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Security Benefit Named to Top Life and Health Insurer Group

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TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL), a leader in the U.S. retirement savings market, has been named to the 2014 Ward's 50® group of top performing life and health insurers. The recognition honors SBL for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period (2009-2013).

"It's an honor to be named to the Ward's 50," said Mike Kiley, CEO of Security Benefit. "In recent years, Security Benefit has experienced remarkable growth and success. Capital is at an all-time high, and our operating results are at record levels. We've also introduced innovative products and we've built a powerful distribution network. This recognition from Ward Group is a testament to the results we've achieved."

Ward Group is a trusted leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry. For the last 24 years, Ward Group has analyzed nearly 800 life-health insurance companies in the United States on an annual basis and identified the top performers in each segment. Each of the top 50 companies is awarded the Ward's 50 Seal, and the company names are listed as the Ward's 50 top performers for the year. Each Ward's 50 company has passed all safety and consistency screening tests and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed.

About Security Benefit

Security Benefit Life Insurance Company is a 122-year-old, Kansas-based insurance company, which in recent years has become one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. retirement market. Through a combination of innovative products, exceptional investment management and a unique distribution strategy, Security Benefit has become a leader in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments. To learn more about Security Benefit, visit www.securitybenefit.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Peter MacKellar, Communications Strategy Group (303) 433-7020 pmackellar@csg-pr.com Dave Clauson, Security Benefit (785) 438-3035 dave.clauson@securitybenefit.com

Source: Security Benefit