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July 14, 2021

Symetra Names Daniel Palermino SVP, Benefits Distribution and Field Service

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the appointment of Daniel Palermino as senior vice president, Benefits Distribution and Field Service. In this new role, Mr. Palermino will have responsibility for all aspects of sales and field service activities across the Benefits Division’s product lines, including group life and disability insurance, voluntary benefits and stop loss. He reports to Harry Monti, executive vice president, Benefits Division, and will be based in Massachusetts.
“I am excited to have Dan join our team as we continue to expand Symetra’s presence in the group benefits marketplace,” said Harry Monti. “Dan’s appointment is an important step forward in supporting our growth objectives, while continuing to progress toward a vision of maximizing ways in which we can create deeper customer relationships and use our full product suite to create value for them. Whether that be through our support of an employer’s medical plan with our stop loss offerings, covering consumers’ health-related costs, assisting families that have lost a loved one, or providing financial benefits after a disability — or through a combination of our products — we have the opportunity to help employers be successful and to make a real difference in their employees’ lives.”
Mr. Palermino brings an extensive employee benefits background to his new role. He joins Symetra from Voya Financial, where he was vice president, Employee Benefits Sales, leading their national employee benefits sales organization. Prior to Voya, he was vice president and head of Employee Benefits Distribution at AXA Employee Benefits, where he led a multi-channel distribution and field service organization. He previously served in leadership roles at several other insurers, including as head of sales for AIG’s core and voluntary benefits.
Mr. Palermino received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of New Hampshire.
About Symetra
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent financial professionals and insurance producers. For more information, visit

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