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A Refocus On The Issues Of Health & Protection

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By Wendy Herdon

According to the 2020 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey, COVID-19 affected 16% of families with children under 18 in the household — and of these, 75% said they or a member of their household required hospitalization for the coronavirus. Hospitalization due to COVID-19 can be costly. A single symptomatic COVID-19 case could incur a median direct medical cost of $3,045 during the course of the infection, according to Health Affairs.

Major Accolades Highlight Aflac's Commitment to Corporate Citizenship Company Named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index and Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies List

Makes significant gains on Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ issues
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COLUMBUS, Ga., February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Aflac Incorporated, a leading provider of supplemental insurance products through its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Japan, announced it has received two major recognitions while making significant strides related to gender equality and LGBTQ initiatives.

A Fuzzy Fix: How 'Social Toys' Can Help Kids Battle Illness and Anxiety

From a duck with a chemo port to a diabetic bear, an innovative startup is helping kids cope with their condition and understand their care.
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By Melanie D. G. Kaplan

"We want to create technology with empathy, which can help people who are experiencing really difficult health challenges lead more delightful, joyful lives," Horowitz says. "We see Sproutel as a small but mighty change agent."

Aflac President Talks Leading The Georgia-Based Company Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Grace Walker

On Monday’s program, host Rose Scott continued the conversation with President Teresa White about leading the Georgia-based insurance company during the pandemic and corporate responsibility in responding to social justice issues.

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Aflac Program Soothes and Engages Childhood Cancer Patients

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By Shannon Dominy

“We have heard from several parents and child life specialists at hospitals saying that My Special Aflac Duck has helped provide social and emotional support for children who have been in greater isolation during their cancer journey as a result of the pandemic,” said Jon Sullivan, the director of corporate communications at Aflac.

20 CEO Quotes During 2020

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By Robert Reiss

During this past year – one I often compare to 1918, 1929 and 1968 all wrapped into one — out of the 75 CEOs I have interviewed since the pandemic started, here are 20 concepts CEOs told me, including the date they did to keep context. Hope these inspire you as we move our way into 2021.

April 22, 2020, Teresa White, President, Aflac U.S., “You can't start a culture in a crisis.”

How to Help Clients Fulfill Insurtech Resolutions in the New Year

An Aflac executive makes the case that brokers should expect insurers to offer customers a good digital experience.
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By Stephanie Shields

The new year is traditionally a time to refresh our minds, renew our resolve and set goals for the next 12 months. After the global pandemic impacted holiday celebrations across America, it’s fair to wonder whether this new year has had the same restorative effect it usually does — not only in our personal lives, but professionally, as well.

How the Customer Experience Has Been Altered for Good

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By Virgil Miller

Every second counts in a pandemic-driven world. Customers want the ability to quickly access claims information across multiple devices.

Piedmont Columbus Regional to Offer Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 at Doctors Hospital

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by Chuck Williams

Aflac Chairman Dan Amos and his wife Kathelen, made a million-dollar contribution early this year to help the hospital activate the fifth floor.  It was a $2 million in which others including the Amoses contributed.

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Entertainer and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Co-Founder Marie Osmond Helps Celebrate 20th Year of the Aflac Holiday Duck Helping Kids with Cancer

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COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Commemorating its 20th year of spreading joy while raising funds and awareness to help treat and find a cure for pediatric cancers – and in the Saint Nick of time for giving season – Aflac along with a famous friend and philanthropist are introducing the 2020 Aflac Holiday Duck, available for purchase at AflacChildhoodCancer.org.

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