One insurer is turning to a division of another insurer to expand absence management services for group disability customers.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a unit of MetLife Inc., New York, says it intends to market absence management services from Nationwide Better Health, the health management arm of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.

The Nationwide service will help MetLife group disability customers track and manage many different types of absences, including sick leave, disability leave, military leave and jury duty, through one point of administration and through one contract with MetLife, MetLife says.