COLUMBIA, S.C., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You may see your insurance benefits as necessary, important and
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 are invited to enter Youville(SM), their own benefits world named in their honor. The tool then asks a short series of questions about their age, marital status and family history, using the answers to create recommendations for types of insurance coverage to consider. Employees can print a summary of the recommendations, adjusting them and adding notes if needed, and bring the document to their workplace benefits enrollment session.
"The new Colonial Life Benefits Learning Center is an interactive, fun way for employees to learn more about their needs and their options to protect themselves and their families," says Dana Bagwell, Colonial Life's director of benefits communication and education. "The tool is very simple to use and provides useful, practical knowledge to help them prepare for and make the most of their benefits enrollment."
The Benefits Learning Center includes information on different kinds of insurance coverage, what each type covers and what it may exclude. The center also offers information on financial protection, insurance terms, changing needs at different life stages, and how to save for retirement. In addition, employees can find answers to frequently asked benefits questions.
Research shows most employees don't actively search for information about their benefits, don't want frequent communication from their employers about them, and don't dedicate a significant amount of time to learning more about them.(1) The trip to Youville (SM) offers important benefits information with minimal effort.
"Most employees these days say their benefits are just as valuable to them as their paychecks," Bagwell says. "This new tool gives them easy access to the information they need to make informed benefits decisions, all in one place."
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing insurance benefits for employees and their families through the workplace, along with individual benefits education, advanced yet simple-to-use enrollment technology and quality personal service. Colonial Life offers disability, life and supplemental accident and health insurance policies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Similar policies, if approved, are underwritten in New York by a Colonial Life affiliate, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Mass. Colonial Life is based in Columbia, S.C., and is a subsidiary of Unum Group, one of the world's leading providers of employee benefits. For more information about benefits communication, call Colonial Life at (803) 798-7000 or visit www.coloniallife.com.
(1) Employee Education Qualitative Research, Unum, April 2010.
SOURCE Colonial Life
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