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Independence Holding Company Releases CEO's Letter to Stockholders

Independence Holding Company Releases CEO's Letter to Stockholders

STAMFORD, Conn., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independence Holding
Company (NYSE:IHC) today made available on IHC's corporate website its 2014
CEO's Letter to Stockholders. The letter is available under the "Investors"
tab at www.ihcgroup.com and is available directly for download at the
following address: www.ihcgroup.com/pdf/ceo-letter-2014.pdf.

About Independence Holding Company

IHC is a holding company principally engaged in the life and health insurance
business and the acquisition of blocks of policies through its insurance
company subsidiaries (Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York,
Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American
Insurance Company) and its marketing and administrative affiliates. Standard
Security Life markets medical stop-loss, group major medical, short-term
medical, limited medical, group long-term and short-term disability and life,
dental, vision and various supplemental products. Madison National Life sells
group life and disability, group major medical, dental, individual life
insurance and various supplemental products. Independence American offers pet
insurance, non-subscriber occupational accident, international coverages,
small-group major medical and short-term medical. IHC owns certain
subsidiaries through its majority ownership of American Independence Corp.
(Nasdaq:AMIC), which is a holding company principally engaged in the insurance
and reinsurance business.

Certain statements and information contained in this release may be considered
"forward-looking statements," such as statements relating to management's
views with respect to future events and financial performance.Such
forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical
experience or from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements.Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
economic conditions in the markets in which IHC operates, new federal or state
governmental regulation, IHC's ability to effectively operate, integrate and
leverage any past or future strategic acquisition, and other factors which can
be found in IHC's other news releases and filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.IHC expressly disclaims any duty to update its
forward-looking statements or earnings guidance, and does not undertake to
provide any such guidance in the future.

CONTACT: ADAM VANDERVOORT
         (646) 509-2156
         www.IHCGroup.com
 
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