Mental health, modified school schedules, and more leave requests are some of employers’ biggest challenges heading into the Fall. Many companies made accommodations to make their business and their employees more resilient for what’s ahead, according to new research from employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) among more than 400 companies in August.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2020) —
“It’s no surprise mental health concerns are mounting,” said Rob Hecker, vice president of Global Total Rewards at Unum. “Companies that use accommodations, mental health benefits, and virtual solutions will be better equipped to weather the storm.”
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To learn more about Unum’s latest Employer Insights Report, including tips and best practices for future-proofing your business against these challenges, visit Unum HR Trends.
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About Unum Group
Unum Group provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is the leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees, and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $12 billion in 2019 and paid $7.5 billion in benefits.