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First Unum Life Insurance Co.

Additional Locations

Phone: (800) 321-3889 View Additional Phone Numbers 2211 Congress St, Portland, ME 04122 http://www.unumprovident.com


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Description

Unum, through its insuring subsidiaries, provides income protection through a range of disability, life, health and retirement products and services to small and medium size employers, as well as individual disability products. Unum Life Insurance Company of America was established and incorporated in 1848 in the State of Maine, the firm employs approximately 7,200 people internationally. The company is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. The home office is located in Portland, ME where it employs approximately 3,500 people. In New England, the company has Sales Offices in Boston, MA and Portland, ME and Hartford, CT.


BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for First Unum Life Insurance Co. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 41 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

41 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 16 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 4
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 36
Total Closed Complaints 41

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on First Unum Life Insurance Co.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 17, 1990 Business started: 01/01/1848 in ME Business incorporated 04/27/1998 in DE
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
35 State House Station , Augusta ME 04333
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/index.shtml
Phone Number: (207) 624-8500 or TTY: Maine relay 711
Fax Number: (207) 624-8690

Massachusetts Division of Insurance
1000 Washington Street Suite 810, Boston MA 02118-2208
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/doi-lp/
Phone Number: (877)-563-4467 or (617) 521-7794 or (617) 521-7490 (TTD/TDD)
Fax Number: 617-753-6830
doicss.mailbox@state.ma.us

Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Ms. Susan Griffin, Assistant Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Susan Griffin, Assistant Vice President
Number of Employees

7,200

Business Category

INSURANCE COMPANIES Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (NAICS: 524210)

Alternate Business Names
Paul Revere Life Insurance Co. Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co. Unum UNUM Life Insurance Company of America
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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

First Unum Life Insurance Co. has received 3.68 out of 5 stars based on 3 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.
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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.