Colonial Life named one of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work

One of only two Midlands-based companies in top 10 of large employers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 8, 2014) — Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has been named one of the top 10 best large companies to work for in South Carolina.

Colonial Life is one of only two companies headquartered in the Midlands to make the Best Places to Work top 10 list for employers with 250 or more employees. This is the sixth time Colonial Life has been named to the list.

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.

“The companies represented are creating a positive and productive work environment for our employees. Our employees take pride in knowing they come to work each day to an organization that is consistently recognized for doing the right things,” said John Garrison, vice president, general counsel at Colonial Life. “It helps all of us attract and retain the best and brightest workforce possible – and lets others know we care about our people and our community.”  

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

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