Superstorm Sandy Shuts Down Offices of Unum

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that disability insurer Unum (based in Chattanooga, Tennessee) had to close key branches in Worcester, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine on Monday and possibly again today due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy.  Unum’s field offices in New York are closed today, and six other Unum field offices along the Eastern Seaboard from Washington, D.C. to Boston have also been closed due to the extreme weather conditions.

The closures may cause delays for insureds in receiving their disability checks or having their paperwork or claims processed while the insurers weather the storm.

Other disability insurers with bases in the areas affected by Superstorm Sandy include Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company (MassMutual), Berkshire Life, Guardian Life, New York Life, and The Hartford.