Forethought Life Insurance Company Named Among Nation’s Top 50


Forethought Life Insurance Company Named Among Nation’s Top 50  Highest- Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies in the 2012 Ward’s 50® Ranking

Ranking Analyzes Five-Year Financial Performance of More Than 800 US-Based Life-Health Insurance Companies

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Indianapolis, Ind. – July 18, 2012 – Forethought Life Insurance Company (  today announced that for the third consecutive year it has been named as one of the nation’s top 50 highest-performing life-health insurance companies in the prestigious 2012 Ward’s 50 ranking.

For the last 22 years, the Ward’s 50® annual list, compiled by leading consulting firm Ward’s Group, has ranked the nation’s 50 highest- performing life-health insurance carriers by assessing a comprehensive range of financial data. Ward’s specifically looks at companies that consistently outperform the industry in key factors including: financial stability, revenue growth, capital/surplus positions, underwriting results and financial returns.

The 2012 Ward’s 50® ranking assessed financial performance for the years 2007–2011 and included analysis of more than 800 US-based life-health insurance companies with five or more years of consecutive operations. Each Ward’s 50® company has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed.

“The strength and stability of Forethought’s financial position are key differentiators in our ability to serve customers and grow our business,” Forethought Chairman, President and CEO John Graf said.  “Forethought takes pride in receiving this prestigious industry recognition for the third consecutive year.  It is an acknowledgement of Forethought delivering strong financial and operational performance that is achieved through the sound fundamental principles that guide our business through all economic climates.”

About Forethought Financial Group, Inc.

Forethought Financial Group, Inc., with offices in Houston, Texas, Indianapolis and Batesville, Ind., is a diversified financial services company providing insurance and financial products across the US for those planning for retirement and end-of-life needs.  Forethought serves over a million customers and has $4.9 billion of in-force life insurance protection. With $5.5 billion in assets and more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Forethought has built its reputation through more than 25 years of quality, service and reliability.


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