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ASSURANT INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Other Events

Edgar Online, Inc.

Item 8.01. Other Events

Assurant, Inc. (the "Company") has estimated the reportable catastrophe losses related to Superstorm Sandy to be in the range of $200 million to $220 million, pre-tax and net of reinsurance. The principal cause of loss was flood, along with wind and water damage. The largest concentration of losses occurred in the coastal communities of New York and New Jersey. Based on the above estimate, the Company does not expect to exceed the retention limit of its 2012 property catastrophe reinsurance program.

The Company's reportable catastrophe losses include only individual catastrophic events that generate losses in excess of $5 million, pre-tax and net of reinsurance. Superstorm Sandy is the only reportable loss event in the fourth quarter of 2012 to date. Actual losses from the storm will be reported in the fourth quarter 2012 earnings release expected for February 6, 2013 after 4:00 p.m. ET.

The Company issued a related news release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT -- Some of the statements included in this Form 8-K, particularly estimated reportable catastrophe losses, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management's best estimates, assumptions and projections and are subject to significant uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K as a result of new information or future events or developments. For a detailed discussion of the general risk factors that could affect the Company's results, please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual and periodic reports, including but not limited to its 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Third Quarter 2012 Form 10-Q, each as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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