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Helping people with financial protection benefits

At Unum, we’re in the business of helping people through difficult times in their lives. Our financial protection benefits provide individuals and their families with the financial security they need to better cope with the loss of a loved one or the inability to work due to illness or injury.

We offer a full array of benefits solutions – including education, enrollment services and valuable claim support – to meet the needs of both employers and their workers. And our award-winning absence management and vocational rehabilitation services help ease the disruption to both businesses and employers by enabling them to return to full capacity as soon as they are able.

Unum at a glance

  • Ranks 279 on the Fortune 500
  • Protects 25 million people worldwide
  • Serves the needs of 178,000 businesses in the U.S. and U.K.
  • Providing benefits for a third of Fortune 500 companies

Unum’s three distinct , but similarly focused businesses – Unum US, Unum UK and Colonial Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance accessible in the workplace.

Our customers know they can count on Unum when the unexpected occurs. 25 million people at 178,000 companies rely on Unum’s products and services – including a third of Fortune 500 companies – and we paid out more than $6 billion in benefits last year to individuals and families who were impacted by life-changing events.


We have a strong presence in the markets where we participate.

In the U.S., we are ranked:

  • 1st in group and individual disability1
  • 3rd in voluntary benefits2
  • 1st in group life3

In the U.K., we are ranked:4

  • 1st in group disability
  • 3rd in group critical illness
  • 4th in group life

1 LIMRA, “U.S. Group Disability Insurance 2014 Annual Sales and In Force” (2015), based on inforce premium, and “Individual Disability Income Sales and In-Force Survey Annual Review 2013” (2014), based on multilife
2 Eastbridge U.S. Worksite Sales Report, Carrier Results for 2014 (2015), based on inforce premium.
3 Gen Re 2014 U.S. Group Life Market Survey (2015), based on inforce cases
4 Swiss Re, Group Watch 2015 (reporting sales data for 2014), based on inforce premium.

Financial strength

With a strong foundation, Unum is well-positioned to help people develop a financial safety net.

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