NU Online News Service, May 28, 3:53 p.m. – The MONY Group Inc., New York, has started a new life insurance underwriting unit in Simsbury, Conn., that will reach out to brokerage general agents.

Jeremy Holmes, a vice president, will lead the new unit, which is part of MONY Life Insurance Company.

Holmes previously was the chief underwriting officer and chief claims officer at the Travelers Insurance Company, Hartford.

Other top underwriters will include Michael Dropick, William Maher, Robert LaPierre and Janet Vincent.

The unit is starting with 16 employees and has plans to grow, MONY says.