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  • 7/27/11 11:00 am EDT

    Unum report says two-thirds of working Americans lack access to this important financial safety net

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group disability insurance protects as many as 500,000 families a year from impoverishment, according to an economic analysis by Charles River Associates released today at a symposium hosted by the Financial Services Roundtable, the American Savings Education Council and the Aspen Institute. Commissioned by employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM), the analysis estimates that private group disability coverage translates into directmore...
  • 7/6/11 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Jon S. Fossel, 69, is retiring as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. William J. Ryan has been named non-executive chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Fossel. The transition will take effect on September 30, 2011, when Fossel marks five years of service as chairman. Fossel joined the board in 2002 and has served as non-executive chairman since October 1, 2006. He willmore...
  • 6/30/11 2:15 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that it will hold its annual investor meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Le Parker Meridien in New York. The event is currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, and will be simulcast in a listen-only mode on the Investors page of the company’s website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Following the meeting, management will be available to investors during amore...
  • 6/27/11 3:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its second quarter results on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern. The earnings news release and the financial supplement will be available in the “Investors” section of www.unum.com, which can also be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results of operationsmore...
  • 6/22/11 9:27 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In recognition of her contributions to the voluntary employee benefits industry, Neiciee Durrence, vice president of Acquisition Strategies for Unum (NYSE: UNM), has been selected to the International Worksite Marketing Hall of Fame of the Workplace Benefits Association. “Neiciee’s efforts, achievements, and leadership have helped the industry grow to the place where voluntary benefit plans are viewed asmore...
  • 6/1/11 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Tom Watjen, president and chief executive officer, will be representing the company at the Deutsche Bank Financial Services Conference, June 7, 2011, in New York City. Watjen is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. Eastern and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation available on the “Investors” pagemore...
  • 5/24/11 11:00 am EDT

    Company wins fifth-consecutive award for commitment to employee wellness

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fifth consecutive year, the National Business Group on Health honored Unum (NYSE: UNM) for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its workers and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Unum was among 48 U.S. employers that received the 2011 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award today at the Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.more...
  • 4/12/11 10:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Breege A. Farrell has been named senior vice president and chief investment officer for the company. In this capacity, Farrell will be responsible for designing and overseeing Unum’s investment and asset management strategies, including maintaining a balanced portfolio of investments to optimize investment performance within the company’s risk management guidelines. Farrell joins Unummore...
  • 2/7/11 10:47 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Tom Watjen, president and chief executive officer will be representing the company at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum, Feb. 11, 2011, in Miami, Florida. Watjen is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. Eastern and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation available on the “Investors” page of themore...
  • 1/27/11 11:00 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) is once again teaming up with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) to offer a series of online educational forums on disability and absence management. “This forum continues to be very popular, offering a great resource for some of the hottest topics that employers and industry professionals must deal with every day,” said Marcia Carruthers, chief executive officer for DMEC. “Given the convenient andmore...