A large insurer has hired an executive to help run long term care insurance sales operations in the Lone Star State.[@@]

The insurer, New York Life Insurance Company, New York, has hired Dallas Richins to be a vice president in its long term care department in Austin, Texas.

Richins previously was a senior vice president for independent distribution at Beneficial Life Insurance Company, Salt Lake City. Richins also has been a life and annuity agent and a life wholesaler at New York Life.

Richins holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Financial Consultant professional designations.