This excerpt taken from the AIZ 8-K filed Feb 4, 2010.
Share Repurchase Program
On Jan. 21, 2010, Assurant announced a settlement of the SECs finite reinsurance investigation. With this matter concluded, Assurant expects to resume its share repurchase program after the earnings blackout period ends on Feb. 8, 2010. On Jan. 22, 2010, Assurants board of directors authorized an additional $600 million for the repurchase of Assurants shares. This brings the Companys total repurchase authorization to $770 million for use in the open market and/or for private transactions. The timing and amount of repurchases will depend on market conditions and other factors.