In 1882, Columbian Protective Association began offering small face amount life insurance protection to working class families in the boroughs of New York City.
In 1952, the Company mutualized and was renamed Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company. In the following years, the Company expanded to serve customers in all 50 states.
In 1990, Columbian Life Insurance Company was established as a new company under Columbian Mutual Life, and the Columbian Financial Group of companies was created. Over the next several decades, Columbian acquired six additional companies that were merged into Columbian Mutual Life.
Today, the Columbian Financial Group of Companies employs more than 300 associates to support our 20,000 independent agents and pays $200 million in death benefits each year to families when they need it most.
While many things have changed over the past 140 years, Columbian’s mission and core values remain steadfast. We’ve been caring for families for generations, and we are committed to being here for our policyholders and their families for generations to come. Michael Fosbury, Columbian’s President & CEO, says, “We’re proud Columbian has helped families secure their financial future for 140 years. You can depend on Columbian to enhance your financial security as well.”