Tag Archives: AFA Updates

AF President Living Smart, Making Strides

At American Fidelity we value our Colleagues health and well-being and we like to recognize them for living smart. That’s why we have things like the Live Smart Achievement Award. It’s great when our executives step up and start making changes ...

American Fidelity Helps Recognize Top Teachers

Many of American Fidelity’s Customers are educators, so we’re always excited when we get the opportunity to recognize some of the top talents in the profession. That was the case yesterday when the Oklahoma State Department of Education named the 2015 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Attend a Career Fair

Are you currently looking for a new or first-time job? Would you like it to be one that is more than just a paycheck? Do you want a position that you enjoy and allows you to help others? American Fidelity ...

Intern at American Fidelity

After graduating college and having had an internship opportunity with American Fidelity that turned into a full-time position, I have one piece of advice for all college students – at least participate in one internship opportunity while you’re in school. Internships ...

Ask a Recruiter I Optimize Your Job Search

Have you been searching for a job, but having trouble finding the right position for you? Are you just starting your job search and unsure on where or how to actually get started? There are many avenues for job searchers ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Insure Your Love During Life Insurance Awareness Month

Do you know how your family members would pay the bills if something were to happen that took you away from them? Life insurance can provide someone with the chance to continue on with a clean financial slate in the ...

AFA Recognized by American Heart Association

American Fidelity believes in making sure our Colleagues have great perks, health and wellness benefits and more. AFA supports our Colleagues in reaching their wellness goals and wants to make it easier for Colleagues to make healthy choices daily. Because of ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring an IT Colleague

Another month down and we’ve hired another 22 Colleagues to join our team. Seven new account reps have joined AFA and are already busy doing their part to help provide financial protection to those working in the education, auto, municipality ...

Celebrating Family Additions

One of the reasons I truly enjoy working at American Fidelity is the people - from Colleagues I work with every day to those that I just see in the halls. Here at AFA we aren’t just co-workers. We support ...

AFA Colleagues Go Back to School, Too

Yellow caution lights are flashing in school zones throughout Oklahoma City, and soon many other districts will follow suit. And while the kids are heading back to the classroom, about 40 American Fidelity Colleagues soon will be heading to our partner ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Designing Spaces, Empowering Colleagues

The past year has been an exciting one for American Fidelity Colleagues! We purchased a new building and have been working on the redesign and construction of each floor. We already have about 200 Colleagues working at our new location ...

AFA Implements New Volunteer Policy

Readers who follow Inside American Fidelity know that we’re a family owned Company that takes pride in being a strong corporate citizen. We don’t just talk, we take action. That’s why we’re so excited this week to announce a new volunteer ...

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 ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

I’m excited to share that our Company just keeps growing! Not far behind last month, American Fidelity has hired 33 new Colleagues. Our sales force makes up almost half of these new hires, with 15 new faces joining our teams ...

Charity Proceeds Benefit Rainbow Girls

On the last Friday of each month, the halls of the Home Office are full of Colleagues sporting bright green “chari-tee” shirts. The shirts show support of the charity that will receive that month’s donations. Colleagues pay $2 a month ...

‘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 ...

AFA Places Second in International Lean Competition

At AFA, we work hard to be efficient and are always looking for ways to improve. That focus paid off recently when we placed second at the International Lean Best Practices Awards presented by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). The ...

New Hires at AFA: Featuring an IT Colleague

Just like last month, it’s been a very busy time for American Fidelity recruiters. In the past month we have hired 40 new Colleagues! It’s great to see our Company growing and adding more Colleagues to help provide the best ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Hires I Featuring a Talent Management Colleague

April was a huge month for recruiters at American Fidelity. We hired 36 new Colleagues and interns! Five of our new hires joined the American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division as account reps and three joined our Association Worksite Division ...

AFA Teams with Radio Station to Recognize Teachers

I’ve had plenty of great teachers in my life, but especially memorable was my fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Grisham. She was so encouraging and supportive of me in a time when I was struggling to find my place in this world. If ...

Ask a Recruiter I Want to Become a Corporate Trainer?

Have you been thinking about getting into the corporate training industry but aren’t sure if you have the right experience? You’re in luck! This month I decided to sit down with AFA’s Corporate Training team leader, David McLaughlin, to find out ...

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 ...

New Hires at AFA: Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

It’s time to welcome the newest faces to our American Fidelity team. The past month has been a big one for our field sales teams as they have added nine Colleagues between American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) and the Association ...

Supporting the Run to Remember

  Dozens of American Fidelity Colleagues will run in the Oklahoma City National Memorial Marathon or support the participants at a water stop along the course. Supporting the Run to Remember Last Saturday, the Oklahoma City community remembered the tragedy 19 years ago ...

New Opportunities Fuel Success

Everywhere I turn I seem to hear someone commenting in disbelief about it already being mid-April. Where has the time gone? We’ve certainly been busy at American Fidelity. We’ve already hired 69 people this year! Plus, we implemented an all-wireless ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ask a Recruiter I Finding a Culture Fit

At American Fidelity we have a unique culture and it’s important that the people we hire to join our team will be a good fit. So, how do our recruiters go about determining if a candidate is a good fit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...