Multiple companies headquartered in Indiana have been named to National Business Group on Health's list of “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles.” The organization says companies on the list have demonstrated “cultural and environmental changes” designed to promote a healthy work force. Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO), Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) are among more than 60 U.S. employers to earn the distinction.

July 8, 2014

News Release

Carmel, Ind. — CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) was recently honored with an award for Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® from the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers.

CNO Financial Group was among 63 U.S. employers that received the award for its on-going commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment.

CNO Financial Group placed in the Gold category for “making cultural and environmental changes and developing comprehensive programs that support employees' healthy lifestyle goals.”

“Creating a culture of wellness is vital to the success of our company,” said Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO Financial Group. “By helping our associates and their families live healthier lives, they benefit and we create a more productive and engaged workforce to support our customers and increase shareholder value.”

“We are very pleased to honor CNO Financial Group for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families,” said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “CNO Financial Group is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles.”

In February, CNO Financial Group ranked 25th on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America list from Healthiest Employers.

About CNO Financial Group

CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at

Source: CNO Financial Group Inc.

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