Annual Public Survey Puts Aflac on Top of the List
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey of U.S. consumers
conducted in February and March by the Reputation Institute, Aflac
Incorporated received a rating of 71.59, making Aflac the most respected
company in the U.S. Insurance Industry, according to the survey. The ranking
earned Aflac a Global Pulse 2008 Best Reputation in the U.S. Insurance
Industry award from the Reputation Institute and the 39th Most Respected
Company among the largest 150 U.S. companies measured in the study. Ten other
insurance companies were rated during the survey.
"Aflac has been able to distinguish itself in the eyes of the U.S. general
public based on its corporate reputation," says Anthony Johndrow, managing
director at Reputation Institute. "Aflac's strong reputation indicates that it
has been able to effectively communicate with stakeholders regarding the seven
dimension of reputation: Products/Services, Innovation, Workplace,
Citizenship, Governance, Leadership and Performance. We are happy to
congratulate them for their achievement in the industry."
"We are honored to be recognized by the Reputation Institute as a top
respected company," said Daniel P. Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO. "Our devoted
employees are committed to treating people with respect and dignity and make
it possible for Aflac to be a most respected company, so I am proud to accept
this award on their behalf."
The Reputation Institute conducts its annual online survey of the general
public in which they measure the corporate reputation of more than 1,000 of
the world's largest companies in 27 countries. The Global Pulse Survey
includes 150 of the largest companies in the United States. A company's
corporate reputation is measured by the degree in which respondents say they
admire and respect the company, trust the company, have a good feeling about
the company and feel that the company has a good overall reputation.
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 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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