Retailers weren’t the only ones preparing last week for a seasonal deluge of customers.
Employee benefits provider Unum Group was staffing up for the Monday after Thanksgiving, known within the company as Red Hot Monday, when a combination of factors lead to its busiest day of the year.
Unum, which provides short-term disability insurance and other employee benefits, said it experiences an increase in call volume of up to 30 percent at its customer service centers each year on Red Hot Monday. The company is based in Tennessee but has major operations in Portland with about 3,000 employees, including a large call center.
Unum Group (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11.3 billion in 2017 and provided nearly $7 billion in benefits.
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