Assurant Health is offering a payment advocacy service to Assurant Health Access indemnity plan customers who have more than $500 in out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Assurant Health, Milwaukee, a unit of Assurant Inc., New York (NYSE:AIZ), says the advocacy program will help enrollees in the indemnity plan negotiate discounts and find charity care programs at no additional charge to the enrollees.

Assurant Health is getting the advocacy services from Health Payment Advocates L.L.C., Naperville, Ill.

Assurant Health started testing the advocacy program in 2010, and the results exceeded expectations, according to Scott Krienke, a senior vice president at Assurant Health.

Allison Bell