Aflac Incorporated Named to 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America Index

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COLUMBUS, Ga., December 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ --Aflac Incorporated announced that the company is included on the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The DJSI, generated through the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), is widely recognized as a foremost global sustainability benchmark. This is the eighth time that Aflac has appeared on this prestigious index.

Actress Jordin Sparks Helps Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

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Actress, Jordin Sparks speaks about the My Special Aflac Duck and a cause which is close to her heart, sickle-cell disease. The singer and actress stars in the new Hallmark Christmas movie, A Christmas Treasure, is also raising awareness on sickle cell disease

"The special thing about this is that it is kind of robotic. It's a way for the kids to feel a little bit more comfort with sickle-cell disease. It's a way for the kids to feel like they can mitigate but also feel a sense of safety."

Adweek Names Aflac Chief Brand and Marketing Officer Shannon Watkins One of the 2021 Most Powerful Women in Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ga., November 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S., announced today that Aflac Chief Brand and Marketing Officer Shannon Watkins has been named one of

Aflac CEO Dan Amos on the Value of Creating a Vision and Sticking to It

The supplemental insurance company’s out-and-about duck mascot speaks to its brand and to philanthropy — with one voice.

By Betsy Kim

On the first day of the 21st century, Aflac’s White Pekin duck debuted, quacking the company name, an acronym for the American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.

The mascot helped awareness take flight, driving Aflac’s brand recognition from 11% to 94% by 2014.

The saying, “If it quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck” means things are what they appear to be. And Aflac CEO Dan Amos finds that message integral to his communications.

4 Strategies to Make Open Enrollment Better


By Amanda Schiavo

It’s no secret that employees don’t love open enrollment. The annual task of selecting benefits can feel more like a nuisance than an opportunity to find support systems and benefits offered by an employer. But that’s a missed opportunity for businesses and their workers.

Giving Voice and Hope to Children With Sickle Cell Disease, One Duck at a Time


By Brad Knox

Over the years, corporations have become more creative in developing characters synonymous with their brands.

Since its debut, My Special Aflac Duck has made its way into the arms of more than 12,000 children with cancer, providing comfort and joy as they undergo treatment.

The new My Special Aflac Duck with features for children with SCD will be available in early 2022 – and just as it is for children with cancer, there will be no charge.

Why Leaders Must Erase the Stigma Against Taking Time Off

Sarah Plaster, Aflac’s organizational comms director, unpacks the top findings of ‘The 2021-2022 Aflac WorkForces Report.’

As remote and hybrid work arrangements blurred the boundaries of work/life balance, internal communicators have struggled with how to address burnout—and communicate solutions up the corporate ladder.

Aflac’s 2021-2022 WorkForces Report offers insights about what organizational practices are contributing to burnout—and shines a light on the role communicators have to play in promoting internal culture and worker health.

American Workers Are Finding The Expansion Of Health Benefits Increasingly Vital

Life insurance is the top new health benefit added to health coverage plans

With open enrollment season upon us, new data shows U.S. employees now believe the expansion of health care coverage, telemedicine and supplemental insurance is more important today because of the pandemic.

Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., conducted its 11th annual, national online survey of 1,200 benefits decision-makers and 2,000 employees across the U.S. The objective of the survey is to capture industry trends and the attitudes of American employers and employees regarding the state of health care benefits in America.

How the Pandemic Spotlighted Life Insurance


By Bob Ruff

The pandemic continues transforming the U.S. workforce — case in point are the many workers considering changing employers in the so-called Great Resignation.

Benefit Strategies to Support Women in the Workplace


By Kim Rudeen

After decades of progress, the women’s labor force participation rate dipped to its lowest point in more than 30 years. In fact, more than 2.3 million women have exited the workforce since February 2020.

This presents a challenge for businesses to not only retain and support their female employees, but also attract female talent back into the workplace.


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