Columbian Life Insurance Company

Columbian Group is a combination of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Columbian Financial Services Corporation, New Vision Service Corporation of New York and many other small affiliated companies. Its headquarters are located in Binghamton of New York in USA. This company provides a strong commitment with good value to the policy holders of country. It works with a dedicated mission to earn the trust of its customers in the insurance company.


Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company is the parent company for the Columbian Group of Financial companies, which was founded in the year 1882, with its location in Brooklyn of New York. Name of the company was changed to Columbian Protective Association from American Protective Association, with its location moved to Binghamton from Brooklyn in the year of 1907. It was again renamed to Columbian Mutual Life insurance Company in the year of 1952.

In two decades from 1970 to 1990, this company has established its offices in more than 50 states. In the years 1990 to 1996, has acquired Washington Life Insurance Company of New York. While in the year 1997, this company has included its Worksite Marketing into the product line. Again it has expanded its business into more than 45 states in the year 2001.

In the year 2002, Golden Eagle Sales Corporation was acquired by Columbian company and then renamed to New Vision Service Corporation. While in the next year it purchased UNIQ benefit solutions. In the year 2011, this company has expanded with the help of merger with Unity Mutual Life insurance company. And in the same year it has gained 1.4$ in assets and more than $100 million in terms of capital as well as surplus.


Columbian insurance company has developed many multi-faceted insurance policies with an aim to meet the continuously changing needs of the policy holders. This company offers insurance products that are highly competitive which are as follows:

  1. Home Service
  2. Universal Life
  3. Term Life
  4. Whole Life
  5. Preneed
  6. Final Expense

Prices for the insurance policies at this company are very flexible.

How to Claim

The process of claiming for an insurance policy at this company is very easy. Filing a claim can be done either through a phone call or else in online or even with the help of local agent. 

Columbian Life Insurance Company Info

Lines of Insurance: Life

States licensed to sell insurance in: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Type of Insurance Company: Stock (Illinois)

Name of Parent Company:
Columbian Financial Group

Columbian Life Insurance Company Rating: A-

Columbian Life Insurance company logo

Columbian Life Insurance Phone Number & Contact Details

Columbian Life Insurance
Chairman/President   Thomas E. Rattmann
P.O. Box 1381
Binghamton, NY 13902-1381

Columbian Life Insurance Company Business Information

Location Type Single Location
Employees (Estimated) 200
NAICS Code 524113, Direct Life Insurance Carriers

Columbian Life Insurance Company Officers

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Thomas E. Rattmann

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing - August S. Dittemore

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary - Daniel J. Fischer 

Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Assistant Secretary - Michael C. S. Fosbury, CFA

Senior Vice President - John M. ("Ian") Love

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, and CFO - Richard J. Pollard

Senior Vice President, Operations - Peggy M. Rubin

Vice President, Mortgage Investments & Financial Analysis - Robin D. Brown

Vice President, Marketing & Sales Support - Alice L. Cobb, CLU, ChFC

Vice President, Administration - Richard S. Relf

Vice President, Distribution Development - James M. Smith, CLU, CEBS

Vice President, Information Systems - Stuart W. Smith

Second Vice President, Underwriting - Karen W. Amitrano

Second Vice Research & Development - Amir Gilboa

Second Vice President, Investments - Christine L. Cawley

Second Vice President, Appointed Actuary - John C. Michael, ASA, MAAA

Second Vice President, Investments - Dale A. Spencer

Second Vice President, Associate Actuary - Paul H. Zurawel, FSA, MAAA

Vice President, Pricing & Product Development - Jack Greenberg, FSA, MAAA

Vice President, Sales - Gerald J. Hennenhoefer

Vice President - Jeffrey A. Knight

Vice President - James A. Michalak

Vice President, Treasurer, Comptroller and Assistant Secretary - Gregory J. Nilles