Employees’ Needs First
By placing employees’ needs first, we earn high ratings for the benefits enrollment experience. The value of true benefits education cannot be overstated, because it leads to satisfying choices for both core and supplemental products. We take the time to ensure that every employee thoroughly understands their policy and benefits.
The Essential Benefits portfolio includes a full line of supplemental benefits products from Colonial Life. The oldest and most balanced supplemental benefits carrier in the business; definitely best-in-class.
But Benefits are just some of what companies get when they partner with Essential Benefits. We also provide superior, employee-centered benefits communication and flexible, personalized enrollment solutions. It’s a three-pronged approach that makes supplemental benefits a satisfying part of any enterprise.
Selected for Specific Customer Needs
Short-Term Disability Insurance: Replaces a portion of your income to help make ends meet if you become disabled from a covered accident or sickness. Available in both Individual and group contracts with Situs State rules.
Accident Insurance: Helps to offset unexpected medical expenses, such as emergency room fees, deductibles and co-payments, that result from any covered accidental injury. Available in both Individual and group contracts with Situs State rules.
Cancer Insurance: Helps to offset out-of-pocket medical and indirect, non-medical expenses related to cancer that most medical plans don’t cover. Also provides coverage for specified cancer screening tests. Available in both Individual and group contracts with Situs State rules.
Critical Illness Insurance: Complements your major medical coverage by providing a lump-sum benefit that you can use to pay direct and indirect costs related to a covered critical illness. Available in both individual and group contracts with Situs State rules.
Hospital Confinement Insurance: Helps to pay for deductibles and co-pays that result from a hospital confinement. Provides a lump-sum benefit for a covered hospital confinement, a covered outpatient surgery and even doctors’ office visits. Available in both individual and group contracts with Situs State rules.
Life Insurance: Enables you and your employees to tailor coverage for your individual needs while providing financial security for family members. Available in classic Group Term Life, Individual Term Life and Individual Whole Life with a Long-Term Care rider.
Dental Insurance: Helps your employees and their families with preventive, basic and major dental services. Our dental plan covers a wide range of treatments, from routine cleanings to root canals, and pays benefits based on a defined co-insurance percentage. Employees have the freedom to choose any dentist, but can reduce out-of-pocket costs by seeing an in-network provider. Five plan designs for family coverage ensure that employees have the flexibility to choose coverage that best fits their needs.
Flexible Spending Accounts: The IRS Code Section 125 Cafeteria Plan enables your employees to pay for eligible expenses on a pre-tax basis — an instant savings of 15-40% for the employee on qualified FSA expenditures. FSA’s do represent a small cost to the employer, but those costs are recovered through lower payroll tax and Worker’s Comp premiums.