COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has once again been listed as one of LATINA Style magazine's 50 Best Companies for Latinas. It is the 14th time that Aflac has won inclusion on this exclusive list.
"We take a great deal of pride in the diversity of our workforce and our 70,000 independent sales agents at Aflac," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "It is gratifying that organizations like LATINA Style recognize our commitment to diversity not only as a smart business decision but also because it is the right thing to do."
"Every year, since 1998, we have produced the LATINA Style 50 Special Report listing the best companies for Latina professionals to work. It is our job to assist them in identifying the companies that will provide them with the best opportunities to succeed," says Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. "This year, we welcome back Aflac for the 14th time. We congratulate them for their efforts and commitment to make Latina talent a priority."
Companies responding to LATINA Style's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, employee benefits, women's issues, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations. This year there was special interest in opportunities available for military veterans and students, as well as the health benefits for employees. Evaluations for the 2013 annual report were based on 2012 data.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 15th consecutive year. Also, in 2013, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 12th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
About LATINA Style Magazine
2013 marks LATINA Style Magazine's 19th year of publication. During this time, LATINA Style Magazine has become the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. LATINA Style broke new ground in 1994 by launching the first national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the contemporary Latina professional working woman and the Latina business owner in the United States. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, LATINA Style is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time. The culturally sensitive editorial environment the magazine provided showcases Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts. We also offer technology tips and reviews, entertainment reviews, travel recommendations, investment guidance, beauty tips, food and drink recipes, automotive updates, and career advice--in summary, all of the things that impact the quality of life.
Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.