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Group Income Protection Insurance

We provide an end-to-end service that can help manage sickness absence, intervene early, and protect people financially by providing a continued percentage income while supporting their return to work.

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Our support services
Offering more than just insurance

Our Group Income Protection customers have immediate access to a range of health and wellbeing support services at no additional cost.

  • Help@hand

    Total health and wellbeing support for employees, including remote GPs, mental health support and full integrated Employee Assistance Programme – with a comprehensive employee communications toolkit.
  • Employee/Employer Assistance Programme (EAP)

    EAP services are fully integrated into Help@hand from April 3rd. Find out more about what this means for you and your employees.
  • Rehabilitation and return to work support

    Immediate access to specialist support to help individuals stay at work if struggling with a health condition or return to work after absence. We also offer a personal wellbeing check to keep your employees engaged and productive.
  • Online workshops

    Available for HR professionals and line managers on a number of workplace wellbeing topics including sickness absence, mental health and bereavement, to help understand how best to support employees.
  • Mental Health Pathway

    Unum’s Mental Health Pathway is an early intervention service providing fast, specialist support to employers and their employees when facing a mental health concern.
  • Cancer Pathway

    Unum’s Cancer Pathway provides quick and easy access to cancer support upon diagnosis, through treatment and after treatment – whenever needed.

What is Income Protection and how does it benefit employers?

Income Protection provides rehabilitation and financial protection if an employee is unable to work because of long-term illness or injury. Our customers also have access to an extensive range of health and wellbeing services.

Absence management

To help employers manage sickness absence and the associated costs, Unum provides services and resources including specialist rehabilitation support for employees returning to work, an absence helpline for quick queries, legal support and workplace wellbeing support - helping to reduce the impact on an organisation.

Employee benefits

To keep staff healthy and help prevent unnecessary sickness absence, employees have access to comprehensive health and wellbeing support. Whether it's prevention, intervention or protection, employees know they are supported with highly valuable benefits - boosting workforce morale and helping to attract and retain staff.

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Useful resources

What is Group Income Protection?
Group Income Protection from Unum - Adviser Guide
Group Income Protection User Guide - UP841 02/2019
Making the most of Group Income Protection

Why choose us
Insurance with a difference

Our Group Income Protection provides an end-to-end service that can help manage sickness absence, intervene early and protect employees financially by providing a continued income while supporting their return to work.

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    Our support services

    More than just financial peace of mind - get access to expertise and support tools for employees and employers.

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    Flexible benefits

    Including flexible payment start dates, short-term benefits, and the option to include an initial or final lump sum.

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    Absence management support

    Guidance and tools are available to support employees and also reduce the impact of employee absence.

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    Return to work support

    Our dedicated rehab support team can be accessed immediately, for those struggling at work or absent.

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    Wellbeing resources

    Providing education and support for HR and line managers, including webinars, podcasts, and a Wellbeing Calendar.

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    Claims management

    Dedicated Claims Management Specialists and a consistent, clear and honest approach from start to finish.

Our Simplicity Income Protection product offers simplified options and administration.

It provides a more affordable, more basic cover for employers looking to protect their employees for the first time with a flat benefit of £12,000 per year (or 100% of earnings, if lower).

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Any questions?

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  • Yes. Advisers/brokers can use UnumOnline, our intuitive, easy-to-use portal, to get quotes for Group Income Protection, Group Life and Group Critical Illness policies covering between 3 and 100 employees.

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  • We provide onboarding support to your clients via our monthly 30-minute online Wellbeing Ready sessions. Brokers are also welcome to attend. During the session, we’ll explain the benefits of all the support services available to policyholders and their employees. The sessions include a Q&A and useful downloads to ensure your clients can register straight away for these services.

    Starting your client's cover

    Get Wellbeing Ready

  • If a member of a scheme requires medical underwriting, they can find all the information on our medical underwriting page.

  • Yes. Help@hand is available at no cost for employees insured under a Group Income Protection, Group Life or Group Critical Illness policy. Selected Help@hand services are also available to uninsured employees at no additional cost. Employers can extend the full suite of services to employees not covered by the Group Risk policy for a cost of £4.50 per employee per month.

    * Help@hand is provided to Unum Group customers by Square Health. It offers access to services designed to manage the health and wellbeing of employees and their families. Help@hand is entirely separate from any Unum insurance policy. Help@hand is not part of the insurance contract, is provided by Unum for no additional cost to its customers, and Unum can withdraw or change the service in the future. Help@hand is available to UK residents only. Unum offers access to the Help@hand services provided by third parties. Square Health Limited, registered in England and Wales Number 07054181. Crown House, William Street, Windsor SL4 1AT.

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