Aflac Vaults to Number 26 on List of 100 Best Places to Work
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Insurance Leader Earns Position on Fortune's Prestigious List for 11th Consecutive Year
Aflac Incorporated moved up four spots to Number 26 on Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 2009. The insurance leader earned a coveted position on the list for the 11th consecutive year and is the highest rated company from the state of Georgia.
Fortune cites Aflac's commitment to employees with regard to its extensive program for child care for working parents, noting that the insurer provides the largest onsite corporate day care in the state of Georgia. The article further notes that "Aflac's two centers care for 520 children at a modest average cost of $352 a month. [The] Hours were extended to 11:30 p.m. so second-shift workers could use the benefit too."
"I am proud that Aflac has made Fortune's list of Best Places to Work for an 11th straight year," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Our philosophy is that if you take care of the employees, they will take care of the business. Our workforce rewards these long-held values every day."
In 2008, Aflac employees logged 9,573 hours in community services for charitable organizations, while 2008 also marked the 35th consecutive year that the company paid a cash dividend to shareholders. Last year Aflac was named the Most Respected Company in the Global Insurance industry by the Reputation Institute.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune conducts the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. This year, 407 companies participated. Most of the company's score (two-thirds) is based on the results of the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees from each company.
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 list 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 eleven consecutive years. Aflac has been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and has also been included in Ethisphere magazine's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for two consecutive years. 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 www.aflac.com.
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