Public policy

We are committed to working with the government to build strong partnerships that offer innovative solutions that ensure valuable financial protection remains widely accessible and affordable.

Many employees in the U.S. and U.K. still lack access to affordable financial protection benefits that help them face the unexpected challenges of illness or injury. Every dollar employers spend offering these benefits significantly reduces the need for government-funded support and the burden on taxpayers. We’re committed to partnering with policymakers and public and private institutions in both countries to find ways to help more people gain access to this critical protection. The positions disclosed in our policy statement form the basis of all political spending decisions.

Our impact

We strive to create positive change every day for our customers and communities. Visit our Impact and Sustainability Report to learn more about how we’re making a difference, including our efforts to raise public awareness of the need for financial protection benefits.

Responsibility with transparency

Upholding the highest standards of integrity, financial responsibility and disclosure is interwoven in everything we do. Unum has been ranked in the top tier on the Zicklin Index from the Center for Political Disclosure & Accountability.

Political transparency and accountability

Unum regularly communicates with lawmakers, both directly and through our trade associations, about the impact of legislation and regulations in a number of areas. To learn more about our lobbying activities and our trade association memberships, please click here.

Unum recognizes that the actions of public policymakers have the potential to impact our daily business operations, and our political action committee, UnumPAC, offers us one tool for engaging in the process.

We also realize the importance of transparency as it relates to our corporate political contributions. Unum has been recognized by the Center for Political Accountability for leadership in political spending disclosure and accountability practices. Access our policy statement on political contributions and our 2023 political contributions. You may also view previous reports from 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.