Colonial Life names Bill Deehan senior vice president of sales

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 23, 2013) – Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has named Bill Deehan senior vice president of sales. Deehan is responsible for leading sales and recruiting activities for the company’s 10,000-member national sales organization. His office is based in Atlanta.

Deehan has more than 28 years of sales and management experience in the employee benefits industry. He most recently served as vice president and managing director for Unum US’s South Region based in Atlanta and as field liaison to Unum’s voluntary benefits practice. He previously managed sales offices in Rochester, N.Y.; San Diego; and Washington, D.C. He and his teams have won numerous company sales awards in these markets.

Deehan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Colonial Life has a significant opportunity in the voluntary benefits marketplace, Deehan said. “As America’s workers are challenged with the changing benefits landscape, Colonial Life has clear solutions. Colonial Life’s model allows us to operate both directly with employers and inside the brokerage channel. All you have to do is look at the numbers to realize how wide open this market remains. The options are limitless.”

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 or connect with the company at, and