Tag Archives: life at AFA

What’s Happening at AFA I Honoring Service from Three to 60 Years

Each December, American Fidelity recognizes Colleagues for their service to our Company. Just last week our Colleagues celebrating milestone anniversaries were honored for their dedication to our Customers and Company with the AFA Service Awards. Colleagues with three or five years ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Creative Services

Every time you visit a website, read a brochure, watch a video or peruse a magazine, you’re seeing the efforts of a designer. At American Fidelity, we’re proud of our in-house design team that helps develop content for our web, ...

AFA, Celebrating the Holiday Together

So, I’m sure you’ve heard the talk about American Fidelity being a family Company and having a culture that really makes our Colleagues feel like one big family. Well, as the holidays are a great time to spend with family, ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Books Are Fun Book Fair

As you’ve probably read, one of the great things about working for American Fidelity is how much they care about Colleagues and our families. From the on-site fitness center and medical clinic to the Colleague Assistance Program that is open ...

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 ...

AFA Provides Training and Resources for the Future

One of our core values at American Fidelity is being Always Future-Oriented. There are many different ways to look to the future, but one of the keys is continuous improvement. We’re always looking for ways to improve not only processes ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Costume Contest, Prizes and Treats

Halloween is this Friday, and at AFA we can’t pass up the costumes and treats! On Friday our Colleagues are encouraged to wear business-appropriate costumes to work and participate in our costume contest. We will have an individual and a group ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Para Actuary

Another month brings another 20 faces to the American Fidelity team. At our Home Office in Oklahoma City, we have 13 new Colleagues. The other seven new hires are working in field sales positions across the country. Each month we ...

Improving Leadership at AFA

At American Fidelity it’s important that our leaders are on the same page when it comes to leading Colleagues to meet our goals. Each year, supervisors are required to attend leadership training where they focus on best practices and improving ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Win a Thunder Prize Package

Do you want to win a pair of tickets to a Thunder game and a $100 gift card to KD’s restaurant? Help spread the word about American Fidelity and you could win! We want to encourage and reward anyone who helps ...

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 ...

Ask a Recruiter I Finding an Internship

Have you thought about participating in an internship, or better yet a few of them? Internships are a great opportunity for you to figure out exactly what you could be doing in the real world. They help you decide if ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Customer Service Week

At American Fidelity we strive to provide top-notch Customer service to all of our Customers, internal and external. Our Colleagues work hard to serve our Customers each day, and we think they should be recognized for a job well done. To ...

Day in the Life

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in what it’s like to work at AFA. While it’s nice to hear from recruiters like me about why you might want to work here, it’s good to hear from Colleagues in ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout the month of October, many people recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in walks, listening to doctors and nurses speak about the importance of getting screened, encouraging women to talk to their doctors about when to start getting ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Wellness at Work

You probably know by now that American Fidelity truly cares about its Colleagues. From the perks and benefits to our fun events, the Company is dedicated to us. One way AFA shows its support of Colleagues is through our various ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA │ Celebrating Family and Philanthropy

This past weekend, more than 800 Colleagues, family members and friends enjoyed American Fidelity’s fall family charity event, the Famboree, on the grounds of our new building. From the looks of things, everyone had so much fun! The kids enjoyed a ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Customer Service Adjuster

I don’t know about you, but good customer service seems hard to find lately. I was so happy when I had a great experience with one of our vendors, Tickets at Work, who identified me from my phone number and ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Colleagues Vote, AF Donates

Fall is just around the corner and that means American Fidelity’s family event, Famboree is coming up too! On Sept. 20 we are holding an event for Colleagues and their families to kick back, relax and have a good time. ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Getting Ready for the Great State Fair of OK!

The Oklahoma State Fair is set for Sept. 11-21 and our Colleagues can’t wait for the rides, fair food, Disney On Ice, concerts and more. We aren’t just excited about the fair itself, but also about the great discounts we ...

Ask a Recruiter I Basic Resume Tips

If you’re preparing to start searching for a job, or you’ve already started but aren’t having much luck getting past your initial resume submission, we’ve got some tips for you! I sat down with AFA recruiter Alejandra Campos to find ...

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 ...

Day in the Life – Field Training Specialist

Most larger companies have a training department – American Fidelity has two. We have a Corporate Training department and a Field Training department. Corporate Training focuses on training our Home Office Colleagues in Oklahoma City. Our Field Training department works ...

Seven Reasons Why You Should Intern at AFA

It’s every college student’s dream to work at an insurance company, right? No? Well, there are actually a lot of great things about working at one – or at least working for American Fidelity Assurance (AFA). Check out these reasons ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

AFA Field Team Gears Up for School

Teachers, students and parents aren’t the only ones gearing up for the school year. American Fidelity’s largest Customer niche is school districts, so our busiest time of the year hits when school starts back. We begin preparing for all of ...

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 ...

Providing Work-Life Resources for Colleagues

At American Fidelity we know the balancing act of work and life can get tough. That’s why we offer our Colleagues a great resource for assistance with counseling, legal and financial recommendations, articles, webinars and personalized research. GuidanceResources® is available ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Recruiting and Performance Management Specialist

You’ve met our recruiters and have heard from them what they want from candidates, but do you know what exactly they do each day? I thought our readers might want to learn more about the busy lives of our recruiting ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

School Supply Drive Benefits Partner School

Who doesn’t love the smell of a new box of crayons? Or the satisfying feeling of filling a new binder with fresh notebook paper? Each summer, I enjoy taking the kids shopping for new school supplies. We check out the new ...

AFA Makes Best Place to Work in IT List for 12th Year

I’m so excited to announce AFA has once again been named to IDG Computerworld’s list of Best Places to Work in IT. Coming in at No. 18 among mid-sized companies, this is our 12th consecutive appearance on the list. As part ...

Ask a Recruiter I Customer Service Jobs

Are you interested in working in Customer Service at AFA, but aren’t really sure what you’d be doing? I sat down with Kristi Schweitzer, Benefits manager, to learn!  Kristi talks about the difference in a Customer Service Unit (CSU) adjuster ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bagging Hunger, Feeding Hope

Did you know that Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in the nation in the number of people who are hungry? More than 675,000 Oklahomans wake up every day not knowing where their next meal will come from. I ...

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 ...

IT Life @ AFA

  Technology changes daily and is integral to serving Customers and Colleagues at American Fidelity, which makes our Information Services Division (ISD) key to our success. We’re always searching for Colleagues to join our team to help develop innovative tools to ...

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 ...

Hometown Happenings: Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

American Fidelity is proud to be a company founded and headquartered in Oklahoma City. We are also honored to support, through financial contributions and volunteer service by our Colleagues, several organizations that improve the quality of life in our hometown. Recently, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Special Investigator

Brandi Clark has one of the coolest job titles at American Fidelity – special investigator. It may sound like a job more suited to the CIA than AFA, but Brandi and her teammates play an important role in protecting our ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Group Underwriter

Unless you work for an insurance company, you may be unfamiliar with what underwriters do. And if you are familiar with the job, you may know they work with numbers and review insurance applications, but you may be surprised to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Software Developer

At American Fidelity, our software developers play integral roles in assisting Colleagues and Customers. They create and improve systems so Customers can easily enroll in and use their benefits. They help Colleagues by building platforms to streamline processes. In our ...

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 ...

Best of Inside AFA 2013 – Part 2

Looking for a fresh start in the new year? Our top posts from 2013 will help you in your job search, plus you’ll learn about what it’s like to work at American Fidelity. We hope you enjoy these posts and ...

Best of Inside AFA 2013 – Part 1

As 2013 draws to a close, we wanted to share our top blog posts for the year. These posts will help you learn more about life inside AFA. You’ll meet our recruiters, get their advice and see how we support ...

Helping Colleagues Stay Healthy

We’ve talked about our efforts to help Colleagues eat healthy and exercise by providing on-site perks such as our fitness center, personal trainers, grill, healthy vending machine and free fruit. But we know that just offering wellness programs isn’t always ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Benefits

During this time of year, many companies are wrapping up their benefits enrollment sessions and helping employees understand their benefits for the new year. American Fidelity is no exception. Since our benefits programs are a major factor in making us ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sharing the Holiday Spirit I Donating Blood – or Food

Throughout the year American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to hold blood drives right here at our office so our Colleagues can conveniently donate to the local blood supply. Each year we also hold food drives where our ...

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 ...