NU Online News Service, Feb. 3, 2005, 1:15 p.m. EST

A Des Moines, Iowa, insurer is looking for 10 small and midsize employers with great benefits packages.[@@]

The insurer, Principal Financial Group Inc., is seeking entries for its fourth annual 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security program.

The program recognizes employers with 5 to 1,000 employees that offer deep, broad benefits packages and do a good job of educating employees about the value of their benefits and the importance of financial planning.

Entries are due April 22.

More information is available at http://www.principal.com/theprincipal10best/nomination.htm