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Lincoln Financial Group Announces New Dental Panel of Providers

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 General News J E 4
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PHILADELPHIA, July 14 The Employer Marketsdivision of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) today announced it willmove to a new and expanded Dental panel of providers for its current andfuture policyholders with effective dates of October 1, 2008. The LincolnDentalConnect(SM) plan, provides access to more than 52,000 unique dentistsnationwide in more than 88,000 locations and allows for single-class quotingwith no case size limitation. The new PPO plan provides broader nationwidecoverage making the sale of dental business with Lincoln Financial easier andoffers a single-carrier solution for employers' ancillary benefit needs.

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Lincoln DentalConnect plan offers brokers a simple solution to quote,enroll and implement new dental cases. This enhanced offering along withflexible benefit options, robust online capabilities and fast turnaround timeon claims, further strengthens Lincoln Financial's position in the groupdental insurance business.

"We're very excited to be able to offer our customers and benefit brokersa new Dental plan that better meets their needs," said Dave Swanson, VicePresident of Product Development for Lincoln Employer Markets, GroupProtection. "The Lincoln DentalConnect plan's panel of providers not onlyprovides our brokers with more opportunities for dental business but it alsostreamlines administration and customer service for policyholders by allowingthem to package dental with other lines of coverage for a single-carriersolution."

Lincoln Financial Group offers exceptional service and a variety ofnon-medical group insurance solutions including life and accidental death anddismemberment, short- and long-term disability, and dental insurance. Thecompany also offers employers flexible plans, bundled solutions, a selectionof contract features and voluntary coverage that can be tailored to best suitthe needs of employees.

For more information on Lincoln DentalConnect or any other of Lincoln'semployee benefit products, visit www.LincolnFinancial.com. The LincolnEmployer Markets division is focused on delivering income security toemployers and their employees through retirement plans, group insurance, andexecutive benefits.

Group insurance products for Lincoln Financial Group are issued andunderwritten by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Ft. Wayne, IN)and, in New York, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York (Syracuse, NY).The group insurance division of Lincoln Financial markets ancillary(non-medical) group and voluntary insurance products including life and AD&D,long-term and short-term disability, dental, and employee assistance programsthrough a national distribution system consisting of 41 sales offices with twohome offices in Omaha, NE and Atlanta, GA.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln NationalCorporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in Philadelphia,the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $225billion as of March 31, 2008. Through its affiliated companies, LincolnFinancial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance;401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; mutual funds; managed accounts;institutional investments; and comprehensive financial planning and advisoryservices. Affiliates also include: Delaware Investments, the marketing namefor Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries; and Lincoln UK.For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reportscontaining our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.

SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group
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