NU Online News Service, March 30, 2005, 3:40 p.m. EST

Asset Marketing Systems Insurance Services L.L.C., San Diego, is joining forces with Long Term Care Associates Inc., Bellevue, Wash.[@@]

The companies are setting up a program that will sell fixed annuities, long term care insurance and other financial services products to members of associations and credit unions who are age 50 or older.

LTC Associates now markets products to organizations with a total of more than 2 million members, and Asset Marketing Systems is one of the largest marketers of fixed and equity-indexed annuities.