Unum Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

(NYSE: UNM) has been named one of the 2018 Disability Equality Index®
(DEI) “Best Places to Work” by the United States Business Leadership
Network, now known as Disability: IN, and the American Association of
People with Disabilities.

“At Unum, we’re focused on creating a workplace where everyone’s ideas
are heard, and where every individual feels welcome and respected and is
afforded the chance to succeed,” said Lisa Iglesias, executive vice
president and general counsel. “This is a great benchmark to measure our
success with disability inclusion and spot opportunities for

The benchmark offers an objective measure of disability inclusion
practices and procedures. Companies are rated on several key performance
indicators including culture, leadership, accessibility, employment,
community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.

Unum offers a variety of programs, benefits and resources to ensure that
inclusion is embedded in its culture so that all employees can reach
their full potential. To help Unum achieve this goal, more than 400
employees are involved in Employee Resource Groups to champion
initiatives related to creating an inclusive culture.

The company’s Ability Employee Resource Group is a community of
employees working with disabilities, caregivers to family members and
disability allies. The group seeks to increase awareness of working with
disabilities and helps others understand the challenges they face,
explores ways better connect with customers and empowers the positive
abilities of employees living with a disability.

To find out more about Unum’s dedication to inclusion, visit the 2017
Corporate Responsibility Report.

About Unum

Unum Group (www.unum.com)
is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United
States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US,
Colonial Life, and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life,
accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help
protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an
illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help
self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The
company reported revenues of $11.3 billion in 2017 and provided nearly
$7 billion in benefits.

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About the Disability Equality Index (DEI)

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) serves as the nation’s most trusted
annual benchmarking tool allowing. America’s leading corporations to
self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving tool
scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100, with top scorers (80
and above) recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”.
The DEI is a joint initiative between the US Business Leadership Network
(USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
The benchmark was developed by the two national leaders in consultation
with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group
of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.

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