Matthew Owenby has 15 years of experience in the financial services/HR industry and is Aflac’s Vice President of Human Resources. He is responsible for the strategy and implementation of all human resources related services to Aflac’s most valuable resource, its employees. Prior to Aflac he held critical HR roles at Bank of America and General Electric.

Posts by Matthew Owenby

Diabetes: What workers should know and employers should tell them

October 2014

What are you having for dinner tonight? For most of Americans, deciding what to eat is no big deal. But for the nearly 26 million adults and children with diabetes, choosing a meal is a serious matter. Still, despite the fact that they must make smart choices about sugar, carbohydrates, sodium … Read more >

3 easy ways to find money for voluntary insurance

October 2014

When budgets are tight, many Americans reduce their expenses by eliminating items they want but don’t necessarily need. Unfortunately, some people make the mistake of placing voluntary insurance in the latter category. That’s because it’s an intangible – something that can’t be held or seen, unlike food, warm clothing or … Read more >

Go for the gold (or silver, bronze or platinum)

October 2014

Gold, silver and bronze are familiar when it comes to the Olympic Games. But did you know that when you’re talking health insurance, gold, silver and bronze take on different meanings? Beginning this year, health plans for individuals and small groups are required to offer health insurance that meets certain … Read more >

Private exchanges are an online bazaar for savvy shoppers

September 2014

Health care insurance has changed and so has the way Americans shop for coverage. Exchanges are the insurance version of Amazon.com; they’re Internet-based bazaars where people and businesses can shop for, compare and buy health care coverage.   Just as consumers use Amazon.com to analyze products and pricing, private exchanges … Read more >

Survey reveals that 43 percent of millennials aren’t reading their benefits handbooks

September 2014

Open enrollment is just around the corner. Your employees will be poised, informed and eager to make smart benefits choices, right?   Unfortunately, probably not. Getting workers to study up on their benefits is a tough row to hoe. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 43 percent of … Read more >