Assurant closes sale of Global Preneed unit to CUNA Mutual Group

By Funeral Director Daily / August 11, 2021 /

In a follow-up to what Funeral Director Daily reported in March, this press release will inform you that Madison, Wisconsin, based CUNA Mutual Group has closed on its acquisition of Assurant Global Preneed.  The press release states that the purchase price was approximately $1.35 billion. Assurant CEO Alan Colberg said this in the release, “This…

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Death Care outpaces Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P for first third of 2021

By Funeral Director Daily / May 5, 2021 /

For the first time that I can remember since I have followed what is termed the Death Care Index (DCI), the DCI for a period of time has outpaced the standard measures of America’s public companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq, and the S & P 500.  For the time period of January…

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Assurant Preneed acquired by CUNA

By Funeral Director Daily / March 15, 2021 /

CUNA Mutual Group announced last week in this press release that it intends to acquire the preneed funeral business of global conglomerate Assurant.  We told you late last year, in this article, that Assurant was expected to move on from the preneed business as it concentrated on other business elements. The reported purchase price by…

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Checking in on the DCI. . . up over 10% year to date

By Funeral Director Daily / March 12, 2021 /

The last time we checked in on Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary Death Care Index (DCI) was in this article from January 4, 2021.  At that time we noted that the stock index of companies in the death care realm had a total return (capital appreciation plus dividend) of about 6.85% for the calendar year of…

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Assurant reports. . . . Preneed seems to be “up in the air”

By Funeral Director Daily / February 16, 2021 /

Worldwide insurance conglomerate Assurant reported both its 4Q 2020 and its Full Year 2020 results last week.  The company reports in three distinctive segments — Global Housing, Global Lifestyle, and Global Preneed. The total Earned Premiums of the entire company for the Full Year 2020 combined to $9.52 billion which is a better than 2%…

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2020: A look back at the public companies

By Funeral Director Daily / January 7, 2021 /

There are a lot of reasons that people may look to get the year 2020 in their rearview mirror.  However, when you look individually at the performance of the public companies in the death care realm for the calendar year, my guess is that almost all of them would be happy to repeat the year’s…

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Death Care Index still lags the market

By Funeral Director Daily / December 3, 2020 /

We checked into Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary Death Care Index (DCI) after the markets closed on Monday, the last day of November.  That check-in allowed us to take a look at the eight stocks that make up the DCI and see where they were individually and as a group and how that group compared to…

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Assurant reports 3Q 2020

By Funeral Director Daily / November 18, 2020 /

In late October Assurant hinted that they will be divesting what they call their Global Preneed business.  That segment of their business consists of preneed funeral insurance products and Final Need insurance products. In reporting the company’s 3rd Quarter financial results, CEO Alan Colberg gave another hint as to the Global Preneed business potentially disappearing…

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Assurant looks to make changes. . .including divesting Global Preneed division

By Funeral Director Daily / November 2, 2020 /

Last week Assurant, the large financial conglomerate with operations in 21 countries, announced that they would acquire mobile device software as a service (SaaS) business HYLA.  You can read about that in this Associated Press release. In conjunction with that announcement, Assurant also made other announcements including a strategy to divest themselves of what they…

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Assurant Global Preneed division reports slight revenue increase, less operating income

By Funeral Director Daily / August 7, 2020 /

Assurant defines itself as “a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases”.  The company released its 2nd Quarter 2020 results on Tuesday, August 4, and in doing so reported a Net Income of $173.5 million, which is up 24 percent from the same period in 2019. …

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