Fry Becomes Next Leader of Symetra's Group Benefits Division

March 28, 2008 ( - Symetra Financial has named Michael Fry, a six year veteran of the company, as its next senior vice president for the Group division.

Fry assumes leadership of the division from Scott Taylor who, after more than 26 years overseeing Group operations, announced his retirement. Taylor will remain with the Bellevue, Washington-based company for a transition period until his retirement date of June 30, 2008.

As vice president for the Group division since 2002, Fry has worked alongside Taylor to manage all facets of Group operations. Before joining Symetra, he was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Lincoln Re Risk Management Services and previously held various management positions within Lincoln Re.

Symetra’s Group division provides employers with medical stop-loss insurance, limited medical benefit plans, group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and disability income insurance.