Critical Illness Insurance

A serious illness often means unexpected expenses that aren’t covered by health insurance. Unum Critical Illness Insurance can help protect employees’ finances, so they can focus on healing — and getting back to work.

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Help defend your employees against the high costs of getting sick

A critical illness is scary — and not just for medical reasons. It can also mean time without a paycheck and unexpected costs that health insurance doesn't cover.

Strengthen your benefits package with this valuable coverage, which can pay a lump-sum benefit directly to an employee who's diagnosed with one of several specified critical illnesses, such as a stroke, cancer or heart attack.

Protection for employees

  • Lump-sum benefit can be used to pay for the direct and indirect costs of a serious illness, such as:
    • Deductibles and co-pays
    • Out-of-network treatment
    • Rehabilitation
    • Child care
  • Family-friendly plan automatically includes children and the option to choose spouse coverage.

Ease and cost savings for you

  • Tailored options are available to complement any health plan.
  • Attained-age and issue-age rate structures are available.
  • Single situs site allows for easy implementation and consistent benefit communication messaging across all your locations.
  • HSA-compatible plan options available.
  • Annual wellness benefit encourages responsible health management.

Every 34 seconds

someone in America will have a coronary event.1

Every 40 seconds

someone in America will have a stroke.1

41% of Americans

have medical bill problems or are paying off medical debt.2

Commonly asked questions about Unum Critical Illness Insurance

Explore other ways to enhance your benefits program

Supplement your medical plan with Accident and Hospital Insurance, to make your benefits package even more competitive.

1 American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2019 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association, 2019.

2. PERSONAL SAVINGS IN THE U.S. Statista. Dec 2019.


Accident insurance is not approved in all states. Please check with your plan administrator for details.

Insureds in some states must be covered by comprehensive health insurance before applying for Specified critical illness insurance.

In New York and North Carolina, group coverage is referred to as specified disease insurance. In New York, individual coverage is referred to as specified disease insurance. The policies or their provisions may vary or be unavailable in some states. The policies have exclusions and limitations that may affect any benefits payable. See the actual policy or your Unum representative for specific provisions and details of availability.

Group Critical Illness is underwritten by Unum Life Insurance Company of America, Portland, Maine or Unum Insurance Company of America, Portland, Maine.

Individual Critical Illness is underwritten by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In New York, coverage is underwritten by First Unum Life Insurance Company, New York, New York.

The policies provide limited benefit health 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 the individual policy is policy is 60%. This ratio is the portion of future payments that the company expects to return as benefits when averaged over all people with this policy.