Tag Archives: life at AFA

AF Live Smart Spotlight

American Fidelity’s recruiting specialist Alejandra Wilson leads a healthy lifestyle through her eating and exercise habits and she uses AF resources to help! Alejandra began focusing on her eating habits just a few years ago and started with eating more “whole ...

Ask a Recruiter: Internship Opportunities

Are you well on your way to being a college graduate and feeling overwhelmed with the idea that you need experience to get any kind of job once you graduate? Start with an internship, and start with American Fidelity! Internships are ...

AF’s Holiday Coloring Contest

The holiday season is now in the rearview mirror, but it wasn’t all too long ago that the halls of American Fidelity were decked with the colorful creations of our Colleagues’ kids. Our annual AF Coloring Contest has become a ...

American Fidelity’s Mobile Workforce

We put a strong emphasis on being future oriented at American Fidelity and as such, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our way of doing business. Part of this stance means embracing new technological advances that better serve our Customers ...

Resolve to Find a Better Job in 2016

If getting a better job at a Company that values its Colleagues is one of your new year’s resolutions, be sure to take a look at American Fidelity! Our Company offers great benefits and many options for advancement. One of our ...

AF Colleague Motivated to Live Smart

Do your heroes motivate you to be a better version of yourself? For one of American Fidelity’s Group Product Management Colleagues, that’s what Mr. Rogers and the Ultimate Warrior have done! Lee Lerner’s two childhood heroes have inspired him to be ...

Colleagues Support Charity Donations

Our Colleagues are a generous group, and they support a wide range of organizations that help locally, nationally and around the globe. Each year, Colleagues are invited to nominate their favorite charities to receive charity donations for one month in the ...

Celebrating Service at AF

Did you know that the average tenure of an American Fidelity Colleague is more than 10 years? We celebrate our Colleagues who choose to stay with us at their 3, 5, 10, 15 plus years of service (in increments of ...

Ask a Recruiter: How to Get Your Foot in the Door at American Fidelity

Hey you! Yes, you! Are you a college grad looking to get your foot in the door at a large national company based in OKC and want to help people at the same time? American Fidelity is growing and we’re ...

Celebrating the Holidays with our Partner School

The Christmas season is special for children everywhere, and our American Fidelity Colleagues love to share the holiday with kids at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary! Each year, our tutors spend their last session before the holidays sharing a gift with ...

Book Clubs at American Fidelity

We’re always looking for ways to bring our Colleagues together while simultaneously promoting a well-balanced lifestyle, which is why we’re thrilled about the Colleague-lead book clubs gaining popularity at American Fidelity. A few dedicated book worms are gathering monthly with fellow ...

Day in the Life: 2015 Round Up

Interested in joining the American Fidelity team? Each month we feature a different area of the Company in our Day in the Life column. We interview Colleagues from around the Company to learn more about their jobs and why they ...

Colleagues Pause to Give Thanks

As the holiday season kicks off at American Fidelity and around the country, our Colleagues are taking the opportunity to give thanks with their teams, departments and divisions. Several groups got together to share a meal and celebrate the accomplishments for ...

What’s Happening at American Fidelity

The holidays are upon us and that means it’s a busy time for everyone. From work to family gatherings and school functions to cooking, life is busy. At American Fidelity we want to help make things a little easier for ...

Benefits Careers at American Fidelity

Our Benefits team processes claims and determines eligibility according to policies, rules and regulations. We’re always looking for benefits adjusters to join our team to better serve our Customers. The Benefits team as a whole consists of three main groups: the ...

AF Supports Jubilee Partners

This Friday American Fidelity Colleagues will be wearing our green “chari-tee” shirts and all proceeds from our November charity day will go to Jubilee Partners. Jubilee Partners supports local, urban youth by providing them with opportunities to further their education, develop ...

Customer Service Careers at American Fidelity

Customer service is key at American Fidelity, which is why we’re always seeking talented professionals to join our team. Our Customer service teams work directly with Customers by processing billings and distributions, posting payments, establishing and maintaining account records, issuing contracts, ...

Benefits at American Fidelity

When looking for a new job, do you ask potential employers about their benefits package? You should! At American Fidelity, benefits comprise a large part of our total compensation. We’re in the business of providing benefits to our Customers, so ...

Day in the Life: Technical Infrastructure Group

At American Fidelity, we have about 200 Colleagues in our Information Systems Division (ISD), which supports the technical needs of our Colleagues and Customers. Within this group are many different departments focused on specific support services. We interviewed the team leader ...

AF Company Store Showcase

Just yesterday our Colleagues had the opportunity to get great deals from our Company Store. American Fidelity’s Company Store is an online platform that our Colleagues can use to order various office supplies, clothing, cups that can be used in ...

Halloween at American Fidelity

Ghosts, goblins and other spooky creatures haunted the halls of American Fidelity’s Home Office last Friday as part of our annual Halloween Costume Contest. Colleagues from many different departments put their creativity on display before a panel of judges to see ...

Great Place to Work Best Practices

One of the perks of having been on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for list is the opportunity to meet with other great places to work. Two of our Corporate Communications Colleagues recently attended the Executive Strategy Network conference ...

New Hires at AF

Over the past month 20 new faces have joined us at American Fidelity. American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) hired four new account managers and two senior account managers while the Association Worksite Division (AWD) has one new account manager. At ...

AF Field Colleague Lives Smart

At American Fidelity it’s not just our Home Office Colleagues getting recognized for leading a healthy lifestyle, our field Colleagues make great strides too! “I’m not getting any younger, so I might as well,” that’s all it took for American Fidelity ...

AF Colleagues Support Wonderfully Made Foundation

On Friday AF Colleagues will be sporting their green “chari-tee” shirts in support of our monthly Charity Day. Each month Colleagues have the opportunity to donate to the sponsored charity. Those who donate may wear their special T-shirts showing they ...

Colleagues to Hear from Senior Leadership

Twice a year, senior leaders from American Fidelity take the time to meet with Colleagues to talk about major projects and answer any questions. Five nearly identical meetings – called Colleague Connection – are planned next week to ensure Colleagues understand ...

AF Teams with Thunder to Honor Teachers

Since the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder relocated in Oklahoma City, American Fidelity has worked with the organization to support its literacy initiatives. This week, we kicked off this season’s Thunder Teacher of the Game promotion with a reception for the honored ...

Ask a Recruiter I Customer Service at AF

In honor of Customer Service Week at American Fidelity, I thought it would be a great time to give you a glimpse into some of our different Customer-facing positions by hearing from Colleagues in each of the areas! Hear from Claims ...

Training Opportunities at AF

American Fidelity has a Corporate Training team that works to maximize the knowledge, skills and abilities of our Colleagues. Our team is committed to supporting the continued growth and development of one of our most valuable resources – our Colleagues! This ...

AF Colleagues Prepare to Get Active 365

Last week about 200 of our Colleagues attended kick-off parties for our Active 365 pilot program. The program was opened up to the first 200 Colleagues who signed up and will last for a full year. Participants each received a free ...

Colleagues Enjoy Family Event

Wow! We sure had a great time on Saturday! Colleagues brought their family members out for a day of food, fun and togetherness during our second annual Famboree. This year, we had a great catered picnic, complete with an ice cream bar. ...

Good Eats at AFA

As fall approaches, we’re inching closer and closer to fully transitioning into our new Home Office location in Oklahoma City. With the move comes modernized office space, the latest and greatest technology and a killer view of the city. While all ...

AF Colleague Living Smart

About a year and a half ago American Fidelity Colleague Tiffany Lindsey decided she couldn’t ignore her poor health any longer. Feeling uncomfortable in her own skin, she was fed up and ready to get her body back. Tiffany started her ...

United Way Awareness Days at AF

At American Fidelity, we wrapped up our United Way campaign exceeding our donation goal of $485,000. This year, we want to make sure our Colleagues continue to think about the United Way and the agencies that help our local community. To ...

American Fidelity Colleague Recognized for Wellness Journey

Jason Gilkey is one of American Fidelity’s Information Systems Division (ISD) Test Automation Colleagues and he is dedicated to leading a healthy life. Because of his dedication, Jason has been recognized as American Fidelity’s 2015 Live Smart Achievement Award winner. Jason ...

What makes American Fidelity an Employer of Choice?

One of our goals at American Fidelity is to be an employer of choice. What does that mean to us? It means we try to be an employer that our Colleagues are proud to work for, that they want to ...

Process Improvement at AF

At American Fidelity we continually look for ways to improve our process and our work. Whether it’s through a specific system or Colleague training, we are focused on providing the best experience we can for our Customers. One of the best ...

New Hires at AFA

In the past month we have hired 26 new Colleagues and a large number of those are field Colleagues. Two of those have joined our Associate Worksite Division (AWD) and 15 are part of American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES). The ...

AF Sponsors Teacher of the Year Celebration

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to represent American Fidelity during events that honor educators. This week, I got to head to the state fairgrounds where a dozen of the state’s best and ...

Colleagues Get Discounted Fair Tickets

If you’ve been following us on our blog or other social media channels then you’ve probably heard about the great opportunities our Colleagues have to purchase discounted tickets to the movies, theme parks and more right here at work. This time ...

AF Colleague Living Smart

Database administrator, Mounir Berrada, is thankful to work for American Fidelity where he can exercise and reach his health and wellness goals with fellow Colleagues and AFA resources. “The availability of the fitness center and grill, the price, the trainers and ...

AFA Exceeds United Way Donation Goal

American Fidelity wrapped up our United Way campaign last week and we exceeded our Company goal of $485,000! Our campaign started with the Pacesetter Games at our new Home Office location and early bird agency tours. During the campaign our Colleagues ...

Back to School Signals Busy Season

As kids throughout the country head back to the classrooms, the season also gears up for many of our Colleagues. Since educators comprise our largest group of Customers, back to school means our account representatives are helping the teachers and support ...

AF Leaders Sharpen Skills

American Fidelity takes a vested interest in our Colleagues and their professional development, including our leaders. The Company understands the importance of developing our leaders to be better tomorrow than they are today, for our Customers, our Colleagues and our Company. Just ...

Day in the Life – Project Manager

American Fidelity is currently hiring a project manager to manage large technology-related projects. This position is integral to the successful implementation of various technology updates that impact our Colleagues and Customers. Get the inside scoop on this position from two ...

Colleagues Drive System Changes

Have you ever been in a situation where a new system was rolled out without the input of any of the people who actually use the system? It can be frustrating to have people making decisions about how you do ...

AFA and United Way

Our United Way campaign officially kicked off last Thursday and will run through Aug. 7. Prior to the start of the campaign, our Colleagues participated in the Pacesetter Games and went on early bird agency tours. Last week we held our ...

Colleagues Support Charitable Organizations

Tomorrow, Colleagues will wear green T-shirts to support our monthly charity day. Each month, a new charity is highlighted at AFA and the proceeds from charity day are donated to that group. We average about $900 a month in donations – ...

Hearing from AFA Colleagues: Charitable Work

We talk a lot about the various charitable activities AFA participates in as a Company and with our Colleagues, but we don’t often get to talk about the things our Colleagues do within their individual departments. So, we’ve asked our Colleagues ...

Moving Along, Giving Colleagues Options

American Fidelity’s Financial Management Services (FMS) division is preparing for their big move to our 9000 Broadway location next week! These Colleagues have been preparing by cleaning up their areas and packing their things. In past posts I’ve talked about how ...

Utilizing AF Resources to Live Smart

What motivates you to live healthy? For AF Colleague Shirley Brodersen it’s the feeling of fitness. “Clothes are more fun, I’m more motivated to get things done, I can complete my horse-related distance competitions more effectively and I sleep better,” Shirley ...

Colleagues Enjoy Movie Night

A little before dusk on Friday, cars began streaming into the parking lot at our new headquarters. Colleagues and their friends and family members headed out to the lawn dragging lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and more. They arrived in time for ...

Ask a Recruiter I Career Development at AFA

One of the great things about working at American Fidelity is the focus on career development. Our Company is dedicated to growing our Colleagues and helping us reach our goals. We have a career development specialist, Jamie Owings, on-site to give ...

Supporting United Way of Central Oklahoma

At American Fidelity we are large supporters of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Not just the Company, but our Colleagues are dedicated to supporting as well. We kicked off our support of the United Way with the Pacesetter Games a ...

Living Smart, Winning Prizes

From mid-May through June AFA Colleagues participated in our Black Belt Bingo Wellness Challenge. Each quarter our wellness team develops a program to challenge our Colleagues to lead a healthy lifestyle in body and mind. Throughout the challenge our Colleagues were ...

Day in the Life – Support Center

Our Support Center works hard to keep our Colleagues’ hardware and software up and running so they can serve our Customers. They focus on working with the Colleague to find a solution to underlying issues instead of just fixing technical ...

AF Colleagues Are Like Family

Working for American Fidelity doesn’t just guarantee that you have people you see five days a week, it’s more like joining a family. Those co-workers care about you personally – and not just how you contribute to the work environment. Colleague ...

AFA Wellness Roundup

Each month at AFA our Colleagues receive a wellness digest called eSmarts. eSmarts is a roundup of wellness-related articles, a Colleague spotlight, reminders and resources that are available to our Colleagues. Check out what we covered this month. The Sitting Disease The ...

Hearing from AFA Colleagues: Welcoming and Inspiring

Last week we shared comments from our Colleagues about how American Fidelity cares and celebrates. This week, see what they have to say about being welcomed into a new position and workplace and how they feel our Company inspires them ...

American Fidelity Competes in the Corporate Challenge

This last weekend, companies from all across Oklahoma City gathered to compete in this year’s OU Medicine Corporate Challenge. American Fidelity was there to join in the friendly competition that raises money and awareness for the UCO Endeavor Games. We love ...

Hearing from AFA Colleagues

At American Fidelity, we strive to be an Employer of Choice. Whether that’s through our benefits offerings, discount tickets, recognizing years of service, the on-site fitness center, etc. we want our Colleagues to enjoy working at AFA. We know there are ...

Challenging Colleagues to Live Smart

American Fidelity truly cares about our Colleagues and their health and well-being. From the on-site medical clinic to our fitness center and the discount tickets to our grill, the Company provides many things to help us lead a healthy, well-rounded ...

What Do You Value at Work?

Did you know that we spend more waking hours at work than with our families? Wouldn’t you like to work somewhere that offers the things you value most? An article from HBR.org explains what high performers want at work. Here’s what, ...

AFA Colleague Living Smart

For AFA Colleague Mikele Comito being healthy isn’t about a diet here and there. “It’s a way of living,” she says. Mikele strives to always lead a healthy lifestyle through her eating and exercise habits. She focuses on low carbs, high ...

Supporting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

One of the favorite charities among our Colleagues is the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. We support a food drive each year, and a volunteer day to serve the organization. This year was no different. A food drive wrapped up last ...

Piedmont Teacher Earns AFA-KMGL Honor

Lacey Bates was nearly speechless when Jeff “The Magic Man” Roberts burst into a staff meeting at Piedmont’s Stone Ridge Elementary to announce that she has been voted the American Fidelity-KMGL Teacher of the Year! I was proud to be on ...

What’s Happening at AFA | Technology Updates

When I attended the Great Place to Work® conference recently, I heard over and over again how transparency and Colleague involvement in decisions that impact their jobs plays a huge role in employee satisfaction and engagement. At American Fidelity, these ...

Colleagues Man Memorial Marathon Water Stop

For the past 15 years, thousands of runners have streamed down Classen Boulevard on the fourth Sunday in April while participating in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. With the race route for both the full marathon and half marathon passing right ...

Homecoming: April-ciation at American Fidelity

“April-ciation,” the month-long celebration of our hard-working AFA Colleagues, is coming to a close. Each week for the entire month of April, American Fidelity has hosted a themed day of fun and excitement for our Colleagues. One day we were treated ...

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 ...