Colonial Life is committed to inclusion and diversity in our company and our communities 

A message from President & CEO Tim Arnold

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The events we’ve seen across the country over the last week have reinforced that we have much to do as a society.

Frankly, I’m appalled by the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor – and by the many other systemic injustices that plague African American and other minority communities. I’m frustrated that racism and injustice is still a fight we have to wage 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights movement.

As Unum Group CEO Rick McKenney said this week, our commitment to inclusion and diversity is more important than ever.

We must strive as individuals, as a company and in society to do better every day. When we see injustice, it’s our moral obligation to responsibly stand up and speak out. It may not always be easy, but doing the right thing honors the sacrifices others have made to ensure that our children will see the world differently than our forefathers.

We live in challenging times – there’s no doubt about that. But I have hope in the future because I know what we can accomplish together. The conversations we’re now having as a nation – and as colleagues – are an important step in our journey to finding a solution. Through our inclusion and diversity work, we’re also doing our part to foster acceptance and gain strength from our differences.

There’s more we need to do, both at the company and outside our walls, but I’m confident that we can make a difference if we work together. It starts with listening to each other and supporting those around us who are hurting. Let’s all work together to continue this important journey for ourselves, our customers and our communities.

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