NU Online News Service, Feb. 8, 2005, 4:10 p.m. EST

A Carmel, Ind., insurer has hired Michael Bottoms.[@@]

The insurer, Conseco Inc., says Bottoms will be its senior vice president for agent care.

Bottoms previously was national director of marketing services at Central States Health and Life Company, Omaha, Neb. He also has been a regional vice president at Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford.

Bottoms has a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University.