NU Online News Service, March 29, 2005, 3:27 p.m. EST

A St. Paul, Minn., insurer is building the Internet into its group life underwriting process.[@@]

The insurer, Minnesota Life Insurance Company, says it will be delivering group life quotes online, scheduling group life underwriting exams online and notifying group life applicants about the status of their applications through e-mail.

Minnesota Life is a unit of Minnesota Mutual Companies Inc.