CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leading employee benefits provider, today announced Unum Dental plans will be available in all regions of the country on January 1, 2018.
Unum successfully launched new Unum Dental group insurance plans in the South and Midwest regions in January 2017 – within five months of acquiring dental and vision benefits carrier Starmount Life Insurance Company. At the same time, Unum also successfully launched Unum Vision insurance plans nationally.
“The market response to Unum Dental and Unum Vision has exceeded our expectations in 2017,” said Unum US President and CEO Mike Simonds. “Dental insurance is an important coverage we know employees need and want, and expanding dental plans into every region of the country helps us provide more value to brokers and employers.”
The addition of dental coverage rounds out Unum’s supplemental benefits portfolio with one of the most popular workplace benefits. It also positions Unum as a one-stop shop for employee benefits packages that complement medical and retirement.
“Unum and Starmount had a phenomenal year together, and we look forward to what 2018 brings,” said Starmount CEO Erich Sternberg. “We will continue to expand our national provider networks and enhance our products in the year ahead.”
In addition to powering Unum Dental, Starmount offers dental insurance with a vision rider to individual consumers, marketed under the Starmount brand.
For more information about Unum and Unum Dental, please visit www.unum.com.
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About Unum Group
Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for 175 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2022, Unum reported revenues of about $12 billion and paid $8 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.