The letter (13 September) from John McArdle and Dr Stephen Carty of the Black Triangle Campaign attacked Unum’s reputation.
At Unum we are proud of the work we do to protect the income of and provide support to people with long-term illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working.
The financial protection we offer continues until they either recover and are able to return to work, or until they reach retirement.
We also offer rehabilitation support to those returning to work after a long-term illness.
Unum is committed to improving the understanding of the factors that influence health, illness, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. That’s why we took part in the International Forum on Disability Management at Imperial College London.
We work hard to protect the incomes of more than 1.9 million people in the UK.
We are proud to have paid out more than £5m a week in benefits to our customers last year.
Chief marketing officer, Unum UK
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