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

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 >

Aflac’s Employee Toolkit takes the guesswork out of benefits communications

November 2014

Imagine being handed a 250-page textbook. Next, imagine learning that you’ll be tested on its contents in 24 hours. Not an easy task, right? The same can be said of employees who receive benefits information once per year, usually just before open enrollment. It’s too much to absorb, so many … Read more >

Small businesses, big benefits trends

November 2014

Small businesses are like the “little engine that could.” They drive the U.S. economy and provide the majority of jobs to American workers. Yet small companies have struggled with increasing health care expenses: According to the National Small Business Association, health insurance costs have nearly doubled for small employers since … Read more >

Benefits decisions affect businesses and employees

November 2014

A recent survey by the ADP Research Institute revealed that 68 percent of companies with 50 or fewer employees don’t have plans in place for controlling the cost of providing health insurance. What’s more, 69 percent say those costs will become a barrier to achieving their business objectives. The … Read more >