US-based Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has launched two new health benefits plans to help employers protect their workers.

The new Colonial Dental and Vision coverage provides employers and their staff with simplified administration with consolidated billing, and customised professional service.

Colonial Life president and CEO Tim Arnold said: “Dental and vision benefits help maintain and promote overall health, and are fundamental parts of any competitive employee benefits package.

“This new offering is just one example of how our employees deliver on our commitments to protect America’s workers and their families.”

Suitable for individuals and families, the Colonial Life dental plan provides access to a national network of over 323,000 providers.

Colonial Life’s dental and benefits leverages the know-how and experience of its sister company, Starmount Life Insurance Company.

The Colonial Life dental and vision plans will be available across 40 US states starting 26 March this year.

Colonial Life offers financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, accident, dental, life, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance.