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

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 >

Navigating the new world of health insurance

September 2014

Magellan, Lewis and Clark, Columbus … all charted the way to new worlds. Employers serve similar roles today as they map the insurance horizon for workers who are overwhelmed about navigating consumer-driven health care.   Small-business owners may find it challenging to educate employees about benefits. Often, they feel just … Read more >

Time well spent?

August 2014

When it’s time to select their health insurance options, most Americans do a thorough job of researching the types and amounts of benefits that best meet their unique needs, right? Wrong. Nearly half of U.S. workers (47 percent) devote less than 30 minutes to the once-per-year task of understanding and … Read more >

How green does your benefits garden grow?

August 2014

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Make sure that old saying isn’t true when it comes to your company’s benefits. After all, strong benefits are a major factor when workers are asking themselves: “Should I stay or should I go?” Over the … Read more >