Colonial Life Launches Benefits Education Tool

May 9, 2011 ( – Colonial Life has launched an interactive online tool offering a way for workers to individualize their benefits education and explore their unique benefits needs.

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, according to a press release. In addition, employees can find answers to frequently asked benefits questions.   

After logging on at, employees are invited to enter Youville, 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 use the document for their workplace benefits enrollment.  

Most employees these days say their benefits are just as valuable to them as their paychecks,” said Dana Bagwell, Colonial Life’s director of benefits communication and education, in the press release. “This new tool gives them easy access to the information they need to make informed benefits decisions, all in one place.”