Unum’s new benefit expands accident, critical illness coverage

Every 10 minutes, more than 750 Americans suffer an injury severe enough to seek medical help, according to the National Safety Council. A full 75% of people with health insurance say the amount they were charged for copays, deductibles or coinsurance was more than they could afford.

That’s why Unum added a new accident and critical illness features to its health benefit offerings, which can help ease the financial pressure caused by out-of-pocket expenses when an accident, injury or illness occurs. The insurance includes benefits for X-rays, hospital stays or prescription drugs after an accident, along with increases for common accidents including fractures, dislocations and emergency dental services.

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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 $11.6 billion in 2018 and paid $7.2 billion in benefits.

 

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