About us

We’re a leading employee benefits provider that offers expert health and wellbeing support, and financial protection through the workplace.

We’re proud of our heritage, caring spirit and our commitment to always putting people at the heart of what we do.

Unum's head office in UK
2 million+

lives insured under all Unum UK policies combined


businesses trust us to look after their people

£7 million+

in claims we pay on average each week

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Our management team

Our management team is responsible for setting out and implementing the strategic aims of our business. We have a diverse mix of experienced leaders that form our Executive Committee who are passionate about prioritising our customers and leading the direction of our business.

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Responsible business

Being a Responsible Business is a core part of our company values. We’re dedicated to supporting the communities that we live and work in by ensuring we do the right thing for our people, customers, communities and the planet we all share.

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Celebrating inclusion and diversity

We’re committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer, striving to employ people who reflect the working world. This is central to what we stand for as a business and is evident in our Disability Confident Leader certification, our Silver Armed Forces Covenant status and more.

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Our achievements

We’re delighted to have been recognised by numerous industry awards for our products, health and wellbeing services and commitment to supporting charities and championing diversity. Here are some we’re most proud of.

  • WSB - Mental Health Initiative Provider of the Year 2023

  • Ethisphere – World's Most Ethical Companies (Unum Group), 2024

  • Stonewall – Diversity Champion

  • Charities Aid Foundation – GOLD Payroll Giving Quality Mark 2023

  • COVER - Outstanding Innovation of the Year - Wellbeing, 2022

  • WSB – Group Risk Provider of the Year, 2022

Our history
Corporate history

At Unum we’re proud of our long-established heritage and to have grown over the decades to become one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers. Here’s just a snapshot of our key milestones over that time.

  • 1965

    National Employers Liability Assurance (NEL) moves its head office to the historic Milton Court in Dorking, where we are still based today.

  • 1970

    N.E.L. Permanent Health Insurances Limited (NELPHI) is incorporated as a subsidiary company to NEL.

  • 1990

    Unum Corporation (US) purchases NEL and becomes the parent company of NELPHI.

  • 1991

    NELPHI changes its name to Unum Limited.

  • 1999

    Unum Corporation merges with Provident Companies to become UnumProvident.

  • 2007

    UnumProvident Corporation changes its name to Unum Group, with three primary divisions: Unum US, Unum UK and Colonial Life.

  • 2012

    Unum UK begins our long-term partnership with Maggie’s cancer charity to raise awareness of — and support — people with cancer.

  • 2015

    Unum acquires National Dental Plan and introduces Unum Dental, our first non-Group Risk employee benefit offering.

  • 2018

    Unum acquires Poland-based employee benefits provider Pramerica Życie, expanding our European footprint.

  • 2019

    Unum sees extraordinary take up on launch of Help@hand, which offers fast, direct access to health and wellbeing support via a dedicated app.

  • 2021

    Unum Group announce leadership transition for UK and Poland with Mark Till confirmed as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.

  • 2022

    Unum enhances our Group Life offering with Cancer Assist. Backed by cancer experts Reframe, it gives in-the-moment support to employees with cancer.

  • 2023

    Unum signs a deal with global healthcare services provider Cigna to purchase the renewal rights for Cigna’s UK dental customers.

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