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A+ Ratings of Dearborn National® Affirmed

June 25, 2013

The financial strength ratings of Dearborn National Life Insurance Company and Dearborn National Life Insurance Company of New York (collectively Dearborn National) were reaffirmed as A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. The ratings reflect Dearborn National’s business and risk profile.

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Michael Morrow appointed Interim President and CEO of Dearborn National®

November 5, 2012

Dearborn National Life Insurance Company today announced that Michael J. Morrow has been named Interim President and CEO of the company. He replaces Craig Nordyke, who left the organization to pursue other interests.

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Dearborn National® and Trustnode Team Up to Provide Online Benefits Education and Enrollment

April 4, 2012

Dearborn National has contracted Trustnode to implement a sales and education tool that will simplify the voluntary benefits enrollment process for employer groups and their employees.

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Craig Nordyke Appointed President and CEO of Dearborn National®

February 24, 2012

Nordyke replaces Tony Trani, who has announced his retirement.

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Procter & Gamble, a New Partner in the Discount Program offered to Dentists in the Dearborn National Dental Network

February 3, 2012

Dentists in the Dearborn National Dental Network will now be offered discounts on many Procter & Gamble oral care products.

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Dearborn National® Promotes Healthy Smiles with Activity Book during National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 30, 2012

As a dental wellness initiative, Dearborn National is mailing informative and entertaining booklets to encourage children, as well as the adults in their lives, to practice good dental health habits.

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Will Barnes Named Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Dearborn National®

January 9, 2012

Barnes will manage and direct the legal, regulatory and industry relationships for the Dearborn National brand companies.

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Joe Wieser Named President and CEO of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company

December 20, 2011

Joe Wieser has been named president and chief executive officer of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, which operates as the Worksite and Individual Solutions division of Dearborn National.

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Dearborn National® Announces Promotions of Executives Brian Griffin and Craig Nordyke

December 2, 2011

"Over the past few years, Dearborn National has emerged as a formidable competitor in the marketplace," explained Tony Trani, President and CEO. "A key to our success moving forward is our people. Therefore, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Griffin to Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and the promotion of Craig Nordyke to Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer."

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Dearborn National® Now Includes Online Funeral Planning Support to Group Life Customers

July 11, 2011

Dearborn National adds online funeral planning support to Beneficiary Resource Services™, an enhanced service package available at no additional cost on most group life plans.

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Dearborn National® Announces Brand Name for PPO Dental Network—Dearborn National Dental Network

May 9, 2011

Dearborn National® announced today that its PPO dental network will now be officially known as the Dearborn National Dental Network. This decision was the next step in further establishing the Dearborn National brand that began in 2010 when Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® and several of its affiliates began marketing their products under the new Dearborn National brand name.

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Dearborn National® introduces a Group Critical Illness Insurance Benefit

April 18, 2011

Dearborn National® introduces a Group Critical Illness Insurance Benefit that provides a lump sum cash payment to cover any expenses an individual faces when suffering from a critical illness. The benefit is offered to customers on an employer-paid or voluntary basis.

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Dearborn National® and Rayant Terminate Distribution Agreement

March 22, 2011

Dearborn National and Rayant Insurance Agency, Inc. (Rayant) have mutually agreed to terminate their distribution and marketing agreement. 

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Fort Dearborn Life® and Red Tree Holdings Announce New Distribution Arrangement

March 14, 2011

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® and Red Tree Holdings, Inc., effective January 1, 2011, will no longer have an exclusive marketing arrangement through Combined Services LLC, a general insurance agency owned by Red Tree Holdings, Inc. Fort Dearborn Life is a Dearborn National® brand company.

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Dearborn National® Promotes Healthy Smiles with Activity Book during National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 25, 2011

The American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Knowing that prevention is always better than treatment, Dearborn National has created a fun way to promote children’s good oral health habits, which are so vitally important to giving them an early start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

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Dearborn National® Introduces the Mountain Vista Term Life Product

January 3, 2011

The Worksite and Individual Solutions division of Dearborn National® recently introduced the Mountain Vista, a term life product designed to meet the needs of working-class Americans—an underserved market—with premiums projected to be level for 10, 20 or 30 years.

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Dearborn National’s Dental Network Surpasses 170,000

December 7, 2010

Dearborn National’s dental network reached a new milestone, surpassing more than 170,000 dental access points, and continues to be the largest in the U.S.

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A+ Ratings of Dearborn National® Brand Companies Upgraded or Affirmed

November 17, 2010

The financial strength ratings of three Dearborn National brand companies were recently either upgraded or reaffirmed by two independent credit rating agencies.

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Dearborn National® Extends Dependent Dental Coverage to Age 26

June 1, 2010

Dearborn National® continues to raise the bar for group dental coverage, announcing today it has extended coverage for dependents under age 26, effective June 1.

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Dearborn National® Introduces New Web Site

April 12, 2010

Dearborn National® has launched a comprehensive Web site that showcases its new brand, user-friendly navigation throughout the site and improved content organization.

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Dearborn National® Introduces the Destination Fortifier Series Multi-Year Guarantee Annuity

March 15, 2010

Dearborn National® is pleased to announce the launch of its Destination Fortifier Series, a family of single premium deferred multi-year guarantee annuities with an optional market value adjustment (MVA) feature.

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Dearborn National® Promotes Chief of Staff Scott Morgan to Vice President, Chief Information Officer

March 1, 2010

Dearborn National® is pleased to announce the promotion of Chief of Staff Scott Morgan to Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Morgan is responsible for establishing and implementing the overall strategic IT vision and enterprise architecture to position Dearborn National as a national leader in the insurance industry.

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The Latest Enhancements to Benefits Manager - Updated

February 15, 2010

We’re pleased to announce the following enhancement to our Benefits Manager portal, which was effective Saturday, February 13:

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The Latest Enhancements to Benefits Manager

February 1, 2010

We’re pleased to announce several enhancements to our Benefits Manager portal, which were effective Saturday, January 30:

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