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  • 10/31/18 9:07 am EDT

    Elimination of popular benefit could entice more than a third to job-hop in already tight labor market

    BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) finds the elimination of vision benefits could motivate more than a third (34 percent) of U.S. workers ages 25 to 34 to look for a new job. These results and other key findings were part of an online poll among 1,227 working U.S. adults conducted by Unum in July. While the likelihood of job-hopping was higher among this primarily Millennial age group, other agemore...
  • 10/10/18 9:15 am EDT

    Expense ranks as primary reason many adults avoid the dentist

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) finds that 41 percent of adults cite the cost of dental care, including out of pocket costs for procedures, as the top stressor about their personal oral health. This figure was higher among women (46 percent) than men (37 percent), and among workers ages 50-64 (45 percent). These results and other key findings were part of an online poll among 1,229 working U.S. adultsmore...
  • 7/12/18 3:47 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A dedicated protocol for managing behavioral health claims is helping Unum (NYSE: UNM) customers experience more favorable return-to-work outcomes. Using a strategic mix of early intervention; triaged specialist support; and partnership among employers, medical experts, and vocational rehabilitation consultants, Unum has seen: A 15 percent reduction in short term disability behavioral health claims transitioning to long termmore...
  • 6/15/18 5:07 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the nation prepares to honor its dads this Sunday, recent research from UNICEF spotlights a stark reality that almost two-thirds of the world’s children less than a year old (nearly 90 million) live in countries where fathers are not entitled by law to take paternity leave. The U.S., which has nearly 4 million births per year, is one of eight countries with no national law guaranteeing paid parental leave for either moms or dadsmore...
  • 6/13/18 10:02 am EDT

    Unum spotlights top stressors during Men’s Health Month

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recent research from Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of leave management services and employee benefits in the U.S., details the prevalence of stress and behavioral health concerns among the nation’s men. In support of Men’s Health Month, insight from recent consumer research, claims data and Unum professionals include: Men experience many sources of stress In a Unum-commissioned consumer poll among U.S. adultsmore...
  • 6/4/18 10:02 am EDT

    New research details prevalence of caregiving responsibilities and impact on the workforce

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of leave management services and employee benefits in the U.S., details how caregiving responsibilities can take emotional, physical and financial tolls on the caregiver and result in lower productivity and engagement at work. Available now at Unum.com/leave, the report, “Adult Caregiving: Generational considerations for America’s workforce,” details findings from researchmore...
  • 5/10/18 8:53 am EDT

    This influential generation is growing their careers, their families, and their need for benefits

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2017, Millennial moms accounted for 77 percent of short term disability maternity claims for Unum (NYSE: UNM), the leading provider of disability benefits in the U.S. “Millennials make up more than a third of the workforce and many of them have recently started or plan on starting a family soon,” said Greg Breter, senior vice president of benefits at Unum. “We anticipate seeing these numbers hold steady or even rise in the years tomore...
  • 4/26/18 2:13 pm EDT

    New research sheds light on important health concern during Stress Awareness Month

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of employee benefits, finds younger workers experience stress more frequently than their older peers and is shedding light on the negative health effects of stress during Stress Awareness Month. Key findings from a survey commissioned by Unum in January 2018 among 1,232 U.S. adults include: Thirty-nine percent of workers ages 18-34 experience stress daily tomore...
  • 5/5/16 10:04 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disability claims for joint disorders and musculoskeletal issues have increased significantly over the past 10 years in the U.S., according to data from Unum. As the leading provider of disability insurance in the U.S. and the U.K., Unum tracks reasons behind disability leave and shares results each May, Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Trends over the last decade show: 33% increase in long termmore...
  • 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...