NU Online News Service, Sept. 21, 2004, 3:25 p.m. EDT

Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Ore., wants to do more business with pension consultants and third-party administrators.[@@]

A new company program, The Standard Advisor Partner, will combine Standard’s recordkeeping, fund management and investment advisory services with local firms’ areas of expertise, Standard says.

Consultants and TPAs can buy the Standard services on a full-service or recordkeeping-only basis.

Standard is a unit of StanCorp Financial Group Inc.