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Washington National Recognized as Official Honoree by Prestigious Webby Awards

CARMEL, Ind., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington National Insurance Company, a national provider of supplemental health and life insurance products for middle-income Americans, has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the insurance category. 

Hailed as the Academy Awards for the web, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. 

Almost 10,000 entries were submitted this year from all 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries worldwide.  The top 15 percent received the distinction and were deemed Official Honorees.  Winners and honorees were selected based on excellence in website content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.

"At Washington National, we consistently strive to provide valuable resource and best-in-class online support to help our customers make informed healthcare decisions," said Steve Stecher, president of Washington National Insurance Company.  "We are proud to have been recognized by the Webby Awards for the Official Honoree distinction and are honored to join the ranks of the Web's best and brightest."

The Webby Awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization that includes members such as CEO of Skype Tony Bates, musician David Bowie, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, President & Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington, Martha Stewart and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone. 

About Washington National Insurance Company
Washington National Insurance Company is a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), based in Carmel, Indiana.  Since 1911, Washington National has helped working Americans protect themselves and their families from the financial hardship that often accompanies critical illnesses, accidents and loss of life.  To learn more, visit

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps.  Established in 1996, The 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, BuzzFeed, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

SOURCE Washington National Insurance Company