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Unum boosts group life proposition

Unum has introduced new features to its group life proposition as part of an ongoing review.

The firm has enhanced terms for cover up to the age of 70, added the option of extending redundancy cover and introduced a more pragmatic approach to scheme late entrants.

Unum is also reviewing the prices of its group life products.

Unum customer care director Cheryl Brewer says: “We are continuously striving to enhance our service offering and these changes will ensure that Unum remains a leading provider in what is a highly competitive market. Employers and claimants will benefit from these latest changes.”

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