updated 2/1/2011 9:46:13 AM ET 2011-02-01T14:46:13

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 (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 the appointment of Dong H. Ahn to Senior Vice President of Group Insurance. Ahn joins Guardian with more than 20 years experience in the insurance industry, most recently leading Aetna's Group Insurance Division. Ahn will play an integral role in continuing Guardian's non-medical growth and play a critical role in advancing the company's Group Insurance strategy.

"This appointment comes after another strong year for Guardian's Group Insurance business and at a vital time in the company's history and the industry as a whole," said Scott Dolfi, executive vice president, Business & Operations for Guardian.  "Dong has an exceptional track record in group benefits and is highly regarded in the industry.  He has the experience to drive our continued growth in the changing benefits landscape." 

In his post at Aetna, Ahn was responsible for the group insurance division consisting of group life, disability and long term care business.  Prior to that, Ahn held executive positions with Hartford Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for overall growth and profitability of the group benefits division, developing alternative distribution channels and driving the success of their small business strategy.

Ahn is a graduate of Yale University  with B.A. degrees in economics and political science.  

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 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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CONTACT:  Kristin Meza
          The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America 
          (212) 919-2158

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