Aflac Recieves 2016 Digital Edge 25 Award for Unique Claim Pay System

COLUMBUS, GA — February 1, 2016 — Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, announced today that the company has received IDG Enterprise’s 2016 Digital Edge 25 Award for its innovative One Day PaySM initiative. With One Day PaySM, when an eligible claim is submitted via SmartClaim by 3 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, with all supporting documentation, Aflac processes, approves and disburses payment for the claim within one business day. This marks the second consecutive year Aflac has received the Digital Edge 25 Award.

In addition, IDG Enterprise has awarded Julia Davis, Aflac senior vice president and chief information officer, with the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award. She was recognized for her exceptional technology leadership and innovative approach in helping lead to the success of Aflac’s groundbreaking One Day PaySM initiative, fostering collaboration between several key departments and ensuring Aflac’s position as the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States.

“We are extremely pleased that IDG Enterprise has honored Aflac, and we are so proud of Julia for her diligence and leadership,” Aflac U.S. President Teresa White said. “The strides we achieved through our One Day Pay initiative have helped us make our already fast claims payment process even faster so our policyholders can focus on recovery, not their bills.”

The 2016 Digital Edge 25 Award recognizes 25 organizations for their advances toward digital transformation initiatives, and the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award honors personal leadership excellence among senior IT executives.

“The Digital Edge awards were extremely competitive this year given the volume of innovative entries with measurable business impact,” said Anne McCrory, vice president of Marketing and Content Strategy for the IDG Enterprise events team. “In both the B2B and B2C space, organizations are doing incredible things with data, mobile, cloud and sensors and showing great progress in scaling their digital efforts.”

About IDG Enterprise
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About Aflac
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2015, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 17th consecutive year. Also, in 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category. 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 or

Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.

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