Aflac provides 1/4 of all Japanese households with supplemental insurance. I didn't even know that Aflac was in Japan before I started with them.
Dan Amos, Aflac's CEO and chairman, was recently named Most Respected Businessman by Georgia Trend.
"Amos is not an ordinary insurance man. This is the CEO and chairman of Aflac, the Fortune 500 Columbus firm that has set a standard for workplace satisfaction and ethical practices. This is the guy who runs the largest supplemental insurance seller in the world. This is the guy who fostered the duck. ...
In truth, Amos is one of the most respected business leaders in the country, recognized on different fronts for the way he balances business and social responsibilities, and it’s reflected in the way Aflac wins recognition year after year.
This year Amos was named to Institutional Investor magazine’s list of “Best CEOs in America” for the fifth time (best in the insurance sector two years running).
Fortune magazine has ranked Aflac one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for 12 straight years (and ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of “Most Admired Companies” in the life and health insurance category). Forbes magazine has given Aflac the nod as “America’s Best-Managed Company” (insurance category)."
I love the Duck. =) But I also love that I now work for a company with heart.
Did you know that since 1955 Aflac has never raised a policy holder's premium? How many insurance companies can say that? None. If you bought a cancer policy in 1955, and never changed to a newer policy, you are still paying that same rate. (Of course, your benefits are going to be the same too...but the point is that the rate has never gone up.)
"Under Amos’s guidance, the company that was a pioneer in the cancer insurance industry has anted up more than $50 million to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.While this job is all new to me and it's so far been a little bumpy, I am very happy to be able to represent an honest and ethical company. I'm not ashamed to say that I work for Aflac - QUACK!!!
The company also supports the Child Life Therapy Program at the Morrell Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders in the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center (New York), and has established the Aflac Fund for Childhood Cancer Patients and Families at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The sale of stuffed toy ducks in Japan has raised more than $12 million to support parent housing near cancer centers in that country. "