COLUMBUS, Ga., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, welcomes the bipartisan support for the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA) recently introduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The company urges its swift passage, as this bill represents an important step toward completing the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations between the U.S., Japan, and 10 other Asian and Latin American economies.
As a leading international insurance provider, with more than 15 million policyholders in the Asia-Pacific region, Aflac is hopeful that the upcoming summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pave the way toward resolving outstanding bilateral TPP issues. This agreement represents a historic opportunity to boost U.S. exports and jobs, expand trade and economic prosperity around the Asia-Pacific, and further strengthen the economic and security alliance between the United States and Japan.
Aflac applauds Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) for their strong bipartisan leadership on the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.
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 leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site. 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 a 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 PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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