Unum Awarded for Excellence in Health & Well-being

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 19, 2022) – Unum (NYSE: UNM) is one of 44 large employers honored with the prestigious Business Group on Health Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award, for advancing employee well-being through comprehensive and innovative benefits and initiatives.

Unum was recognized for scoring above average in the holistic-well-being, and equitable benefits categories.

The theme for the 17th annual awards, announced today in Nashville, is “Collaborating on the Future of Health and Well-being.”

“A comprehensive wellbeing strategy is important to protect the health and wellness of our employees,” said Laurie Mitchell, assistant vice president of health and well-being at Unum. “It’s an honor for Unum to be recognized as a leader in promoting healthy initiatives and innovative benefits.

The Business Group reimagined the award criteria for 2022 to reflect a global perspective and integrate and honor the importance of health equity and the employee experience. The criteria continue to focus on:

  • Leadership, culture and wellbeing strategy
  • Holistic well-being approaches
  • Engagement and the employee experience
  • Equitable benefits and social determinants of health
  • Metrics and evaluation

“Unum has demonstrated a strong commitment to employee well-being, all against the backdrop of a pandemic and a parallel mental health crisis,” said Ellen Kelsay, Business Group on Health CEO and president.

The 2022 winners represent a wide array of industries, including banking/financial services, entertainment and hospitality, health care, manufacturing, professional services, technology and utilities. All of the winners have a strategy with measurable objectives and incorporate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into their health and well-being efforts.

“All the winners are employers of choice,” said LuAnn Heinen, vice president of the Business Group, who leads the Well-being & Workforce Strategy Institute. “We congratulate each and every one of them for setting such high standards, to benefit workforces for years to come, and for serving as a model for other companies looking to expand benefit offerings.”

A full list of winners is available here.

Applicants for the Best Employers Award do not have to be members of the Business Group. Entries are reviewed by a panel of peer employer judges.


About Business Group on Health

Business Group on Health is the leading non-profit organization representing large employers’ perspectives on optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions and on health policy issues. The Business Group keeps its membership informed of leading-edge thinking and action on health care cost and delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Business Group members include 72 Fortune 100 companies as well as large public-sector employers, who collectively provide health and well-being programs for more than 60 million individuals in 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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