NU Online News Service, Oct. 27, 2003, 12:15 p.m. EST – LIMRA International, Windsor, Conn., has picked Eric Sondergeld, one of its corporate vice presidents, to start and run a new Retirement Resource Center.

The center will help financial services companies, advisors and consumers cope with retirement needs, LIMRA says.

The center already has published a 2004 retirement tips calendar pad and the Retirement Risk Matcher, a consumer education booklet that uses statistics to show readers how likely they are to run into trouble as a result of risks such as longevity, acute medical problems, long term care bills and investment losses.

The center also is offering a retirement distribution and planning training program for advisors, and it is developing a retirement planning seminar.