Unum 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

About Unum

Being there for the businesses we help protect and the lives we touch every day is our business, and it has been for more than 170 years.

A business for good

We help millions of people gain access to essential disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits through the workplace. Employers of all sizes depend on us for the comprehensive benefits solutions they need to attract and support the people who keep their businesses growing. And their employees know they can count on us to be there during some of life's most challenging times.

From affordable financial protection to communication and enrollment services, claims support, absence management, and vocational rehabilitation services, we're committed to providing the solutions our customers need with simplicity, empathy and expertise.

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Unum US

A market leader in group and individual disability benefits in the U.S., one of the largest providers of group life and voluntary workplace benefits, and a growing dental and vision carrier

Unum UK

The leading provider of group income protection and critical illness coverage in the U.K., as well as a provider of life and dental benefits

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Colonial Life

A leading provider of voluntary worksite benefits, including disability, life, accident, critical illness, cancer, hospitalization, dental and vision coverage in the U.S.

Our People

Our company is built on the promise of helping people when they need it most. It's an inspiring mission, and one that depends on harnessing the creativity and energy of our nearly 10,000 employees.

Protecting financial stability

Too many families lack a basic financial safety net to protect their finances and their futures. For example, our research found nearly half of working-age Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and could only pay three months or less of expenses without assistance.

Expanding access to financial protection benefits at the workplace can significantly reduce the need for government-funded support. By partnering with employers, Unum provides people and their families the financial protection benefits they need when faced with the unexpected challenges of illness or injury, helping them maintain their quality of life and close financial gaps. This partnership also benefits employers directly: studies show employees are more committed and engaged when their employers offer comprehensive benefits packages including disability, critical illness, life, dental and vision insurance.

Still, many employees in the U.S. and U.K. lack affordable access to these vital financial protection benefits. To help change that, we regularly engage with policymakers, industry groups, and other public and private institutions in the U.S. and U.K. to find ways to make benefits like the ones we offer more accessible and affordable to all employees. By sharing our expertise, providing thought leadership and actively participating in industry coalitions and trade associations, we're working to make a difference that extends far beyond our own organization.

Responsibility with transparency

Upholding the highest standards of integrity, financial responsibility and disclosure is embedded in our values and culture. Our annual reports, quarterly filings and other financial disclosures are publicly available on our website. In 2018, we were recognized as a CPA-Zicklin Index Trendsetter from the Center for Political Disclosure & Accountability.

Awards & Recognitions

Every day, we tackle the challenges of changing markets, find new ways to be the best and deliver on our commitments. We're at the top of our industry, and staying there means we move quickly, drive change and expect results. To showcase our dedication to excellence, our company has received numerous awards, including: