Summit Benefit Partners

Summit Benefit Partners

Summit Benefit Partners provides common sense advice and thoughtful solutions to help our clients protect what they value most, with kindness and integrity

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Colonial Life

Have you considered buying a supplemental policy? Read here to find out why you should consider.

After a 32-year career working for the state of Illinois, Richard Garrett kept his Colonial Life policies. Learn why he's glad he did.


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What's your most valuable asset?

WATCH: Why you need disability insurance. 05/12/2016

Fort Smith LU2016 - Little Rock District: Brad Lewis - Muscular Dystrophy Association City, State Lock-Up at Location Network with colleagues and support individuals with muscular dystrophy helping them live longer and grow stronger. 04/11/2016

Colonial Life claims satisfaction reaches 95 percent - WorkLife Colonial Life’s policyholders are very satisfied with the service they received in 2015 while submitting claims, according to a survey released Monday. Overall results* in 2015 found that 95 percent of Colonial Life claimants were satisfied with the overall handling of their claim. In 2015, Colonial…


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Life, disability insurance keys to family financial plan - WorkLife Life insurance and disability insurance are a necessity, but sometimes, they may feel like an expense you can do without. Putting food on the table, paying your mortgage, building good credit – these are things that are at the top of the list. It may be easy to push to the back of the budget …


Summit Benefit Partners 02/27/2016

Know the basics of disability insurance - WorkLife

Do you have 3-6 months worth of life expenses saved for a disability? Have you considered how you would make up for lost income if you’re in a serious accident or sick and can’t work for several months? Are you financially prepared to cover missing paychecks over many weeks or months? That unexpected circumstance may never occur, but if you buy disability insurance no…


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Our experience makes yours better. 02/21/2016

The Surprising Reasons Why Telecommuting is Great for Business

Can your employees telecommute? The verdict is in: When employees work from home, their productivity improves – and companies save money. If you have the required technology, offering this option can have wide-ranging benefits. 02/19/2016

Development focus helps Colonial Life employees thrive - WorkLife

Education is key. Who is educating your employees? Do you feel like your broker or enroller is your employees personal insurance agent? If not, give us a call. In a recent study by Gallup, research reveals that companies that focus on employee well-being boost employee performance, have more engaged employees and even have a workforce that is likely to be more thriving overall. As a leader in employee benefits, Colonial Life understands the value of suppor…


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Americans' life insurance gap grows to $18 trillion - WorkLife

That's a big gap! The gap is growing between what America’s workers are investing in life insurance and what their families will need following a loved one’s passing. LIMRA estimates that the life insurance coverage gap between life insurance needs and life insurance currently in force has grown to $16 trillion — up… 02/15/2016

Welcome to WorkLife Today’s workplace is a juggling act for so many of us. The struggle of trying to balance work and family can be challenging. Throw in trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle too and, well, it can be overwhelming! That’s where WorkLife wants to help. Developed by Colonial Life, our daily news site off… 02/15/2016

Accidents can break your wallet as well as your bones - WorkLife

Accidents happen. Will you be fully covered? Hallelujah! The weekend is coming up and you’ve got plans. Maybe it’s a run on that new trail you’ve been wanting to try, a soccer game for the kids, yard work you’ve been putting off or driving across town to meet friends for dinner. What’s not on the list? A trip to the emergency room. … 02/15/2016

Four free tools to improve your productivity - WorkLife

Great tips! A new year is a great opportunity to make goals and plans to improve your organization at work and enjoy greater success in the coming year. Disorganization can impact your job satisfaction and productivity. According to the Houston Chronicle, a lack of organization can lead to problems among team m…


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Find Your Career with Colonial Life Insurance | Job Opportunities for Insurance Career Seekers

Benefits Enroller needed immediately for Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas.

Colonial Life has immediate openings for licensed enrollers to join our growing team. Join our market-leading team in providing personal insurance products to employees and their families at the worksite.

We’re looking for professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, preferably with benefits enrollment experience.

We are a leader in worksite marketing. We work with employers and their employees to provide benefit solutions in one neat package: benefits communication, enrollment services and personal insurance products.

As an enroller, you’re more than a sales person – you’re a counselor and consultant for hard working Americans, helping them protect what they’ve worked hard to earn.

As a benefits counselor with Colonial Life, you’ll be empowered to:
• Build relationships with businesses in your community
• Work with employers and help provide them with benefit solutions for their business, including cost management tools, HR and administrative time savings, benefits communication and employee financial protection through our personal insurance products.

Colonial Life will provide training, support and competitive compensation and incentives to help you grow and be successful.

What do you need to be a sales professional with us?

• Enrollment experience preferred
• Strong communication skills to deliver our benefits communication and education to employees
• Life & Health license is required, but can be attained through Colonial Life

Contact us and email your resume to [email protected] to apply. Learn more about joining the Colonial Life team. Serving the community for over 75 years.

[01/20/16]   Colonial Life kickoff meeting. Big things to come this year!

[01/13/16]   Super excited to welcome our newest member of the team - Nathan Mcdowell! Nathan is a quality young man new to the benefits world. He has a passion for helping people and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him, Abbey and the newest Mcdowell set to arrive in late March-early April!


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[01/08/16]   Happy New Year! Summit Benefit Partners is looking for a Sales Manager, no prior insurance experience needed. We're looking for hard working, coachable, team players! Give us a call @ 479-242-1101.


Happy Birthday Andrea! Hope your day was festive;)

[12/02/15]   Americans who need health coverage starting January 1st have just two weeks remaining before the December 15 enrollment deadline, whether you are enrolling for the first time or an existing customer who is shopping for the best plan for 2016, now is the time to visit us. Message us here or call the office 479-242-1101. Thanks! 12/01/2015

Sales Manager Colonial Life is a National Business Benefits Organization looking for a Sales Manager in our Fort Smith Arkansas area. The manager's responsibiliti

[11/24/15]   2016 IRS Plan Limits
Plan Year 2016 2015 2014

Health FSA Maximum Annual Salary Reduction $2,550(1) $2,550(1) $2,500(1)

Standard Mileage Rate for Travel to Obtain Medical Care TBA $0.23 $0.235

Dependent Care Assistance Program (Unless Married Filing Separately) 2$5,000 2$5,000 2$5,000

Dependent Care Assistance Program (If Married Filing Separately) $2,500(2) $2,500(2) $2,500(2)

Transit Passes and Vanpooling (Combined) Monthly Maximum $130 $130 $250(3)

Parking Monthly Maximum $255 $250 $250

Highly Compensated Employee – Section 414(q) (Officer Group) $120,000 $120,000 $115,000

Key Employee – Section 416(i) $170,000 $170,000 $170,000

HSA Maximum Annual Contribution Limit (Self-only) $3,350(4) $3,350(4) $3,300(4)

HSA Maximum Annual Contribution Limit (Family) $6,750(4) $6,650(4) $6,550(4)

HSA Catch-up Contribution Limit $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

HDHP Minimum Annual Deductible (Self-only) $1,300 $1,300 $1,250

HDHP Minimum Annual Deductible (Family) $2,600 $2,600 $2,500

HDHP Maximum Out-of-pocket (Self-only) $6,550 $6,450 $6,350

HDHP Maximum Out-of-pocket (Family) $13,100 $12,900 $12,700

1 As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health flexible spending account (FSA) salary reductions are limited for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013 (the maximum limit may be indexed for inflation each year).
2 Under Code Sections 129 and 21, the deemed income of a spouse who is incapable of self-care or a full-time student is $250 per month for one qualifying individual or $500 per month for two or more qualifying individuals.
3 The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA) retroactively increased this limit to equal the limit for parking benefits; prior to that change, the combined limit was $130 per month.
4 An employee is treated as being eligible for the entire calendar year as long as he or she is eligible during the last month of the calendar year. However, failure to maintain eligibility during the "testing period" will result in adverse tax consequences (including an additional excise tax). The testing period begins in December of the year in which the employee becomes eligible and ends the last day of December of the following year.

[11/19/15]   Starting a series on Why Women Need Life Insurance: Today women play a key role In financial responsibility of families. This series will cover working women, single women, single moms, stay at home moms, family caregiver, and women as business owners.
Working women.....
Increasingly families are depending on the income of two working parents if you're a working mother your income can have a significant impact on the quality of your family's lifestyle your income helps to cover ordinary living expenses like food clothes, utilities and provide savings for your children's college education and for your retirement. Life insurance protects your family by providing proceeds that can be used to replace your lost income if you die prematurely.
Stay tuned for part 2: why single women need life insurance!!! If you have any questions please call or message me 479 242 7466

[11/18/15]   A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Call for more information! 11/09/2015

Top 10 Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs LinkedIn Influencer, Robert Herjavec, published this post originally on LinkedIn. 11/03/2015

Colonial Life once again named top benefits partner in national awards

#1 again! Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovativ…



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Fort Smith, AR

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