Press releases

This is where you’ll find the latest press releases issued by the company, as well as archived earlier Unum announcements, and research we’ve published on topics of importance to employers and the industry.

Unum Group Names Michael Simonds Chief Operating Officer

Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today announced that Michael Q. Simonds, president and chief executive officer of Unum US, has been appointed to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) of the company, effective February 1, 2020. Simonds will continue to report to Richard P. McKenney, president and chief executive officer. 

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HR professionals: Get ahead on FMLA

An educational series by Unum and the Disability Management Employer Coalition will help HR professionals and people managers get their toughest questions answered from the comfort of their desk. 

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What makes dental patients leave?

Customer experience, costs and provider network participation are among the top reasons that drive patients from one dentist to a new one, according to a new study by employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM). These results and other findings were a part of a recent online poll of 1,200 U.S. workers to learn more about their dental habits and perceptions about oral care.

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On workers’ wish list: More time off and flexibility

More than any other perk, workers want generous paid time off from their employers. This, according to a recent online poll of the most popular non-insurance benefits among 1,512 U.S. working adults conducted by employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM).

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U.S. workers gamble with health insurance benefits; half will choose a high-deductible health plan, yet lack cash for out-of-pocket costs

Nearly half (49%) of U.S. workers plan to enroll in a high-deductible health plan for the 2020 benefit season. However, 41% don’t plan on meeting their deductible in 2019 and 39% found it difficult to pay for out-of-pocket costs not covered by their health insurance, especially Millennials (55%) and Gen Z (49%). These findings and more are part of an online poll of 1,512 U.S. working adults conducted by Unum in August.

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Unum Group Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Unum Group today reported net income of $242.0 million ($1.16 per diluted common share) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $284.7 million ($1.30 per diluted common share) for the third quarter of 2018.

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