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Halloween: When fairy tales become scary tales

October 2014

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3 easy ways to find money for voluntary insurance

October 2014

When budgets are tight, many Americans reduce their expenses by eliminating items they want but don’t necessarily need. Unfortunately, some people make the mistake of placing voluntary insurance in the latter category. That’s because it’s an intangible – something that can’t be held or seen, unlike food, warm clothing or … Read more >

Sticker shock: The high cost of high-deductible health plans

October 2014

A recent New York Times article reveals that workers who sign up for high-deductible health care plans aren’t happy when it comes time to pay those high deductibles.   According to the Times’ report on the Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring survey, a majority of participants with employer-based coverage … Read more >

Survival and self-image: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2014

Survival and self-image: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Read More >

New Infographic: The Financial State of the U.S. Workforce

September 2014

The financial state of the U.S. workforce can be a tricky road to navigate. Insights like these, from the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report, provide a clear understanding of what is going on in workers’ minds, allowing us to provide you with the information you’ll need to keep your small … 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 >