Michael Prochno Named Director of National Accounts Sales at Fort Dearborn Life®

March 9, 2009


(CHICAGO) – March 9, 2009 – Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company announces the appointment of Michael Prochno as director of National Accounts Sales. Prochno will be responsible for developing strategies to acquire and retain business and target accounts in the market category of employer groups with 3,000 lives and greater.

“We are excited to have someone of Mike’s caliber as part of our National Accounts team,” said Tony Trani, president and CEO of Fort Dearborn Life. “He brings a deep understanding of the requirements large employers have of their group benefits provider. Over his career, he has developed many relationships as a result of his expertise, consultative approach and overall knowledge of the employee benefits business.”

Prochno has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry with extensive experience in National Account sales and account management. His previous experience includes senior positions in national accounts with Prudential and Unum, as well as regional sales at The Hartford. Prochno received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wabash College.

Insurance in New York is underwritten by Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company of New York (FDLNY), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company. FDLNY is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008.1


About Fort Dearborn Life

With 40 years of experience, Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company (FDL) is among the country’s leading providers of employee benefits. FDL markets group life, short- and long-term disability, dental and individual annuity programs. FDL has $2.2 billion in assets and $153 billion of life insurance in force. FDL is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008,1 and is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard and Poor’s for financial strength in its most recent report. Insurance coverage is provided in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. FDL is not licensed to sell insurance in New York. FDL is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. For more information, please visit

John Myers
Manager, Corporate Communications
(630) 824-5637


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