Conseco Inc. this morning said it is consolidating three of its insurers into one, a move that will have no impact on employment
but will save the company about $2.5 million annually.
The company said its Carmel-based Conseco Insurance Group
now includes four insurers. The consolidation will cut that number to two. The move will yield savings on financial-reporting
costs and in premium taxes, though the changeover will result in $8 million in one-time costs. Those stem from updating information
technology systems, restocking forms and other adjustments.
The company said the consolidation will build capital
and improve its risk-based capital ratio, a key measure of financial strength.
Conseco employs about 1,750 in Carmel.
The company’s shares were trading late this morning at $4.40, up 9 cents, or 2.1 percent, on the day.