NU Online News Service, March 4, 1:47 p.m. – Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has introduced a new automated system for enrolling employees in its group insurance programs.

Employees can use the system to sign up for optional term life insurance, dependent term life insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term disability insurance through the Web or over the telephone. Employees can also use the system to name beneficiaries.

Prudential will mail confirmation statements to employers and employees at the end of the open enrollment period.