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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Expense Ratio %

: 59.60% (As of Sep. 2023)
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Expense Ratio % is the percentage of expenses associated with acquiring, underwriting, and servicing premiums to net premium earned. It indicates the efficiency of the insurance company before considering its claims and investment gains or losses.

Aflac's Expense Ratio % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was 59.60% , which is higher than 58.50% for the pervious quarter ended in Jun. 2023.

Aflac's Expense Ratio % for the annual that ended in Dec. 2022 was 63.40% , which is higher than 61.00% for the pervious year ended in Dec. 2021.

The historical rank and industry rank for Aflac's Expense Ratio % or its related term are showing as below:

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Aflac Expense Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Aflac's Expense Ratio % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's Expense Ratio %, along with its competitors' market caps and Expense Ratio % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) Expense Ratio % Calculation

Expense Ratio % is calculated as:

Expense Ratio %=Expenses of Acquiring, Underwriting and Servicing Premiums / Net Premium Earned * 100%

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) Expense Ratio % Explanation

Expense Ratio % is the percentage of expenses associated with acquiring, underwriting, and servicing premiums to net premium earned. It can be used to make comparisons between insurance companies as well as measure their performance. An expense ratio below 100% suggests that the premiums an insurance company earned or wrote are more than the expenses it paid to support those premiums.

However, we should keep in mind that the ratio does not indicate an ending profitability. The overall profit is also influenced by the claims, investment gains or losses and other income. The ratio can be combined with Claims Ratio % and Combined Ratio % to get an overall performance of an insurance company.


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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, USA, 31999
Aflac Inc offers supplemental health insurance and life insurance in the two largest insurance markets in the world, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to its cancer policies, the company has broadened its product offerings to include accident, disability, and long-term-care insurance. It markets its products through independent distributors, selling most of its policies directly to consumers at their places of work.
Executives
Steven Kent Beaver officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac US 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Masatoshi Koide officer: Deputy President, Aflac Japan 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
June P Howard officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lake Charles D Ii officer: President AFLAC Japan AFLAC INC, 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Frederick John Crawford officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer AFLAC INCORPORATED, COLUMBUS GA 31999
William P Bowers director 600 NORTH 18TH STREET, BIN 15N-8170, BIRMINGHAM AL 35203
Joseph L Moskowitz director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Simard Frederic Jean Guy officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac U.S. 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
James Todd Daniels officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Albert Riggieri officer: SVP, Corporate Actuary 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Virgil Raynard Miller officer: President, Aflac U.S. 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Barbara K Rimer director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Miwako Hosoda director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Bradley Eugene Dyslin officer: Executive Vice President 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Audrey B Tillman officer: Executive Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999