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

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 >

Twice the price? Worker health care costs have doubled in five years

January 2015

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It would be cheap at twice the price.” In general, it applies to goods or labor so inexpensive you wouldn’t mind paying double the asking amount. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to health insurance, which has doubled in cost for U.S. workers over the past five … Read more >

Consumers are confused about health care, unhappy about growing responsibilities

December 2014

Consumer-driven health care is the “in” thing among employers, and workers are being asked to take more responsibility for their health care decisions. Having more input into the amounts and types of coverage they’re enrolled in sounds like a good thing, but many employees are less than excited. In fact, … Read more >

American workers: One emergency away from possible financial disaster

December 2014

For many workers, a leaky roof, an emergency car repair or an unexpected illness may be financially disastrous. In fact, a recent BankRate survey found that 76 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. This aligns with findings from the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report: Just 25 percent of … Read more >

American workers: Covered by insurance but not covering their medical bills

December 2014

A recent Urban Institute study shows that most Americans covered by traditional employer-sponsored health care plans are happy with the range of services and quality of care they receive. They’re not as happy, though, about their premiums, deductibles and lack of protection from large medical bills. The study revealed … Read more >