NU Online News Service, Jan. 6, 2004, 2:34 p.m. EST – Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, N.J., has agreed to use Gates McDonald & Company, Hilliard, Ohio, to help run its integrated disability management program for at least 5 more years.[@@]

The new agreement calls for GatesMcDonald to handle Family and Medical Leave Act administration, absence management and workers’ compensation administration for employers with at least 5,000 employees.

Prudential will handle short-term and long-term disability coverage, and Prudential will work with GatesMcDonald to provide integrated disability and medical case management, Prudential says.

GatesMcDonald has been helping Prudential run its integrated disability management program since 1999.