NU Online News Service, July 8, 2004, 9:53 a.m. EDT

Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, has developed a new consumer education package.[@@]

The package, “From Here to Security,” includes printed pamphlets that explain life and disability insurance, life and disability needs-assessment worksheets, and a set of Web-based needs-assessment calculators. The package also includes an electronic version of the pamphlets stored on a CD-ROM.

Package materials emphasize that, for consumers who are short on cash, purchasing some coverage is better than doing nothing, Principal says.

Principal has posted more information about the package at https://secure02.principal.com/efp/fhts/index.htm