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How Workplace Benefits Might Reflect the New Reality of COVID-19

by Darla Mercado, CFP®
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Employers may have started offering telemedicine in recent years to keep the cost of care down, and the pandemic has helped drive employees toward remote medical treatment.

Indeed, 43% of employers polled by Aflac say they now offer telemedicine to their workers, up from 29% last year. The insurer polled 1,200 benefits decision-makers from June 12 through June 30.

COVID-19 Will Continue To Test Small Businesses & Here's How To Respond

by Rhett Power
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3. Embrace corporate social responsibility.

Prior to the pandemic, business and marketing leaders were already looking for ways to meet a growing demand among both consumers and investors for clearly defined corporate social responsibility initiatives. However, CSR must be more than a marketing ploy.

After Decades Of Deposits, It's Time For Withdrawals From The Bank Of Corporate Culture

If you wait until a crisis to build great culture, you'll be too late. Only time and consistency reveal genuine care and concern for employees—and they will, in turn, step up during hard times.
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by Teresa White

The public health crisis, economic downturn, a surge of racial tensions…2020 has been crisis upon crisis. Nothing this year is going according to last year’s expectations. It’s been a year of virtual meetings, agility and resilience and it’s times like these when you truly understand how brand strength is born of corporate culture.

Is Remote Work Working?

CFOs are using months of experience with remote work and the uncertainty of COVID-19’s path to plan for a post-pandemic workplace.
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At insurance company Aflac, CFO Max Broden says productivity went up initially. “Not having to commute meant people gained some time,” he explains. “We also probably have more water cooler talk in the office than is sometimes necessary from a productivity standpoint, and that went away.”

Strategies From Aflac's Origins Provide Insights for Business Innovators Today

By goBeyondProfit
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Business leaders today gain real-time insights from the core strategies of successful pioneers. Yet they might be surprised to learn that the most critical components include attention to company culture and positive citizenship, even from the earliest business phases.

Aflac, for example, is one company that proves these building blocks ensure people and companies not only weather the storm but also thrive when crisis hits.

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Pandemic Has 49% Of Employees Rethinking Benefits: Aflac Survey

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The annual open enrollment season is nearly underway, and U.S. employees will be making benefits decisions during an unprecedented and challenging time.

To understand employees' and employers' feelings about this critical event, Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., conducted a national online survey of 1,200 benefits decision-makers and 2,000 employees across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.
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Before COVID-19 became a reality, Aflac, the $23 billion insurance company, had embarked on a digital transformation. Launched in early 2019, “One Digital Aflac” would use technology to make it easier for customers to buy insurance, for the sales teams to sell into the marketplace, and for employees to deliver. “We built a whole portfolio around looking at our business from the customer lens,” says Rich Gilbert, senior vice president and chief digital information officer, who joined Aflac in January of last year. 

Reporter's Notebook: Milestones, Markers and Still Fighting COVID-19

by Maggie Lee
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Aflac receives goBeyondProfit Champion Award

Columbus-based insurer Aflac is the latest recipient of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award, which is awarded by a network of Georgia business leaders with the aim of spurring corporate giving and good acts.

The company’s primary philanthropic cause since 1995 has been fighting childhood cancer. Since that year, according to the company, Aflac and its independent sales agents have contributed more than $146 million to treatment and research for cures.

Uncertainty and Financial Stress Driving Closer Scrutiny of Employee Benefits

According to a recent Aflac study, the pandemic is causing employees to spend more time researching their benefits options.
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By Scott Wooldridge 

At a time of economic upheaval and uncertainty, most businesses in the US are trying to maintain their current benefits offerings to employees, a new report from Aflac finds. At the same time, employees are taking a closer look at their policies and weighing what may work best for them in the future.

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'Investing Today for a Better Tomorrow': Aflac Releases 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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COLUMBUS, Ga., /3B Media/ -- Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., today celebrated its 65-year commitment to be there in people's time of need, releasing its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, "In

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