Ward Group, the insurance industry leader for benchmarking and best practice identification, has named Combined Insurance, a leading provider of supplemental insurance, to its annual Ward's 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies for 2011 list.

Annually, Ward Group analyzes the financial performance of approximately 800 life-health insurance companies domiciled in the U.S. The organization reviews financial results over a five-year period and measures the efficiency of company operations.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized as a top performer in the insurance industry,” says Doug Wendt, president of Combined Insurance. “But our primary goal is to be known by our customers as easy to do business with and there for them in their time of need.”

Combined Insurance has been part of the Ward’s 50 group of life-health insurance companies 12 times since the list’s inception in 1991. The company provides supplemental accident, health and life insurance products around the globe.

For more information on Combined Insurance, visit combinedinsurance.com.

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance (http://www.combinedinsurance.com.) is a leading provider of supplemental accident, health and life insurance products and is a member of the ACE Group of Companies. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 10,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For more information, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit combinedinsurance.com.

About ACE

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at acegroup.com.