Colonial Life sponsors SHRM employee benefits survey

National survey reveals employee benefit trends

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 9, 2014) – For the eighth consecutive year, Colonial Life is the exclusive sponsor of the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employee Benefits Survey.

The annual survey of more than 500 employers in the United States gathers information on the types of benefits employers offer their employees. The survey results will be released Sunday, June 22 at SHRM’s national conference in Orlando.

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 and employee education programs from a listing of nearly 300 benefit options.

The results show the percentage of employers currently offering each benefit, those that plan to offer the benefit in the next 12 months and the percentage of organizations offering benefits on an annual basis over the past five years.

“America’s workers depend on the financial protection offered by their workplace benefits,” said Randy Horn, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Life. “This annual survey offers employers very reliable data they can use to make informed decisions about the benefits they offer their employees."

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