updated 11/20/2010 3:45:27 PM ET 2010-11-20T20:45:27

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today announced that it has been recognized by the readers of Benefits Selling magazine as one of the nation's leading dental insurance carriers for the second consecutive year.

Benefit Selling's readership of 55,000 benefits brokers voted Guardian as one of the top dental carriers in the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards, which were announced in the magazine's November issue. With more than 70,000 dentists, Guardian boasts one of the largest dental networks in the country and was cited by one participant as "the most innovative carrier for dental and a great partner for all ancillary products from life to DI and vision."

"Guardian is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row as one of the leading U.S. dental carriers by the readers of Benefits Selling," said Chris Swanker, Vice President, Guardian Group Dental.  "This recognition underscores our ongoing commitment to provide employers and their employees with competitive products, flexible pricing and a strong network of quality providers."

About Guardian

A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life, long-term care, disability income, group medical and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities and other financial products. Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and protects more than six million employees and their families at 120,000 companies. The company has more than 5,400 employees in the United States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 80 agencies nationwide.

For more information about Guardian, please visit: www.GuardianLife.com . For Guardian's new online resource center for employee benefits, please visit: aboutemployeebenefits.com.

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