NU Online News Service, March 4, 2004, 1:10 p.m. EST – Prudential Financial, Inc. has launched a new Web site to provide health and wellness information to its group insurance clients.[@@] The site, designed to be used by client employers and their employees, contains details on diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight management, prenatal health and other issues.

“The information can help employers reduce absenteeism and keep their workforce healthy,” says John Barilla, vice president of disability management services for Prudential’s group insurance business.

Among other information, the site offers advice on safe work practices, including an ergonomic checklist; recommended cancer screenings; answers to various diabetes-related questions; and an explanation of the elements of a successful weight management program.