Unum Group

Unum Group

Unum Group

Date Founded



1 Fountain Square, Chattanooga, TN, 37402, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Other Insurance Services
Insurance: Life & Health

Company Description

Unum Group is engaged in providing financial protection benefits. It operates through the following segments: Unum U.S., Unum UK, Colonial Life, Closed Block and Corporate. The Unum U.S. segment comprises of group long-term and short-term disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment products, and supplemental and voluntary lines of business. The Unum UK segment offers insurance for group long-term disability, group life, and supplemental lines of business which include dental, individual disability, and critical illness products. The Colonial Life segment includes insurance for accident, sickness, disability products, life products, and cancer and critical illness products. The Closed Block segment consists of individual disability, group and individual long-term care, and other insurance products no longer actively marketed. The Corporate segment refers to investment income on corporate assets and other corporate income and expenses not allocated to a line of business; and interest expense on corporate debt other than non-recourse debt. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.

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President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, People & Communications

Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer

Executive Vice President, Unum International

Executive Vice President, Voluntary Benefits & President, Colonial Life

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at State Street Corporation

Former Deputy Managing Partner at Deloitte LLP

Former Professional at Arthur Andersen & Co. SAS

Fund Advisor at BlackRock Advisors LLC

Director & Chief Executive Officer at Premier, Inc.

Senior Operating Partner at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Actuary at XL Group Ltd.

Chairman of EMEA at The Bank of New York Mellon (New York, New York)

Former Chief Executive Officer at Fifth Third Bancorp

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Unum Group purchases Pramerica Zycie TUiR SA from Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Unum Group purchases H&J Capital LLC

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Unum Group purchases National Dental Plan Ltd. from Capita PLC

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Advised onHitachi Ltd., Hitachi Capital Corp. purchase UNUM Japan Accident Insurance Co. Ltd. from Unum Group

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Advised onUnum Group purchases National Dental Plan Ltd. from Capita PLC

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Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Principal, Consulting Actuary at Milliman, Inc.


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Awards & Honors
Rank #265
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #265
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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