Free Online Will Preparation Services Available
(CHICAGO) – June 24, 2009 – Fort Dearborn Life (FDL) now offers a free online will preparation service to employees of new group life insurance customers through its partnership with ComPsych. The online program is available as a standard feature for new employer groups with 500 or more employees and is available as an option for employer groups of all sizes.
“A will fills a void that exists in the lives of most Americans,” said Tony Trani, president and CEO of FDL. “The fact is that most Americans do not have a will, and without one, the courts decide how your estate is distributed and who will be the guardian of your children. Online will preparation gives you control over how your property should be distributed and who should care for your children.”
The online will service is provided by ComPsych, the world’s largest provider of Employee Assistance Programs, behavioral health, work-life, wellness and crisis intervention services.
Online will preparation features a user-friendly three-step online process with access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing users to complete the process at their convenience and in the comfort of their own homes. The process is safe and confidential, using Verisign, a secure encryption technology.
About Fort Dearborn Life
With 40 years of experience, FDL is among the country’s leading providers of employee benefits, marketing group life, short- and long-term disability, dental and individual annuity programs. With $2.6 billion in assets and $161 billion of life insurance in force, FDL is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008, and is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard and Poor’s for financial strength in its most recent report. In New York, insurance is underwritten by Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company of New York (FDLNY), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company. FDL is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. For more information, please visit www.fdl-life.com.
Founded in 1984, ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and is the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, worklife, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 29 million individuals and 11,000 organizations throughout the U.S. and 97 countries. Clients range from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private concerns as well as government entities and Taft-Hartley groups. ComPsych creates “Build-to-Suit” programs which help employers attract and retain employees as well as improve employee productivity and performance. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.
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