Public policy

Many employees lack financial protection benefits that help them face the unexpected challenges of illness or injury. These benefits reduce the need for government-funded support and the associated burden on taxpayers. We’re committed to partnering with policymakers to find ways to help more people gain access to this critical protection.

Information about the top public policy issues impacting financial protection benefits is available here.


Visit our Impact and Sustainability Report to learn more about how we’re making a difference, including our efforts to raise public awareness of the need for financial protection benefits.

Political transparency and accountability

Unum regularly communicates with lawmakers, both directly and through our trade associations, about the impact of legislation and regulations. Learn more about our public policy engagement activity.

We also realize the importance of transparency as it relates to our corporate political contributions. Unum has been recognized by the Center for Political Accountability for leadership in political spending disclosure and accountability practices. Access our policy statement on political contributions and our 2024 semi-annual political contributions. You may also view previous reports from 20232022, 2021, 2020, 2019.

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