Combined Insurance Company of America, a Chubb company, has announced that it has opened a new regional office in Columbia, S.C.
“While the trend in many industries is to move away from in-person work, Combined believes it’s important to offer our team members choice, flexibility, and a collaborative environment,” said Rich Williams, president of Combined Insurance. “Columbia is a wonderful place to do business. It offers a labor market talent-rich in insurance industry expertise, and the Southeast is a prime region for voluntary business sales growth.”
Combined’s new office is located over 13,000 square feet on the 23rd floor of the Capitol Center – commonly called the Truist Building – the tallest building in South Carolina. It will host nearly 30 employees in the Columbia area, who previously worked remotely – a cross-departmental mix of executives, sales and field support leadership, and members of the claims, compensation, finance, legal, licensing, marketing and operations teams. The office also includes space to accommodate additional staff as needed in the future.
“We have created a space where our teammates – not only from the Midlands but across the national Combined footprint – can gather to collaborate and work on behalf of our customers and policyholders,” said Eileen Castolene, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Combined. “The area’s abundant talent across job roles and the benefits industry makes it the perfect place for Combined to grow.”
The announcement comes as Combined celebrates its 100th anniversary. The company was founded on Nov. 13, 1922, in Chicago.
“As we mark our 100th birthday this week and celebrate our distinctive history, we’re proud to start our second century by expanding our office footprint and investing in Columbia,” Williams said. “This new office enhances our ability to provide insurance solutions of value and help individuals and families in times of need.”