Webinars and events

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Our webinar and live event programs offer in-depth discussions with Unum’s vast bench of subject matter experts alongside national thought leaders and business partners. We discuss everything from regulatory updates, to best practices in leave management and building inclusive benefits programs, to the latest technology for streamlining your benefits administration.

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Past webinars and events

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Best practices for managing intermittent leave

July 21, 2021

Three national leave experts lead a discussion of best practices in managing intermittent leave, including how to reduce misuse of leave and develop strong processes for administering your program.

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Supporting behavioral health at work

May 12, 2021

In this webinar, thought leaders from McLean Hospital and Unum discuss the holistic approach that best-in-class organizations are adopting to build resilient employee communities.

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Revisiting COVID-19, paid leave and the ADA

May 20, 2021

Watch the replay of this popular live event with Human Resource Executive. Three employment law experts discuss the top-of-mind issues facing employers this spring. Tamika Newson and Daris Freeman of Unum’s employment law group join Jeff Nowak of Littler Mendelson.

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The future of the employee benefits experience

March 17, 2021

Global analyst Josh Bersin joins thought leaders from Unum in discussing the critical role of the employee experience and how recent innovations in benefits technology are now empowering HR and helping employees remain resilient.


The future of employee-centric leave programs

March 31, 2021 

In this program, two HR tech thought leaders discuss how these trends are impacting HR leaders, the tools they are using and how a frictionless employee experience lies at the heart of the strongest programs.

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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. 
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COVID-19, Paid Leave and the ADA: Ask the Legal Experts

December 2, 2020

Spend half an hour with HR Executive and three leading legal minds. Ellen McCann, Tamika Newson and Daris Freeman from Unum’s Employment Law Group will answer your questions around top-of-mind issues for employee paid leave and HR compliance during the age of COVID-19.

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How employers can mitigate a looming mental health crisis

October 7, 2020

In this SHRM webinar, thought leaders from Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and Unum will explore key findings from our recent survey showing how U.S. employers are reacting to complexities caused by school closures, rising mental health challenges and the potential impacts to benefits enrollment season.
Webinar 8-27-2020


Leave management in a post-pandemic world

August 27, 2020

As employers update or expand their leave benefits for the new future forged by the coronavirus pandemic what are the key best practices they should keep in mind? In this webinar, four thought leaders in the benefits and leave management space share their expertise.

Webinar 7-21-2020


How the pandemic is reshaping the workplace and benefits

July 21, 2020

The 400+ employers Unum surveyed in early June revealed that big changes are coming for benefits, enrollment and the workplace. And they could be permanent. In this webinar, Sharlyn Lauby, Robert Hecker and Ellen McCann analyze the new data and reflect on the fundamental changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about, and how employers are planning for the new future.

Webinar 7-16-2020


How integrating benefits with cloud HCM systems is changing the game for HR leaders

July 16, 2020

In this SHRM webinar, technology and benefits leaders from IBM, Workday and Unum discuss the first suite of API-enabled connections built between a benefits provider and the world’s largest HCM systems, and how it has helped Workday users in particular save time, reduce administrative headaches and work more efficiently.

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ADA considerations for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 6, 2020

Guidance from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act continues to apply and should not interfere with or prevent employers from following CDC guidelines during COVID-19. However, guidance is ever-changing, and employers need to consider how to protect their workforce while remaining compliant with reasonable accommodation requirements under the ADA.

Webinar 5-5-2020


A roadmap for navigating COVID-19 leave laws

May 5, 2020

In this HR Executive webinar, Unum law experts Ellen McCann and Daris Freeman take employers on a virtual road trip through the process of determining whether employees are entitled to paid or job-protected leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and/or the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. 

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 8, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is expanding nationwide and significantly impacting the workplace. After landmark debate and development, legislation has been enacted with the Families First Coronavirus Act which includes the expansion of FMLA and the addition of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Employers are trying to understand their obligation and how it impacts their workforce.