Tag Archives: life at AFA

John Rex Scholarships Awarded

In 2006, American Fidelity lost an instrumental leader in our Company’s philanthropic and community efforts. John Rex was especially passionate about ensuring all children had access to high-quality education. We felt it was appropriate to establish a scholarship in his honor. ...

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 ...

Making Changes, Living Smart with AFA

For AFA Colleague Stephanie Presley weight loss has been a struggle for years. After meeting with a nutritionist, she began a low-carb, high-protein diet and regular exercise in The Core. She quickly began seeing results and those results have kept ...

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 ...

Day in the Life: Compensation

Are you wondering what it’s like to work at AFA? Our monthly Day in the Life column features different Colleagues to gain insight on what exactly their job entails. We currently have a job opening for a benefits and compensation ...

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 ...

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 ...

AFA in OKC

American Fidelity is proud to be a Company founded and headquartered in Oklahoma City. For more than 50 years, AFA has made a priority of supporting the community and people in the place it calls home. But what makes our city ...

LiveSmart Spotlight | Lacey Courtney

  Part of AFA’s family culture is helping Colleagues achieve work/life balance and stay healthy. That’s why we offer a variety of wellness perks to our Colleagues. I talked to one of our legal secretaries, Lacey Courtney, about how AFA has ...

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 ...

A Day in the Life: Conference and Travel Management

One of our current jobs openings is for a conference and travel services manager, so I sat down with our VP of conference and travel management to learn about his department and what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate. Brett ...

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 ...

Passport to Fitness

Part of the fun in life is trying new things. American Fidelity is helping Colleagues do just that during the next few weeks with our Passport to Fitness wellness challenge. This challenge encourages our Colleagues to try new ways to exercise. ...

Customer Service Certification at AFA

At American Fidelity, we provide our Colleagues with training programs to help them expand their skills and grow their careers. We also intensely believe in the importance of Customer service and take every step possible to ensure that our Customers ...

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, ...

Live Smart Spotlight | Diana Bittle

American Fidelity is dedicated to making the lives of our Colleagues healthier and happier. Through on-site amenities like our medical clinic, gym, grill and wellness incentives, AFA gives Colleagues all the necessary tools to get fit and stay healthy. Last January ...

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 ...

AFA Colleagues Save Lives

  Today is blood drive day here at AFA! Five times out of the year, American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to provide an on-site blood drive for our Colleagues right here in the office. AFA has been proudly ...

Celebrate Go Red for Women

This week at AFA we’re celebrating Go Red for Women day by educating and encouraging Colleagues to make heart-healthy choices. Friday is the official day sponsored by the American Heart Association to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but ...

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 ...

Celebrating Our Colleagues

As a recruiter for American Fidelity, it’s pretty obvious that I think AFA is a great place to work. What really makes it such as great place is our Colleagues. They are the ones who serve our Customers and make ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Moving Forward

Just about a year ago the first group of American Fidelity Colleagues started settling into their new workspaces at our new location, 9000 Broadway in Oklahoma City. A lot has happened since then, and I’m excited to share our progress ...

Best of Inside AFA 2014 – Part 2

Are you interested in working at American Fidelity, but want to know just a little bit more? Our top posts from 2014 will help with just that! CIO Helps New Tech Colleagues Share Feedback Starting a new job is exciting, but it ...

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 ...