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Unum Executive Income Protection

Executive Income Replacement




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Company Type

Public Limited Company

Company Overview

Formed from the merger of two competing insurance companies Unum is currently the worlds largest disability insurance company. Protecting more than 1.8 million lives in the UK and 25 million people worldwide.

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Income Protection Overview

One of the few insurers to offer an executive income protection policy. The product is designed to provide an employee with an income protection benefit should a group scheme not be in place. It is also used by Limited Company directors as an alternative to a personal income protection plan.


Unum use an ‘Own Occupation’ incapacity definition for the vast majority of occupations…


The Unum product has a core premium which is guaranteed for the full term of your policy…


It is important to note as is still the case with many insurers Unum do not publish their claims statistics…


The Unum product has an application which includes full medical underwriting so you know exactly where you stand from the outset…


Unum’s Policy Conditions

An overview of the key policy details of Unum’s Income Protection Solutions proposition.

Overview of Key Policy Details

Policy Type

Income Protection
(Accident & Sickness Only)


Public Limited Company

Premium Type

Reviewable option also available

Maximum Claim Duration

In addition limited benefit payment periods of 2, 3 or 5 years are also available.

Incapacity Definition

Own Occupation
Incapacity definition for the majority of occupations. Only the most high risk occupations having a work tasks definition.

Deferred Period

4 / 8 / 13 / 26 / 52 weeks


When selected Unum will annually increase both the level of cover and the premium by inflation.

Waiver of Premium


Maximum Cover
(% Income)

Taxable Earnings
Although the policy can be structured to pay out up to 80% of gross taxable earnings any benefit payable will be taxed accordingly. This differs from a personal protection policy where the benefit is paid out tax free.

Maximum Cover
(£ per month)


Max. Policy Cease Age

70 years old

Min. Policy Term

5 years

Min. Entry Age

18 years old

Max. Entry Age

65 years old

Guaranteed Insurability

  • Mortgage Increase
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Childbirth or Adoption
  • Over 10% Increase in Salary
  • Every Third Policy Anniversary

Guaranteed Benefit

Not Available

Overseas Travel

The Unum plan is only available to UK residents. But the policyholder is covered if they decide to live, work or travel anywhere in the world.

However, Unum will only cover the policyholder’s non UK taxable earnings providing they arise in the currency of one of the following countries; Australia, any member state of the European Union, Canada, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Isle of Man, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, United States of America.

Policy Exclusions

No Standard Exclusions

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