COLUMBUS, Ga., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today it has been named to Computerworld's 2016 list of Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT). According to Computerworld, Aflac is one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT teams while providing great benefits and compensation. Aflac ranked No. 49 among large organizations, making this the 16th appearance on the list for the insurer.
"We are honored that Computerworld has recognized Aflac with this prestigious award," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "With the efforts of our top-notch technology team, 2015 was an outstanding year for our company, which saw the introduction of our groundbreaking One Day PaySM initiative. This innovation has separated Aflac from our competitors and allows us to process and pay eligible customers' claims in just one day."
The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT professionals, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Each year, 100 organizations are selected by the Computerworld editorial team to receive this award.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."
"We have given our diverse, innovative IT team the tools and the environment needed to succeed, and they have soared with honors," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Julia Davis said. "The old adage often repeated by our company founders holds true: 'If you take care of the employees, they will take care of the business.'"
To view the full list of 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, go to: http://www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2016.
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 10 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. 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 the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, July 2015-December 2015 average). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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