NU Online News Service, Oct. 1, 2003, 11:43 p.m. EDT – Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, says it is introducing a more flexible dental insurance program for the employee benefits market.

Principal has designed the program so that marketers will have an easier time including and excluding procedures such as oral surgery and periodontics from employee plans, Principal says.

Prices and benefit levels will also be more flexible, Principal says.