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Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL)
Policy Acquisition Expense
$1,134 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Policy acquisition expense is the expenses incurred by insurance companies in activities such as marketing, advertising, commissions etc. Aflac Inc's policy acquisition expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $282 Mil. Its policy acquisition expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,134 Mil.


Definition

Expenses incurred by insurance companies in activities such as marketing, advertising, commissions etc.

Aflac Inc Policy Acquisition Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 276 (Dec. 2015 ) + 292 (Mar. 2016 ) + 284 (Jun. 2016 ) + 282 (Sep. 2016 ) = $1,134 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Aflac Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 6407759429581,0331,1171,0741,1081,0665,573

Aflac Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 2712672772552582762922842824,715
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