Symetra Life Insurance, a subsidiary of Symetra Financial, has appointed Tom Foran to lead its expanding group life and disability income insurance business.

As vice president of group life and disability, Foran will have profit-and-loss responsibility and set the strategic direction for these product lines. He will be based in Symetra’s South Windsor, Connecticut, offices near Hartford.

Foran will join Symetra from WellPoint, where he served as director of product and business development in its life and disability division since 2006.

At WellPoint, he led the innovation of new products, underwriting methodologies and web-based sales tools. He also developed the life and disability market strategy and action plans for key medical markets.

Prior to WellPoint, Foran was vice president of underwriting at Integrated Disability Resources and regional director of Large Group Underwriting and Policy Administration Services at Hartford Life Insurance.