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Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL)
Policy Acquisition Expense
$1,141 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 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 Dec. 2016 was $283 Mil. Its policy acquisition expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,141 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 Dec. 2016 was 292 (Mar. 2016 ) + 284 (Jun. 2016 ) + 282 (Sep. 2016 ) + 283 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1,141 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 6407759429581,0331,1171,0741,1081,0661,141

Aflac Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 271267277255258276292284282283
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