Aflac Incorporated Is One of the '100 Best Companies to Work for in America' for the Seventh Consecutive Year
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan 10, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Aflac Incorporated
(NYSE: AFL) has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best
Companies to Work For in America" for the seventh consecutive year.
Aflac's employees cited the voluntary benefits leader as a great place to
work, for several reasons among them are the scholarship programs that pay up
to 100 percent of their children's and grandchildren's tuition per year, as
long as they maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
"Every day, our employees tell us how great it is to work here. It's
gratifying to have our efforts recognized year after year. Our ongoing daily
goal is to provide a positive environment that helps our employees grow
professionally, personally, and financially," said Aflac Senior Vice President
and Director of Human Resources Audrey Boone Tillman.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune relies on evaluations
of the policies and culture of each company, and the opinions of the company's
employees. Aflac was scored in four areas: credibility (communication to
employees), respect (opportunities and benefits), fairness (compensation,
diversity), and pride/camaraderie (philanthropy, celebrations).
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is an international holding company.
A Fortune 500(R) company, Aflac insures more than 40 million people worldwide.
It is a leading writer of insurance products marketed at the worksite in the
United States, offering policies to employees at more than 312,900 payroll
accounts. The company insures one out of four Japanese households and is the
largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual insurance policies in
force. In January 2004, Aflac was named to Forbes magazine's "Platinum 400
List of Best Big Companies in America" for the fifth consecutive year. In
March 2004, Fortune magazine included Aflac in its annual listing of
"America's Most Admired Companies." Aflac's Internet address is aflac.com.
Patsy J. Thomas