Accident Insurance

You can’t always avoid accidents — but you can help  protect yourself

When life takes an unexpected turn, Unum Accident Insurance can help you pay for the expenses not covered by your medical insurance if you have a covered injury and need treatment.

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The only way to plan for an accident

Even with good insurance, accidents can bring significant expenses

Injuries can set back your finances in a big way, and they’re more common than you might think. Every 10 minutes, over 750 Americans suffer an injury severe enough to seek medical help.1 Unexpected injuries can bring out-of-pocket fees that you’re not prepared to pay.

When you or your family members receive treatment after a covered accident, the last thing you want to worry about is how out-of-pocket expenses associated with treatment are adding up. Unum Accident Insurance can provide benefits paid directly to you for:

  • Urgent care and emergency room visits
  • Ambulance and other transportation to the hospital
  • Initial care and surgery
  • Hospital stays and lodging expenses related to the accident
  • Follow-up care, such as doctor’s office visits and physical therapy appointments

Available for you, your spouse and your dependents, Unum Accident Insurance can be there for you during challenging times.

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How Unum Accident Insurance works

Coverage for times of need

If you or a covered family member is injured, an Accident Insurance plan can help protect your finances and pay you a lump-sum to help take care of unexpected costs covered by your plan. Here’s how it works:

  • A set amount is payable directly to you based on the type of injury and required treatment.
  • You can use the payment as you see fit, such as to cover doctor visits, ambulance fees and hospital bills.
  • Accident Insurance is paid regardless of whether the injury occurred on-the-job or off-the-job.
  • Coverage is available for your spouse and children.
  • An Accident Insurance policy can also help provide for your family in the case of dismemberment or accidental death.

Coverage from Unum offers peace of mind in an accident

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Commonly asked questions about Accident Insurance

What is Accident Insurance?

Accident Insurance can pay a benefit directly to you if you are injured (may be on or off the job) and need treatment, whether you go to a physician’s office, urgent care center or the emergency room.

How much does my plan pay?

The amount of benefits you receive depends on the type of injury and the required treatment as determined by your physician. There is no lifetime annual maximum payout.

How can I use the money?

The payments are made directly to you, so you can use the money however you need, whether it’s to cover co-pays, deductibles or personal bills and expenses that your medical plan doesn’t cover.

Am I guaranteed coverage?

Eligible employees are guaranteed to receive the base plan coverage without answering any health questions or undergoing a physical exam.

1. National Safety Council, "Injury Facts" (2017).

ACCIDENT INSURANCE PROVIDES LIMITED BENEFITS
The policies or their provisions may vary or be unavailable in some states. The policies have exclusions and limitations which may affect any benefits payable. See the actual policy or your Unum representative for specific provisions and details of availability.

Group Accident:
Underwritten by Unum Life Insurance Company of America, Portland, ME.
In New York, underwritten by First Unum Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.

Individual Accident:
Underwritten by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, Chattanooga, TN.
In New York, underwritten by First Unum Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.

These policies provide ACCIDENT insurance only. They do NOT provide basic hospital, basic medical or major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Department of Financial Services. The expected benefit ratio for individual policies is 50%. This ratio is the portion of future premiums which the company expects to return as benefits, when averaged over all people with this policy.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE BASE POLICY DOES NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR SICKNESS.