Tag Archives: Employer of Choice

Tuition Reimbursement Program Surpasses $1M Mark

We’ve talked a lot about how our Company places an emphasis on ensuring that our Colleagues have the skills they need to serve our Customers and grow in their careers. That assertion is not just lip-service; in addition to the hundreds ...

Game Day: April-ciation at American Fidelity

“April-ciation,” the month long celebration of our hard-working AFA Colleagues, is in full effect right now at American Fidelity! Every week this April, American Fidelity is hosting a themed day of fun and excitement for its Colleagues. Our execs served us ...

American Fidelity Mentoring Program

It seems like for the past decade we’ve heard about the coming retirement of Baby Boomers and the takeover of the workforce by Millennials. At American Fidelity, we’ve seen this trend happening the last several years and our current population ...

AF Joins United Way to Read Out Loud

What is more fun than reading a great book to a group of kids? This week, a few Colleagues and I got to do that at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary, during the United Way’s Read Out Loud campaign to promote ...

Fraud Training at AFA

We've talked a lot lately about the training offered to Colleagues at American Fidelity. Development opportunities like our Customer Service Certification program and product training are great ways to empower our Colleagues and help ensure our Customers are being served ...

It’s April-ciation at AFA!

Spring is in the air, the trees are in bloom and the weather is getting warmer, which means it must be April here in Oklahoma City. It also means that “April-ciation”, the month long celebration of our hard-working AFA Colleagues, is ...

Hot Jobs in Benefits Consulting and Compensation

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in benefits consulting and compensation. Apply now or share with your friends! Benefits Consultant Are you driven and focused and enjoy meeting new people and solving problems? If so and you have benefits ...

Community Activities Abound in April

Can you believe the end of March is already here? On Wednesday, we usher in the month of April, and along with it a plethora of activities that our Colleagues will support in the community. Here’s a look at some of ...

New Hires at AFA Featuring a Customer Service Specialist

  Angela A., Annuities Customer Service It’s always exciting to have new Colleagues join our AFA family. This month we welcomed 19 new faces, 10 to our Home Office in Oklahoma City and nine account managers who are stationed across the country. ...

AFA Colleagues Support CASA of Oklahoma County

On Friday, I will join other Colleagues in wearing a T-shirt to show support for this month’s featured charity, CASA of Oklahoma County. The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Oklahoma County is to provide trained court-appointed volunteers who advocate ...

Career Development at AFA

If you follow this blog regularly, you probably know we value training, development and education here at American Fidelity. We offer Customer service certification, mentorship programs, product and service training, leadership training, computer and software classes and so much more! One ...

Ask a Recruiter | Internships at AFA

Many soon-to-be college graduates often find themselves in the difficult position of getting their start in the real world professionally. Getting a foot in the door can be a daunting task, especially when many students still find themselves grappling with ...

Product Training at American Fidelity

A few weeks ago, we discussed our Customer Certification Program and the importance of both Customer service and continued on-the-job training at American Fidelity. We believe that education is an essential component of great Customer service as confident, well informed Colleagues ...

AFA Offers Colleagues Non-Work Related Classes

American Fidelity understands that you have a life outside of work. We also understand that a happy life beyond the office directly contributes to your work productivity. To help our Colleagues balance life and work, we provide numerous non-work related ...

Thunder, American Fidelity Team Up to Distribute 100,000 Books

100,000 books 32,000 miles 1,300 site visits 6 years The Rolling Thunder book bus made its first appearance in February 2009 at the state Capitol. A group of students from Buchanan Elementary – American Fidelity’s partner school – were invited to be the first ...

Colleagues Support the Children’s Center

On the last Friday of each month, our Colleagues pay $2 to a selected charity and are allowed to wear T-shirts for the day. This month, we’re supporting The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, ...

Leadership and Management Development at AFA

At American Fidelity, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and a great place to work. But what makes a workplace great? We think it requires more than just amazing benefits, company parties and the occasional free lunch. Even ...

Celebrating Black History Month

From jazz and literature to politics and civil rights, our state wouldn’t be as strong without the contributions of black leaders who contributed to our heritage. During February, we pause to reflect on how African Americans have helped shape our nation, ...

AFA Makes Training 125 List

American Fidelity Assurance Company (AFA) has made the Training Magazine Top 125 list for the eleventh consecutive year. The list recognizes companies that provide excellent training and development programs for their Colleagues. We’re proud to be included in the list ...

Celebrating Diversity

Many of us at AFA feel that our Colleagues are like a big family. As a family, we work together to serve our Customers during their time of need. It takes all of us, and all of our different backgrounds ...

Charity Day Benefits Colleague Fund

When Colleagues wear jeans and T-shirts to work later this week, they will be supporting fellow Colleagues who have financial needs. Proceeds from the January charity day will be given to the Colleague Relief Fund. Started after the tornadoes in 2013 ...

Busy Year in Store for 2015

We are celebrating our 55th year in business in 2015, and we have many exciting projects on tap at American Fidelity. It seems the one that most excites our Colleagues is a big change. They can’t wait to move into our ...

AFA Helps Honor Teachers

Once a week during the school year, American Fidelity partners with Magic 104.1 to recognize a great teacher in our community. It’s a great opportunity to recognize heroes who have a huge impact on our future by shaping the lives of ...

Start Smart at AFA

Have you ever started a new job and had things get off to a rocky start? It can be frustrating to show up on your first day raring to go only to be greeted by confusion and uncertainty. American Fidelity ...

Putting the Jingle in Our Jog

Today the neighborhood around our Home Office will be filled with runners and walkers in Santa hats, reindeer horns and elf costumes as our Colleagues participate in the annual Jingle Jog. This year’s event will have “A Christmas Story” theme, so ...

Holiday Season Brings out the Best in Colleagues

What is it about the holidays that make us want to help others? While the concept isn’t exclusive to American Fidelity, our Colleagues certainly come out in force to demonstrate it. The generosity of fellow Colleagues is one of the things ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating 54 Years

Last week, on Dec. 1, American Fidelity Assurance Company turned 54 years old. As you probably know, we like to celebrate milestones and successes with our Colleagues with events like our annual Service Awards, Customer Service Week, Colleague Appreciation Week ...

2015 Charity Day Schedule Set

In November, our thoughts naturally turn to giving thanks for the wonderful things going on in our lives. Sometimes, those things are a result of help we received from a non-profit organization, and we want to thank them in return. American ...

AFA Challenges Colleagues to Stay Healthy through the Holidays

The holiday season is around the corner, bringing with it crammed full social calendars and tempting treats. It can be difficult to stay healthy this time of year, but AFA tries to help Colleagues stay healthy even during the holidays. This ...

Telecommuting: A Win-Win for AFA

Brrr. It’s cold outside, and it’s that time of year when the roads can get slick and road conditions can make it hard to get to work. Fortunately, American Fidelity has created a plan that helps keep Colleagues safe while ...

Staying Connected

  Twice a year, all of our Colleagues are invited to attend live town hall meetings with our senior leadership. The meetings, called Colleague Connection, provide a great opportunity for us to learn more about what’s going on throughout our Company.  Four ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Weekly Round-Up

If you’ve been following our blog, you probably know by this point that American Fidelity offers a variety of on-site perks to help make everyday life a little easier for our Colleagues. This week is a great example of our ...

AF Supports Colleagues’ Favorite Charities

American Fidelity Colleagues are generous with their time and with their money. Colleagues regularly support dozens of organizations throughout Oklahoma, the nation and even the world. Each fall, we have the chance to nominate our favorite charities to receive proceeds from ...

Benefits at AFA

Benefits can be a major factor in determining whether or not to accept a new job. At AFA, benefits are a large part of our Colleagues’ Total Compensation package. With our annual enrollment right around the corner, we wanted to ...

AFA Embraces ‘Employer of Choice’ Culture

Being an “employer of choice” is not a concept our Company takes lightly. It’s important enough to us that it’s one of our primary goals. Lately, we’ve been focusing on our core values and ensuring all of our Colleagues know what ...

A Great Place for Great Colleagues

On the last Wednesday of every month, my Colleagues and I wear special t-shirts emblazoned with American Fidelity’s core values, which we call our “5 AFs.”  These values – Always Fair, Always Financially Secure, Always Flexible, Always Focused, Always Future-Oriented ...

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 ...

AFA Helps Colleagues Live Smart

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know we strive to help our Colleagues get and stay healthy with our on-site gym, on-site grill, wellness incentives and more. Since our Colleagues work hard to improve their health, we ...

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 ...

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 does a great place to work look like to you?

Check out this infographic from AdeccoUSA.com about creating a great place to work. American Fidelity works hard to be an employer of choice by offering flexible schedules and telecommuting, providing a career development specialist, communicating to Colleagues in a variety ...

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 ...

CIO Helps New Tech Colleagues Share Feedback

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be stressful as you try to fit in, learn the ropes and get comfortable sharing your opinions. Kim Fisher, our chief information officer, wanted to make sure she connected with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Making Work Meaningful

At American Fidelity, we often talk about meaningful work in our recruiting materials. But what does that really mean? “Meaningful” can mean different things to different people, so I thought I’d share what it means to me when I talk ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Three Strategies the Olympics Teach Us about Teamwork

Whether it’s team figure skating, bobsledding, doubles luging or hockey, the Olympics clearly display the power of teamwork. Even in individual events, such as the new slopestyle event, competitors can often be seen cheering each other on and celebrating each ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Why work at a boring insurance company?

I asked American Fidelity’s president, Dave Carpenter, to share his thoughts on why someone would want to work at AFA. Here’s his candid response: Why would you want to work at a boring insurance company? I could tell you we have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 | 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 ...