Unum are financial protection insurers, offering income protection, critical illness and life cover. The company has existed for over 40 years and in 2011, launched an Income Protection awareness campaign to highlight the role in can play in helping to protect people’s lifestyles. In the past Unum offered income protection policies for individuals, but exited the market in 2012 to focus solely on employer-paid protection.
At the end of 2014, Unum protected almost 1.4 million people in the UK and paid claims of £313 million – representing in excess of £6 million a week in benefits to customers. In the financial year of 2014, Unum logged a turnover of £10.52bn and a net income of £413.4m
Their head office is in Dorking, Surrey and two other main offices are in Bristol and Basingstoke. They have regional sales offices throughout the UK, including Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester.