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Unum

(Public)  
Insurance
HQ: Chattanooga, TN   |   10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview
Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury. But we do more than protect individuals and their livelihoods. Our employee benefit plans are as much about helping employers as the people they employ. We're looking ahead, at the trends and challenges that are driving change in the global workplace. As a result, we can deliver intelligent, forward-thinking benefit programs to prepare businesses — and their employees — for the future. Our benefit programs can help businesses attract and retain quality people, reduce the cost of absenteeism and return employees to work after an illness or injury — creating a more satisfied and productive workforce. We show companies how to get the most from their benefit programs, helping them to build a stronger workforce — and ultimately, a stronger business. Unum. Better benefits at work.
Culture
Unum seeks to foster a healthy work environment with an emphasis on clear communication, participation, integrity and personal growth. Unum Group is committed to an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Unum provides equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees regardless of a persons race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual orientation. Unum will take affirmative action to implement our equal employment opportunity policy with regard to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans. Many of our positions have a career path where you begin at an entry level and progress into advanced specialties. Our career training and planning centers are committed to helping our employees develop and advance through opportunities for on-the-job training.
Benefits
Unum offers a highly competitive benefits package for our employees and their dependents. It reflects Unum's core expertise in developing services to maintain a healthy workplace and our commitment to helping employees balance the many challenges of life and work. Benefits at Unum Include:
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Income protection (Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability insurance)
  • 401 (K) retirement plan
  • Assist America
  • Business travel accident
  • Asset protection (Long Term Care insurance)
  • Wellness program
  • Matching gifts
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development
  • Paid time off
  • Holidays
  • Reimbursement account
Our Commitment
Our Customer Commitment at Claim Time

Benefiting hundreds of thousands of individuals and families each year, the fair, thorough and objective claims process we have worked hard to build resulted in the replacement of $4 billion in lost disability-related income in 2005 alone. While we are proud of our achievements and industry leadership in this area, we continue to listen to our customers, their advisors, regulators and others to help us further improve our process for the benefit of those who count on us.

Sincerely,

Thomas R. Watjen
President & CEO
Unum Group
What We Do
At its heart, Unum is a company of people serving people. We provide more than a benefit check to claimants...we provide a wide range of benefits and services designed to help people during what is often the most trying time of their lives loss of income due to illness or injury.

We are committed to paying all valid claims. In 2005 alone, we replaced over $4 billion in lost income to help support families. To our knowledge, this is more than any other income protection provider in the world.

Our claims paying philosophy is simple, yet direct:
  • Make appropriate decisions by providing a thorough, fair, and objective evaluation of all claims
  • Pay all valid claims in a timely manner with a high level of service
  • Partner with our customers in their efforts to return to work or to independent living
Our claims process we call it "The Benefits Center" is unique helping our customers return to work following an injury or illness. We have invested heavily in a highly innovative process that is supported by a significant number of specialty and clinical resources, including our FMLA services, disability reporting/analysis, integrated disability management and more. Within our claims operation, our employees are all working on behalf of the millions of customers who have put their trust in Unum. Through these commitments, we have generated return-to-work results better than industry averages1.

Unum is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has offices around the globe with a significant corporate presence in Portland, Maine; Worcester, Massachusetts; and Glendale California. Our subsidiaries include Colonial Life Accident Insurance Company in South Carolina and Unum Limited in England.

Our focus on helping people return to the fullness of their lives extends beyond our business interests and into the cities and towns where we live, work and play. Unum has long recognized the importance of providing philanthropic support in the communities we call home and encourage our employees to do so, as well. In 2004 we contributed more than $4.5 million to not-for-profit organizations across the United States and United Kingdom through locally made-decisions in our home cities. Through our matching gift program, we matched an additional $896,000 of donations made by North American employees to local organizations and schools. This dedication to helping our communities reach their highest potential is a natural extension of our mission to help our claimants return to the fullness of their lives.

In so many ways, and in all that we do, Unum is working to make a difference...one person at a time.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Unum provides equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees regardless of a persons race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual orientation.

Unum will take affirmative action to implement our equal employment opportunity policy with regard to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans.



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