Unum launches stop loss coverage for self insured companies

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Leading benefits provider Unum (NYSE:UNM) is entering a new market with the launch of Unum Stop Loss.

“Entry into this market broadens the scope of financial protection Unum provides and increases the value we bring to employers,” said Rich Williams, senior vice president and general manager of Unum’s new Stop Loss business.

Stop loss covers self-insured employers if their employees’ medical claims exceed expectations. The coverage also gives employers more flexibility in designing and managing their health plans.

Unum will begin selling policies late summer with effective dates of Jan. 1, 2018. The product will be available nationwide once the rollout is complete.

“This is an important component of our growth strategy,” said Unum US President and CEO Mike Simonds. “We’re capitalizing on our strengths in distribution, scale, and risk management to enter this attractive market.”

Unum launched Unum Dental and Vision earlier this year through the acquisition of Starmount Life in Baton Rouge, La.



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About Unum Group

Unum Group provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is the leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $13.2 billion in 2020 and paid $7.6 billion in benefits.


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