2012 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Company is one of top 10 large employers in the state

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 9, 2012) — Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has been named one of the best large companies to work for in South Carolina.

The prestigious designation is awarded by independent research firm Best Companies Group and is designed to encourage South Carolina companies to focus on, measure and move their workplaces toward excellence. Best Companies Group partnered with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and SCBiz News on the awards.

Best Companies Group surveys participating companies and selects winners based on an assessment of each company’s employee policies and procedures. Companies are judged on factors including leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction. Input also is collected from a survey of up to 400 randomly selected employees, depending on company size.

“Receiving this recognition is a tribute to the quality of our employees and the value of the work environment we all strive to create every day,” says Ann Houser, vice president, human resources. “It also celebrates our special company culture that demonstrates the balance between being a large, successful national firm and caring for our employees and our community.”

Contributing to Colonial Life’s high ranking in the awards program is its strong emphasis on employee health and wellness, professional development and learning opportunities, community involvement and volunteer programs, environmental initiatives, communication efforts and employee recognition events.

Colonial Life was one of only two companies with national headquarters in Columbia to make the top 10 list for employers with 250 or more employees. This is the fourth time Colonial Life has been named one of the state’s Best Places to Work: the company also applied for and earned the designation in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

About Colonial Life

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 80,000 businesses and organizations, representing more than 3 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit www.coloniallife.com or connect with the company at www.facebook.com/coloniallifebenefits, www.twitter.com/coloniallife and www.linkedin.com/company/colonial-life.