NU Online News Service, Feb. 17, 2004, 5:36 p.m. EST – Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, will be offering a new retiree health coverage option.[@@]

The insurer will be offering a combined quote for stop-loss coverage for active employees and separate retiree health coverage for retired employees.

The program will give employers that self-fund coverage for active employees a chance to cut costs by using another arrangement to cover retired employees, Hartford says.