Finding a dentist has never been easier, thanks to Assurant Employee
Benefits’ new smartphone application Assurant Benefit Tools. The
application, now available for iPhone and Android and launching
soon for BlackBerry, consists of Find-a-Dentist, which uses GoogleMaps
technology to connect smartphone users with dentists in proximity to
their location. Currently Assurant Employee Benefits is the only
insurance benefits carrier offering smartphone technology in this way.
The Find-a-Dentist application is an extension of a similar
online tool available to Assurant Employee Benefits customers. As
programmers began to develop smartphone applications outside of work,
Todd Rever, vice president, professional services, saw the opportunity
to leverage emerging technology on the job to benefit consumers. A team
was put together to think through the best use of smartphone technology,
and the new application was born.
"We always look for ways to keep our products and
communications relevant to our customers and sales force, and the way
they use technology is always changing," says Rever. "It’s very
gratifying to be able to provide an industry-first tool that will help
Assurant Employee Benefits connect in a new and meaningful way."
The new application also provides updates on company news and
Twitter feeds. Additional tools and enhancements will continue to be
rolled out under Assurant Benefit Tools. The application is a free
download available to all smartphone users.
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