- Adds established direct-to-consumer channel to reach underserved mass market
- Fast-growing, highly scalable business model offers significant upside potential
- Offers attractive financial benefits: accretive to EPS and ROE in year 1; enhanced long-term growth
NEWARK, N.J., & BELLEVUE, Wash., October 10, 2019 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Assurance IQ, Inc., “Assurance,” a leading consumer solutions platform for health and financial wellness needs.
Under the terms of the acquisition, announced on September 5, 2019, Assurance becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential.
About Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager with more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com.
About Assurance IQ, Inc.
Launched in 2016 in Bellevue, Wash., Assurance was founded to improve the personal and financial health of every consumer and make their lives better. The company uses advanced data analytics to enable an extensive network of live agents to offer customized solutions for more people across a broader socio-economic spectrum. For more information, please visit assurance.com.
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