News & Updates

Grace Period Extension Update

In order to keep our policyholders and their families protected during these unprecedented times, Columbian's moratorium on policy lapses has been extended to July 6, 2020.* In addition, Columbian is offering an interest-free payment program to allow policyholders to keep their policies in force while paying any premiums that were due and not paid during the extended grace period. Policyholders whose policies would have lapsed for non-payment during the extended grace period will receive a notice with information on this special program. We urge anyone who receives a notice to contact the Company at 800-423-9765, extension 5975 within 15 days of the notice so that we can help you keep your valuable protection in place.

*The moratorium will be extended to July 14 for CA, July 22 for OR, and July 24 for DC.

CFG Employees Donate to Community

Employees of Columbian Financial Group have collected over $6,500.00 at their Binghamton office which will be donated to CHOW®, the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse.

CHOW® is a food banking operation that partners with over 100 emergency food programs throughout Broome County. Thanks in part to new distributors and agency partners CHOW® is able to turn just $1.00 donated into 5 meals. With this donation, that means that CHOW® will be able to provide over 32,000 meals to our community!

Memorial Day Closing

Columbian offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  We wish you all a safe and happy weekend.

Moratorium on Policy Lapses

In these uncertain times, there's one thing you can be sure of - we're here for you. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing you need to be worried about is your policy lapsing. In order to protect our policyowners and their families during this difficult time, Columbian will not cancel policies for nonpayment of premiums through July 1, 2020 or later, depending on state rules. The moratorium on cancellation of New York policies is extended to July 6, 2020. Any moratorium on cancellations does not eliminate the obligation for premium payments, but will prevent policies from lapsing for late payments during this unprecedented event. We highly recommend that you continue to make your scheduled payments if possible. When the time comes that we are able to return to normal grace periods, we will assess the best way to help you address any unpaid premiums. For now, rest assured that we've got you covered.

Coronavirus Planning

At Columbian, our top priorities are the health and well-being of our employees and the ability to serve our agents and customers.

CFG Community Day

Columbian Financial Group will be closing at noon on Friday, September 27, 2019, so that its employees locally and nationwide can spread out into the community for their 2nd Annual Day of Service.

Columbian Financial Group Employees Help Feed the Community

Employees of Columbian Financial Group gathered at CHOW®, the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, located at 3 Otseningo Street, Binghamton, on Wednesday, July 18th to donate over 4 tons of food they collected at their Binghamton offices.

Mailing Address Update

Please note that the Atlanta post office is no longer forwarding mail to our Binghamton, NY office and will return to the sender any mail addressed to the Norcross, GA office. Please be sure to mail all correspondence to our Binghamton office at P.O. Box 1381, Binghamton, NY 13902-1381. Express mail should be sent to 4704 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850.

Columbian Contributes to the Growth of our Community

Our employees and our Company are working together to further the United Way's three goals: advancing the education, the income and the health of our fellow community members. Together, we can make a change for the better.