NU Online News Service, Dec. 13, 2004, 4:43 p.m. EST

A Northeastern insurer is expanding its benefits product menu.[@@]

Sentry Life Insurance Company of New York, Syracuse, N.Y., has added new group life, group dental and group long-term disability products to its offerings for employers in New York state.

The company traditionally has focused on selling 401(k) plans and business life insurance plans.

Sentry notes that it tries to set itself apart by offering varying levels of benefits for different groups of employees within a single business.