Columbus Life Tackles Social Security Topics in YouTube Video Series

CINCINNATI – Dec. 13, 2016 – To help clients understand the complications of Social Security, Columbus Life Insurance Company (Columbus Life), a member of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), has introduced a series of videos on its YouTube channel.

“Columbus Life is committed to helping our financial professionals’ clients plan for a successful retirement,” said J.J. Miller, president and chief executive officer for Columbus Life. “We believe these videos will help clients understand one of the components of retirement plans – Social Security – and break down the complexities of this topic into quick and easy-to-understand concepts.”

The Social Securityseries includes an introduction and nine other one- to two-minute videos featuring Morgan Scott, advanced markets vice president for Columbus Life, discussing the following:

• Spousal Benefits

• Survivor Benefits

• Social Security and Divorce

• Eligibility Requirements

• Claiming Strategies

• Effects of Taxation

• Restricted Application

• File and Suspend

• Myths and Misconceptions

Visitors can view the videos and subscribe to the company’s YouTube channel at For more information on Columbus Life and its products and services, please visit

About Columbus Life Insurance Company: Columbus Life Insurance Company is a top-rated company providing life insurance and annuity products for clients in 49 states and the District of Columbia. With a heritage dating back to 1906, the company provides retirement, estate planning, and advanced business planning services to the affluent market through a nationwide network of independent producers and registered representatives. The company maintains outstanding ratings from leading financial ratings agencies, including A+ for superior financial strength (second highest of 16 ratings) from A.M. Best, and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Columbus Life is a member of the Western & Southern Financial Group.

About Western & Southern Financial Group: Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($45.4 billion) and managed ($23.1 billion) total $68.5 billion as of Sept. 30, 2016. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.1; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC1; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.1; Touchstone Securities, Inc.2; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.2; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.


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2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

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