(The following statement was released by the rating agency)
NEW YORK, July 27 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A'
Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Horace Mann Educators
insurance subsidiaries. Fitch has also affirmed HMN's senior
unsecured notes at
'BBB'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A complete list of ratings
follows at the
end of this release.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
Fitch's rationale for the affirmation of HMN's ratings reflects