Orlando, Florida, March 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America “Hannover Life Re”, announced today the launch of a new version of ASCENT. The new version was released March 1, 2012.

ASCENT is a leading edge web-based guide providing the most current information needed for assessing risks. ASCENT is designed to meet the needs of Underwriters at all experience levels. ASCENT incorporates a wealth of supporting documentation, illustrations, considerations, and other tools while also making all ratings accessible in just two clicks if desired.

This latest release includes updates to numerous medical conditions based on the latest medical research. Along with other significant updates to the manual, we have added and/or revised a number of state-of-the-art medical calculators. Among these new enhancements is the new CAD disease severity calculator. This interactive heart diagram takes the guesswork out of determining coronary disease severity by allowing the user to select the amount of coronary obstruction in each vessel from dropdown boxes, while the disease severity level is updated in real-time. Kevin Oldani, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter of Hannover Life Re commented “We are excited about this new release and feel it demonstrates our commitment to continuously refine our underwriting manual based on the needs of our client companies.”

For more information on ASCENT, please visit the company’s web site at www.hlramerica.com

About Hannover Life Re

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America "Hannover Life Re“, which is licensed and/or accredited in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is the North American life and health reinsurance subsidiary of Hannover Re Group. With a gross premium of around 12 billion euro, Hannover Re Group is one of the leading reinsurance groups in the world. It maintains business relations with more than 5,000 insurance companies in about 150 countries. Hannover Life Re is rated "AA-“ by Standard & Poor’s and "A" by A.M. Best. Additional information about the Company can be obtained from its web site at www.hlramerica.com

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