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

Insurance First Agency, Columbus, Ohio, has started an Employee Benefits Services Group.[@@]

The Title First Agency Inc., Columbus, a title insurance company, started Insurance First to sell property-casualty insurance to real estate agents, real estate lenders and builders.

The agency now plans to sell health insurance, health savings accounts, disability insurance and other benefits products to Insurance First’s customers in the real estate industry.

Jeffrey Bingham will manage the new benefits group. Bingham, a first vice president at Insurance First, also has worked as a practice leader at Marsh Inc., New York.