COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, today announced that the company has been named one of LATINA Style's 50 Best Places for Latinas to Work for in the United States. The 2016 recognition marks a consecutive decade and 17 years overall that Aflac has received recognition on the prestigious list. Aflac will be featured in the August issue of LATINA Style Magazine for its dedicated effort to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives.
"It is a great honor to be named one of the 50 best places for Latinas to work for in the United States for the 17th time," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Aflac's commitment to diversity is an extension of our founding principles of care, respect, dignity and fairness. With a workforce that is 67 percent women, 44 percent minorities and 34 percent minority women, we know that our diverse marketplace is best served by an equally diverse employee base."
More than 800 corporations responded to LATINA Style's annual questionnaire and were evaluated based on matters that LATINA Style Magazine readers deemed as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, employee benefits, women's issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2016 annual report are based on 2015 data.
The LATINA Style 50 Report, now in its 19th year, sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the country. According to LATINA Style Inc., they are the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the U.S. and the annual report is the most respected source of employment and career information for Hispanic women in the country. Aflac came in at No. 30 in this year's list.
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 LATINA Style Inc.
LATINA Style Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the publisher of LATINA Style Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for the professional Hispanic woman. The magazine has been published for 22 years and has a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000. LATINA Style Inc. is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINA Style 50 Report, the National LATINA Symposium and the LATINA Style HERO Initiative. For further information about the LATINA Style 50 Report or to learn more about LATINA Style, visit www.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.
Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.
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