Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Providence, RI (Grassroots NewsWire) January 12, 2009 - Bankers Life and Casualty Company's Providence, Rhode Island sales office, one of the national life and health insurer's fastest growing offices, will be adding another 18 career agents to its staff by year-end.

"We're excited about our growth and what it means for the communities we serve in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts," said Greg Gelineau, Branch Sales Manager of the office located at 275 W. Natick Road in Warwick, Rhode Island.

The Providence office has grown, on average, 63 percent each year since it first opened in 2004 with only two agents. Today there are 74 agents who work out of the office, each professionally trained to help customers relieve their financial concerns with life, health and annuity products that are appropriate and suitable for their financial security needs.

"We are set on becoming the leading provider of life and health insurance for the seniors we serve," said Gelineau, whose support for the communities' seniors goes beyond providing them with insurance protection.

Gelineau, a Board member of the Alzheimer's Association-Rhode Island Chapter, and his office raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Every year they participate in Bankers' own charitable giving event, Forget Me Not Days, and the annual Memory Walk for Alzheimer's, along with silent auction and golf tournament fundraisers for the Alzheimer's Association-Rhode Island Chapter.

That commitment to seniors, coupled with a solid business and core values that set a high standard of ethics and conduct, Gelineau believes, will help the office continue to grow for years to come.

About Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Established in 1879 in Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the insurance needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of life and health insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.


Greg Galineau