A Midwestern insurer is joining with a field marketing organization to reach out to middle-income consumers.

Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., says it will be working with Markman Group Inc., Dallas, to build 21st Century Retirement Solutions, a network of specially trained agents that will sell annuities, life insurance policies, Medicare supplement insurance and other products that can help consumers finance their retirement.

Markman may be best known for its efforts to market insurance products for Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis.