Putting Solid Ground Under Financial Instability

Apr 5, 2023 9:30 AM ET

Originally published in California Broker Magazine

By Matthew Owenby, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac Incorporated

No matter how you get your news these days, you’re likely seeing and hearing these words: inflation, recession and economic downturn. Costs are rising, and consumers are feeling the weight of it at every turn in life — at the gas pump, grocery store, and with their health care options and work choices. Many are still feeling the lingering effects of the global pandemic, further complicating various facets of work and life.

According to my organization’s recent Aflac WorkForces Report, younger generations are particularly vulnerable with elevated anxiety over unanticipated medical costs not covered by health insurance.

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