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Charades or solitaire? Group or individual insurance? It’s up to you

September 2014

Some of life’s activities are not for solo players – board games, charades and team sports are examples. At other times, we’re on our own: think running on a treadmill, completing a crossword puzzle or playing classic solitaire. The same is true of health insurance coverage. Sometimes it’s smart for … 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 >

Employee engagement: Some workers are players – others are just playing games

September 2014

Every company is home to employees with differing attitudes. There are some who regard their work as something they have to do to earn a paycheck, while others put their hearts and souls into their on-the-job responsibilities. In other words, some workers – the engaged ones – are players. Others, … Read more >

Reading and writing and ’rithmetic … plus life insurance

September 2014

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are over and kids are back in school. With benefits enrollment just around the corner, now is the time to communicate with workers about their benefits plans, giving those who aren’t adequately protected the opportunity to make changes. Encourage employees to review their … Read more >

Tough questions answered

August 2014

Sometimes open enrollment seems like a multiple-choice test that’s hard to prepare for because so much information is covered. Should workers choose employer benefits or go to state exchanges for medical coverage? Is a high-deductible health plan better than a higher premium with a lower deductible? Aflac helps small-business … Read more >

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets

August 2014

According to national statistics, 75 percent of U.S. adults have gambled in the past year.1 Surprisingly, their wagers extend well beyond poker tables, slot machines and sports. The 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report reveals many are rolling the dice on something they can’t afford to lose – their health. One … Read more >