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Webinars and events

Upcoming webinar: Small Business Benefit Trends in 2021

January 28, 2021, 12 p.m. ET
Join Scott Omelianuk, editor in chief of Inc. magazine, Jill Sasso of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and Shea Treadway of Unum in this discussion of small business benefit trends in 2021.

Building a leave strategy for the future

December 10, 2020
Once a simple matter of tracking vacation days and sick leave, leave and absence management is a growing concern for employers and their HR departments. Learn how you can create a future-proofed leave and absence strategy with three employee leave experts: Marci Cyr and Susan Stowell of Unum and Matthew Howes from Aon. 

Latest podcasts

Episode 24: Entrepreneurs and benefits planning in 2021

We discuss the new small business survey from Unum, how leading companies are adapting, and key insights for keeping women, in particular, in the workforce.

Ep. 23: Developing an employee-centric leave program

Today’s workforce is faced with extraordinary challenges in balancing work and family obligations. 

Ep. 22: Fundamentals of a leave and absence strategy

Yesterday’s leave and absence management programs aren’t working for today’s workforce – or the workforce of the future.

Guides and reports

Small Business Benefit Trends 2021 Report

Our December 2020 survey of more than 300 small businesses across the U.S. confirmed that the pandemic has hit many of them hard.

Unum Leave and Claim Trends Report

This monthly report, first released in May 2020, shows volumes and the proportion of COVID-19-related claims, helping employers, consultants and brokers understand trends and benchmarks.

Integrated benefits: A game changer for Workday® users

Companies that integrate benefits management into Workday can experience a dramatic increase in HR productivity.