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  • 8/6/09 10:00 am EDT

    Unum Research Reveals Best Tactics for Better Benefits Communications

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent study commissioned by Unum (NYSE: UNM) and conducted by Harris Interactive shows a clear connection between how well employees understand their benefits and how engaged and motivated they are at work. “For employers, this research offers a simple answer to the question of how to get the best return on the time and money they put into building an employee benefits plan: A quality benefits education experience makes all themore...
  • 6/16/09 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) exceeds the industry average for overall value and timeliness of customer service, according to an independent survey that measured client satisfaction with group disability plans. Unum excelled in: Overall value, according to 85 percent of group disability customers, which is seven points above the industry average Timeliness of response to customermore...
  • 6/11/09 2:46 pm EDT

    Simplifies Benefits for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small and mid-sized businesses across New York now have access to Simply Unum, an innovative approach to employee benefits that can help control costs, simplify administration and offer flexible benefits choice. “The ability to offer enrollment and administration of benefits online, and to simplify billing so all benefits appear on one statement, is something this market has eagerly anticipated,” said Market Manager John Varuolo. “Andmore...
  • 5/4/09 11:00 am EDT

    Partnership with the Parenting Group Reaches out to Mothers on
    Maternity Leave

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New and expectant mothers who file maternity leave claims with Unum (NYSE: UNM) are receiving something they may not have expected from their benefits provider: a card offering congratulations, a magazine subscription and access to Unum’s dedicated website for new parents. “In the business of employee benefits, we really don’t get many chances to congratulate a claimant, to make a connection with them at a happy time in their lives,”more...
  • 4/13/09 11:21 am EDT

    New commercial emphasizes support for dedicated workers

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) begins a new advertising campaign with the message that employers who value the commitment and energy of their employees can help protect those workers with better benefits at work – Unum benefits. “Day in and day out, employees give their companies all they’ve got and businesses thrive because of that,” said Peter Neiman, vice president of Corporate Brand and Advertising for Unum. “That strong andmore...
  • 4/7/09 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) maintained its market leadership in cases and employees covered by its group long term care product in 2008, noting gains among existing customers who either expanded coverage to more employees or increased the benefit amount. The industry as a whole saw benefit increases to existing plans more than double in 2008, according to annual sales research from LIMRA. 1 "Business leaders realize that financial security is amore...
  • 3/9/09 5:30 pm EDT

    Simplifies Benefits for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small and mid-sized businesses in Florida now have access to Simply Unum, a new approach to employee benefits that can help control costs, simplify administration and offer flexible benefits choice. “Unum (NYSE:UNM) has a long history of serving Florida, and our sales and service professionals in Tampa are excited to be able to offer Simply Unum in the state,” said Tony Romano, Unum’s Senior Market Manager in Tampa.more...
  • 2/10/09 2:00 pm EST

    Educational forums and new service ease transition

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The first significant changes to the Family Medical Leave Act took effect in January, including the addition of military family leave entitlements, the creation of new forms and shifts in the ways leave is designated and defined. Unum (NYSE:UNM) handles the administration of family and medical leave for nearly 1 million workers, and the company is taking steps to ensure the customers it serves are ready for changes to the 15-year-oldmore...
  • 2/9/09 2:00 pm EST

    Free education series tackles workplace, productivity issues

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) is working with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) to offer a series of educational forums on workplace topics ranging from changes to FMLA law to the abuse of prescription drugs in the workplace. This Virtual Education Forum is a free service to the industry, made possible by Unum’s sponsorship and part of DMEC’s distance learning offerings. Hosted by experts in a variety of workplace topics, the forumsmore...
  • 11/14/08 3:00 pm EST

    Varying costs of long term care are important consideration in
    financial planning

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The costs of long term care vary across the country from a low of $19,296 per year for in-home care in Louisiana to a high of $177,634 for full-service nursing home care in Alaska, according to Unum’s (NYSE: UNM) Long Term Care Cost Survey 2008. Understanding these costs is a critical part of financial planning for the long term. “We’re all watching the stock market scramble our nest eggs,” said John Noble, director of long termmore...