Assurant, a provider of specialized insurance and insurance-related products and services, has named Adam Lamnin as the incoming president and CEO of Assurant Health, effective January 2011. He will be replacing Don Hamm, who is retiring from his services.

Mr Lamnin has been COO at Assurant Health since 2009. As COO he is responsible for the actuarial, marketing, sales and product offerings of the company. Since March, he also has headed the company’s Health Care Reform Working Group that is charting the segment’s business strategy for the future.

Prior to this, Mr Lamnin held the post of CFO for Assurant Solutions and Assurant Specialty Property, and also headed the mortgage services, sales finance and consumer finance business units for American Bankers prior to its acquisition by Fortis. He was a senior accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining the Assurant family of companies.

Robert Pollock, president and CEO of Assurant, said: Leadership succession is a priority at Assurant, and this is the next step we anticipated when Adam came to Assurant Health as COO last year.

As we plan for the future and adapt to the post-health care reform environment, now is the right time to announce these leadership moves as Don and Adam work side-by-side during the next six months to ensure a smooth transition in every respect for our customers, employees, partners and shareholders.