NU Online News Service, Sept. 1, 2004, 11:28 a.m. EDT

Gilsbar Inc., Covington, La., has opened a sales and service office in Phoenix.[@@]

Gilsbar is a benefit plan administrator that manages health plans with 250,000 covered members throughout the United States and 19,000 covered members in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

Major Gilsbar clients in the Southwest include school districts, casinos, municipalities, Native American nations and financial institutions, Gilsbar says.

Phoenix office personnel will include Christian Westerman, the manager, and Stacie McIntyre, a field service representative.