News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces 2006 Medicare Part D Enrollment

June 12, 2006

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announced that as of today its subsidiary United American Insurance Company has 201 thousand Medicare-confirmed enrollees in its Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Enrollment in Medicare Part D for 2006 ended May 15th for Medicare beneficiaries who were eligible at the beginning of the year.

Torchmark Corporation is a holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for "middle income" Americans marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response, and exclusive and independent agencies. Torchmark has several nationally recognized insurance subsidiaries. Globe Life And Accident is a direct-response provider of life insurance known for its administrative efficiencies. American Income Life provides individual life insurance to labor union members. Liberty National Life, one of the oldest traditional life insurers in the Southeast, is the largest life insurer in its home state of Alabama. United American is a consumer-oriented provider of supplemental health insurance.

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These prospective statements reflect management's current expectations, but are not guarantees of future performance. Accordingly, please refer to Torchmark's cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements, and the business environment in which the Company operates, contained in the Company's Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005, and subsequent Forms 10-Q, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and on the Company's web site at on the Investor Relations page. Torchmark specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement because of new information, future developments or otherwise.

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

CONTACT: Joyce Lane, Vice President, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, fax, +1-972-569-3282,

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