41% of workers are extremely or moderately concerned about their medical costs during the pandemic.1
53% of adults say their mental health has been negatively impacted.2
53% of workers plan to make changes to their benefits coverage.3
91% of Aflac policyholders say they are more glad than ever to have Aflac.3
63% of employees expect at least one expanded benefit at work as a result of the pandemic.4
83% will offer or expand flexible work schedules.6
51% will provide manager training to recognize signs of poor mental health.7
22% are offering financial support.8
47% will give time off or flexible scheduling to provide dependent care.8
Talk with your broker sales professional to learn how Aflac can help you meet your clients’ employee benefit needs.
1 BusinessWire/Edelman. “Financial Stress Escalating Among U.S. Workers During Covid-19 Pandemic; Employers Are Key to the Solution: Edelman Financial Engines.” Published 6.16.2020. Accessed 12.21.2020.
2 Kaiser Family Foundation. “The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use.” Published 8.21.2020. Accessed 1.28.2021.
3 Aflac. “Coronavirus – Concerns and Aflac Impact.” Published January 2021.
4 Aflac WorkForces Report. “Workplace Benefits Trends Executive Summary.” Published September 2020. Accessed 1.28.2021.
5 Willis Towers Watson. “The Growing Importance & Value of Voluntary Benefits in a post-COVID World.” Published 6.15.2020.
6 HR Dive. “Survey: Most Employers Considering Flexible, Hybrid Work After COVID-19.” Published 8.27.2020. Accessed 1.28.2021.
7 Willis Towers Watson. “Employers Must Take Bold Action to Address the Current Mental Health Crisis.” Published 8.12.2020. Accessed 1.28.2021.
8 BenefitsPro. “How COVID-19 Accelerated a Digital Revolution in the Insurance Industry.” Published 1.12.2021. Accessed 1.28.2021.
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