COLUMBUS, Ga., July 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aflac, the company that pays cash benefits to policyholders fast when they are sick or hurt, announced today that company co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Paul Shelby Amos and Aflac Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos will be inducted into the International Worksite Marketing Hall of Fame by the Workplace Benefits Association. To be elected to the Hall of Fame, a member must have formed, altered, enabled or impacted the worksite landscape in the worksite marketing arena.
"Paul Amos helped build the supplemental insurance industry and Dan expanded it to a new level," said Walt Podgurski, chairman and CEO of the Workplace Benefits Association. "Their positive and far-reaching vision has helped grow the industry."
Paul S. Amos pioneered the concept of worksite marketing, developing Aflac's cluster-selling sales model, which led not only to dramatic growth of the company, but it also transformed the industry by providing a more efficient way to reach and service the millions of people who can benefit from supplemental insurance.
In 2000, Dan Amos launched the Aflac Duck campaign, which elevated the awareness of supplemental insurance to millions of consumers in the United States and Japan. The Aflac Duck has appeared in 50 television commercials, raising the company's brand recognition to more than 93 percent in the United States as well as the country's awareness of the product category.
Paul S. Amos and Daniel P. Amos will be inducted into the Worksite Marketing Hall of Fame on July 28 at the Workplace Benefits Mania 2010 convention in Las Vegas. They will join the late John B. Amos, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Aflac, who was inducted with the inaugural class in 1999.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For 55 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. Aflac has also been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for four consecutive years and has been named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for two consecutive years. In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the twelfth consecutive year. In addition, Fortune magazine ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of the Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. And Aflac has been named by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. 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.
About Workplace Benefits Association
The Workplace Benefits Association is a coalition dedicated to helping employers and employees with a total solution to financial planning and security. Members share recognition that for many Americans, the hub of their finances and security are related to their employment including; state and federal mandated programs, employer funded programs, and voluntary employee funded programs. The Members of the Workplace Benefits Association strive to bring an integrated solution through a master plan that involves a standardized employer guide and checklist. This procedure ensures that no important area is overlooked while providing the flexibility for each employer and employee to create an individual solution to their benefits and financial planning.
Jon A. Sullivan
Analyst and Investment Contact:
Kenneth S. Janke Jr.
1.800.235.2667, Option 3