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CompBenefits Appoints John E. Lumpkins as Senior Vice-President of Sales


Atlanta, GA, April 19, 2006 - CompBenefits Corporation, a leader in the dental and vision insurance industry, today announced that John E. Lumpkins has joined the company as its Senior Vice-President of Sales. Mr. Lumpkins will have the primary responsibility for increasing membership and building margins, improving sales productivity and leading initiatives in all functional sales areas.

"Bringing John on board enhances our ability to continue expanding our employee benefits client base and increasing revenues. In addition, John's breadth of experience and his past success will contribute to our understanding and meeting the demands of the constantly evolving dental and vision insurance marketplace," said Kirk Rothrock, President and CEO of CompBenefits. "His market knowledge, product expertise and strong leadership skills will be immediately influential in helping us realize our growth plans and strengthening our competitive position."

Lumpkins has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and a demonstrated ability to profitably grow revenues. Prior to joining CompBenefits, he was the Southeast Regional Vice President, Small Business Section for UnitedHealthCare in Atlanta where he oversaw a team of over 100 people and achieved significant growth in both ancillary product sales and new sales growth, including managing a strategic initiative to focus on municipal health insurance market. In addition, for over 10 years, Lumpkins served as a Vice President in various departments for Assurant / Fortis / John Alden Life Insurance Company where he ultimately had P&L responsibility for the John Alden small group health insurance product line valued at $800 million.

"I look forward to being a part of this exceptional company with a 40-year history and a great reputation for product innovation, reliability and a focus on partnership with both distributors and clients. It's great to be in the spot where you can be the company champion for our agent and broker distribution partners and the leader of an outstanding internal sales team. I am confident in our ability to translate customer needs into winning solutions as we develop new relationships and improve on our existing relationships," said Lumpkins.

Mr. Lumpkins is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He also completed the Wharton Executive Leadership Program. He is a member of the Georgia and the National Association of Health Underwriters and holds life and health insurance licenses in Georgia.

About CompBenefits
CompBenefits is the vision and dental benefits carrier for nearly 5 million members in 31 states. With Dental HMO, PPO and indemnity insurance, as well as flexible hybrid products, the Company offers plans to fulfill a wide variety of needs. In addition to the more traditional benefits, CompBenefits offers many money-saving programs based on an expansive network of vision and dental care providers nationwide. For more information visit www.compbenefits.com.

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