NU Online News Service, March 10, 2005, 2:45 p.m. EST

The Broadspire unit of Platinum Equity LLC has joined forces with Highmark Life & Casualty Co. to sell short- and long-term disability insurance to large employers.[@@]

Under the arrangement, Highmark, Pittsburgh, will contributes underwriting expertise and provide the insurance coverage, while Broadspire, Plantation, Fla,., will offer claims management and service to the accounts.