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Workplace practices earn Unum and Colonial Life recognition as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Workplace practices earn Unum and Colonial Life recognition as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

11:30 EDT Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- For the eighth year, Unum has been honored for its continuous efforts to support the health and wellness of U.S. employees and their families.

Unum was among 65 U.S. employers that won the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles today from the National Business Group on Health in Washington, D.C. Unum has major locations in Chattanooga, Portland, Maine, and Worcester, Mass., and at Colonial Life in Columbia, S.C.

“Our priority is to engage employees in becoming their own health care advocates and to be active in their desire to improve and maintain their good health,” said Mike Booth, manager of Health Promotions and Wellness Programs for Unum and Colonial Life. “We are committed to providing accessible tools and resources that support our employees' health management goals.”

Unum recognizes the value of an engaged, healthy and productive workforce. Employee wellness is a key component of Unum's corporate culture. The company offers employees and their families a broad range of resources to promote wellness, identify and manage risk, and remain educated about healthy behaviors.

“We are very proud to recognize this year's winning companies for their innovations and their leadership,” LuAnn Heinen, vice president of the National Business Group on Health, said. “These employers are in the forefront when it comes to promoting healthy lifestyles for their employees and families.”

About Unum

Unum ( is a leading provider of financial protection benefits through the workplace. The disability insurance leader in the U.S. for 36 years, Unum's portfolio of financial protection products also includes life, accident and critical illness, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. In 2012, Unum paid $5.5 billion in benefits to nearly 490,000 individuals and their families.

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 345 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit

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