Category: What’s Happening at AFA?

What’s Happening at AFA I Being a Lifesaver with United Way

One thing I love about American Fidelity is the Company’s dedication to our community. AFA supports local charities each month through our Charity Day program. Throughout the year we participate in campaigns to help raise awareness and donations for organizations ...

What’s Happening at AFA │Getting Our Food Truck Fix

When you hear “Oklahoma” and “food” in the same sentence, what comes to mind? Chicken-fried steak? Barbecue? Cornbread? While those dishes will always hold a special place in the hearts of most Oklahomans, our palates are expanding thanks in part ...

‘AFA Julie’ Retires

Since February, my Colleagues and I have been learning more about the retirement benefits offered by American Fidelity Assurance Company. We were introduced to an avatar, AFA Julie, and followed her representational career at the Company. Each month, we learned a ...

Getting Ready for Vacation

School’s out for summer and, like many Americans, I’m hitting the road. American Fidelity knows how important it is to spend time with your family, so they offer Colleagues great discount tickets and plenty of time off. Before I leave for my trip ...

The Future Is Here

Today while walking the halls of our Home Office building, Colleagues are seeing a lot of younger faces. It’s our annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Colleagues are invited to bring their kids and grandkids who have completed third through ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Colleague APPreciation Week

Anyone who has been following our blog has probably read about how much American Fidelity appreciates our Colleagues and likes to show thanks. Well this week is no different. We are applauding our Colleagues and their dedication to serving our ...

What’s Happening at AFA I No Limits: Corporate Challenge

The OU Medicine Corporate Challenge is this weekend, and I can’t wait to compete for American Fidelity’s team! Corporate Challenge brings companies together from all over Oklahoma City for a little friendly competition and the proceeds go to the UCO ...

AFA Establishes Fund for Colleagues in Need

Last year, several tornados pummeled the Oklahoma City metro area where the majority of our Colleagues live. Many of them had severe damage to their homes, and some were destroyed. Members of the American Fidelity family rallied to help, and a ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Thundering Up at the Office and in the Community

The NBA playoffs are in full swing and our Colleagues love cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of the great things about working at American Fidelity is the opportunity to support our local NBA team and to work with them ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Recognizing Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Do you have a plan to pay the bills if you suddenly become disabled? At American Fidelity we are celebrating Disability Insurance Awareness Month by teaching our Colleagues how this product can help protect them and our Customers. AFA automatically ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating AFA Superheroes

Did you know today is National Superhero Day? At American Fidelity our Colleagues are dedicated to our Customers, and we like to thank these superheroes throughout the year. What better day to celebrate super Customer service than today! Colleagues dressed up ...

What’s Happening at AFA | Saving for Retirement

According to Wells Fargo, 37 percent of Americans expect to work until they’re too sick to continue or they die. Well that’s depressing, isn’t it? At AFA, while we hope our Colleagues love their jobs and want to stay here ...

The Flexibility to Succeed

During his keynote at the recent Great Place to Work Institute® Conference, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shared that “great workplaces impact health by reducing the factors that create adverse incidents – control, community, work/life balance.” American Fidelity ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Helping Colleagues Open Language Barriers

Have you ever thought about learning a new language - maybe to boost your career or give yourself the option to communicate with others in their native language? American Fidelity Colleagues have a great training benefit that allows us to ...

LAMP Lights the Way

As an employee, I want to work for a company I respect and for a manager I trust. Pretty simple, right? I recently read a great article in Forbes about the “Ten Things Only Lousy Managers Say” and was thankful American ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Internship Opportunities

Are you well on your way to college graduation? Have you already started looking for job opportunities? When I was in your shoes I noticed many jobs required some experience. So, I thought, how do I go about getting that ...

What’s Happening at AFA I New Building Perks

With about 20 percent of our Home Office Colleagues settled in their new spaces at 9000 Broadway, we are working hard to ensure everyone has access to the amenities they are used to receiving. At the Home Office, our Colleagues ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Discount Tickets!

It’s spring break for Oklahoma City Public Schools and many of the other OKC metro schools. One of the great things about working at American Fidelity is the discount ticket program. Our Colleagues have the opportunity to take their families ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Fighting Fraud

Working for an insurance company, many of our Colleagues have access to our Customers’ personal information and it is our duty to protect them. One way we help our Colleagues stay updated on protecting our Customers is through our Fighting ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Leadership Development

At American Fidelity our Colleagues strive to learn and grow in every position from top to bottom. One way we help each other do that is by providing feedback on the work we do. Managers do this through reviews with ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Toastmasters Speech Contest

One of the things I like most about working at American Fidelity is all of the available training and opportunities to grow. AFA has its own Toastmasters club, the Classen Communicators. Toastmasters gives members a supportive environment to develop their public ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Hiring and Onboarding

American Fidelity recruiters are always busy looking for the right candidates to fill our job openings. It is very important that our Colleagues have a great start, from the time they begin the interview process to the time they attend ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Helping Colleagues Get Settled

You’ve probably heard that we’ve started the process of moving our Home Office Colleagues to our new location at 9000 Broadway. With the move comes many changes and uncertainty for our Colleagues. American Fidelity wants to make sure Colleagues are ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Outstanding Service Rewarded

One reason I really enjoy working at American Fidelity is that the Company truly appreciates the hard work from our Colleagues. AFA shows their appreciation through team awards, the annual Service Awards, Colleague events and our Colleague of the Month ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Career Fairs

Are you looking for a job that has a lasting impact on customers? Do you want a chance to work with other top performers?  Do want a job that is more than just a paycheck? Our recruiters will be attending ...

What’s Happening at AFA I School Named for Past AFA Leader to Open in August

Over the last five decades, American Fidelity has been blessed with great leadership. Perhaps best known in the community is John Rex. John worked with American Fidelity for 35 years before his death in 2006. During that time, he left his ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating Birthdays

At American Fidelity we are a family Company, and families celebrate special days with each other. One of the ways we celebrate is by wishing our Colleagues a happy birthday during their birthday month. Everyone enjoys getting a little extra ...

What’s Happening at AFA I New Year’s Resolutions

Have you set your new year’s resolutions and started working on them? I have and I’m thankful for all of the benefits AFA offers that will help me reach my goals for 2014. Colleagues at AFA have benefits that will help ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating Colleague Dedication

American Fidelity is thankful for the hard work and dedication that our Colleagues have for our Customers. Without their commitment to the Company and Customers, we would not be the successful Company we are today. To show our appreciation, just ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Gadget Fair

At American Fidelity, being Always Future Oriented is one of our core values. This is just one of our five core values, but I want to talk about it today because of the great event we are having today to ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Sharing the Holiday Spirit at Buchanan

Last week I talked about our charitable efforts throughout the year, and those that really shine during the holidays. One of my favorite community efforts with American Fidelity is tutoring elementary students at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. During the ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Generosity Abounds at American Fidelity

At any time of our year, my fellow Colleagues can be counted on to pitch in and help where there’s a need. But it seems like the holiday season brings out our charitable side. Once November hits, it seems like we ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Books Are Fun

This week American Fidelity Colleagues have the opportunity to purchase a variety of books right here at work. The Books Are Fun book fair will be here for our Colleagues to choose from more than 250 titles at great prices. Books ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Dining In

The cold, windy and rainy times are upon us and I don’t know about you, but those are times I do not want to go outside until it’s time to head home. That’s why I love having the All-American Grill ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Company Store Showcase

At American Fidelity most of our Colleagues work here in Oklahoma City at our Home Office, but we do have many Colleagues working across the country in our field offices. Our field Colleagues travel to schools, auto dealerships, hospitals and ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Continuing Education in the Workplace

Have you been thinking about going back to school just for a few courses, or to finish your degree but you just don’t have the time? I know some of our Colleagues have this problem, but American Fidelity is here ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Family Event

One of the great things about working at American Fidelity is all of the events we have for Colleagues to show how much the Company appreciates our hard work and dedication to our Customers. This year we voted on what ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Flu Shots

It’s that time of year that we all start washing our hands or using hand sanitizer every time we touch something, disinfect everything at home and work and doing whatever else we can to not get the flu. The best ...

What’s Happening at AFA? | Customer Service Week

We would not still be in business after 50 years without our Customers and the Colleagues dedicated to serving them each day. To thank our Colleagues for their efforts, each year we celebrate Customer Service Week during October. This week ...

Partnering with KMGL to Honor Teachers

When I look back on my life, a number of teachers stand out in my memory. There are several who encouraged me along the way and taught me to chase my dreams. Now, I’m thankful for the wonderful educators in my ...

What’s Happening at AFA I New Health Care Reform Consulting Services Company

One of the reasons I think American Fidelity is a great place to work is our focus on serving our Customers. We really listen to our Customers and then look for ways to find solutions to their needs. A major ...

What’s Happening at AFA I InformationWeek 500

I am proud to announce that last week we found out that American Fidelity earned a spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 list of Top Technology Innovators across the country! I spoke with our chief information officer to find out ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Life Insurance Awareness Month

Have you ensured that your family members could survive and pay the bills if something were to happen that took you away from them? Life insurance can do some amazing things for those who lose the ones who provide for ...

What’s Happening at AFA I State Fair Discounts

The State Fair of Oklahoma is right around the corner and American Fidelity Colleagues have been anxiously waiting to buy tickets right here at work. That’s right, we have the opportunity to purchase admission tickets, ride coupons, Disney on Ice ...

What’s Happening at AFA I You Pick ‘em

If you’ve been following our blog, then you’ve probably read about our You Pick ‘em styled events this year. These events are a great way to show our Colleagues how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication to our ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Interest Groups

If you’ve been following us at Inside AFA, you know American Fidelity does a lot to be an Employer of Choice for Colleagues. We know Colleagues spend a lot of time working really hard to serve our Customers, so we ...

What’s Happening at AFA I AWD National Sales Conference

Oklahoma City is home to our Association Worksite Division’s (AWD) National Sales Conference this year, and we are excited to have account managers from across the country here for a few days! AWD is the division of American Fidelity that focuses ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Onsite Farmers’ Market

This week I am excited for Thursday to roll around, so I can purchase some delicious fresh produce at AFA’s onsite farmers’ market! This is another initiative by AFA to help our Colleagues and their families lead healthier lives. We had ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Making a Difference with United Way

You’ve probably read a lot about how great American Fidelity is to its Colleagues, but one of the greatest things about working for AFA is that Colleagues have many opportunities to help the local community. The annual United Way campaign ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Smoothies and Prizes

Here at American Fidelity we work hard, but we also like to have fun with our fellow Colleagues. This year AFA decided to set some small events throughout the year that are “You Pick ‘em” styled events. That means the ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Colleague of the Month

If you’ve followed our blog, you know that American Fidelity appreciates Colleagues.. We are shown how much we are valued through small gestures from our managers and teams to large events for the entire Company. One of the great recognition ...

What’s Happening at AFA | Computerworld

I’m excited to announce that American Fidelity made IDG’s Computerworld’s list of Best Places to Work in IT for the 11th straight year! We moved up one position to No. 26, demonstrating our commitment to making AFA a great place ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Account Rep School

American Fidelity Colleagues aren’t just here in our Home Office in Oklahoma City. We have field Colleagues across the nation who sell our products to employers. They have to be educated on the ins and outs of all the products ...

Dedicated to the Community

  One thing I love about working for American Fidelity is our Company’s dedication to the community. Whether it’s a special circumstance of helping with tornado relief or our regular assistance to other causes, I appreciate the opportunity to help serve. ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Living Smart and Earning Recognition

If you’ve been reading the Inside AFA blog posts then you’ve probably read about how dedicated AFA is to our Colleagues. A great example of this is our Live Smart wellness program. We offer many benefits that encourage Colleagues to lead ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Providing Opportunities

You’ve probably heard me talk about our tagline, “Our Family, Dedicated to Yours”. It’s true, American Fidelity really cares about Colleagues and invests in not only us, but our families, too. One of the great things AFA does for Colleagues ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Thunder Up

One thing I know about American Fidelity and our Colleagues is that we love our Oklahoma City Thunder. We love to watch them play and are proud to support our local community with them. To show our support during the NBA ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Volunteering, Running and Remembering

Just yesterday, thousands of people participated in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, including quite a few of my American Fidelity Colleagues. Those of us who weren’t running had the chance to work at the Water Stop in front of our ...

Giving Blood and Saving Lives

Tomorrow is a blood drive day for AFA. We work with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to provide an onsite blood drive so our Colleagues can help save lives without having to leave the office. American Fidelity has been hosting blood ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Earth Day

Every year on April 22, people across the world take part in Earth Day, and that includes us here at American Fidelity. Individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, etc. recognize the amazing planet we live on and take action to protect it.  So, ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Partnering with a Local Elementary School

Our tutoring program with Buchanan Elementary is one of my favorite community efforts that American Fidelity Colleagues are involved in. Buchanan has been AFA’s partner school since the 2006-2007 school year. We get the opportunity to tutor a student 30 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Walking for Our Hearts

We all know it’s important for companies to be involved in the communities where they do business. We believe it’s more than something to put in the annual report. It’s part of who we are and work on a daily ...

What’s Happening at AFA I AFA Excels in Training and Development Programs

American Fidelity is known for our top notch training and development programs that we offer to Colleagues. We have been recognized on Training Magazine’s Top 125 list for nine consecutive years. So, why does AFA take training and development so seriously? ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating Our Heritage

This Wednesday, we will recognize what would be our founder C.W. Cameron’s 110th birthday. Reading about a company’s founder doesn’t always make for interesting reading, but C.W. did more than just found AFA – he persevered through a rough economy ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Looking to the Future

Last week I told you about how we like to celebrate our accomplishments as a team. Not only did Company leaders deliver a treat to our desks, but many of the divisions were able to have their own celebrations for ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating a Great Year in 2012

One of the great things about American Fidelity is that the Company gives us time to celebrate! This week we are proud to celebrate a successful year that we had in 2012. When we meet our goals, the Company is ...

What’s Happening at AFA | Colleague of the Year

American Fidelity has great Colleagues and we make it a point to recognize them for their hard work serving our Customers.  It’s hard to pick just one, but each month we honor a Colleague of the Month and each year ...

What’s Happening at AFA?

Welcome to the Inside AFA blog and the first of many What’s Happening at AFA blog posts.  Whether you’re interested in working at American Fidelity or just want to learn about the Company and what happens, read this column each Monday ...