ING and Manulife Ink Employee Benefits Agreement

May 21, 2003 ( - ING's employee benefits division and Manulife Financial have entered into an agreement to offer clients of the two companies with employees in the United States and Canada greater cross-border accommodation.
The agreement will strengthen the bond the two companies share through their membership in MIA Benefits, a network of insurance companies that provide employee benefits in more than 30 countries. With the partnership, the two companies are aiming for a streamlined process to allow for broader, more consistent coverage for employers having personnel in both countries, according to a news release.