NU Online News Service, Dec. 16, 2004, 5:45 p.m. EST

A large Midwestern insurer has agreed to refer business to Ameripay Corp., Elk Grove, Ill.[@@]

Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, has added Ameripay to its Principal Payroll Program as a select payroll vendor for Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Principal program offers employers a combination of payroll services, retirement plan administration services and professional financial consulting.

Ameripay has about 1,800 payroll services clients.