NU Online News Service, Dec. 6, 1:52 p.m. – John Hewitt & Associates Inc., Portland, Maine, a disability risk management and consulting firm, will host a three-day disability conference starting March 6, 2002, in Fort Myers, Fla.

Reprentatives from Hewitt, actuarial firms and large disability insurers will discuss the recent performance of and future prospects for the disability insurance industry.

Hewitt, which previously was known as John Hewitt Associates, is a unit of GeneralCologne Re.

More information about the conference is available on the Web, at http://www.jhaweb.com