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Recent findings from Unum suggests most employees don’t believe their employer-provided benefits would provide sufficient financial protection if they missed work because of illness or injury. Nearly 60 percent of workers would consider buying more coverage through work, if they were offered the chance.

“Employers invest a lot of time and money in building the right benefits package to help their workforce stay financially stable and help protect them from the financial fallout of illness and injury,” said Neiciee Durrence, vice president, Voluntary Practice Leader for Unum, in a statement. “As we head into the fall benefits enrollment season, this survey offers a strong message to employers about the need to offer ways to cover gaps in those benefits plans.”

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