COLUMBUS, Ga., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has been named to the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry. The insurer was selected for its innovative One Day Pay℠ initiative, which allows Aflac to receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day.
"Aflac was founded on the principles of ethics, care and fairness," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Julia Davis said. "When illnesses and injuries occur, One Day PaySM, as an extension of these principles, allows Aflac to pay eligible claims fast so the focus can be on recovery, not on bills."
The Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia's technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally, according to TAG. This year's Top 40 Companies were selected from more than 110 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia.
"The 2017 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia's Technology community," said Larry Williams, president and CEO of TAG. "The 2017 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our state such a hotbed for technology, and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia's technology community."
From start to finish, the technology enhancements of One Day PaySM made Aflac the first company in the industry to process and pay claims in one day. In 2016, the company did not miss their One Day PaySM commitment for any of the 96 percent of claims that met the One Day PaySM criteria. Aflac's customers have said they're more satisfied when they use One Day PaySM, with 95 percent of policyholders who have used Aflac SmartClaim, Aflac's online claims submission tool used with One Day PaySM, indicating they are likely to recommend Aflac and its products to other people.
Companies selected for the Top 40 Awards were showcased in an exhibition at The 2017 Georgia Technology Summit in Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit. To find out more about Aflac and the One Day PaySM promise, go to aflac.com.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 11 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 19th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
About Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
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