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Sawaya Joins CNO Financial Group as Vice President, Claims

CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) announced that James S. Sawaya has joined the company as Vice President of Claims.  He will report to Grace Cowan, Senior Vice President of Operations.

Sawaya, 49, joins CNO from HealthEOS by Multiplan, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President responsible for claim operations, client services, sales and customer service.  Additionally, Sawaya served in key leadership roles with UnitedHealthcare and Midwest Security Insurance Companies.  

Sawaya earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Westminster College.  He is a board member of the Wisconsin Preferred Provider Organization and the Wisconsin Association of HealthCare Underwriters.

"We're pleased to have Jim on board," said Cowan.  "His considerable industry experience will play a key role in continuing the efforts to enhance our claim model and provide exceptional claims service to our customers."

CNO is a holding company.  Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – serve working American families and seniors by helping protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement.  For more information, visit CNO online at

SOURCE CNO Financial Group, Inc.