke holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University, as well as the FLMI and ALHC designations. He is treasurer of the Board of Directors of Pathfinders.
About Assurant Health
Assurant Health has been in business since 1892 and is the brand name for products underwritten and issued by Time Insurance Company, John Alden Life Insurance Company and Union Security Insurance Company. Together, these three underwriting companies provide health insurance coverage to people nationwide. Each underwriting company is financially responsible for its own insurance products. Primary products include individual medical, small group and short-term health insurance products, as well as non-insurance products and consumer-choice products such as Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Arrangements. Assurant Health is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with operations offices in Minnesota, Idaho and Florida, as well as sales offices across the country. The Assurant Health Web site is www.assuranthealth.com.
Assurant Health 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 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 insurance market segments worldwide.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. 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 more than $26 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. www.assurant.com.