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UNUM Employment Law Compliance Manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Posting End Date: 11/01

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

General Summary:This position is accountable for driving and implementing projects that support the Unum US compliance program. Projects include designing oversight programs and systems for analyzing and tracking legislation and other regulatory activity. The position requires strong knowledge of Unum, the compliance and regulatory environment, Unum's products, services, and the marketplace. The individual will serve as an interface between the Law Department and the business areas regarding the compliance program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads and manages projects involving the creation of procedures, processes and tracking devices that facilitate the Unum US regulatory compliance program

  • Develops methodologies to ensure compliance with new legal requirements

  • Provides training, and expertise for business areas on the regulatory compliance program and regulatory requirements

  • Researches law and industry trends to develop recommendations and strategic direction

  • May participate in meetings with insurance department personnel as deemed warranted or suggested by the Department

  • Works with Law Department partners and business areas to ensure the effective review, evaluation, and implementation of action on legislation, new laws and regulations affecting the product offering, including legislative trend analysis. Coordinates approach across multiple product lines.

  • Participates on project development and other cross-functional teams to promote more consistent business practices

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience required

  • 2 + years experience preferred in handling state/federal leave applications (either in a human resources capacity or in a leave service provider capacity)

  • Minimum 3-5 years regulatory experience and/or working in the legal environment

  • Strong technical skills – Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Strong/proven knowledge of business processes and structure within an insurance environment

  • Proven ability to research various areas and gather relevant information and positively impact project delivery

  • Strong experience in project management and working on process improvement

  • Strong verbal and oral communication ability

  • Strong organization skills for documentation and other aspects of position

  • Proven experience for successful partnering with areas outside own department

  • Strong ability to resolve issues/conflict and negotiate and facilitate with project groups with proven experience driving group to successful completion

  • Strong ability to perform analysis, resolve problems and appropriate recommendations for solutions


Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



A Fortune 500 company, Unum’s family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most.

The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance – each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.