NU Online News Service, July 8, 2003, 12:35 p.m. EDT – TransWorld Benefits International Inc., Irvine, Calif., has hired Thomas Blake to be vice president of its insurance group.

TransWorld says it will be selling prepaid contracts for emergency air transportation and air casket transportation through insurance agents, travel agents, associations and other channels.

Blake previously was a principal at Wilshire Consultants L.L.C., Santa Monica, Calif., TransWorld says.