Colonial Life selects Utmost for Extended Workforce Management

Utmost delivers first talent management system to support and engage Colonial Life’s independent insurance agents.

  • Utmost Staff

San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 11, 2019 – Colonial Life has selected Utmost to provide a software solution to more productively engage and support their 14,000 independent insurance agents. Utmost is the first platform that allows enterprises to gain total visibility of their non-payroll workforce such as temporary workers, consultants, outsourced resources, freelancers, and contractors.

Utmost offers business insights across the entire extended workforce, streamlines operations by reducing manual processes associated with provisioning and training, and assists with compliance management.

With Utmost, Colonial Life sales leaders and their independent agents have an intuitive workflow to manage onboarding/offboarding and the entire worker lifecycle. Colonial Life can now use Utmost to ease compliance with corporate policies, certifications, and regulations.

“Systems of record for employee populations have existed for years, and yet until now the extended workforce has been invisible. With the Utmost solution, Colonial Life will have complete visibility into their independent sales agent population.” – Annrai O’Toole, CEO of Utmost.

Utmost is building solutions for the enterprise and its extended workforce - from temporary workers to consultants to contractors and more - to seamlessly and efficiently engage with one another. They are also focused on building ways for a company’s extended workforce to have more control of their data, and agency over their careers independent of traditional employment relationships.

“We believe in and invest in our agents and how we support them. By using Utmost we’re driving improved operations and now have growing insights into our independent agents and their performance. That helps us, and our agents, be more successful. All of which helps us protect more people during unexpected moments in their lives,” – Richard Shaffer, senior vice president at Colonial Life.

With a simple data upload, Colonial Life was able to rapidly start using the Utmost worker system of record. The core system of record is the initial scope of implementation with modules such as agent onboarding and worker dispatch targeted for the future. Learn more about how Colonial Life benefits from Utmost and how your company can use Utmost to more productively engage your extended workforce at https://utmost.co.

About Utmost

Utmost is a software company that built the first Extended Workforce System which helps enterprises engage their contingent workers, freelancers, contractors, temps, outsourced resources, and consultants. With Utmost, enterprises gain full visibility into their extended workforce which enables data-driven decisions across HR, Procurement, Finance, IT and lines of business.The software enhances the productivity of extended workers, hiring managers, HR partners and staffing firms all while ensuring compliance. For the extended workforce, Utmost offers better transparency, improved experience, and direct solutions for them to more effectively participate in the new world of work.

Utmost was founded in 2018 by former Workday executives, Annrai O’Toole and Dan Beck and former Groupon CTO EMEA Paddy Benson and is backed by Greylock Partners and Workday Ventures.

About Colonial Life

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support nearly 95,000 businesses and organizations, representing nearly 4.5 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit www.coloniallife.com