COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that it recognized 12 employees for their outstanding dedication to service in their local community. The top employees were honored at a luncheon earlier this year alongside their management. Their accomplishments have been noted in the company's recently released 2018 CSR Report.
"Aflac is proud that doing good and giving back are not just corporate speak, but a part of our culture. We have amazing employees living out this aspect of our company's beliefs every day in communities across the country even while off the clock," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Employees like these 12 and many others who give their time and talents unselfishly, in big ways and small ways, truly are the heartbeat of the Aflac family."
Aflac asks employees across the company to track and log volunteer hours each year. In 2018, 450 employees logged a total of 15,356 hours for volunteer work — an impressive 29% increase in total hours logged over the previous year. Aflac is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Employee Volunteer Award for individuals who logged an astounding number of volunteer hours:
Aflac employees supported organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Humane Society, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and many more. Employees are able to select organizations that align with their personal passions to help make an impact on what matters most to them.
Earlier this summer, Aflac also was named an honoree of The Civic 50 Award by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 13 consecutive years. To learn more about Aflac and its commitment to community, please visit Aflac.com/CSR.
About Aflac Incorporated
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company helping provide protection to more than 50 million people through its subsidiaries in Japan and the U.S., where it is a leading supplemental insurer, by paying cash fast when policyholders get sick or injured. For more than six decades, insurance policies of Aflac Incorporated's subsidiaries have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. Aflac Life Insurance Japan is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance in Japan, where it insures 1 in 4 households. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative in the United States, for eligible claims, Aflac can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. For 13 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year, and in 2019, Fortune included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 18th time. To find out more about One Day PaySM and learn how to get help with expenses health insurance doesn't cover, get to know us at aflac.com.
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