Lincoln Financial Group names Heather Deichler as head of Group Benefit Product and Underwriting

Lincoln Financial Group names Heather Deichler as head of Group Benefit Product and Underwriting

Deichler’s extensive business knowledge and industry experience will help build on past success and drive strategic direction

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Heather Deichler has been named senior vice president, Group Benefit Product and Underwriting within the company’s Workplace Solutions business. In this role, Deichler will drive the strategic direction of Product, Underwriting and business development, continuing to ensure employer customers and claimants have access to innovative, market-leading product offerings that drive positive outcomes, while overseeing profit and loss management. She will report to James Reid, executive vice president, president of Workplace Solutions.

“The products and solutions we provide are an integral part of how we ‘make benefits more beneficial’ for the customers we serve,” said James Reid, executive vice president, president of Workplace Solutions. “Heather is a strong addition to our already talented Group Benefits team, as she brings a wealth of experience with product pricing, development, underwriting and operations. I’m excited that Heather is growing her career here at Lincoln, and am thrilled to welcome her to the Workplace Solutions leadership team.”

Deichler has been with Lincoln Financial since 2019, and was most recently head of MoneyGuard® Business Management, where she led product development, pricing, underwriting and management for Lincoln’s MoneyGuard® solutions.

Before joining Lincoln Financial, Deichler was head of Long-Term Care and Linked Benefits Products, Marketing, Communications and Strategy for New York Life, and also held leadership roles in the company’s Group and Worksite business, its Group Membership Association Department and Executive Benefits. Heather received her Juris Doctor degree from Pace University and, prior to entering the insurance industry, was employed at a law firm focused on municipal law, public finance and corporate governance. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Vassar College.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $282 billion in end-of-period account values as of December 31, 2022. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. We create opportunities for early career talent through our intern development program, which ranks among WayUp and Yello’s annual list of Top 100 Internship Programs. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at


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