Aflac lands on list of top performing insurers

Aflac Inc. has snagged a spot on the Ward Group’s list of the 50 top performing life and health insurance companies.

Each year, the Ward Group analyzes the financial performance of about 800 U.S. life-health insurers over a five-year period. The group then identifies top performers in each segment.

“Aflac has demonstrated the ability to maintain outstanding financial results over the long term while dealing with a challenging economy and competitive landscape,” Jeff Rieder, Ward Group president, said in a statement.

To be considered for the list, a company has to pass a number of safety and consistency tests.