Quality benefits education linked to worker ratings of their employers and benefits packages
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employee ratings of their workplaces and benefits packages are at their
lowest levels since 2008, according to research recently released by Unum.
The online survey of 1,521 working adults, conducted by Harris Poll on
behalf of Unum, finds that only half (49 percent) of U.S. workers rate
their employer as an excellent or very good place to work. Less than
half (47 percent) of employees who were offered benefits by their
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective July 14, 2014, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors
declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share on its common stock to
be paid on Aug. 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on July 28, 2014.
ABOUT UNUM GROUP
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 and Unum UK. Unum’more...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its second quarter results on
Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern. The earnings news
release and the financial supplement will be available in the Investors
section of the company’s website,
which can be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com.
Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on
Thursday, July 31, at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the ninth year, Unum
has been honored for its continuous efforts to support the health and
wellness of U.S. employees and their families.
Unum (NYSE: UNM) was among 63
U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy
Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the
National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce
Unum was honored with the goldmore...
Employers play important role by offering financial protection benefits
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly one-half (46%) of workers are not confident they have enough
savings for their future or to see them through a period of time out of
work due to illness or injury, Unum finds in its sixth annual survey of
The online survey of 1,521 working adults, conducted in December 2013 by
Harris Poll on behalf of Unum, finds that one-third (34 percent) don’t
feel financially secure. The youngest workers (ages 18-34) andmore...
COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) annual meeting today, President and CEO
Thomas R. Watjen told shareholders that the company is poised to realize
unparalleled market potential.
“Throughout our entire history we have built a tremendous franchise and
legacy, and I’ve never been more optimistic about our prospects for
growth or more confident in our ability to capitalize on the
opportunities that lie ahead,” Watjen said.
COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Randall C. Horn, president
and chief executive officer of its Colonial Life business, intends to
retire in the first quarter of 2015. He is stepping down from his role
as president of Colonial Life effective July 1, 2014, while remaining
chief executive officer until Dec. 31, 2014. Timothy G. Arnold,
currently senior vice president of sales and marketing for Colonial
Life, will become president July 1more...
COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has
authorized an increase of 14 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on
its common stock. The new rate of 16.5 cents per common share, or 66
cents per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend
expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2014.
“Our consistent operating performance and strong capital position have
enabled us to again increase ourmore...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new collection of tools will help employers navigate through the next
crucial decision regarding health care reform – whether to offer health
coverage to employees, or pay a penalty instead.
The tools from Unum (NYSE: UNM) are additions to a suite of materials
that offer employers expert advice on a total benefits strategy,
including financial protection benefits and a strong communication plan.
“Health care reform ismore...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today reported net income of $228.9 million
($0.88 per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2014, compared
to net income of $212.6 million ($0.79 per diluted common share) for the
first quarter of 2013.
After-tax operating income, which excludes after-tax realized investment
gains and losses and the amortization of prior period actuarial losses
on the Company’s pension plans, was $225.7 million ($0.87more...