Talk About Disability Insurance Now: Idea File


by Allison Bell

Virgil Miller would like to see insurance agents and brokers do more to educate employers and workers about the critical importance of disability insurance.

Miller is the president of the individual benefits division at Aflac U.S.

He served as a Marine and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He worked in client services, policy service, customer service and transformation at Aflac before becoming a top-level executive.

Aflac, Coach Deion 'Prime' Sanders and Coach Nick Saban Kick Off College Football Season While Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities Company and Coaches Share Mutual Commitment to Filling Gaps for Customers and Communities of Color

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COLUMBUS, Ga., September 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S., today announced its new partnership with football legend and coach Deion "Prime" Sanders to celebrate the return of college football this fall. In this integrated campaign, Coach Prime, with help from some friends, will remind people that Aflac helps close the gaps for customers with unexpected medical bills that health insurance doesn't cover, while also supporting a shared commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

One-Third of Employers and Employees Agree Health Care is the Workplace Benefit That Needs the Most Improvement

Patient quality of care has not improved for many, despite health care out-of-pocket costs rising in the US

By Feli Oliveros

Moving forward, employers and employees hope for more benefits offerings that allow patients to seek affordable preventative care for their health issues and concerns. In fact, the survey showed that:

Teresa White Reflects on Ways Aflac Has Let Actions Speak Louder Than Words in the Continued Fight for Fairness

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Teresa White, President of Aflac US, reflects on ways Aflac has let our actions speak louder than our words by developing sustainable, strategic solutions over the past year in our continued fight for fairness.

Advising Absence Management & Consultation

Making benefits packages grow fonder with income protection

by Bob Ruff

Mr. Ruff is senior vice president of Growth Solutions with Aflac. He is responsible for the development and execution of key growth initiatives for Aflac U.S., including product development, enrollment, business development and market development. Visit

Event Highlights from The CIO Exchange: Workplace Evolution


Digitizing the Office 

To better outfit the office for collaboration under a hybrid model, Rich Gilbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer for Aflac, discussed the technology and tools he’s found most helpful and how Aflac is doing things differently: “One of the things that we’re doing, we’re implementing a band that takes your temperature and it also allows you to be able to open the doors into the building. It allows you to unlock your computer. If you have a secure elevator — do that.”

Roadblocks And Motivators To Men's Health


By Virgil Miller

Whether due to reluctance, being busy or apprehension, doctor visits do not rank high on men’s priority lists. In fact, Aflac’s 2021 Men’s Health Issues Survey found 45% of men did not go to the doctor for an annual checkup in the past 12 months.

Racial Justice and Diversity in Business Require Leadership

Consumers demand evidence that the men and women running major corporations will make the world a better place for people of all backgrounds.

By Teresa White

George Floyd’s death a year ago filled the streets with protesters, prompted new legislation and caused a nation to think about uncomfortable things. But it also thrust major corporations into the spotlight of societal examination, driving even the most reluctant business brands from the precarious perch of “observer” to an inescapable role of “initiator.”

Environmental Responsibility in Action: Reducing our Environmental Footprint

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Sharon Baker, Supervisor: “Once you get in and start working for Aflac, you realize there's a culture here like nowhere else.”

Rob Holleman, Manager; Facilities, Maintenance & Construction: “We're always looking for ways to put that caring into action.”

Sharon Baker, Supervisor: “In addition to taking care of policyholders, we want to make sure our environment is in a good place.”


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