Aflac Partners with EZShield, Offers Fraud Protection Services for Policyholders

Industry-leading program delivers identity theft coverage when consumers need it most

Dec 01, 2015, 09:04 ET from Aflac

COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, announced today the company is expanding its offerings to deliver proactive fraud and identity protection services for policyholders. Aflac Fraud Protection, Powered by EZShield, is offered as part of Aflac Business Solutions(SM), the company's recently announced suite of value-added services that cater to the evolving needs of business owners and their employees. The partnership will provide cost-effective service to help protect an employee's personal and financial information, provide ongoing internet monitoring and deliver full identity restoration, addressing a critical emerging consumer threat and providing much needed peace of mind. 

Last year, U.S. consumers lost $16 billion due to fraud, and victims of identity theft spent approximately 25 hours resolving the issue. However, monetary and time losses can be minimized through proactive monitoring of personal information.1

Aflac Fraud Protection, Powered by EZShield aims to address employees' growing concerns about becoming a victim of fraud. The service, which is offered to employees by their employer as part of a comprehensive benefits program, will help alleviate the stress of fraud with an all-encompassing "Secure- Monitor-Restore" approach to protecting personal information and finances. This saves time and money for employees, while increasing productivity in the workplace.

"EZShield was the clear choice to partner with Aflac based on their world-class identity protection services," said Aflac Vice President of Product Management and Innovation Keith Pellerin. "Considering the vast amount of personal information shared online, it's more critical than ever for employees to protect their personal, financial and credit information."

Employees can benefit from services that extend above-and-beyond what a bank can do to resolve fraud, including:

  • A convenient online identity vault with encrypted digital storage for personal and account information, vital documents, images and other data.
  • A secure mobile app that provides on-the-go access to manage one's identity.
  • Timely fraud news, alerts, educational protection tips and monthly informational emails.
  • 24/7 award-winning fraud protection and support.

"Addressing the significant problem of identity fraud — which impacted nearly 13 million U.S. consumers in 2014-- reflects Aflac's commitment to meeting consumer needs," said EZShield CEO Dale Dabbs. "Both EZShield and Aflac strive to protect their customers, pointing to the natural fit between our two companies."  

To learn more about Aflac Fraud Protection, Powered by EZShield, visit aflac.com/aflacbusinesssolutions.

About EZShield
EZShield has been recognized as the "Overall Best Identity Protection Services Leader" by Javelin Strategy & Research for two consecutive years. EZShield's comprehensive approach is to secure, monitor and restore personal information.

This award-winning fraud and identity theft protection is delivered in an encrypted, password-protected environment exclusively through partners in the financial, insurance and telecommunications markets via our secure, flexible platform and backed by world-class service and support. For more information, please visit www.EZShield.com. We also invite you to follow us @EZShield and on Facebook and Pinterest.

About Aflac
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 work site. Through its trailblazing One Day Pay(SM) 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 nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2015, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 17th consecutive year. Also, in 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health 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 and One Day Pay(SM), visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

Media contactKristen Fraser, 706.243.5543 or mediarelations@aflac.com

Analyst and investor contactRobin Y. Wilkey, 706.596.3264 or 800.235.2667, FAX: 706.324.6330, or rwilkey@aflac.com

1 Javelin Strategy & Research, "2015 Identity Fraud: Protecting Vulnerable Populations," March 2015, accessed Sept. 24, 2015.

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