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

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 >

Benefits: The honey in the workplace hive

August 2014

You may recall the old saying that goes something like this: “You can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Well, consider benefits the honey in your workplace hive because research shows that strong benefits are the key to attracting – and keeping – top talent. Just as honey … Read more >