Aflac Inc. is an American insurance company known for its supplemental insurance products, particularly its flagship product, the Aflac Cancer Insurance policy. The company was founded by three brothers, John, Paul, and Bill Amos, in 1955 in Columbus, Georgia, USA. Initially known as American Family Life Insurance Company of Columbus (AFLIC), the company aimed to provide coverage for medical expenses not covered by regular health insurance.
Aflac specializes in offering voluntary insurance policies that provide financial protection to policyholders in the event of illness, injury, or other covered conditions. Their insurance products are designed to pay cash benefits directly to policyholders, which can be used to help cover medical expenses, lost income, and other out-of-pocket costs associated with covered illnesses or accidents.
One of the company's most well-known products is the Aflac Cancer Insurance policy, which has become a symbol of the company's commitment to providing financial support to individuals and families facing cancer diagnoses. Aflac has expanded its product offerings to include policies for accident, disability, dental, vision, and more, catering to both individuals and businesses.
Over the years, Aflac has grown into a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest providers of supplemental insurance in the United States. Beyond its core operations, Aflac has gained recognition for its philanthropic efforts, including its longstanding commitment to children's cancer research and support for pediatric cancer centers. The company's iconic Aflac Duck, introduced in 2000, has become a popular symbol of the brand and its dedication to helping policyholders face challenges with financial confidence.