Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group opened a new office in Nashville, Tenn. to serve as the hub for the Principal Edge Network, a proprietary health care provider network. "As one of the leading health care markets in the country, Nashville was a natural fit for Principal Edge Network to establish a stronger presence," Lance Marshall, VP, network development for Principal, said in statement. "We are excited to have introduced Principal Edge Network to many markets and look forward to continued expansion into new markets.”

Elsewhere, Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Fiesta Auto Insurance has opened 20 new locations across the country in the past three months. The company, which also offers tax preparation services, is seeking to expand its geographical reach and opened offices in Florida, New York, Texas and Illinois.

Northbrook, Ill.-based Allstate Insurance Co. is making a major effort to expand in Texas. According to the Austin Business Journal, Allstate is planning to open at least 130 new agencies in Texas.


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