The Aflac Duck Is at It Again
The Aflac Duck Helps Stamp Out Couples' Growing Medical Bills
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aflac Duck is trapped inside a
mailbox while attempting to help a couple mail their household bills in
Aflac's newest commercial.
"Mailbox" is the 26th installment in the popular commercial series
featuring the spirited Aflac Duck. The new commercial debuts May 1 during
prime time and evening news hour on ABC, CBS and NBC, and various cable
networks. The Spanish version of the commercial will air on Telemundo,
Telefutura and other Spanish-language networks.
"The Aflac Duck continues his mission of helping customers as he takes on
the task of ensuring that bills are paid while a female policyholder
recuperates from an illness. We believe this new ad demonstrates in a fun way
how Aflac can help people maintain financial independence during an injury or
illness," said Dan Amos, chairman and CEO of Aflac.
The new commercial ends with actor Earl Billings, the popular recurring
character featured in many of the Aflac ads, giving his classic baffled look
as he finds the duck inside the mailbox.
For more than 50 years, Aflac (NYSE: AFL) 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. Aflac's 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 six consecutive years and
Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies for five
consecutive years. In January 2006, Aflac was included in FORTUNE magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eighth
consecutive year. Aflac was also included in FORTUNE magazine's list of the
Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August 2005, and in September 2005, Aflac
Japan was named the Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance
Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review. 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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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated