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

Rolling the dice – U.S. workers are taking risky health insurance gambles

October 2014

While the Rolling Stones famously sang about testing their luck in “Tumbling Dice,” a recent survey found some American workers are gambling on their health. Whether it’s unrealistic optimism, hesitance to seek medical care or harmful habits, employees at U.S. companies are taking risks with their health and their health … Read more >

Small companies: Loving the ones they’re with

October 2014

As the economy improves, small businesses are working hard to retain their current workers, but they’re not as keen on adding new employees. That’s just one of the findings from the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report, which revealed that small companies are working to take better care of current employees and, … Read more >

Debt collectors are on the hunt for 35 percent of Americans

September 2014

Remember Wimpy from the “Popeye” cartoons? The portly gentleman who gladly offered to pay on Tuesday for a hamburger today? Well, if Wimpy truly paid on Tuesday, he’d be doing better than many of us. USA Today recently reported that 35 percent of Americans have debt that’s so past … Read more >

It’s “talking season.” Make sure workers hear your benefits message

September 2014

The weeks before a new sports season kicks off are known as the “talking season.” Employers have a talking season too: the weeks before benefits enrollment. And that season is now.   You may be thinking you don’t have the time to develop benefits communications for your employees. After all, … Read more >

Employee engagement: Some workers are players – others are just playing games

September 2014

Every company is home to employees with differing attitudes. There are some who regard their work as something they have to do to earn a paycheck, while others put their hearts and souls into their on-the-job responsibilities. In other words, some workers – the engaged ones – are players. Others, … Read more >