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  • 6/30/15 11:30 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its second quarter results on Wednesday, July 29, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern. The earnings news release and the financial supplement will be available in the Investors section of the company’s website, which can be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, July 30, at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...
  • 6/8/15 11:30 am EDT

    Most Small Employers Offering LTD Think It Benefits Them and Their Employees

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Unum released the results of a survey of more than 500 benefits decision-makers at small employers regarding their views on long-term disability insurance (LTD). The findings reveal that employers, whether they offer the benefit or not, understand the value of this insurance for employees, and that those who offer it also believe it serves the interests of their company. Employers not offeringmore...
  • 5/21/15 10:43 am EDT

    Says company is strong and well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities ahead

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 12 years as chief executive officer of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), Thomas R. Watjen retired at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today and Richard P. McKenney assumed the role of CEO. “For many years we have been committed to a rigorous leadership development and succession planning process,” Watjen said. “We are well-positioned for the future and I step back knowing that Unum is in very good hands and poised for even greatermore...
  • 5/21/15 9:37 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $750 million of the company’s outstanding common stock through Nov. 21, 2016. This new authorization replaces the previous authorization of $750 million that was scheduled to expire on June 12, 2015. “Our capital position remains strong, giving us the flexibility to both support the needs of our business while also returning capitalmore...
  • 5/21/15 9:36 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized an increase of 12 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on its common stock. The new rate of 18.5 cents per common share, or 74 cents per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2015. “Our business continues to generate capital on a consistent basis,” said Richard P. McKenney, president ofmore...
  • 5/7/15 9:30 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millions of working women will celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend with a new baby cradled in their arms, but only 10 percent of these women will be receiving maternity benefits through short term disability leave. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 4 million babies are born each year, with two-thirds born to mothers in the workforce. About half of working mothers will have some form of paid maternity leave that may include usemore...
  • 4/29/15 4:15 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today reported net income of $212.9 million ($0.84 per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $225.8 million ($0.86 per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2014. After-tax operating income, which excludes after-tax realized investment gains and losses on the Company’s investment portfolio and the amortization of prior period actuarial losses on the Company’smore...
  • 4/28/15 1:00 pm EDT

    Data shows increasing age of disability beneficiaries, growth in incidence of joint disorders and musculoskeletal conditions

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum’s customers access their disability benefits most often for short term leave following the birth of a baby, and long term leave for treatment and recovery from cancer. Unum (NYSE: UNM), the leading provider of disability insurance in the U.S., analyzes claims activity each year and shares results near Disability Insurance Awareness Month in May to help foster a better understanding of the value of disability and other coveragemore...
  • 4/14/15 4:15 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective April 14, 2015, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share on its common stock to be paid on May 15, 2015, to stockholders of record on April 27, 2015. ABOUT UNUM GROUP Unum Group (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life and Unum UK. Unummore...
  • 3/30/15 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its first quarter results on Wednesday, April 29, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern. The earnings news release and the financial supplement will be available in the Investors section of the company’s website, which can be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...