SOURCE: Dearborn National

Dearborn National

July 11, 2011 10:22 ET

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

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 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.

"People experiencing the loss of a loved one frequently need more than a benefit check. This enhancement is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that we make services available that help our insureds manage complex decisions throughout various life stages," said Craig Nordyke, Vice President and Chief Actuary of Dearborn National.

Beneficiary Resource Services provides beneficiary grief counseling and up to five face-to-face legal, grief or financial counseling sessions. These services have now been enhanced to include online funeral planning services. The online funeral planning website at is made available to group life beneficiaries and insureds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The site features:

  • A pre-need funeral planning guide and Funeral Arrangement Questionnaire to complete prior to meeting with a funeral director
  • Calculators to estimate and compare expenses for various types of funeral arrangements
  • Information on funeral customs for each religious denomination
  • Directories to locate funeral homes and cemeteries in the insured's geographic area.

Grief, legal, online funeral planning and financial counseling services are provided by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA). BDA is a national provider dedicated to promoting healthy outcomes for the workplace, employees, individuals and their families. Its nationwide network of professionals coordinates and manages all services with strict confidence.

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.

The Dearborn National brand companies include: Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® (Downers Grove, Illinois) and Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company® (Greenwood Village, Colorado), both of which are not licensed in and do not solicit business in New York. In New York, the company is Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® of New York (Pittsford, New York).

Services available under Beneficiary Resource Services™ are provided by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates. Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company does not insure or administer these services.

Contact Information

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    John Myers
    Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
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