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

Hospitals: The “in” spot for holiday gatherings?

December 2014

There may be no place like home for the holidays, but many Americans spend the most festive days of the year in the very un-homelike atmosphere of a hospital room. People who are sick and need round-the-clock care during the holidays are one thing, but are others just craving cafeteria-made … Read more >

$750 per year down the drain

November 2014

Many Americans spend the last few days of a pay period frantically checking their bank balances. That’s because their accounts are often pennies away from being overdrawn: 76 percent are living paycheck to paycheck, which means the next injection of cash can’t come soon enough.1 Given this sad state of … Read more >

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 2014

Dr. Elliott P. Joslin, one of the first physicians specializing in diabetes treatment, once described the condition as the best of the chronic diseases because it is “clean, seldom unsightly, not contagious, often painless and susceptible to treatment.” Of course, just because diabetes can be treated does not mean it … Read more >

Good benefits = good business

November 2014

Employers often fret about losing top job candidates to rival companies – or, even worse, learning that existing workers are flying the coop in search of better opportunities. At a time when companies are strapped and tightening the purse strings when it comes to raises and bonuses, many are finding … Read more >

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 >