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Group Income Protection Insurance

We provide an end-to-end service that can help manage sickness absence, support you and your employees when there are wellbeing concerns, and protect people financially by providing a continued percentage of their 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.

  • 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?

Group Income Protection pays a percentage of an employee’s salary if they’re unable to work due to long term illness or injury. Our customers also have access to an extensive range of health and wellbeing services at no additional cost.

Financial peace of mind

Income Protection can be used by employers as an employee benefit, to provide continued income for sick and incapacitated employees, helping to relieve money worries at a difficult time. Having this valuable benefit in place can help to attract as well as retain employees, potentially reducing costly staff turnover.

Rehabilitation support

Unum have a team of dedicated rehabilitation consultants, who are there to help you manage sickness absence and the associated costs by supporting employees back to health, and back to work if this is the aim. Having this support available can reduce the length of absence and its impact on the organisation as well as support your valued employees through ill health.

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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

Whether it’s prevention, intervention or protection, you have immediate access to a range of health and wellbeing support services for you and your employees. All our services and resources have been designed to keep staff healthy, managers up to date on workplace health and wellbeing issues, and help prevent sickness absence and its associated costs.
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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

    Our dedicated rehab team, guidance and tools are available to support employees and reduce the impact of employee absence.

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    Wellbeing resources

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

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    Our health and wellbeing app, provided by Square Health, offers employers a quick, simple and effective way to show employees they care about their physical and mental wellbeing, while reducing sickness absence.

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    Claims management

    Unum’s claims process is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible, We use 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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  • Customers are welcomed to sign up for one of our 30-minute online welcome webinars, known as Wellbeing Ready sessions. 

    These provide onboarding support explaining all the health and wellbeing benefits your policy provides access to. The sessions include a Q&A and useful downloads to get you started quickly on registering for these services so your employees can benefit faster.

    Register for Wellbeing Ready
  • Yes. Help@hand is available to employees insured under their employer’s Group Income Protection, Group Life or Group Critical Illness policy. There is no additional cost to the employer.

    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 £4.15 per month.

    * Help@hand® is a digital, value-added service provided to Unum Limited (“Unum”) by Square Health Limited which connects employees of Unum customers to third party specialists who can help manage their, and their families’, health and wellbeing. Access is facilitated by Unum at no cost to the Unum customer and with no increase in premium. However, employees will be liable for charges for medication and delivery, referral letters and private fit notes. Unum may withdraw or change this service at any time. The service is entirely separate to the Unum insurance policy and is subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant third-party specialists. Unum will not receive any payment or commission from Square Health Limited arising from any employee involvement with Help@hand. Available to UK residents only.

    Square Health Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 07054181 and has its registered office at Crown House, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1AT.

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