Colonial Life sponsors National Small Business Week

May 12-16 event recognizes America’s business engine

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 30, 2014) — Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is the exclusive insurance industry co-sponsor of National Small Business Week, a nationwide effort of the U.S. Small Business Administration to support and promote the 28 million small businesses that drive America’s economy.

Small Business Week takes place May 12-16 in San Francisco; Kansas City, Mo.; Boston; and Washington, D.C. The cross-country event is designed to engage the small business community and highlight the importance of small businesses as innovators and job creators. Small businesses create two out of every three new jobs, and half of America’s workers own or work for a small business, according to the Small Business Administration. Thousands of people are expected to attend live and online events including forums and panels, networking events, trade shows and webinars.

As part of its sponsorship, Colonial Life will present a live webinar on employee benefits for small businesses at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 13. Participation is free but requires advance registration and spaces are limited.

“Small employers are big business for the U.S. economy,” said Gil Youmans, director, Small Market Solutions for Colonial Life. “Providing benefits solutions for small businesses to help them grow and be more competitive has been an important focus for us for the past 75 years. We look forward to sharing some of what we’ve learned to help other businesses succeed.”

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