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

January 9, 2012


(CHICAGO) – January 9, 2012 – Dearborn National announces the appointment of Will Barnes as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. As a member of the senior management team, Barnes’ responsibilities include managing and directing the legal, regulatory and industry relationships for the Dearborn National brand companies and their subsidiary and affiliated operations. In addition, he will serve as Corporate Secretary and be responsible for Board of Director functions.

“Will brings more than 25 years’ experience in corporate law, business management and insurance,” said Tony Trani, President and CEO of Dearborn National. “His experience and strategic skills make him a valuable addition to our senior management team and organization,” Trani added.

Prior to joining Dearborn National, Barnes was General Counsel of Sterling Life Insurance Company, where he was engaged in all major decisions relevant to strategy, operations, marketing and risk management. Previously, he was Associate General Counsel with WellPoint, Inc. (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield), where he advised on all aspects of health insurance operations, as well as transactions and compliance.

Barnes earned a JD and MBA from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Messiah College. He has taught health law in a graduate healthcare management program at the University of Denver and has served on the boards of professional associations and nonprofit organizations.

About Dearborn National
With more than 40 years of experience, the Dearborn National brand companies offer a broad selection of insurance products, including Group Benefits (employer-paid/voluntary), Worksite and Individual, as well as an array of enhanced product services. Combined, we are licensed in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the parent company of the Dearborn National brand companies. HCSC is the largest non-investor owned health care insurer in the United States and the fourth largest overall.


David Burghard
Director, Corporate Communications
(630) 824-6309