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  • 10/17/13 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The number of breast cancer patients who returned to work after being on short-term disability leave increased 11 percent over the last five years, according to internal data from Unum (NYSE:UNM), the leading provider of disability benefits through the workplace. In 2010, 70 percent of people on short-term disability leave due to breast cancer returned to work, a number that has climbed steadily from 29.9 percent in 2001more...
  • 9/19/13 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum’s new dental offering is now available nationwide, following a successful launch in select markets across the country. Unum (NYSE: UNM) offers dental coverage through a partnership with United Concordia, with Unum as the primary brand and United Concordia as the underwriter. The partnership unites two employee benefit market leaders to provide group dental benefits that align with Unum’s other financial protection benefitsmore...
  • 8/28/13 2:00 pm EDT

    Unum helps consumers understand a crucial financial planning benefit

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Benefits from life insurance policies can be applied to anything – from funerals, to college costs, to mortgages, to credit card bills. It’s an important financial planning tool. The catch? You need to be covered by a life insurance policy. While most Americans believe in the importance of life insurance, 30 percent of U.S. households have no life insurance at all. Of the U.S. households who have life insurance, 50 percent say they needmore...
  • 8/21/13 1:30 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joe Inger and Joel Canfield don’t know each other, but they both know what it’s like to be suddenly unable to work and earn a living because of injury or illness. And, thanks to disability coverage, they both have the time and resources to focus on getting well rather than worrying about paying the bills. Inger and Canfield are featured in two new videos from Unum, and their stories underscore the importance of long term disabilitymore...
  • 8/20/13 11:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) has released a new whole life insurance product with features that consider employees’ needs as they transition from work to retirement. In addition to level premiums and guaranteed cash value, the policy has a paid-up-at-age-70 option and access to a long term care benefit for policyholders and their spouses. “This new coverage offers dependable value in uncertain times, when many individuals are worrying over theirmore...
  • 5/28/13 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rising costs of health care mean one trip to the hospital could cause a serious financial setback due to out-of-pocket costs not covered by a typical medical plan, such as co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles. To help protect employees from the financial costs of unexpected health events that result in hospitalization or other treatment, Unum (NYSE: UNM) has launched a new group hospital indemnity product. Unum’s groupmore...
  • 5/16/13 3:00 pm EDT

    Center for Plain Language grants Unum a ClearMark Award for GetBenefitSmart.com

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to customer communication, Unum’s focus on simplicity recently earned the company a second ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language. “This recognition is an affirmation that we’re moving in the right direction,” said Bilda Acuna, assistant vice president of Hispanic Markets. “We understand that insurance terms don’t help people process information about financial protection. GetBenefitSmart.com is a stepmore...
  • 4/30/13 9:00 am EDT

    Employers face unique challenges as more survivors return to work

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 12th year cancer is the top reason for long-term disability claims for Unum (NYSE: UNM), followed closely by back disorders, according to 2012 claims data. Cancer claims were nearly 16 percent of the company’s long term disability claims, while back disorders made up 15.1 percent of claims. The leading reasons for Unum’s short term disability claims in 2012 were maternity (18.9 percent of claims) and non-back injuries (10.5 percentmore...
  • 4/25/13 10:00 am EDT
    As health care reform triggers changes across the benefits industry, Unum is teaming up with benefits partners who are accelerating the development of private insurance exchanges. These exchanges offer a wide range of benefit options, allowing for greater choice, cost control and convenience to employees, their employers and brokers. Private benefit exchanges will increase access to employer-sponsored financial protection benefits, particularly to employees at small and midsize businesses, andmore...
  • 10/4/12 2:30 pm EDT

    But return-to-work numbers have slipped for those on long term disability

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than twice as many people who have battled breast cancer are returning to work after short term disability leave, according to internal data from Unum (NYSE:UNM), the leading provider of disability benefits through the workplace. In 2009, nearly 64 percent of people on short term disability leave due to breast cancer returned to work, a number that has climbed steadily from 28.8 percent in 2001. The encouraging increase likelymore...