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Unum launches dental and vision coverage

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:00 am EST

Dateline:

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
UNM

Unum and @Starmount_Life launch #dental, #vision coverage nationally

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A longtime leader in employee benefits, Unum (NYSE:UNM) has entered a new arena with the launch of Unum Dental and Unum Vision. Click to tweet.

The addition of dental and vision insurance – two important coverages that employees need and want – enables Unum to become the single provider of employee benefits packages that complement health and retirement.

“Dental and vision plans are essential to a comprehensive employee benefits package,” said Unum US President and CEO Mike Simonds. “With the addition of these products, we’re able to add value for brokers and employers with one-stop shopping and streamlined enrollment, administration and customer service processes.”

Starmount Life Insurance Company, a fast-growing dental and vision insurance business acquired by Unum in 2016, will be the center of expertise for these products in the United States.

“Unum and Starmount share a commitment to quality coverage and customer service,” said Deborah Sternberg, president of Starmount. ”We’ve joined forces to offer greater value and an excellent customer experience to employers and their employees.”

Unum Dental and Unum Vision products offer flexible plan designs, comprehensive national provider networks, and a convenient mobile app with provider locators, benefit overviews and claims tracking.

Unum Vision is now available nationwide. Unum Dental is being marketed in the South and Midwest regions, and will be offered in additional markets by 2018.

About Unum

Unum Group (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Starmount and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. The company reported revenues of $10.7 billion in 2015, and provided $6.8 billion in benefits.

About Starmount

Starmount Life Insurance Company is a member of the Unum Group family of licensed insurers, and is a leading national provider and administrator of dental and vision insurance coverage for individuals and employees. Known for reliable service and customer satisfaction, Starmount is admitted in 49 states, and rated A- (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best (2016), independent insurance analysts. The company also earned a spot on the prestigious 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performer list in life and health insurance. For more information, please visit www.StarmountLife.com.

Contact:

Unum Group
Kelly Spencer, 423-294-4508
Toll free: 866-756-8686
Kspencer2@unum.com