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Michael Plazony Joins Bankers Life and Casualty Company as VP of Underwriting

Chicago, Ill., January 11, 2005 -- Michael Plazony, 46, has joined Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Chicago, as vice president of Underwriting. The 24-year insurance industry veteran, who comes to Bankers from Caremark, has served in a variety of capacities at Prudential, Employers Health Insurance, Travelers and Trustmark.

Plazony will report to Senior Vice President of Operations John Wells and will be responsible for all New Business and Underwriting departments, including Health Underwriting, Life Underwriting and New Business Processing.

"Mike's range and depth of experience will be a great benefit to our underwriting function and the Operations Division," said Wells. "I know Bankers will benefit from the expertise he brings to the job."

The Indiana native earned his bachelors degree in Political Science from Indiana University.

About Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Established in 1879 and headquartered at the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses exclusively on the financial security needs of seniors. The company offers a broad portfolio of health and life insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for seniors. These products are distributed through a national network of professionally trained company agents. Visit us online at

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