Overview:Since their founding in 1848, Unum has been known for breaking new ground in the business of benefits. Integrity, determination, innovation and leadership were at the core of their company 165 years ago, and they are just as relevant to their business today. Just as long-lasting has been their commitment to being there when people need us most, a simple but compelling philosophy that began before the Civil War during a time when investing in insurance to protect yourself from the financial effects of illness and injury was a radical idea. They persevered during the fledgling insurance landscape then, and we're equally committed today to educating consumers about the value of financial protection benefits. Take a look below at Unum and its predecessor companies throughout the years.