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Archived Results - 2015

Archived AWR results reveal key trends

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2015 Aflac WorkForces Report for Businesses Overview

The Aflac WorkForces Report examines the issues impacting employee benefits. Data from the 5th annual Aflac WorkForces Report shows the impact health care reform is having in the workplace, the widening gap between companies that actively leverage benefits as part of their business strategy and those who do not, and the growing importance of voluntary benefits to workers.

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Company Size Fact Sheets

When it comes to benefits, the size of your workforce plays a significant role in shaping your programs.

- Small Companies (<100 employees)
- Medium-sized Companies (100–499 employees)
- Large Companies (500+ employees)

Industry Segment

2015 Aflac WorkForces Report results for benefits decision-makers and employees from the education industry.

- Construction
- Education
- Financial Services
- Food Service
- Government
- Health Care
- Manufacturing
- Professional Services
- Retail
- Technology
- Wholesale Trade

Regional Data

The 2015 Aflac WorkForces Report reviewed state and city demographic data to uncover workforce trends across the nation. Click to view findings specific to U.S. Geographic Locations.

- National
- Northeast
- South
- Midwest
- West
- California
- Florida
- Georgia
- Illinois
- New York
- Washington


Key findings from the 2015 AWR presented in a graphical format.

- Under Financial Stress
- Benefits Influence Key Performance Metrics
- Shifting Healthcare Costs
- Impact of Medical Costs
- Not Financially Prepared
- Employee Realities
- Poor Health Literacy
- Employee Benefit Expectations
- The Importance of Employee Benefits
- The Impact of Benefits

Income Profiles

Income profile findings from the 2015 AWR data presented in graphical format.

- < $25k Annually
- $25k - $49.9k Annually
- $50k - $74.9k Annually
- $75k - $99.9k Annually
- > $100k Annually

Slide Presentations

Share results from the 2015 AWR using these slide decks outlining the key findings.

- Overview: Employer and Employee Results.
- 2015 Aflac Workforces Report: Snapshot of Employee Findings

Key Insights

Time well spent

Workers spend 10 times more effort on vacation planning, 8 times more effort selecting a computer than on choosing health insurance. When it’s time to select their health insurance options, most Americans do a thorough job of researching the types and amounts of benefits that best meet their unique needs, right?

Generational research

At any given business, there can be five different generations in the workplace. Millennials can be working alongside their parents. The silent generation can be collaborating with Generation X on the same projects. There’s an age gap between the generations that can reach up to 50 years. With varying options, values and work experiences, each generation is different. Data from the Aflac WorkForces Report adds unique perspectives by asking employees of different generations their opinions on benefits, job satisfaction, savings for out-of-pocket costs and preparedness for unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. Each generation has different benefits needs. Understanding these generational differences can help employers ensure they are meeting the needs of all their employees regardless of generation.

Latino employees value workplace benefits and are looking for opportunities for growth

The National Council of La Raza estimates by 2050 that 1 in 3 working Americans will be Hispanic. These employees desire to be more engaged in benefits and they're looking for new opportunities for growth, but is your company tailoring benefits and communications to their needs? Gain key strategies to boost retention and productivity by adapting your approach to a growing workforce demographic.

About the Study

The 2023-2024 Aflac WorkForces Report is the 13th annual research study examining benefits trends and attitudes. The surveys, conducted by Kantar, captured responses from 1,201 employers and 2,000 employees across the United States in various industries.