Kip Havel is the Vice President of Content Marketing and Communications. An experienced marketing communications executive, Mr. Havel possesses a keen understanding of the latest marketing, business, economic and workforce trends. He is the creator of the Aflac WorkForces Report, an annual research study about benefits trends and effectiveness, and is the primary spokesperson for the study findings, presenting to business audiences across the nation.

Prior to joining Aflac, Mr. Havel was the director of marketing and public relations for Spherion Corporation, now merged with Randstad U.S. He had responsibility for all marketing and external communications programs for the corporation and its brands. He also led the development of numerous thought leadership and social marketing programs, including the launch of the branded web series "The Temp Life."

Mr. Havel has also held positions at Hill and Knowlton and Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. He graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor of science degree in Public Relations and Political Science.

Posts by Kip Havel

Encourage workers to use tax season to organize and strategize: Tips for saving for a rainy day

March 2015

Tax season is here and odds are your company’s workers are digging through drawers in a hunt for bills and receipts that can help them lower their IRS endowments. That makes now the perfect time for them to organize their financial records and look for potential savings. Getting financially on … Read more >

Strange but true: Weird reasons for worker tardiness: Why strong benefits options can help get employees to work on time

March 2015

The wild and wacky reasons workers give when calling in late to work can leave even the most seasoned employers shaking their heads. A recent survey compiled some of the strangest excuses, including waiting for a judge to set bail, finding a stranger sleeping in the car and … Read more >

The swellness of wellness: Elements of a first-rate wellness program

March 2015

Strong health care benefits are a key element of employee workplace satisfaction, and wellness programs rank high among the perks most valued by workers. A recent HealthMine survey revealed that 71 percent of workers want their employers or health plans to offer guidelines for managing their health. What’s more, … Read more >

Wellness programs affect more than waistlines: Employees with wellness programs are more satisfied, confident and engaged

March 2015

Did you know that employees at companies offering effective wellness programs fare better than those whose companies don’t? It’s true, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report. According to the report, employees who participate in company-sponsored wellness initiatives thrive in key ways:  They’re more satisfied with their jobs and … Read more >

What’s worse? Taxes, a dental visit or health insurance? Survey finds Americans really hate shopping for health insurance

January 2015

Everyone knows shopping for health insurance isn’t fun, but it’s not as bad as doing your own taxes, right? Wrong. A recent Bankrate survey found that Americans hate shopping for health insurance. Make that really hate shopping for health insurance. They hate it so much that 75 percent of … Read more >