Expert help to succeed in the public sector

From small cities and big municipalities to school districts and support services, we offer competitive benefits to help attract and retain top talent for public sector organizations.

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Put our public sector expertise to work for you

We can help you grow your business with new or existing public sector clients

In 1955, our first payroll deduction account was a state highway patrol, and they are still a customer today. Since then, we've come to serve more than 10,000 public sector accounts and 500,000 public sector employees.

Over the past 60 years, we've carved out a niche as a public sector expert. Why? Because it's the most challenging benefits environment we could find. And we know that if our solutions work there, they'll work for businesses anywhere.

We work with:

  • More than 40 state governments
  • More than 3,000 educational entities
  • More than 5,000 local governments

Create better connections

With Colonial Life, you can gain new insights and perspectives into solving challenges in the public sector through our long-standing relationships with these organizations.

National League of Cities (NLC)

The NLC’s 49 state municipal leagues help the leaders of more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns build stronger communities. We were invited by NLC leadership to be a corporate partner and share ideas that can help strengthen local government and encourage economic competitiveness.

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)

The NBC-LEO, a constituency group of the NLC, works to ensure that NLC policy and program recommendations reflect African-American concerns. We help them tap into research and other resources to better leverage employee benefits in pursuit of their goals.

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)

The HELO, a constituency group of the NLC, provides the NLC board guidance on major public policy issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino communities. We supply them with insights and data to enhance their effectiveness.

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG)

The WIMG, a constituency group of the NLC, works to raise awareness about issues of concern to women and encourage women to seek public office. We support their work by providing information and strategies that help advance their efforts.

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

The IPMA-HR represents the interests of more than 5,000 human resource professionals at the federal, state and local levels. We received their preferred provider designation for voluntary benefit solutions.


GOVERNING provides state and local leaders with nonpartisan information, insights and intelligence to help them work effectively. We partner with them to develop and deliver research and educational opportunities that help these leaders contain costs while managing the quality of employee benefits.


Sourcewell facilitates the competitive bidding process on behalf of its 50,000 member organizations. We earned a contract for voluntary benefits that Sourcewell members can leverage to fulfill their bidding requirements, provided all statutory requirements and obligations are satisfied.

The School Superintendents Association (AASA)

The AASA represents more than 13,000 education leaders internationally, helping shape policy and advance the goals of public education. We assist them by providing strategies and insights for more effectively recruiting, retaining and rewarding educators and administrators.

State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA)

The SALGBA provides municipal, county, school and state government professionals with continuing education and accreditation in public sector benefits. We support their mission by developing educational materials and through conference support.

Get premier service and support

Our Premier Client Services team is your go-to resource for helping you manage the benefits implementation process. Qualified public sector clients are supported by a home office team managed by a dedicated client manager to help you:

  • Develop and implement growth strategy, aligning the best products and services
  • Manage relationships and expectations
  • Create, implement and manage enrollment strategies
  • Coordinate home office visits for qualified existing clients

Employee benefits and cost management solutions

Let's get started

Talk to your Colonial Life representative today to learn more about how we can help.