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Horace Mann Insurance Company continues its lighthearted look at life as a teacher

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2014) – Being a teacher takes dedication, hard work and - occasionally - a bladder of steel. In the latest episode of Horace Mann’s video series, “An Extreme Calling,” the teacher trainees learn what it means to "Beat Back the Bladder."

Horace Mann, a multiline insurance company providing insurance and financial services to the education community, is taking a lighthearted look at the unique challenges educators face through the faux reality series. Responses from educators in Horace Mann’s Educator Advisory Panel inspired the series after they shared the funniest things about being a teacher that only other teachers could understand. The series features several teachers undergoing intense training meant to train them for their “Extreme Calling” and is featured on Horace Mann’s social channels. 

The first episode, "Two-minute Meal Ingestion," was released on Sept. 12. Additional episodes will be released via Horace Mann’s Facebook page and in the coming weeks.  

The survey also generated a comic series called Classroom Fun-da-mentals.

To get an up-close view of “Life as Teacher” as described by the Educator Advisory Panel in the company’s June survey, check out the full survey results at   

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators' financial needs. Horace Mann provides auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Ill. For more information about the company, visit

Contact:  Michelle Eccles, Horace Mann, 217-788-5394,      






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