Aflac Japan Receives Life Insurance Company of the Year Award
COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Japan received top honors as
the Life Insurance Company of the Year during the ninth annual Asia Insurance
Industry Awards held in Singapore on September 26. The leading insurer moved
up three spots from 2004 to claim the award this year.
"We are pleased to accept this great honor that highlights our
achievements in product innovation and our continual improvement to meet
customer needs," said Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO.
Approximately 150 companies qualified for the honor. The list was narrowed
down by a panel of over 20 industry experts for the final winner announcement.
The award was sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review, a premiere and
comprehensive professional insurance industry magazine in Asia.
Earlier this year, the company celebrated 30 years of operation in Japan
by hosting nearly 200 Aflac Japan sales associates to various activities held
in Columbus, Ga., home of Aflac Worldwide Headquarters. The festivities
culminated in the unveiling of a 700-pound pyramid-shaped monument
commemorating the anniversary.
Since 1974, Aflac has built one of the leading insurance companies in
Japan by focusing on innovations within a niche category of products. Aflac
is the second foreign company in history licensed to sell insurance products
in Japan. Now, after 30 years of operation, Aflac insures one in four
Japanese households. Aflac is the number one life insurance company in Japan
in terms of individual policies in force.
Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the
United States and Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more
than 40 million people worldwide and pay cash benefits to policyholders unless
they choose otherwise. Aflac's products are primarily sold at worksites in the
United States. In Japan, Aflac is the largest life insurer in terms of
individual insurance policies in force. In January 2005, Aflac was included in
Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for
the seventh consecutive year. Aflac has also been included in both Forbes
magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies and in Fortune
magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for five 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
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