NU Online News Service, March 2, 2005, 1:42 p.m. EST

A Des Moines, Iowa, insurer has announced title changes for several top executives.[@@]

The insurer, Principal Financial Group Inc., has promoted Carey Jury, Tim Minard and Deanna Strable-Soethout to senior vice president, from vice president.

Jury works at Principal’s health insurance unit, Minard in its retirement services unit and Strable-Soethout in its specialty benefits unit.

Principal’s specialty benefits unit handles group life, group disability, group dental, group vision and individual disability products.