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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 >

Get wise to what your workers already know

August 2014

When it comes to voluntary insurance, odds are your employees have already wised up. The 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report shows that not only are they interested in the financial protection it helps provide, but they believe voluntary coverage is an integral part of a comprehensive benefits plan.   If … Read more >

Cause and effect: The impact of voluntary insurance on workers’ satisfaction

August 2014

A child studies and gets an “A” on a test, a teenager fills his gas tank and doesn’t end up stranded alongside the road, you work all year and earn a paid vacation – all are examples of cause and effect. Here’s another example: Simply providing workers with access to … Read more >

The great workplace divide

August 2014

Workers at small companies are conflicted: On the one hand, they’re happier in their jobs than their counterparts at medium and large businesses; on the other hand, they’re not as jazzed about their benefits.1 Small companies are in a “good news – bad news” situation. How can they bridge the … Read more >