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Webinars and events

The future of the employee benefits experience

March 17, 2021
Global analyst Josh Bersin joins thought leaders from Unum in this SHRM webinar. Employee experience has become a key HR focus in 2021 – and will play a major role in the future of workforce retention and well-being

Small Business Benefit Trends in 2021

February 3, 2021
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.

Latest podcasts

Episode 28: Josh Bersin on 2021 benefits tech trends
Renowned HR thought leader Josh Bersin joins Mike Simonds, COO of Unum Group, and Swapnil Prabha, VP of Digital Offerings at Unum, to discuss HR tech trends in 2021 – and the factors shaping the future of work.
Episode 27: Employers' critical role with COVID-19 vaccinations
The ongoing pandemic has put a spotlight on people’s physical and mental health – and on the critical role employers have in safeguarding their employees’ overall well-being. As the vaccine efforts continue across the U.S., we discuss the role employers should play in terms of the vaccination roll out.
Episode 26: The state of public sector employee benefits
We talk to two benefits experts with vast experience in the public sector: Donna Nixon, Vice President of Pierce Group Benefits, and Steven Vermette, Vice President at Colonial Life, about the trends and best practices they’re seeing in public sector employee benefits.

Guides and reports

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.
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.
Integrated benefits: A game changer for Workday® users
Companies that integrate benefits management into Workday can experience a dramatic increase in HR productivity.