Unum spent years pushing reforms that have been closely linked to the deaths of many claimants of employment and support allowance (ESA) and to harming the physical and mental health of many others.
Disabled researchers and activists have previously shown how Unum spent years undermining the social security system in order to boost the market for its own income protection insurance policies. * Unum are scum.
Mo Stewart says “Historically, UnumProvident Insurance were banned in fifteen states in America and six countries worldwide until 2008. Professor John Langbein of the Yale School of Law produced an academic paper in January 2007 identifying the ‘UnumProvident Scandal ’ that exposed Unum’s practice of disability denial, and in 2008 the American Association of Justice identified Unum as the second worst insurance company in America. UnumProvident Insurance changed its name to Unum Insurance in 2007 following negative publicity and, in November 2007, BBC News reported that the British government were being advised by an American insurance company with a reputation for ‘racketeering ’.”
Local Paralympian Sophia Warner, is once again leading in the organisation of this year’s ‘Superhero Series’ – the UK’s only mass-participation sports series dedicated to the minority of disabled people who want to dress up and look like pratts – launched by Sophia two years ago.
Superhero Tri participants and their ‘Sidekicks’ are encouraged to come along dressed as their favourite Super Hero.
Sophie made it clear in her interview with Disability News Service that she doesn’t care at all about how scummy UNUM are.
Unum, the employee benefits provider head-quartered in Dorking, is supporting the ‘Superhero Series’ this year as a Silver partner and will be providing lots of staff volunteers.
Peter O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Unum UK, commented: “We’ve been working with Sophia since the 2012 Paralympics and are very proud to have shared this journey as the Superhero Series has developed. It’s a real inspiration to work in partnership with Sophia on these inclusive events.”
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