NU Online News Service, June 18, 2004, 1:14 p.m. EDT

Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa, has agreed to sell long term care insurance coverage from John Hancock Financial Services Inc., Boston.[@@]

Farm Bureau Life, a unit of FBL Financial Group Inc., will be selling Hancock’s Essential Care II and Custom Care II policies through a network of about 2,000 Farm Bureau Life agents in a 15-state region.

Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto.

SIA Marketing Inc., Bismarck, N.D., will provide training, administrative and other services to support the Farm Bureau Life marketing arrangement, Hancock says.