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The class-action lawsuit alleges that Aflac pushed selling policies to customers without their knowledge, authorization or consent by forging their signatures. (Image: Shutterstock)

Nine former employees of Aflac Inc. are claiming pervasive fraud and other misconduct at the Columbus, Georgia-based insurance company, including pushing them to use sales tactics akin to those of the Wells Fargo scandal, as well as “ruthlessly” retaliating against whistleblowers.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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