More details are emerging concerning allegations of fraud and worker exploitation at Aflac reportedearlier this week.

Aflac is responding even more strongly thatclaims spelled out in a derivative shareholder lawsuit against thecompany, its former president and some of its directors areunfounded and the Columbus, Georgia-based carrier intends to file amotion to dismiss the case.

“Recent media stories regarding Aflac contain false allegationsmade by a very small group of current and former independentcontractors," Aflac spokesman Jon Sullivan said in an emailstatement to BenefitsPro. "Aflac is renowned for the company’scommitment to transparency. We communicate with all of our keystakeholders frequently on matters that are relevant to them.

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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.