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July 22, 2014

Companion Life Insurance Co. Among Ward Group’s Top 50 Performers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Companion Life Insurance Co. has been named one of the top 50 performing life-health insurance companies in the nation by Ward Group, a Cincinnati-based insurance consulting firm.

“We’ve been honored to be among the companies on this prestigious list for four consecutive years now,” Companion Life President Trescott N. Hinton Jr. said. “It’s a testament to our financial performance and the level of service we provide to our clients.”

According to Ward Group, each of the top 50 companies in its ranking has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed. This marks the 24th year Ward Group has conducted the analysis.

“In selecting the Ward's 50, we identified companies that pass financial stability requirements and measure their ability to grow while maintaining strong capital positions and underwriting results,” said Jeff Rieder, president of Ward Group.

For a complete list of the 2014 Ward’s 50, visit

About Companion Life

Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, Companion Life Insurance Co. has specialized in employee benefits since 1971. The company markets life, dental, disability, accident and specialty health insurance products through a network of independent agents and brokers, general agents and managing general underwriters. Companion Life markets its products and services in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The company holds an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best Company.

About Ward Group

Ward Group is the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices studies for insurance companies. The firm analyzes staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of company operations and helps insurers measure results, optimize performance and improve profitability.

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