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  • 3/18/10 10:00 am EDT

    Videos Part of Company’s Commitment to Better Serve Hispanic Market

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As its services for Hispanic customers continue to expand, Unum (NYSE:UNM) has released a new series of educational videos in Spanish to help customers learn about its employee benefits products and services. “The Hispanic population is growing faster than any other ethnic minority,” said Bilda Acuña, assistant vice president of Unum’s Hispanic initiative. “One quarter of Unum’s customers have Spanish-speaking employees, and it ismore...
  • 2/23/10 11:00 am EST

    Major Milestones in Growth of Benefits Solution for Small to
    Mid-Sized Businesses

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simply Unum, the integrated benefits solution for small to mid-sized businesses, is now available in every state in the country, and offers new voluntary disability benefits and funding options in 40 states and the District of Columbia. On Monday, Simply Unum (NYSE:UNM) launched in California, Hawaii and Maryland – the final three states in the national rollout of the benefits platform. And Simply Unum’s enhancedmore...
  • 1/27/10 2:26 pm EST

    Free education series tackles workplace, productivity issues

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the eighth year, Unum (NYSE:UNM) is teaming up with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) to offer a series of educational forums on workplace topics ranging from return to work, to changes in the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Virtual Education Forum is made possible by Unum’s sponsorship and is part of DMEC’s distance learning offerings. “The forums offer human resources professionals, benefits brokers, andmore...
  • 12/3/09 10:00 am EST

    Unum data highlights role spouses, relatives play in helping
    claimants stay at home

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 40 years of exploring the world together, John Austin and his wife, Betty, now have different adventures. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago, "Betty has become my whole world," Mr. Austin says. Mr. Austin represents the 51 percent of Unum's (NYSE: UNM) long term care claimants' caregivers who are spouses. While most of them are women, 45 percent of caregivers are men. Mr. Austin, who once owned his own company in Atlanta,more...
  • 11/18/09 9:00 am EST

    Unum’s 4th Annual Landscape of Long Term
    Care Reveals Claimants Prefer to Age in Place

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Ruth Adams’ husband Norman* was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago, Mrs. Adams decided to keep her husband at home as long as possible. “I know he would do the same for me. I have no doubts,” she said. The couple’s Unum (NYSE: UNM) long term care policy pays for a daily visit from a certified aide who helps care for Mr. Adams. “I never knew our long term care insurance would playmore...
  • 11/12/09 2:00 pm EST

    Unum's 4th Annual Landscape of LTC Reveals
    Sales Facts and Trends

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a climate of falling home values and shrinking savings accounts, employers and employees are looking for ways to plan for and protect their financial futures. And long term care coverage can play an important role in that planning. This month, in observance of Long Term Care Awareness Month, Unum (NYSE: UNM) will share the claims and sales trends about group long term care coverage. Understanding claims and sales trends and themore...
  • 11/5/09 4:30 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) has enhanced the wellness benefit of its critical illness products by adding the H1N1 vaccine to the list of qualifying procedures. “Employee absence, even in the best of times, can strain the ability of companies to meet their business obligations. This year, the H1N1 flu virus is adding extra stress in the workplace,” said Scott Brown, product director at Unum. “By offering this benefit to our existing and newmore...
  • 10/30/09 9:00 am EDT

    Participants in Independent Survey Are Likely to Recommend Carrier to
    Others

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With unique product offerings and strong sales and service support, disability insurance brokers say Unum (NYSE: UNM) is a carrier they are likely to recommend, according to a survey by JHA, a leader in reinsurance, consulting and research. JHA asked disability sales professionals to rate carriers in a number of key categories from “being easy to work with” to “claim service.” Unum did better or exceeded the industry average in 20 ofmore...
  • 10/13/09 2:00 pm EDT

    Offering More Ways to Control Benefit Costs, Provide Broad Benefit
    Options

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Simply Unum employee benefits platform now includes new voluntary disability coverage, and offers employer-funded Benefit CreditsSM that employees can apply to the cost of the coverage they choose. “These new products on Simply Unum are great enhancements to a flexible and streamlined benefits platform that helps small and mid-sized businesses offer broad choice, effective education and cost control,”more...
  • 8/18/09 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum’s sales of critical illness insurance are up nearly 20 percent through the first half of 2009, and its new group critical illness product – launched just nine months ago – is already responsible for more than 30 percent of sales. “As economic realities force employers to adjust their health benefits, employees are exposed to additional financial pressures,” says Scott Brown, director of critical illness products for Unum (NYSE: UNMmore...