Unum Recognized As Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For the ninth year, Unum has been honored for its continuous efforts to support the health and wellness of U.S. employees and their families.

Unum (NYSE: UNM) was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.

Unum was honored with the gold award for developing comprehensive programs that support employees’ healthy lifestyle goals.

“Our priority is to encourage our workforce toward becoming their own health care advocates while engaging with their desire to improve and maintain their good health,” said Mike Booth, manager of Global Health Promotions and Wellness Programs for Unum and Colonial Life.

Unum has major locations in Chattanooga, Portland, Maine, and Worcester, Mass., and at Colonial Life in Columbia, S.C.

At each of these locations, as well as in field offices across the country, Unum recognizes the value of health and wellness culture within the corporate infrastructure, and therefore supports its health conscious workforce. To best initiate their support, Unum offers employees and their families a broad range of resources to manage risk and further education while promoting the success of their healthy behaviors.

Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented:  “We are very pleased to honor Unum for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families. Unum is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Unum and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award.”


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