Company recognized for its ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., today announced that the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Central South Carolina named the company its Outstanding Corporation in honor of National Philanthropy Day, which it is celebrating today. Aflac was nominated for the award by Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity.
"Aflac is honored to be recognized for our philanthropic efforts in South Carolina," said Virgil Miller, chief administrative officer at Aflac. "Aflac was founded on core community commitments and we strongly encourage our employees to be active members of the surrounding areas where we live and work. Aflac has upheld its commitment to the community by building homes for families in need, supporting childhood cancer initiatives and numerous other nonprofits. We are proud of all our efforts that reinforce our desire to be a good neighbor in the Midlands."
Since creating its group insurance headquarters in Columbia in 2009, Aflac has contributed more than $1 million to help families facing childhood cancer, supported healthy cooking classes in underserved communities and built homes for families in need through Habitat for Humanity.
In addition, Aflac has made multiyear investments to various nonprofits in service areas like health, human services, childhood and higher education. Some of the more significant investments include contributions to Palmetto Health Foundation for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, EdVenture, Claflin University, Columbia Museum of Art, Oliver Gospel Mission, the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and the Central Carolina Community Foundation's Midland Gives program.
Aflac employees have also been involved with local South Carolina philanthropic efforts, including the employee-run donations committee; building local homes for Habitat for Humanity; fundraising for Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Light the Night Midlands and Harvest Hope Food Bank; American Red Cross Blood Drives; and employee participation in Children's Hospital events.
To learn more about Aflac's corporate social responsibility efforts, visit aflac.com/CSR.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative that is available for some individual policies, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 11 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 19th consecutive year and in 2017 included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or aflac.com/espanol.
Aflac Group products are underwritten by Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC). Aflac Individual products are underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. In New York, coverage is underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of New York. In California, group coverage is underwritten by Continental American Life Insurance Company.
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