Insurer has appeared among FORTUNE's best companies to work for since 1999
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated has been
selected to FORTUNE magazine's annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in
America list for the tenth consecutive year. The leading insurer catapulted
to number 30 on the revered listing and is the top ranked company
headquartered in Georgia to make the list.
FORTUNE magazine cited Aflac for allowing shareholders a "say on pay" vote
in 2008 and its top compensation package - pension, profit sharing, and 401(k)
match. The company was also recognized for its philanthropy, diversity, job
creation and on-site child care program, which is the largest in the state of
"It is a great honor to be distinguished among the best workplaces in
America for the tenth year in a row," said Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO.
"This recognition exemplifies Aflac's talented, dedicated and resilient
employees who consistently deliver excellence. This exclusive designation
underscores Aflac's ongoing commitment to giving back to the community and
providing quality customer service."
The company's employees are involved in many philanthropic organizations,
such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity and the Aflac Cancer Center
and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Aflac has
raised nearly $40 million to benefit the Aflac Cancer Center with the support
from its employees and sales associates.
More than 400 companies were evaluated based on their corporate policies,
culture and employee opinions. Randomly selected employees from each company
responded to the most extensive employee survey in corporate America, which
was conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco. Most of
the company's score was based on credibility (communication to employees),
respect (opportunities and benefits), fairness (compensation and diversity)
and pride (philanthropy and recognition programs).
The complete list and related stories will appear in the February 4 issue
of FORTUNE, available on newsstands January 28 and at www.fortune.com on
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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