COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 15, 2017) — Leaders in local government across the country will have access to better information to help them create competitive, affordable employee benefits plans, thanks to a new partnership between Colonial Life and the International City/County Management Association.
Colonial Life, a market leader in financial protection benefits sold through the workplace, has joined the ICMA Strategic Partners Program, which provides leading practice solutions and thought leadership to more than 11,000 professional local government managers and their staffs members.
“Insurance and payroll can often seem complex and confusing, but these functions are essential to the-day-to-day operations of our local governments,” said Marc A. Ott, ICMA’s executive director. “Colonial Life’s knowledge and expertise in a multitude of human resource issues will be invaluable to our members and the communities that they serve.”
“We have a long history of service to government and other public sector organizations,” said Melissa Constante, Colonial Life’s assistant vice president of Public Sector Alliances. “This new partnership with ICMA will allow us to help even more governments and their employees find effective solutions to meet their benefits needs and build stronger communities.”
Colonial Life serves 10,000 public sector agencies, including 41 state governments, more than 5,000 local governments and more than 3,000 educational entities.
Colonial Life’s strong support and service in the public sector market includes partnerships with some of the most-respected public sector organizations in the country, including the National League of Cities, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, National Joint Powers Alliance, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and Association of School Business Officials.