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Aflac Inc. is a fortune 500 stock listed company trading under the symbol AFL. The Company has a good stock performance record on the NYSE.
The Group's principal activity is to provide supplemental health and life insurance services through its subsidiary American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. The Group also sells care plans, general medical expense plans, medical/sickness riders to cancer plan, living benefit life plan and accident plan in addition to the cancer plans. The cancer life insurance plans provide a fixed daily indemnity benefit for hospitalization and outpatient services related to cancer and a lump-sum benefit upon initial diagnosis of internal cancer. The Group's care insurance provides periodic benefits to those who become bedridden, demented or seriously disabled due to illness or accident. The other types of supplemental health insurance are hospital intensive care, accident and disability, hospital indemnity, long-term care, short-term disability and dental plans.
For more than half a century Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years and Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies for five consecutive years. In January 2006, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eighth consecutive year. Aflac was also included in Fortune magazine's list of the Top.
You control the cash benefits and spend them as you like to meet any financial challenge an accident or illness could have to your standard of living. You have the option of getting the benefit checks directly without getting anyone’s permission. Aflac insurance policies are available on a direct basis through one of our associates or via payroll deduction at work. Applying for our coverage at work has many advantages, including the ability to obtain policies on a pre-tax basis which could result in more benefits.
The company aims to combine innovative strategic marketing with quality products and services at competitive prices to provide the best insurance value for consumers.
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