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July 27, 2015

Companion Life Insurance Co. Named to a National Top 50 List

Columbia, S.C. – The business consulting firm Ward Group has placed Companion Life Insurance Company on its list of the nation’s top 50 performing life and health insurance companies for the fifth consecutive year.

Cincinnati-based Ward Group, a provider of benchmarking and best-practices services to the insurance industry, annually analyzes the financial performance of hundreds of life and health insurance companies domiciled in the United States to identify the top performers. The group announced the Ward’s 50® in a news release.

Each Ward’s 50 company has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed, Ward Group said. For a complete list of the Ward’s 50, click here.

“In selecting the Ward’s 50, we identify companies that pass financial stability requirements and measure their ability to grow while maintaining strong capital positions and underwriting results,” said Jeff Rieder, president of Ward Group.

“Companion Life strives for best practices in all our product areas. It’s an honor to be recognized by an independent, external organization that knows our industry,” said Scott Hinton, Companion Life president.

Headquartered in Columbia, Companion Life ( has specialized in employee benefits since 1971. The company markets life, dental, disability, accident, specialty health including medical stop loss, limited benefit health plans and group supplemental retiree prescription drug plans, as well as other insurance programs, through a network of independent agents and brokers, general agents and managing general underwriters. Companion Life is licensed in 45 states and the District of Columbia. It holds an A.M. Best Rating of A+ (Superior).

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