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  • 2/10/11 11:00 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The latest in a series of guides to health care reform from Unum (NYSE:UNM) explains the variety of consumer-directed health plans, and offers strategies for combining the increasingly popular plans with other benefits. “There are so many different kinds of consumer-directed plans – from Health Savings Accounts to High Deductible Health Plans,” said Lydia Jilek, director of Product and Market development for Unum. “These piecesmore...
  • 11/30/10 11:00 am EST

    Customer survey earns carrier high marks in claimant satisfaction

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nine out of 10 customers receiving benefits from Unum’s voluntary short term disability or accident insurance would recommend the company to their co-workers, according to an independent customer satisfaction survey. The survey also found about nine out of 10 customers are satisfied with Unum’s overall handling of their voluntary short term disability and accident claims, from the time they filed a claim to when they received amore...
  • 11/18/10 10:30 am EST

    Coverage tailored to meet employee and employer needs

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) has introduced a new customizable individual disability insurance product that complements group disability benefits and addresses current workforce trends. The new financial protection benefit — the Income Series 750 — unbundles the features of Unum’s current individual disability insurance, giving employers greater flexibility to select the options that best meet the needs of employees who are not fully protected bymore...
  • 11/4/10 11:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leading employee benefits provider, is expanding its Health Resource Connects education and referral program to help its larger disability clients make the most of their health management programs. Unum recognizes that more and more employers are investing resources in various health improvement programs as ways to control unsustainable health care costs. These strategies can include disease or care managementmore...
  • 9/3/10 9:00 am EDT

    Understanding a crucial benefit during Life Insurance Awareness Month

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week an insurance research firm reported that ownership in life insurance has reached a 50-year low, with nearly a third of U.S. households not having a form of this financial protection. As the benefits industry begins Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, Unum (NYSE: UNM) shares the concern that this decline exposes working Americans to financial uncertainty. “Life insurance is one of themore...
  • 7/29/10 11:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ten years after Unum (NYSE: UNM) started providing Leave Management Services, the company is now helping more than 200 businesses manage the complex requirements of federal and state family and medical leave laws. “This 10th anniversary is an important milestone for us,” says Rob Hecker, vice president of Benefits Services at Unum. “What began as an innovative solution for one of our customers, AOL, has grown into a significantmore...
  • 6/29/10 11:00 am EDT

    Two-year project part of Unum’s efforts to better serve
    Spanish-speaking customers

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) has introduced a Spanish version of its Evidence of Insurability form as the latest in a series of services to make the benefits process easier for Spanish-speaking customers. The form is a widely used document in the insurance industry to determine coverage eligibility for customers applying for additional coverage or during a non-group enrollment time. “From an enrollment perspective, this is a majormore...
  • 6/29/10 11:00 am EDT

    Como parte de los esfuerzos de Unum en un proyecto de dos años a fin
    de ofrecerles un mejor servicio a los clientes de habla hispana

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNUM) ha presentado una versión en español de su formulario de Evidencia de Asegurabilidad. Esta opción es la incorporación más reciente a la serie de servicios que intenta facilitar el proceso de beneficios para los clientes de habla hispana. El formulario es un documento muy utilizado en la industria del seguro para determinar la elegibilidad de cobertura de los clientes que solicitan cobertura adicional o durante elmore...
  • 5/3/10 3:00 pm EDT

    Related education and outreach offer support for individuals and
    employers

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the ninth consecutive year, cancer is the leading cause of long term disability claims for Unum (NYSE: UNM), followed closely by complicated pregnancies, according to 2009 claims data. Cancer claims were 11.8 percent of long term disability claims in 2009, while complications from pregnancy made up 11.7 percent of claims. The leading reasons for Unum’s short term disability claims in 2009 weremore...
  • 4/27/10 11:00 am EDT

    Unum Named Most Frequently Used Voluntary Carrier in Broker Survey

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The number of brokers offering Unum’s voluntary benefits - insurance coverage available through employers and usually paid for by employees - has more than quadrupled over the past decade. The increase is evident in a recent survey by the Eastbridge Consulting Group in which Unum (NYSE: UNM) was named most frequently by brokers as one of their top three voluntary carriers. Colonial Life, Unum’s sistermore...