NU Online News Service, Aug. 7, 1:04 p.m. – The Atlanta-based U.S. group division of The Canada Life Assurance Company has hired Jay Hutchins to be assistant vice president of group sales.

Hutchins will run distribution and customer retention initiatives for the division’s western region.

Hutchins previously was the employee benefits market manager at the UnumProvident Corp. office in Rochester, N.Y. He has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.