NU Online News Service, Oct. 25, 3:40 p.m. – PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. Cypress, Calif., announced that it is allying with CNA Group Operations, a business unit of CNA Insurance Companies, Chicago, to offer CNA’s life, accidental death and dismemberment and short-term and long-term disability products to PacifiCare’s commercial health insurance members.

PacifiCare says the cobranded arrangement will allow it to enhance its existing relationships with employers, brokers and consultants by offering life, accident and disability coverage from CNA to all new and renewing employer groups with 51 or more employees. Products for employers with 50 or fewer employees will be available in early 2003, the company says.