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Insurance Department Fines Conseco Under Pennsylvania-Led, Multi-State Agreement
Date:5/7/2008

f Pennsylvania with the active involvement of Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Texas.

According to the terms of the settlement, Conseco will pay a $2.3 million penalty that will be shared by all participating states; pay at least $4 million in restitution and administrative costs to harmed policyholders; and invest $26 million in system upgrades and improved claims administration. Conseco is also obligated to pay an additional $10 million in fines if problems are not corrected.

Conseco has 30 days to mail notices to policyholders on how to seek review of their claims. Those notices will also include a toll-free number for all long-term care claimants. The full examination report is available via http://www.insurance.state.pa.us. Conseco's toll-free number for long-term care claim inquiries will be posted there as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, consumers with questions may contact the Pennsylvania Insurance Department's automated consumer hotline at 1-877-881-6388 or call any of the department's Bureau of Consumer Services' regional offices: Harrisburg - (717) 787-2317; Philadelphia - (215) 560-2630; or Pittsburgh - (412) 565-5020.

CONTACT:

Rosanne Placey or Melissa Fox

(717) 787-3289


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