Aetna Continues Medicare Supplement Growth
Aetna reported 1st quarter 2012 Medicare Supplement policy in-force counts of 171,000, a 5% increase over results at year-end 2011. Aetna’s new sales continue to increase and are now in the top 5 of the Medicare Supplement market.

CNO Financial Medicare Supplement Sales Increase
CNO Financial Group (parent company of Bankers Life & Casualty, Washington National, and Colonial Penn) reported 1st quarter 2012 Medicare Supplement annualized new sales of $19.8 million, a 5% increase over 1st quarter 2011. CNO Financial Group’s Medicare Supplement annualized new sales are in the top 5 in the Medicare Supplement market.

Humana Projects Further Growth in Medicare Supplement
Humana reported 1st quarter 2012 Medicare Supplement policy in-force counts of 67,300, a 13% increase over year-end 2011 and 35% increase over 1st quarter 2011. Humana also reported 1st quarter 2012 Medicare Supplement premium of $33 million, up 18% from 4th quarter 2011 and 41% over 1st quarter 2011. Humana is projecting that its Medicare Supplement policy in-force counts will increase by 30,000 to 40,000 for the entire year of 2012.

Torchmark Medicare Supplement Sales Increase
Torchmark reported 1st quarter 2012 Medicare Supplement annualized new sales of $9.3 million, a 3% increase over 1st quarter 2011. Torchmark’s Medicare Supplement annualized new sales have ranked in the top 15 of the market the past 3 years.

AM Best Upgrades Outlook on Oxford Life
AM Best has upgraded its outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the rating of B++ for Oxford Life. This rating applies to Oxford Life and its Christian Fidelity, North American, and Dallas General subsidiaries. Oxford Life reported Medicare Supplement premiums of $115 million in 2011.

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