Over half of U.S. adults report they’ve gone into debt because of medical or dental bills in the last five years.2
of American families report they are “just getting by.”3
half of employees experience high anxiety about health care costs that aren’t covered by their health insurance.4
couldn’t pay $1,000 or more in out-of-pocket expenses for an unexpected medical event.4
of employees say financial stress impacts their productivity at work.6
Financial stress costs U.S. businesses an estimated $4.7 billion per week in productivity.7
Aflac products can help provide your clients’ employees financial protection to help ease their stress. Want to learn more? Contact your Aflac representative today.
1 BrightUp. “The impact of employee financial stress on the workplace.” April 14, 2022. Accessed 11.08.22.
2 NPR. “Here’s how much medical debt there is in the U.S.” June 16, 2022. Accessed 11.08.22.
3 Forbes. “Financial anxiety is increasing as inflation surgers, and people are living paycheck to paycheck.” July 20, 2022. Accessed 11.08.22.
4 2023-2024 Aflac WorkForces Report. “Workplace Benefits Trends - Executive Summary.” Accessed 11.10.23.
5 HRMorning. “Employee financial stress is at an all-time high.” May 24, 2022. Accessed 11.08.22.
6 Employee Benefit News. “Employees spend 25% of their workday worrying about money.” Published 4.11.2022. Accessed 11.02.22.
7 Benefits Pro. "Emergency! Financial stress is costing employers $4.7B a week in productivity." Sept. 21, 2023. Accessed 11.10.23.
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