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Forethought offers new Funeral Funding Solutions Portfolio

October 23, 2009

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Forethought offers new Funeral Funding Solutions Portfolio

imageIn support of its long-term commitment to its network

of funeral planners, Forethought Life Insurance Company (?Forethought?) is pleased to announce

the launch of its Funeral Funding SolutionsSM portfolio. This portfolio provides the industry?s most

comprehensive products and services to help consumers fund end-of-life expenses.

Business owners and agents can now choose the Forethought product that best suits their

customers? ever changing needs. The Funeral Funding Solutions portfolio includes products that

support guaranteed funerals, price estimate only funerals and true final expense offerings. In

addition, the portfolio supports at-need insurance assignment processing with Forethought

Capital Funding, and funeral and cemetery trust related services through Forethought Federal

Savings Bank.

?This is great news for funeral home owners and great news for agents who sell Forethought

products,? said Mark Guzniczak, Senior VP Preneed Sales. ?As an industry leader, we have a

responsibility to offer a portfolio of products that accommodate the needs of consumers, and also

give owners and agents the resources they need to best help their clients.?

The uncertain economy has made it imperative that funeral homes find new approaches and ways

for their clients to pay for funerals. Forethought?s Funeral Funding Solutions portfolio gives

funeral homes and other entities a strong competitive advantage in today?s marketplace.

?End-of-life planning is an essential aspect of the continuum of care for our nation?s aging

population, and fits perfectly with our company?s core mission to create real financial solutions

for seniors. We are committed to delivering innovative products and services that support

planners and customers in this marketplace. In keeping with that commitment, the Funeral

Funding Solutions portfolio provides choices in a changing economic environment,? said John

A. Graf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forethought Financial Group, Inc.

Forethought Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides innovative insurance and financial solutions

for families managing retirement and end-of-life needs. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, our companies

provide life insurance, trust programs and annuities.

Forethought?s insurance subsidiary, Forethought Life Insurance Company, has been consistently recognized by

A.M. Best for financial strength. Forethought Life Insurance Company is licensed to sell in 49 states, the District of

Columbia and Puerto Rico. Forethought also provides trust services in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

Forethought, through its life insurance subsidiary, has assets owned and under management in excess of $3.8

billion, approximately $967 million in annual revenue, more than $5.4 billion of life insurance and annuity business

in force, and has served more than 2 million policyholders since 1985.

For more information: Contact 1-800-331-8853.