COLUMBUS, Ga., June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has moved up nine spots on the 2017 list of Fortune 500 Companies. According to Fortune, Aflac is currently listed at No. 126, compared to No. 135 in 2016, with revenues of $22.5 billion and assets of nearly $130 billion at the end of 2016. This is the 23rd year that Aflac has held a coveted spot on the Fortune 500.
"We are delighted to be part of the Fortune 500 for a 23rd year and even more pleased that we have moved up nine places on this prestigious list of the biggest and best companies in the nation," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "We feel that this honor demonstrates the resiliency of our business model, which includes treating customers fairly, operating ethically, and rewarding our shareholders."
In addition to its placement on the Fortune 500, in 2017, Aflac, which employs more than 10,200 people in the United States and Japan, was once again named a Fortune Most Admired Company for the 16th time and a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for the 19th consecutive year. In December 2016, Aflac was also named by Fortune as one of the 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans.
Since 1995, the company and its independent sales agents have contributed more than $115 million toward the treatment and research of children's cancer. Aflac is the proud sponsor of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Atlanta, Georgia, a top-10 children's cancer facility in America, according the U.S. News & World Report.
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 leader in voluntary insurance sales 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 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.
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