Our company

Keep Unexpecting. Life is anything but expected, including our approach to employee benefits.

Experience from the past, advantages for the future

In 1937, Edwin F. Averyt and J. Clifton Judy started Mutual Accident Company in South Carolina with a goal of providing people with financial protection in times of unexpected need. Since then, our company, products and team have expanded significantly, but Averyt's and Judy's mission has remained the same every step of the way.

Now a subsidiary of Unum Group, our team of more than 10,000 sales representatives and 1,200 home office professionals serves more than 3.7 million people in over 90,000 companies and organizations.1

Our team of approximately 10,000 sales representatives and 1,200 home office professionals serves more than 3.7 million people in over 90,000 companies and organizations.1

See how our insurance company has evolved from humble beginnings in 1937 to one of the leading voluntary benefits providers in the country.
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Get to know the executive team who is leading Colonial Life to success and ensuring we keep promises made to the people we're so proud to serve.
  • Meet our Leadership team

Financial overview
When you're making a difference in millions of lives, success often follows. Learn about our financial performance and how we plan to stay at the front of the pack.
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Colonial Life Arena
Feel like you've seen our name around town or on TV? You have! Since 2003, we've been the arena sponsor of our hometown college, the University of South Carolina.
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  • #2 in whole/universal life
  • #2 in short term disability
  • #3 in accident
  • #2 in cancer
  • #3 in hospital indemnity
  • #5 in critical illness

Leading the way

Colonial Life is an industry leader in new insurance sales

Being at the top doesn't mean we rest on our laurels, though. The market and needs of employees change constantly, and we're committed to staying ahead. With fast, frequent benefit updates and new releases, you can rest assured you'll always have the best options at your fingertips.

In addition to our voluntary benefits portfolio, we've pioneered innovative solutions and approaches that make life easier for employers, employees and benefits professionals alike. From new technology and educational programs, to industry-leading enrollment support and personal service, we're proud to offer comprehensive solutions that across the country count on for protection and peace of mind.

A company you can count on

Steady growth, strong ratings and a positive reputation have been our secrets to success

Here's why Colonial Life has become a trusted partner for millions of Americans.

Growth at a glance

Colonial Life was a pioneer in the past and is now a leader of the present. With progress like this,3  the future is looking brighter every day.

  • 75+ years of growth
  • An industry-leading portfolio with over 50 product offerings
  • Nearly $1.5 billion in premiums
  • More than 90,000 client organizations
  • More than 3.7 million policyholders and dependents

Satisfaction builds confidence

There's only one way to earn a good reputation in this business: provide service so great, people can't help but talk about it. Here's what they're saying.

  • Brokers: 91% are likely to recommend Colonial Life, and 92% say we're competitively priced.4
  • Employers: 95% intend to continue offering our products.5
  • Employees: 95% are satisfied with the overall handling of their claim.6

Awards and accolades

Our culture and benefits have been recognized year after year.

  • Chairman's Award for our work with United Way of the Midlands (2015)
  • Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Award from The American Heart Association (2015)
  • National Association of Health Underwriters' favorite voluntary benefits company (2010)
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina for five years