Unum Group Insurance Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Unum Group regarding its recent data breach. The Unum data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Unum is an insurance and employee benefits agency. As an insurance provider, Unum offers various insurance and benefits solutions for businesses as well as individuals. These benefits include disability insurance, life insurance, and financial protection, voluntary benefits, behavior health services, dental, and vision.2. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has two other locations in the United States along with locations in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Poland. A fortune 500 company, Unum has over 10,000 employees and an annual revenue of about $12 billion.


On June 1, 2023, Unum and its subsidiary, Starmount Life Insurance Company, discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Unum determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform between May 31 and June 1, 2023. On August 3, 2023, Unum began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information
  • Financial information
  • Tax identification number

If you received a breach notification letter from Unum Group:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Unum Group data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by Unum Group;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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