COLUMBUS, Ga., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today it ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's list of the Best Workplaces in the Fortune 500. One of only 16 Fortune 500 companies to appear on Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work list in 2016, the company, which has 18 consecutive appearances on that list, was compared to other companies in the Fortune 500 in a recent article published at Fortune.com.
"This ranking is a tribute to our founding principle that says if you treat employees right, they will take care of the business," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "It validates the notion that being a company that exercises ethical and employee-friendly practices will have a strong impact on the bottom line. In today's environment, how you do business is as important to consumers and investors as the products you produce."
The employee survey is conducted annually by the Great Place to Work Institute® on behalf of FORTUNE magazine, and the review is based on 1,134 employee surveys with 96 percent confidence level and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.58 percentage points.
"We are a business that sells a promise to our customers that if they trust us to protect their financial security, we will be there for them in their times of need," Amos said. "The first step toward fulfilling this promise is to ensure our employees believe in the company. I am pleased that these results demonstrate content workers who are proud to consider themselves part of the Aflac family."
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.
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