SOURCE: Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company

December 16, 2008 09:07 ET

Fort Dearborn Life Dental Network Grows to Largest in United States

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Fort Dearborn Life's dental network, the DNoA Preferred Network, is now the largest in the United States.

Since December 2007, the network has grown nationally by 26 percent. Several individual states have seen double digit increases as well, including Missouri (40 percent); Colorado (33 percent); Indiana (20 percent); California (17 percent); and Ohio (16 percent). As a result, Fort Dearborn Life's members now have access to more than 120,000 dental access points.

"We are extremely proud to offer our members the largest dental network in the country, giving them access to qualified dentists in all 50 states," said Tony Trani, president and chief executive officer of Fort Dearborn Life.

"As we embark on our focus to be strong in the national accounts marketplace, our dental operation is a key component to meeting this expectation," Trani said.

With nearly 40 years' 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 November 1, 2007,(1) 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.

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

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