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Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. Overview

Columbia, SC
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, cancer, critical illness and supplemental health insurance. The company’s benefit ... Read more

Mission: Colonial Life preserves and protects the vitally important things America's workers work so hard to build, even if unexpected events and challenging times get in their way.

This mission is fulfilled through:
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Company Updates

  • Colonial Life recently unveiled enhancements to its life insurance products to better protect America's workers. Learn more here:

    Colonial Life enhances life insurance options - WorkLife

    An enhanced whole life insurance option from Colonial Life can help America's workers fill the trillion-dollar life insurance gap. Employer-provided group life coverage is the only life insurance most people have - and it's not nearly enough. LIMRA estimates a growing $16 trillion gap between the amount of life insurance America's workers need and the ...

  • If you have a senior citizen in your life, help them by increasing their activity, even if it's just in small ways:

    All activity offers benefits for seniors - WorkLife

    Retaining the ability to get up and about easily - to walk across a parking lot, climb a set of stairs, rise from a chair and maintain balance - is an under-appreciated component of good health in later life. When mobility is compromised, older adults are more likely to lose their independence, become isolated, feel ...

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Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. – Why Work For Us?

Our Company

Helping America's Workers for 75 Years

For 75 years, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has had one mission: to help America’s workers preserve and protect the vitally important things they work so hard to build.

Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, we offer a wide range of financial protection options, helping more than 3 million people in nearly 80,000 companies. In addition to our personal benefits counseling expertise, we’re a pioneer of payroll deduction and innovator of enrollment technology. Our end-to-end capabilities and commitment to going above and beyond enable us to provide unmatched customer service.

With more than 10,000 sales representatives and more than 1,000 home office professionals, we’re here to help during life's most challenging times.

Colonial Life’s History

75 Years of Industry Expertise

In 1937, Edwin F. Averyt and J. Clifton Judy started Mutual Accident Company in Columbia, South Carolina and sold their first product – accidental death coverage. Their first sales team was comprised of mostly local women. They could relate to the struggles others were going through and talk with them about their financial protection needs.

In 1939, the company became Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. The mission then was the same as it is today – to help America’s workers preserve and protect the vitally important things they work so hard to build.

We’ve continued to evolve over the years:

  • In 1955, we introduced worksite marketing of voluntary benefits through payroll deduction, and that first payroll deduction account remains a Colonial Life customer to this day.
  • In the 1970s, we implemented computer technology long before most companies did.
  • In the 1980s, we began marketing our products through Section 125 and introduced electronic enrollment capabilities nationwide.
  • In the 2000s, we created our online enrollment system.

Today, we continue to add innovative enrollment technologies and options. After 75 years of business, we remain dedicated to our mission of finding ways to help America’s workers when they face unexpected events and challenging times.

Start Your Career with Colonial Life

At Colonial Life, we’re looking for caring, professional people who are committed to putting customers first and making a difference. If that describes you, our company may be just what you are looking for.

We have career opportunities in our sales organization and our corporate home office, with leadership opportunities throughout the organization.   

Our emphasis on our employees could by why we’ve earned the Workplace Award for the “Best Companies Group” in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Learn more about our awards.

Entry Level Opportunities

Seek to make a difference but not sure which business area to focus on? Take a look at the opportunities in the contact center. The contact center specialists are the bridge between the insured and Colonial Life and are here to solve problems in the clients’ best interest. Since contact center specialists work closely with many departments within the company, the job provides an overview of the company and can help one decide which business area to move to after 18 month!

Professsional Opportunities:

We are also looking for proven professionals with broad-based business experience, those that have a passion for achieving results, willingness to own thier career, and celebrate the contributions, diversity of perspectives and experiences of thier teams. Explore our various opportunities and grow your future at Colonial Life!

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. Reviews

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    I have been working at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. full-time (More than a year)


    Great culture that you won't find at most companies. Salary and benefits (including PTO) are good. Very good work/life balance.


    I'm not a fan of all of the cubicles. So many people work here!

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    Keep up the good work!

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    Easy Interview. They tried to sell the job to you so the first time you come in they go over the job. Commission only so I didn't want it.

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