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2011-08-03 10:23:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulatory and economic issues are forcing many employers to make changes in their benefits plans. And one of the changes employers expect to make in the near future is to add voluntary benefits. Almost half of employers (49 percent) surveyed last month by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company say they expect to add voluntary, employee-paid insurance benefits to their plans within the next year. Colonial Life surveyed more than 750...

2011-07-19 12:51:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Time is money when you're waiting on a disability claim. Getting your claim resolved quickly after your paycheck stops coming helps you pay your bills on time and keep your creditors at bay. To make sure you get your disability claim resolved as soon as possible, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company offers five simple tips to speed up the process. File your claim as soon as possible. Doing so lets your insurance company start the...

2011-06-26 19:00:00

Employers increasingly turn over responsibility for managing retirement, leave and health care benefits to employees LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The economy negatively affected the employee benefits offered by more than three-quarters of organizations, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey report released today at its 63rd Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. Seventy-seven percent of surveyed HR professionals said in 2011...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You may see your insurance benefits as necessary, important and valuable -- but do you see them as fun? You could starting today with the launch of Youville(SM), a feature of Colonial Life's new web-based Benefits Learning Center. This interactive online tool offers an entertaining way for workers to individualize their benefits education and explore their unique benefits needs. After logging on at www.BenefitsLearningCenter.com, employees...

2011-05-03 08:38:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Life & Accident Insurance company has set up dedicated phone lines to make it easier for customers affected by the recent severe weather in the southeast to get support from the company. Customers can call Colonial Life's service centers toll free at these numbers: Policyholders: (800) 325-4368 Plan administrators: (800) 256-7004 Brokers: (866) 531-2022 Customers also can contact the company at...

2011-05-02 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutbacks on employer-provided major medical insurance, reduced commissions and the impact of health care reform are causing many insurance benefits brokers to question their longevity in the marketplace. But implementing a voluntary benefits practice can solve many of these problems for brokers, without investment or training. That's the finding of a new white paper released today by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. "Filling the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'