Category: News

New Hires I Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

Since our last new hires post our recruiters have added 15 talented Colleagues to the American Fidelity team. Nine of these Colleagues are working in field sales with seven in our American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division and two in ...

Total Compensation at AFA

When people interview for a new position, they usually ask about the salary, but often don’t ask about the total compensation package. If you’re job searching, make sure to ask about these benefits at each company with which you interview ...

Prepare Now for Severe Weather

Whether you live in tornado alley, hurricane central or earthquake valley, don’t get caught unaware. American Fidelity helps Customers plan for times of crisis, so we want to help our readers and Colleagues plan ahead too. Take these precautions to ...

Save Smart: Making Retirement Education Fun

Like many companies, American Fidelity works hard to ensure our Colleagues understand their retirement benefits options. While we provide a fully funded pension plan, we want Colleagues to know they also need to save for their retirement. We recently kicked ...

American Fidelity New Hires

It’s that time again to announce and congratulate the newest members of the American Fidelity team. Over the past month we have hired 21 new Colleagues. Four of these Colleagues are working on our American Fidelity Educational Services field team ...

Supporting the Arts

Each February, our Colleagues look forward to participating in events that celebrate the arts in our community. This year's campaign for Allied Arts will run through March 19. Our Company's goal is to raise $95,000 for Allied Arts through Colleague pledges ...

AF Promotes Work-Life Balance

When you’re looking for a new Company to employ you, some of the outlying benefits may be overlooked. Many employers now offer some type of employee assistance program, but not as many are as robust as the program offered by ...

Rewarding Hard Work

Today American Fidelity is thanking and rewarding our Colleagues for all of the hard work and dedication they provided to our Customers in 2013. The AFA team worked together throughout the year to provide outstanding Customer service, and we want to ...

AFA Makes Training Top 125 List

Due to the hard work of our Talent Management team, American Fidelity has made the Training Magazine Top 125 list for the tenth consecutive year. The list recognizes companies that provide excellent training and development programs for their colleagues. “One of the ...

Great Place to Work Wednesday

One reason I love working at American Fidelity is that the Company shows appreciation for our Colleagues for all they do for our Customers. For example, we host a Colleague Appreciation Week, provide team awards, recognize a Colleague for outstanding ...

New Hires

The past month has been busy for American Fidelity Home Office and field recruiters. We have a total of 23 new hires. Of those, 17 Colleagues joined the Home Office in Oklahoma City; American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division ...

Stepping in to the Future

Since the late 1960s, American Fidelity Assurance Company has called the 2000 Classen Center in Oklahoma City home. This week, we officially opened up new opportunities with the first group of Colleagues stepping into their new work home at 9000 ...

AFA Helps Colleagues Save for Retirement

Every January my thoughts turn toward planning for the future and setting new goals. Sometimes it’s just for this year, but it doesn’t hurt to think about long-term goals like planning for my retirement. American Fidelity offers both a pension plan ...

American Fidelity New Hires

The year is quickly coming to a close, but our recruiters still managed to add new talent to the American Fidelity team! This month we have a total of six new hires, and two interns who have moved to full-time ...

AFA Helps Colleagues’ Favorite Charities

I work for a great Company that supports its Colleagues as well as its community. But one of the programs it offers does both! Each November, we have a lottery where Colleagues nominate their favorite charities to receive proceeds from monthly ...

53 Years and Going Strong

This week we celebrated American Fidelity’s 53rd birthday. Our birthday was on Dec. 1, and we celebrated with Colleagues on Tuesday with a bedlam bash. We got to wear our bedlam gear, or any attire to support our favorite teams and ...

New Hires at AFA

Since we have a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I could announce our most recent new hires a little early. Over the past month American Fidelity has hired 22 new Colleagues to help serve our Customers. In our ...

A Family Company – More than Just a Slogan

Our Family, Dedicated to Yours™ isn’t just AFA’s tagline – it’s our way of life. American Fidelity is dedicated to both our Customers and our Colleagues – and their families. That’s why we go above and beyond to help Colleagues ...

Our Colleagues Are Spectacular!

Ask any American Fidelity Colleague what they like best about working here, and most of the time you’ll get the same answer: The people! It’s true that our Colleagues become members of our family, and relationships are vitally important. But the ...

Happy Halloween I AFA Activities

The day of treats, costumes and spooky happenings has arrived and we are ready to celebrate. Here at American Fidelity we work hard every day, and the Company recognizes that by rewarding us with many small events throughout the year ...

New Hires at AFA

October has been another busy month for our recruiters, as we have added 20 new members to our American Fidelity team. Ready to serve the education industry, we have six new account reps in the American Fidelity Educational Services Division ...

Helping Colleagues Understand Their Benefits

As an insurance and benefits provider, American Fidelity knows how important these benefits are. That’s why we do our best to make sure our Colleagues understand their benefits. We want Colleagues to understand their options and make the best decisions ...

Millennials, why work at a boring insurance company?

Have you ever thought working for an insurance company would make for a boring job? Our Company president, Dave Carpenter, recognizes this stereotype and responded with reasons why you should want to work at American Fidelity, but I wanted to ...

American Fidelity Donates $1,000 to Positive Tomorrows!

American Fidelity recently hosted a charity contest and we have a winner! Participants could vote for one of three worthy charities to receive a $1,000 donation from AFA. Thank you to all of you who voted and shared the contest ...

American Fidelity Wins Health at Work Award

Our healthy initiatives are paying off! American Fidelity won a Silver award from the ninth-annual Health at WorkSM Awards sponsored by ComPsych®. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. “Living a healthier ...

AFA Helps Honor State Teachers

Yesterday I was lucky enough to represent American Fidelity at the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announcement. Ultimately, Peter Markes from Edmond North High School was selected from among the 12 outstanding finalists to represent our state as the 2014 Teacher ...

You Decide Which Charity Receives $1,000!

With school back in session, American Fidelity wants to give back to the local community and support a charity that provides education-related programs. Many of our Customers serve as educators and school administrators, so education is close to our heart. ...

Colleagues Given Opportunity to Define Values

As a recruiter, I know that our Colleagues have a choice. They choose to join American Fidelity and many choose to stay with American Fidelity until they retire. But I know that there are a lot of other great companies ...

AFA New Hires

I’m excited to welcome the newest members of our AFA family. Today I want to say hello to those who have joined the AFA team within the past month, and you can say hello too in the comments! This month we ...

AFA Gets Lean

   AFA gets Lean – and I don’t mean by losing weight (although we do that too!). Lean organizations maximize value while minimizing waste. That means streamlining processes to focus time, resources and money on the things that bring the most ...

AFA Leadership Camp

Developing leaders at American Fidelity is a big deal. It’s important that our leaders are all on the same page when it comes to growing Colleagues and leading them to meet the Company’s strategic goals and initiatives. Each year all ...

National Immunization Month

August is the perfect time to recognize National Immunization Awareness Month. With school starting back, it’s a great time to promote getting vaccines and to remind family, friends and co-workers to get themselves and their families caught up on vaccines.  So, ...

AFA Career Day

One of the things I like most about American Fidelity is that the Company truly cares about Colleagues and their families. Just last week we had the opportunity to host 22 college and high school students who were either related ...

AFA Colleagues Lend a Helping a Hand

Our Colleagues at American Fidelity truly value and care about our Customers – so much so that they didn’t hesitate to step up on their own to help those in need. In light of the recent tornado that devastated two ...

Paid in Smiles – Tutoring Has Its Perks

  If you could spend just one hour a week and know that your effort had a lasting impact on a child’s future, wouldn’t you do it? Many of our Colleagues would, and that’s why they volunteer to tutor a student at ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Support Center Colleague

It’s the time of month where I have the opportunity to welcome and share with you the newest members of the American Fidelity team. We have two new account managers in our Association Worksite Division (AWD) and five new account ...

Meet Our Recruiter

I am excited to announce that AFA has a new recruiter! Alejandra Campos joined us just six weeks ago as a recruiting specialist. She previously worked in the human resources department at Deaconess Hospital and was a member of the ...

AFA Receives Financial Stability Award

My company announced today that we once again made the Ward Group’s list of 50 top performing life and health insurance companies, out of 800. My first thoughts were, what is that and why do I care? The more I ...

How AFA Communicates with Colleagues

  This morning as I was reading AFweb, our Intranet, it struck me how American Fidelity works so hard to communicate with Colleagues. I know a lot of companies use similar communications tools, but AFA really makes an effort to communicate ...

The Hot Flashes Movie | Battling Breast Cancer

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out The Hot Flashes, a comedy about an unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current arrogant high school girls’ state champs ...

Welcoming New Faces

It’s been a big past 30 days for AFA recruiters! We’ve hired 33 new Colleagues. We have 15 new account reps in our Educational Services Division and one new account manager in our Association Worksite Division. At the Home Office, ...

Eat Smart: Wellness at AFA

  In a team meeting this week, my coworkers and I talked about how much easier it is to eat right at work than at home. We can go to our onsite grill for fresh fruit, yogurt or a veggie omelet ...

Partnering with OBI to Help Save Lives

Today I’m ready to give blood and help save lives. American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute five times throughout the year to provide an onsite blood drive for AFA Colleagues to donate without having to leave the office. ...

American Fidelity’s Financial Stability

  When you’re looking for a job, it’s easy to focus on flashy perks, unique benefits and compensation. While those things are all important, they won’t matter if the company isn’t around in a year to provide you that salary, fancy ...

An Out of the This World Experience

  Yesterday at American Fidelity was the day two of my kids look forward to all year long. It was Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Nearly 150 kids came to the office for the morning for the activity whose theme was ...

AFA Is Getting Competitive at Corporate Challenge

Today starts the 25th annual OU Medicine Corporate Challenge competitions and our American Fidelity team is ready to bring home the gold! Corporate Challenge is a great weekend event that brings Oklahoma companies together to battle it out in a ...

Dress for Your Day

At AFA, Colleagues get to dress for their day! Dress for Your Day empowers Colleagues to consider their schedule for the day and dress accordingly – whether that means jeans on Tuesday when they don’t have any meetings or professional attire ...

Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Like many across Oklahoma, the nation and the world, our hearts go out to those impacted by the recent tornados. At least 20 of our own Colleagues were directly affected and numerous others had family and friends who have lost ...

AFA New Hires

American Fidelity’s Customer base is growing and that means our Company is too. Our recruiters have once again been hard at work filling AFA positions. So far this month we have hired 20 new Colleagues ranging from full-time field Colleagues ...

Who Is AFA?

“We have more than 50 years of experience protecting families like yours by providing voluntary supplemental life and health insurance plans through your employer.” When you visit AmericanFidelity.com, that sentence greets you. But what does that really mean?    “50 years of ...

Truckin’ for Food

Some great food and Thunder gear rolled in to the AFA parking lot today for a fun lunch event! We work hard every day, so it’s great to feel appreciated, be thanked for what we do for our Customers and ...

Help Protect Your Income and Help Others

One of the great aspects of working at American Fidelity is that we get to help provide financial protection to our Customers through our products and services. One of those products is disability income insurance, which can help protect your ...

New Faces at AFA

It’s time to welcome the newest Colleagues at American Fidelity. In the past month, AFA hired 19 new Colleagues for home office and field sales positions. Three Colleagues will now be helping AFA reach more of those working in the education ...

AF Offers Tools to Help Colleagues Plan for Retirement

This week, I’m learning a lot about how important it is to save for retirement. The earlier we start saving, the easier it is! American Fidelity is great in that the Company offers both a pension plan and a 401(k) savings ...

American Fidelity Values

When looking for a job, most people focus on the job description, salary and perks. But what about a company’s values? While some values might be obvious – the American Heart Association values healthy hearts, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma ...

New Office Space Embraces New Work Concepts

This fall, my fellow Colleagues and I will begin moving into a new headquarters location, and we’re really excited about the possibilities! The new location just a few miles northeast of our current Home Office will be worlds apart in office ...

Welcoming AFA New Hires

At American Fidelity we hire new Colleagues on a regular basis, and I wanted to use today’s post to welcome our most recent new hires. In the past month, AFA hired 14 new Colleagues for home office and field positions. In ...

Colleagues Go Bald for Childhood Cancer Research

I always love hearing about fellow Colleagues who get involved with the community. This week, a brave foursome had their heads shaved as part of the national St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraisers to help them find cures for childhood cancers. Colleague John ...

Women Advancing in Leadership Positions

With Women’s History Month and the release of Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on women and leadership, it seems like everyone’s talking about the status of women in corporate life. At American Fidelity the future looks bright for female leaders, as ...

Reporting Your HSA Information on Income Taxes

Because American Fidelity provides Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to both our Customers and our Colleagues, we wanted to share some information about how to report HSA contributions and distributions on your taxes. We know it can be a little confusing, ...

Colleagues Steer Charitable Efforts

American Fidelity Colleagues are proud of our commitment to the community, and we often look for ways that we can give back. One of our popular programs is Charity Jeans Day. One Friday each month, our Colleagues pay $2 to wear ...

Your Source for Information on American Fidelity

Inside AFA is your place to get an inside look at an employer of choice, learn about job opportunities at our headquarters in OKC and sales positions throughout the U.S. and receive updates about American Fidelity Assurance Company. Watch for these ...