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Unum in the news - 2014

Below is a listing of recent articles by Unum business leaders, interviews including comments from Unum executives, and reports on research by Unum officials discussing topics of relevance to employers.

2014 Articles

  • Best's Review (October 2014): Kathy Plummer, director of Product and Market Development, talks about the consumer need for disability insurance, new flexibility in plan designs and funding, and the growing momentum for auto-enrollment. This article also contains an interview podcast with Kathy.

  • LEADERS magazine (October 2014): Unum President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Watjen talks about the history and success of the company and shares his thoughts on the company's key priorities to ensure its market leadership.

  • Benefitspro (July 2014) Jeff Montag, vice president and managing director at Unum, talks about how health care reform offers brokers the opportunity to take a more consultative approach with their employer clients, particularly in the voluntary benefits market.

  • Rough Notes (July 2014): Unum US President and CEO Mike Simonds discusses trends in the disability market and what Unum is doing from a public policy standpoint, including seeking support from legislators on auto-enrollment for disability insurance.

  • California Broker (June 2014): Unum's Senior Account Executive Stacy Maloy discusses why brokers should be thinking about hospital indemnity insurance for their clients.

  • Life & Health Advisor (May 2014): Greg Breter, senior vice president of Unum’s Benefits Organization, shares the results from last year’s research by the Consumer Federation of America and Unum that demonstrates the benefits of long term disability insurance are both financial and emotional.

  • Employee Benefit News (January 2014): Marty McGuinness, vice president of Government Affairs at Unum, talks about the new Congressional Income Protection Caucus and the role Unum plays on Capitol Hill to help heighten awareness of the need for financial protection benefits in the workplace.