Unum named a best employer for health and wellbeing

Employees at Unum’s Portland, Maine campus enjoy subsidized healthy food choices through the company’s Eat Well program.

(Pictured above: Employees at Unum's Portland, Maine campus enjoy subsidized healthy food choices through the company’s Eat Well program.)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2019) —Employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) is one of 50 companies in the nation to receive the 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Wellbeing award presented at the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Workforce Strategy 2019 Conference. Unum received a gold award for the company’s strong commitment to employee wellbeing, and special recognition for its financial security initiatives.

“Unum is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees,” said Liz Ahmed, executive vice president of People and Communications at Unum. “From a modernized, health-focused workspace to holistic health and wellbeing programs, we want to create a world-class workplace where employees can thrive.”

Unum offers a of variety programs and resources to support the health and wellbeing of employees and their families. Programs for U.S. employees include onsite fitness and health resource centers, discounted healthy food options at onsite cafeterias, fitness membership rebates, behavioral health resources, six weeks of paid parental leave for new moms and dads, and an innovative Student Debt Relief Program.

The NBGH, a non-profit association of more than 440 large U.S. employers, evaluated companies on their commitment to employee wellbeing, including financial security, mental and physical health, social connectedness and community involvement. To see the full ranking and methodology, visit the NGBH website

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About the National Business Group on Health®

The National Business Group on Health is the only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on health policy issues and optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions. The Business Group keeps its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members, many of whom have operations globally, include 73 Fortune 100 companies, and provide health coverage for more than 60 million workers, retirees and their families in over 200 countries. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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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®. 

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