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Access quality employee benefits through Colonial Life

For many, health insurance premiums and deductibles are on the rise. AWB members now have access to a new suite of products through Colonial Life that can help mitigate costs and offer more peace of mind and financial well-being.

Take advantage of a comprehensive portfolio of voluntary coverage at very competitive rates including:

  • Group Accident – Helps offset unexpected medical expenses resulting from an accidental injury
  • Cancer Insurance – Helps cover cancer-related expenses not covered under medical insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance – Supplements medical coverage by providing a lump sum benefit to help you cover your costs
  • Whole Life Insurance – Provides long-term protection that can build cash value

Offering these benefits is easy as Colonial will provide your company with end-to-end enrollment support, benefit counseling sessions, customized educational materials, online administrative services, and easy billing and claims.

To learn more about these products, please contact Helen Siggins at or at 206-397-4615, ext. 1.

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Support for Ex-Im Bank Grows

In Our View: Congress must reauthorize Ex-Im Bank now

By The Columbian Editorial Board

For 85 years, the federal Export-Import Bank has helped American corporations compete in the global marketplace. Now it is in need of reauthorization from Congress.

In recent years in Clark County, the bank has supported companies such as Conquest Consulting Group, Northwest Natural Products and Neil Jones Food Company. Across Washington, it has supported companies large and small in every region. About 90 percent of businesses that use Ex-Im Bank services are small businesses that provide local jobs and contribute to the local tax base.

The Ex-Im Bank, which provides and guarantees loans to help foreign entities make purchases from U.S. companies, is particularly important in our state, where an estimated 40 percent of all jobs are tied in some fashion to international trade...

Read the full editorial in The Columbian