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

Rock some heavy metal: Bring home the bronze, silver, gold or platinum

January 2015

Americans love a competition, whether it’s the Olympics or the cooking contests at the state fair. Whether we’re talking medals or blue ribbons, level-appropriate awards are something all of us understand. Perhaps that’s why the government ranked health care options in a familiar way – from bronze to platinum – … Read more >

Translation, please: Consumers remain baffled by health care insurance

January 2015

America’s workers are getting the hang of new health care laws and feel increasingly confident about their coverage choices, right? Wrong. According to a recent Kaiser Foundation Survey, consumer confusion about changes to the U.S. health care system remains, in a word, “alarming.” For example, many employees can’t calculate … Read more >

Channeling Santa Claus, Casey Kasem and Mr. Blackwell: Making a list and checking it twice

January 2015

What do Santa Claus, Casey Kasem and Mr. Blackwell have in common? Lists, of course. Santa keeps a record of toys to be loaded onto his sleigh, Kasem was famous for counting down the top sellers in music and Blackwell kept his eye on the world’s best-dressed celebrities. Making a … Read more >

All facts, no frills: A quick look at health care reform

December 2014

Reams of material have been written about health care reform, but sometimes all you want is a few fast facts. With that in mind, here are some easy-to-digest tidbits gleaned from Aflac’s 2014 WorkForces Report:   Health care reform is confusing for many business decision-makers. Just four in 10 … Read more >

Help protect workers – and your business – from Old Man Winter

December 2014

Winter has arrived in all of its blustery fury and as the song goes, “The weather outside is frightful!” The snow and ice may be beautiful to look at, but cold weather can bring chills and fevers that up absenteeism and reduce productivity – especially at small businesses, where there … Read more >