Aflac Tops Fortune's Most Admired List as Best Innovator Among Life and Health Insurers
Aflac maintains its position as one of America's most admired companies for seven straight years.
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 6, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- For the seventh consecutive year,
Aflac has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of America's Most Admired
Companies, maintaining its number one spot as the most innovative company in
the life and health insurance category. The only Columbus, Ga.-based
corporation to make the list, Aflac ranked among the top five companies within
its industry. The complete list of the companies will appear in FORTUNE
magazine's March 19 edition.
"It is always an honor to be recognized as a most admired company," Aflac
Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Aflac's mission of providing the best value
to our customers by combining innovation with quality insurance products
remains a priority for our organization."
Published annually by FORTUNE, the Most Admired list serves as a
definitive report card on corporate reputations. To create the list,
executives, directors, and analysts were asked to rate companies in their own
industry on eight criteria -- innovation, people management, use of corporate
assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness,
long-term investment, and quality of products/services. A total of 616
companies in 68 industries were surveyed over the fourth quarter of 2006.
Aflac was one of 15 Georgia companies to make the list. In January,
FORTUNE named Aflac as one of the best places to work for the ninth
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 listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. 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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