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

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 >

Get wise to what your workers already know

August 2014

When it comes to voluntary insurance, odds are your employees have already wised up. The 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report shows that not only are they interested in the financial protection it helps provide, but they believe voluntary coverage is an integral part of a comprehensive benefits plan.   If … Read more >

Cause and effect: The impact of voluntary insurance on workers’ satisfaction

August 2014

A child studies and gets an “A” on a test, a teenager fills his gas tank and doesn’t end up stranded alongside the road, you work all year and earn a paid vacation – all are examples of cause and effect. Here’s another example: Simply providing workers with access to … Read more >

Rev your company’s engine: 3 ways to kick into high gear in a slowly rebuilding economy

July 2014

The economy is taking baby steps toward recovery, and small businesses are showing signs of resuscitation too. The 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report reveals many are experiencing stable revenue and sales trends, as well as gaining understanding of the health care landscape (one of the few things moving rapidly in … Read more >