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Unum updated accident policy covers pet boarding, organized sports and family care

Company increases coverage options to add value to benefits portfolio

Chattanooga, Tennessee., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Accident insurance is high on the list as companies look to offer greater protection to their employees in the form of voluntary benefits. Unum extends coverage and provides more value to individuals when they sustain injuries that require medical attention. Additional accident* benefits, including pet boarding, child care, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and behavioral therapy visits, may be included to support the employee’s overall health and wellness.

Every 10 minutes, 1,054 people suffer preventable injuries severe enough to require medical attention, according to the National Security Council. Catherine ThompsonUnum’s assistant vice president of product and market development said: Put your expenses in your pocket and focus on your recovery. ”

Unum’s Accident Benefits help cover part of the following medical expenses:

expand the family

  • Family care and pet boarding – Assistance in caring for a two-legged or four-legged family member while the worker is recovering after a surgical procedure and/or injury.
  • organized sports ・The plan now includes medical treatment in the event of an accident during a team event.

Treatment Beyond Physical Injury

  • behavioral therapy – Provide coverage for treatment visits.
  • alternative therapy – Includes acupuncture.
  • personal safety – Benefits paid when the safety program is completed. This includes CPR or first aid certification, swimming lessons, self-defense courses or defensive driving.
  • Healthcare worker coverage – Additional benefits paid when an employee seeks treatment at an employer-owned or operated facility.
  • policy value increases – The monetary value of an insurance policy increases with the length of the policy period.

Eligible individuals may also seek medical attention because they have been injured as a victim of a felony or sexual assault. Other accident benefits may include coverage for home renovations, automobile modifications, and hearing loss.

This enhanced product is one of Unum’s many employee benefits solutions that support time away from work, technical integration with HR systems, and administrative assistance.

Workers can enroll in Unum’s accident insurance during their annual benefit enrollment, which usually takes place in the fall.Benefits start January 1, 2023.

*State variations apply

About Unam Group
Unum (NYSE: UNM) is an international provider of workplace benefits and services that has supported workers and their families for more than 170 years. It offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop loss insurance through its Unum and Colonial Life brands. Leave management support and behavioral health services. For 2021, Unum reported the following earnings: $12 billion and paid $8.2 billion with perks. A Fortune 500 company, he is one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognized by Ethisphere®.

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