Ft. Dearborn Appoints New Vice Presidents

September 9, 2005

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, today announced the appointments of Leah Bytheway, 48, as vice president, Group Administration and Linda K. Wagner, 40, as vice president, Individual & Retirement Products Division.

Bytheway brings 26 years of industry experience and more than 10 years of management experience in group insurance to Fort Dearborn Life. In her new position she will be responsible for all aspects of group administration, including customer service, claims, policy issue, billing, membership and administrative systems. Before joining Fort Dearborn Life, Bytheway served as Director of International Product Management with The Hartford.

Wagner’s career spans 17 years in insurance product development, financial management and distribution. In her new role, she will be responsible for the marketing and administration of individual life and annuity products. She will also oversee product development and communications for Fort Dearborn Life, with an emphasis on enhancing product offerings through improved speed to market and delivery. Previously, Wagner was executive vice president, insurance product delivery for JP Morgan Chase (formerly Bank One).

Chicago-based Fort Dearborn Life is a leading provider of group life insurance programs. Fort Dearborn Life markets group term life, short-and long-term disability, group dental and individual life and annuity programs.

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