NU Online News Service, Oct. 4, 2004, 3:22 p.m. EDT

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, Washington, has agreed to work with BenefitPoint Inc., San Francisco, to develop benefits data standards.[@@]

The CIAB also has agreed to endorse the Aptus system, a BenefitPoint benefits distribution and customer relationship management system, BenefitPoint says.

The Aptus system links a group of about 425 carriers to a network of more than 400 benefits brokerage and consulting offices, BenefitPoint says.