Toronto-based Manulife Financial is offering independent financial consultants Web access to an online prospecting base called ERISA Online, created by PensionPlanet.com. ERISA Online is a searchable listing of more than 1.2 million qualified retirement plans and qualified health and welfare plans. Access is offered free of charge to brokers who have sold a Manulife Financial group pension product and are registered to the Manulife Financial broker Web site, www.my401ksales.com.
Sovereign Insurance Services, a division of Philadelphia-based Sovereign Bank, has entered into a business partnership with DirectNet Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. The alliance allows Sovereign Bank to offer its consumers an expanded personal insurance marketplace through www.sovereignbank.com.
Grange Insurance Group (Seattle) has chosen P&C solutions provider Applied Systems' (University Park, IL) Diamond System PC-based policy processing solution.
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