NU Online News Service, April 1, 2005, 3:59 p.m. EST

A large Chattanooga, Tenn., insurer has updated the Web services it offers employers and employees.[@@]

The insurer, UnumProvident Corp., says its Web site now offers employers a step-by-step online guide that includes sample claims forms, administration guides, and detailed information about maternity and long-term disability claims.

Employees can use the Web site to check the status of claims payments and supply key dates related to current claims, such as the last day at work or the anticipated return-to-work target.

Claimants who are out on maternity leave can use the site to enter their babies’ delivery dates.

The updated UnumProvident Online Claims Status Service center is on the Web at https://w4.unumprovident.com/AboutYourClaim/default.aspx