Colonial Life sponsors SHRM survey

Company sponsors 2012 employee benefits survey of employers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 21, 2012) – Colonial Life is the exclusive sponsor of the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2012 Employee Benefits Survey.

The annual survey of 600 employers in the United States gathers information on the types of benefits employers offer their employees. The survey results will be released June 25 at SHRM’s national conference in Atlanta.

Colonial Life has sponsored the SHRM Employee Benefits Survey since 2007.

The survey is completed by a random sampling of human resource professionals from small companies with fewer than 100 employees to large companies with more than 500 employees. Employers are asked about the employee benefits they offer, such as health insurance, paid vacation, retirement plans, life insurance, child care assistance, employee education programs and more than 250 other possible benefit options.

The results show the number of employers offering each benefit, comparisons based on staff size, organization industry and sector, and year-to-year trends.

“This survey offers employers very reliable data they can use to make informed decisions about the benefits they offer their employees,” said Randy Horn, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Life.  “Because our mission focuses on helping working Americans understand and appreciate their benefits, we welcome the opportunity to support employers through this survey."

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.