Prudential Financial Inc.’s Group Insurance Business announced today it is opening a disability management services office in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Expected to be up and running by January, the office will expands the company’s operations for both absence management and short-term disability services, said Lori High, president of Prudential’s Group Insurance Business.

Prudential plans to hire around 50 employees for the expansion, which it says is the result of growth in its disability business. The disability office will be located with Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services.

The company currently has disability management offices in Portland, Maine and Roseland, N.J.