The spirit of community support was evident for the Girls on the Run of Atlanta 5k event, with over 100 Assurant employees who assembled to motivate, support and celebrate young runners, walkers, movers and shakers both on and off the track.
At Assurant, we continually prioritize learning and development to support our employees’ career growth, help them identify new ways of doing business, and uncover new passions. This year, we asked three of our employees who used Assurant’s tuition reimbursement program to pursue advanced education opportunities to tell us about their experiences with the program. One of the employees we met with was Richard Nivar, Customer Experience Analyst at Assurant and New Father at home. As a new father, Richard told us that balancing work, home, and family can be challenging, but Assurant’s commitment to his professional acceleration put him on his “most rewarding [professional] path so far.”
“When I started with Assurant I learned about the wonderful tuition reimbursement program, which really opened the doorway for me to advance in obtaining my degree.” – Richard Nivar
See more from Richard Nivar on Assurant’s tuition reimbursement:
The next person we talked with, Kendra Borders, exemplifies professional advancement through continued education. In 2022, Kendra used Assurant’s tuition reimbursement program to complete her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona. After spending several years excelling in Assurant’s finance and accounting department, Kendra decided she was ready for a new challenge and new sets of career opportunities. Today, Kendra is a Senior Financial Analyst at Assurant, helping direct budgetary decisions and ensuring we’re meeting revenue objectives quarter over quarter.
“So far, since I completed my degree, I’ve been promoted over to the finance side, working in systems and controls … I really enjoy where my degree has taken me.” – Kendra Borders
Watch Kendra Borders discuss obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree:
Finally, we talked with Patrick Murphy, one of the national account managers in our connected living business. In his role at Assurant, Patrick works with global telecommunications companies every day, optimizing sales for their extended warranty and insurance programs. He’s directly responsible for helping our partners deliver premium customer experiences and generate revenue from our programs. Patrick decided he wanted to take his career to the next level with a master’s in business administration. This year, with help from Assurant’s tuition reimbursement program, Patrick graduated with an MBA from Louisiana State University.
“Nobody had ever taken money out of their balance sheet [before Assurant] … to help fund college education to help me get better … I can’t say enough good things about Assurant for doing that for me.” – Patrick Murphy
Hear Patrick Murphy discuss the next stage of his career:
How Tuition Reimbursement Works at Assurant
“Once I was enrolled in school, I spoke with my supervisor, who then directed me to HR. My HR Business Partner explained in detail what I would need to submit at the end of my semester to process my reimbursement. The expectations were well received, and I was able to plan my courses based on this.” — Richard Nivar
We want everyone’s experience with our tuition program to be as seamless and straightforward as Richard’s was. That’s why we make our program guidelines and requirements simple and readily available to our teams. Here are the basics:
At Assurant, by investing in our employees we become a more equitable and innovative organization. This year, we’re excited to congratulate some of our employees who have taken advantage of our tuition reimbursement benefits, including Richard, Kendra, and Patrick, for their incredible accomplishments in furthering their education.
To find out more about Assurant’s benefits, visit myassurantbenefits.com or reach out to an Assurant recruiter.