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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 >

Debt collectors are on the hunt for 35 percent of Americans

September 2014

Remember Wimpy from the “Popeye” cartoons? The portly gentleman who gladly offered to pay on Tuesday for a hamburger today? Well, if Wimpy truly paid on Tuesday, he’d be doing better than many of us. USA Today recently reported that 35 percent of Americans have debt that’s so past … Read more >

It’s “talking season.” Make sure workers hear your benefits message

September 2014

The weeks before a new sports season kicks off are known as the “talking season.” Employers have a talking season too: the weeks before benefits enrollment. And that season is now.   You may be thinking you don’t have the time to develop benefits communications for your employees. After all, … 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 >

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 >