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Washington National Honored with Two 2012 W3 Awards For Creative Web Excellence

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington National Insurance Company, a national provider of supplemental health and life insurance products for middle-income Americans, was recently awarded two silver W3 Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) for creative web excellence. 

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites, marketing programs and video work created for the web.  More than 3,000 entries were submitted during this year's competition. was recognized by the IAVA with a silver W3 Award in the General Website, Insurance category.  The company's website was selected based on creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design and ease of use.

Washington National received a second silver award for its web video work, produced in partnership with HOPE and the American Cancer Society, in the Branded Content, Nonprofit category.  The video, showcasing the progress of a promising cancer research, was judged on content, technical execution, implementation and overall experience.   

"A great web experience is the foundation of," said Steve Stecher, president of Washington National Insurance Company.  "We are always pleased when our work is recognized for excellence and our latest recognition from W3 Awards is no exception.  We are truly honored and proud to be listed among the 'best of the best' in web excellence."

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. 

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

SOURCE Washington National Insurance Company