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CNO Financial Group Receives Top Honor for Healthy Workplace Initiatives from National Business Group on Health

CARMEL, Ind., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), a holding company for several national life and health insurers that serve middle-income working Americans and retirees, is a PLATINUM winner of the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards.

Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles is a program sponsored by The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers.

Of the 64 U.S. employers honored, CNO Financial Group was among 26 companies that received the PLATINUM award – the highest designation – for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles. This is the second consecutive year that CNO Financial Group has been honored as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles.

CNO Financial Group provides incentives and prizes to associates who participate in the corporate wellness program. Among the initiatives the company provides for its associates are onsite clinics, health coaching, weight management programs, walking workstations, yoga, health challenges, organic food delivery and online resources.

"We've created a supportive wellness community that encourages our associates to be engaged in wellness and empowered to make healthier choices," said Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO Financial Group. "By investing in the wellness of our associates and their families, we improve not only their lives, but also the comprehensive financial health of our company."

"We commend CNO Financial Group for the investment they are making in the health and well-being of their employees and families," said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of National Business Group on Health. "CNO Financial Group is among an elite group of companies that are leading the way to promote healthy work environments. We are very pleased to honor CNO and look forward to their continued leadership and innovation."

In April, CNO Financial Group was also honored as "Fit Friendly" by the American Heart Association, receiving a Platinum Level recognition.

About CNO Financial Group

CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at


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