SOURCE: Noel Group

Noel Group

September 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Noel Group Brings Employment Opportunities to Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, WI--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - The Noel Group, a company with a rich history in customer service, travel-related services and emergency assistance, today announced it signed an agreement with Assurant, Inc. to provide customer service for mobile phone insurance customers. Assurant is a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services and insures customers in all 50 states.

CallForce, a Noel Group company based in Stevens Point, will be delivering the services for Assurant. As part of the agreement, CallForce will employ over 60 full and part-time employees within the Noel Group offices in the historic Whiting building on Clark Street, with plans to grow substantially in the next 12 months.

"First and foremost, we are very pleased to be creating and saving jobs within our community," said John Noel, president of The Noel Group. Noel was the founder of Travel Guard, now part of Chartis. "This partnership with Assurant not only gives us an opportunity to help the local economy, but also to continue providing new and innovative services from right here in Stevens Point."

Noel added, "It's an exciting new chapter in our history, which has been largely based on great local people providing exceptional service through our customer focused organization. We will remain committed to the ideals that have always driven us at the Noel Group; a values-based approach, respect for all people, and extensive employee training."

"We will hire 40 to 50 people initially, with hopes to expand to as many as 100 by year end," said Sue Bergh, director of Human Resources for the Noel Group. "Applications are currently being taken to fill these positions. Preference will be given to those with related job experience, and we are looking for people who genuinely enjoy helping others. Individuals can apply on line at or in-person at our headquarters in Stevens Point, Wisconsin."

The Noel Group has been voted one of the best companies to work for in America by Working Women Magazine and has a history of providing high quality customer service for leading brands such as American Express, Disney and Wells Fargo. For 14 years the company has trained its employees on the "7 Habits of Highly Efficient People." Noel Group also provides high quality, live personal assistance through its MyAssist service to mobile subscribers and through established business partners.

About Noel Group

The Noel Group is the company that built Travel Guard, one of the world's leading travel insurance, emergency assistance and travel services companies which was sold in 2006. Noel Group companies include Noelwerks and its MyAssist service, which specializes in live mobile personal assistance for the mobile lifestyle; Compass Properties, a real estate investment company; and Insure America, a specialty corporate insurance company. Noel Group is also involved in philanthropic missions that promote diversity and help the underprivileged through its Make A Mark Foundation and the Noel Compass Scholars program. The Noel Group's motto is, "Where our direction is led by our values." The Noel Group has offices in Stevens Point, WI; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

About Assurant, Inc.

Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Its four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits -- have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments worldwide. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has more than $24 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue.

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