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Unum Dental available in all U.S. regions

Dec 12, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 12, 2017) – Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leading employee benefits provider, today announced Unum Dental plans will be available in all regions of the country on January 1, 2018.

Unum successfully launched new Unum Dental group insurance plans in the South and Midwest regions in January 2017 – within five months of acquiring dental and vision benefits carrier Starmount Life Insurance Company. At the same time, Unum also successfully launched Unum Vision insurance plans nationally.

“The market response to Unum Dental and Unum Vision has exceeded our expectations in 2017,” said Unum US President and CEO Mike Simonds. “Dental insurance is an important coverage we know employees need and want, and expanding dental plans into every region of the country helps us provide more value to brokers and employers.”

The addition of dental coverage rounds out Unum’s supplemental benefits portfolio with one of the most popular workplace benefits. It also positions Unum as a one-stop shop for employee benefits packages that complement medical and retirement. 

“Unum and Starmount had a phenomenal year together, and we look forward to what 2018 brings,” said Starmount CEO Erich Sternberg. “We will continue to expand our national provider networks and enhance our products in the year ahead.”

In addition to powering Unum Dental, Starmount offers dental insurance with a vision rider to individual consumers, marketed under the Starmount brand.

For more information about Unum and Unum Dental, please visit  



About Unum

Unum Group ( is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Starmount and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. The company reported revenues of $11 billion in 2016, and provided $6.9 billion in benefits.

About Starmount

Starmount Life Insurance Company is a member of the Unum Group family of licensed insurers, and is a leading national provider and administrator of dental and vision insurance coverage for individuals and employees. Known for reliable service and customer satisfaction, Starmount is admitted in 49 states, and rated A- (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best (2017), independent insurance analysts. The company also earned a spot on the prestigious 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performer list in life and health insurance. For more information, please visit


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