NU Online News Service, July 19, 2004, 6:12 p.m. EDT

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, has hired Bob Reiff to be a vice president in its group benefits division.[@@]

Reiff will be working in benefits sales. He previously was vice president of sales and marketing at Standard Insurance Company, a unit of StanCorp Financial Group Inc., Portland, Ore.

Reiff has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Nebraska.