Bankers Life and Casualty Company and Humana Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans Through Bankers' Career Agency Force
Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY (July 22,
2009) - Bankers Life and Casualty Company and Humana today
announced a strategic alliance under which Bankers will offer
Humana's Medicare Advantage plans to its policyholders and
consumers nationwide through their career agency force.
"We are pleased to be partnering with
Humana to make their Medicare products available to our nearly 1.4
million policyholders and prospective customers," said Scott Perry,
President of Bankers, the national life and health insurer focusing
on the retirement market. "Humana's valuable portfolio of
competitive products will provide a range of excellent options to
address their health-related concerns. This relationship further
positions us as a leading provider of supplemental health products
to middle market senior Americans, and we look forward to a long
and productive relationship."
Bankers will offer Humana's Medicare
Advantage plans, along with its own line of Medicare supplement
products, through its career sales force consisting of 5,270 agents
in 244 sales offices across the United States.
"Bankers Life and Casualty shares
Humana's commitment to protecting the futures of seniors by
offering them products that meet their health care needs," said
Lance Hoeltke, Vice President of Strategic Alliances with Humana.
"We're proud to be in partnership with such a high-caliber team of
About Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Established in 1879 in Chicago,
Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the insurance needs of
the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO
Financial Group, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of life and health
insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors.
Visit us online at www.bankers.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the
nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits
companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana
is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array
of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups,
government programs and individuals.
Over its 48-year history, Humana has
consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs.
Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing
guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan
experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
More information regarding Humana is
available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the
company's Web site at http://www.humana.com, including
-Annual reports to stockholders
-Securities and Exchange Commission filings
-Most recent investor conference presentations
-Quarterly earnings news releases
-Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
-Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call
dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research
analysts and institutional investors)
-Corporate Governance Information
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