NU Online News Service, April 21, 2005, 3:43 p.m. EDT

The state of Georgia has chosen Minnesota Life Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minn., to provide term life insurance for its employees.[@@]

Minnesota Life says it expects to cover about 87,000 state employees and 83,000 spouses and dependents.

Minnesota Life also insures state employees in Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Minnesota Life is a unit of Securian Financial Group Inc., which, in turn, is a unit of Minnesota Mutual Companies Inc.