COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has once again been named to Fortune Magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. This marks the 16th time that the Georgia-based insurance company has been included on the prestigious list.
"Aflac is honored to be among the most admired companies in the world for the 16th time," Aflac CEO Dan Amos said. "This award highlights the consistent quality of our products and services. It demonstrates the value that we provide to both consumers and shareholders and how we have earned and maintained the respect of our industry peers, as well as companies across the globe, for nearly two decades."
To make the Most Admired Companies list, 680 companies out of 1,500 originally considered in 51 different industries were surveyed in the United States and 27 other countries. To be included on the list, companies are required to score in the top 50 percent in their respective industries. Aflac finished fourth overall in the Insurance, Life and Health category.
Aflac is ranked number 135 on the Fortune 500 and has been placed on Fortune's Best Companies to Work For list for 18 consecutive years. The company also appears on several other lists by Fortune, including the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 10 Best Workplaces for African-Americans, 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials and 30 Best Workplaces to Retire From.
A complete listing of the World's Most Admired Companies and the methodology for the survey can be found at FORTUNE.com.
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 one in four households. Aflac 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 in 2017 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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