Aflac Incorporated (pronounced /ˈæflæk/) is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in MidTown Columbus, Georgia. In the United States, Aflac underwrites a wide range of insurance policies, but is perhaps best known for its payroll deduction insurance coverage, which pay cash benefits when a policyholder has a covered accident or illness. In Japan, the company is the second largest insurer overall and the largest life insurer, and is also well known for its supplemental medical policies. Aflac currently is the number one Supplemental Health provider in the U.S. followed closely by Allstate Workplace Division. Aflac employs many people in Columbus and its other locations. Aflac has one of the largest field forces with over 70,000 agents in the U.S. In 2009 Aflac acquired Continental American Insurance Company to expand its coverage beyond voluntary benefits alone.
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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
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Lobbying on Behalf of AFLAC Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount AFLAC Inc $8,650,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Indian/Native American Affairs,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Science & Technology,
- Economics & Econ Development
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1880 National Insurance Consumer Protection Act H.R.1721 CLASS Act S.697 CLASS Act H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.2096 Long-Term Care Affordability and Security Act of 2009 S.1177 Confidence in Long-Term Care Insurance Act of 2009 H.R.3962 Affordable Health Care for America Act H.R.2609 Insurance Information Act of 2009 H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 17 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
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The tables show occurrences of "AFLAC Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 1 DOT Carlsbad-Palomar Airlines, Inc. - Certificate - Scheduled Interstate Air Transportation 2010
- Toggle 1 SEC Self-Regulatory Organizations; Proposed Rule Changes: NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. 2010
- Toggle 1 SEC Self-Regulatory Organizations; Proposed Rule Changes: NYSE Amex LLC 2010
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps 2010
- Toggle 1 SEC Self-Regulatory Organizations; Proposed Rule Changes: NASDAQ Stock Market LLC 2010
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Automatic Commercial Ice-Makers 2010
- Toggle 1 HHS Rescission of the Regulation entitled "Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law"; Proposal 2009
- Toggle 1 IRS Basis Reporting by Securities Brokers & Basis Determination for Stock 2009
- Toggle 1 DOS Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates 2010