I agree that you will many employees look to get out of UNUMProvident after the stocks vest. It could be good news for people who are looking to get into either company. I think more from UNUM will quit then Provident. UNUM has been a very good company for so many years. The employee there used to love their jobs. This is changing drastically.
The merger may be good for the investors, but for the employees it stinks.
As far as products are concerned, I just hope the people left in ID Products in Portland can convince the boss from Provident that Provident's product are not good, and they use some version of the UNUM and Paul Revere products in the future. They will face an uphill battle, but the people in Portland are the only ones with TRUE ID Product development experience. They will be going against a HEADSTRONG Provident boss and his staff of little to no experience. I wish them well.