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  • 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...
  • 11/7/08 7:00 pm EST

    Annual Long Term Care study reveals trends in coverage, growth in

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One year ago this week, Linda1 suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 52. This week, she’s planning a Mother and Son Retreat at her two teenage sons’ school. Tremendous family support, six months of in-home care covered by long term care insurance and a positive attitude helped Linda make a remarkable recovery. “After coffee one morning with a girlfriend, I had an extremely bad headache that landed me in the ER. Doctorsmore...
  • 11/7/08 1:45 pm EST reaches new audiences, reflects social value of products and

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the launch of a completely redesigned and expanded website, Unum (NYSE:UNM) reaches new audiences with the message of better benefits at work. “Our new website is a better reflection of who we are today and is consistent with both our brand and our leadership in the industry,” said Joe Foley, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “As the public face of the company on the Internet,more...
  • 11/3/08 6:47 pm EST

    Unums 2008 Buyers Study Offers Data on
    Easing Costs While Expanding Protection

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The unsteady stock market, broad job cuts and falling home values have made for a tense, sometimes scary, year. In this time of economic uncertainty, we hear a lot about the importance of savings and managing expenses. Often overlooked, however, is the role employee benefits play in protecting the financial stability of workers and their families. Among the statistics in Unum’s (NYSE: UNM) 2008 Buyers Study that indicate the importancemore...
  • 10/16/08 2:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New group critical illness coverage from Unum (NYSE:UNM) offers employees more ways to protect themselves and their families from the costs of serious illness and makes it easier for employers to offer the benefit. “As the costs of health care insurance grow and gaps in health coverage widen, the need for critical illness coverage will only increase,” said Scott Brown, director, product and market development at Unum. “Thismore...
  • 10/14/08 10:00 am EDT

    Custom solutions created for Hispanic consumers

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) has created a specialized approach to serving its Spanish-speaking customers, from customized employee education and enrollment materials, to bilingual call centers and on-claim support. People of Hispanic origin comprise the largest ethnic minority in the United States, making up 15 percent of the nation’s total population. The estimated Hispanic population is expected to more than double to 102.6 million by 2050. Unummore...
  • 10/14/08 10:00 am EDT

    Soluciones para los consumidores Latinos

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) ha desarrollado un enfoque especializado para atender a sus clientes hispanohablantes, incluyendo materiales educativos acerca de los beneficios y del proceso de inscripción, y centros bilingües de servicio al cliente y de asistencia con reclamaciones. Los Latinos constituyen la mayor minoría étnica de los Estados Unidos y representan el 15% de la población total del país. Se cree que la población Latina estimadamore...
  • 9/17/08 9:00 am EDT

    Unum Offers Quick Guide to Coverage During Life Insurance Awareness

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to life insurance, the need may be clear but the details can seem a little murky. What are the differences between types of coverage? How much do you need? When do you need it? During Life Insurance Awareness Month, a national campaign throughout September, Unum (NYSE:UNM) offers this quick guide to life insurance coverage. “Understanding the types of coverage that are out there, and when they’re importantmore...
  • 9/11/08 2:00 pm EDT

    Life insurance products can help cover the costs of long term care

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two new life insurance products from Unum (NYSE:UNM) offer policyholders greater financial flexibility, particularly in the increasingly important area of long term care. Interest Sensitive Whole Life 08 and Voluntary Individual Universal Life 08 have been completely updated, with enhanced features that include riders offering long term care options and a living benefit, as well as an accidental death benefit rider. “Asmore...