Bankers Life and Casualty Company has promoted Tom Neavins to chief actuary.[@@]

Neavins, who has been vice president of life and annuity product risk management at Bankers Life, also will be chief actuary of Bankers Life’s sister company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia.

Bankers Life and Colonial Penn both are units of Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.

Neavins has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Marquette University.