Fort Dearborn Life® Introduces Travel Resource Services

February 9, 2009


(CHICAGO) – February 9, 2009 – Fort Dearborn Life is pleased to introduce Travel Resource Services, a program of emergency travel services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, available to group life insureds traveling more than 100 miles from home.

“We want to be sure that our insureds and their families can obtain the care and services they need should a crisis arise,” said Tony Trani, president and CEO of Fort Dearborn Life. “Finding appropriate physicians, dentists and medical facilities – these needs are invaluable when someone is ill and far from home.”

Available to all new group life clients of Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company (FDL) and Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company of New York (FDLNY) with 10 or more insured employees, the program provides a wide range of services, including the location of a medical professional; medical evacuation; emergency travel arrangements for the insured, travel companion and dependent children; return of mortal remains; replacement of medication and eyeglasses; emergency cash advances, location of lost or stolen items; location of an attorney and bail advances; interpretation and translation; and pre-trip information regarding culture, weather conditions and foreign exchange rates.

Travel Resource Services complements Fort Dearborn Life’s other programs designed to assist employees in times of need, including Beneficiary Resource Services and Disability Resource Services.1

Travel Resource Services is offered in partnership with Europ Assistance USA, Inc. (EA), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. EA is a part of the multinational Europ Assistance Group. Twenty-four hours a day at 36 alarm centers worldwide, multilingual assistance coordinators answer more than two calls per second and handle one assistance case every two seconds, totaling more than 150 million assistance cases over its 45-year history. For more information, please visit

FDL is authorized to sell insurance in 49 states and the District of Columbia, but not in New York. FDLNY is a wholly owned subsidiary of FDL and is licensed to sell insurance only in New York. With 40 years of experience, Fort Dearborn Life is among the country’s leading providers of employee benefits. Fort Dearborn Life markets group life, short- and long-term disability, dental and individual annuity programs. Fort Dearborn Life has $2.2 billion in assets and $153 billion of life insurance in force. Fort Dearborn Life is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008,2 and is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard and Poor’s for financial strength in its most recent report. Fort Dearborn Life is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. For more information, please visit


John Myers
Manager, Corporate Communications


1 FDL and FDLNY do not provide any part of the services included in Travel Resource Services.

2 A.M. Best Company rates the overall financial condition of a company using a scale of A++ (Superior) to F (In Liquidation).