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Best of Inside AF 2016 Part 1

December 20, 2016 08:05 AM

As we near the end of 2016 at American Fidelity, we want to share our top blog posts from the year with you. The next two weeks will give you a recap on the top performing posts.

Check out our top five posts now and check back next week for more.

  • 7 Tips on How to Get Hired at American Fidelity: Since you’re reading our blog, we hope that means you’re interested in a job with us. We know we can’t guarantee that our readers will get hired here, but we do want to help increase your odds with some insider advice. Get tips now.
  • Home Office Update: In July we gave you an update on our move status and photos of the latest developments at the time. See where we were in July.
  • Movie Night at AF: Check out photos from our outdoor movie night we held this June!
  • The Core, AF’s Fitness Center: Our brand new fitness center opened in September with a ribbon-cutting by our president. Check out the photos.
  • Colleagues Smash Giving Goals: In May AF Colleagues participated in a food and fund drive for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and surpassed our goal by donating nearly $12,000! Read more about the drive and our accomplishments.

Job Openings at AF

Are you interested in joining our team? We have openings in Oklahoma City and across the nation. Check out our job openings now!

AF New Hires 5-26-2016

May 26, 2016 11:49 AM

American Fidelity has hired 38 new Colleagues during the past month! Six of these Colleagues are working in field sales, 17 are interns, four are temp to hire Colleagues and the other 11 have joined us as full-time Colleagues at our Home Office.


Help me welcome our new Colleagues!

  • Adam Albright: Enterprise Architecture
  • Rebecca Asencio-Ipong: Customer Engagement
  • Eaton Baptiste (intern): ISD Services
  • Megan Beasley: Account Administration
  • Kourtney Bradbeary (intern): Group Product Management
  • Chris Briggs (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Jackson Buell (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Caitlin Burdick (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Bryan Capps (intern): ISD Services
  • Artie Catalano: Strategic Quality Management
  • Preston Coleman (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Melissa Cummens: Sales Convention
  • Chris Duckwall: Sales
  • Letty Elias: Sales
  • Monica Elkins (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Jay Fletcher (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Sudhindra Gopal Krishna (intern): ISD Services
  • Natasha Gossard: Annuities
  • Dave Hume: Sales
  • Esthefania Jimenez (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Albina Karimova: Sales
  • Brittany Keller: Customer Engagement
  • PT Kondapalli (intern): ISD Services
  • Angela Little: Strategic Quality Management
  • Jennifer Lopez Gutierrez: Billing
  • Santosh Reddy Maddula (intern): ISD Services
  • Brandi Martinez: Total Rewards and Techincal
  • Brett McGee: Sales
  • Oyebola Omosebi (intern): ISD Services
  • Casey Pattillo (intern): ISD Services
  • Andy Plank: Sales
  • Jesse Powell (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Luke Raczkowski (intern): Life Underwriting
  • Topher Rodgers: Account Administration
  • Kaelah Sherman: Billing
  • Nik Smith: ISD Services
  • Paula Sullivan: Strategic Quality Management
  • Katya Wallis: Life Operations

Are you interested in joining our team? Check out our job openings and get tips on getting hired at American Fidelity. If you’re looking for an internship opportunity, please send your resume to

Disability Insurance Awareness Month Is Happening Now!

May 2, 2016 11:07 AM

May is Disability Insurance Awareness month, a time designated for us to reflect upon the important role Disability Insurance plays for our Customers, Colleagues and Company.

Did you know that according to the Council for Disability Awareness, more than 25 percent of American workers will at some point miss three months or more of work due to an injury or disability? Did you also know that more than three fourths of workers claim they could not pay their bills for more than a year without income?

Statistics like these can be alarming but are a good reminder about the importance disability insurance plays in protecting your income.

American Fidelity’s founders, C.W. and C.B. Cameron based our Company on a fundamental belief: The most important asset anyone has is their ability to work and earn a living. As part of this belief, our Colleagues automatically receive disability insurance as part of our standard benefits package.

If your paycheck suddenly vanished due to an illness or injury that prevented you from working, how long would you be able to buy groceries or pay your monthly bills before feeling the pinch? Probably not very long. That‘s why disability insurance is such an important part of a solid financial plan.

Learn more about disability insurance from the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) Defend Your Income website.

Have you or a loved one had to use disability income insurance – or wish you had? Let us know in the comments!

Want to help others protect their incomes? Apply now to join the American Fidelity!


Closer to Home

March 31, 2016 03:00 AM

9k The move from our Home Office location at 2000 N. Classen to 9000 Cameron Parkway in Oklahoma City is nearing completion and with it comes some serious progress to the new workspace. Here’s a quick update on how some features of the new office are coming along.IMG_2286

  • Construction of our new parking garage will finish this May, and as you can see, it’s already looking pretty good!
  • New state-of-the-art conference rooms are being added to our third floor.


  • The theater room is up and running, and has already proven to be a great place for Colleagues to congregate.
  • Saints On Site, our on-site clinic operated by St. Anthony’s Medical Group, opens its doors to Colleagues this upcoming Monday.
  • While our temporary café continues to dish out the goods, the new permanent café, partially designed by our own Colleagues, will be complete in July.
  • Also coming in July is our brand new world-class fitness center. A temporary spot has been set aside for Colleagues in the meantime to help them Live Smart!


  • Major changes have come to our front lobby, including this comfortable little spot!

In addition to these most excellent improvements, a few more floors are undergoing remodeling ensuring an attractive and modern workspace for the remaining Colleagues who have yet to make the move into their new offices.

Speaking of sleek and modern, our IT group has completed work on the innovative wireless network that allows us to work wirelessly anywhere in the building as well as outside on the patio. We’re excited about the coming years in our new building and even more excited to continue building the American Fidelity legacy in Oklahoma City.

Learn more about some of the changes that are coming with the new location or apply for one of our current openings today!

AF Celebrates Success!

March 16, 2016 05:21 AM

ISD Colleagues celebrating a great year!ISD Colleagues celebrating a great year!

After a new year gets in full swing, American Fidelity takes time to celebrate our success from the prior year and thank our Colleagues for their hard work and dedication.

Just yesterday many of our teams started celebrating and others have plans in the coming weeks.

Our Life division Colleagues celebrated at Main Event with lunch and bowling and the Enterprise Business Services team will be venturing there in April for lunch, bowling, laser tag and more.

Our friends in IT took time out yesterday morning as one big team for breakfast and other treats.

The Financial Management Services team also enjoyed a come-and-go breakfast on their floor.

The Corporate and Human Resources teams are taking time out for lunch next week and Colleagues at our sister company, APL celebrated success with food, photo booths and goodie bags.

Colleagues in our Worksite division celebrated in the late afternoon with a Star Wars themed get together. They were encouraged to wear costumes, had snacks, music and more.

These are just a few ways American Fidelity celebrated 2015 success with our Colleagues. Would you like to join our team? Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions and learn about our hiring process.

Thanks for Spreading the Word!

March 9, 2016 02:00 AM

IMG_2333 AF Colleague, Kim Johnson (left), is presented with her prize.

Referrals are one of our favorite ways to find great new Colleagues at American Fidelity, and we’re always wanting to get people excited about referring their friends and family to join our team. A few weeks ago we held a recruiting referrals contest on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn to encourage our followers to like, comment, reply, retweet, tag and share AF Careers posts.

Everyone who participated was entered to win a very cool Thunder prize package. Well, we’re happy to announce that the results are in!

Help us in congratulating two Colleagues who really helped get AF’s name out as a great place to work: Kim Johnson and Elda Ochoa!

A non-Colleague winner has also been selected, but we’re waiting to hear back from them. All winners will receive a fun prize package to help them Thunder Up!

It’s never too late to lend a hand in our recruiting efforts! Like, comment, share, favorite and retweet American Fidelity Careers to let your friends know about our Company. You can also check out all of our social media pages to learn more about our Company and our many job openings in OKC and around the country.The more great people find out about us, the more great people will join our team and help us continue making AF a great place to work!

Check out our other social media pages for more ways to spread the word about American Fidelity:

American Fidelity Recognized as “Best Company to Work For”

March 2, 2016 03:06 PM

AF_Fortune_2016 American Fidelity is one the 100 “Best Companies to Work For in America” as recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine!

This year we rank at number 64 on the list! This ranking marks our 10th year of being on the list.

“According to the survey, 91 percent of Colleagues want to work at American Fidelity for a long time, and 92 percent take great pride in what we do. Our Colleagues are passionate about understanding our Customers’ needs and are focused on providing a different experience for our Customers,” said Jeanette Rice, executive vice president and assistant chief operating officer. “We’re proud to be one of the top 100 companies to work for in the U.S. and to do our part to help with job creation in the Oklahoma City area and throughout the country.”

AF was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year! Applications are reviewed by the Great Place to Work® based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Here’s how our Colleagues rated AF and some comments they shared.

  • Great challenges: 96%
  • Great atmosphere: 95%
  • Great rewards: 96%
  • Great pride: 97%
  • Great communication: 93%
  • Great bosses: 93%

“Working for American Fidelity has made me a better person by allowing me to gain financial stability, pursue my degree at work and awaken the community action and volunteerism within me. I got married, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, went through chemo treatment and had a baby while employed at American Fidelity. With the necessary time off, cancer insurance, disability plan and the love of my Colleagues ... I was covered. I want to provide the same great Customer service to others as I received.”

“It's great to come to a work environment that you can assist Customers, have a group of Colleagues who you know you can trust and count on when you need assistance and be able to balance your family and work life.”

Watch this video to hear more from our Colleagues. Learn more about the results and the AF culture by visiting our Great Rated site! Are you interested in joining our team? Check out our job openings, learn about our hiring process and more on life and culture at AF.



Performance Management at American Fidelity

February 29, 2016 08:08 AM

Kimberly B., Performance Management and Recruiting SpecialistKimberly B., Performance Management and Recruiting Specialist

At American Fidelity, we’ve worked hard to develop a culture of performance. That means we encourage an environment where Colleagues feel comfortable discussing their performance with their managers and vice versa. It also means we strive to do our best both in developing the skills needed for our jobs and in living our culture.

We’re also working to live our brand by making things simpler, both for our Colleagues and our Customers. One new way we’re working toward this goal is by changing our performance review process.

We’ve moved to a common date performance review process to simplify reviews. Everyone now has the same due date on their reviews. We’ve also streamlined the review itself by reducing it from up to 10 questions down to one question and two open comment areas! We are also implementing a six-month check-in review and encourage Colleagues to meet with their managers regularly to discuss their performance.

Our review process begins with a self-assessment that each Colleague completes to evaluate their own performance. This is where Colleagues can share their successes from the year, make suggestions for areas where they need to improve and develop growth plans.

We use a performance matrix to make it easy for both managers and Colleagues to see the potential increase based on their current salary and performance level. In addition, all Colleagues have access to the full list of salary grades available so that their potential salary range is transparent.

If you’re considering a position with us, what questions do you have about our performance management process? Let us know in the comments!

New Hires at AF Feb. 2016

February 25, 2016 04:40 AM

The month of February has been busy with adding new members to our Customer service and benefits teams. We have 10 new hires total, and seven of those have taken on some sort of Customer service role. Help me welcome all of our new hires!

  • Crystal Autry: Sales
  • Brady Brown: Benefits
  • Rhiannon Crane: Sales
  • Katrina Guiardinu: Benefits
  • Johnna Kirkland: Customer Engagement
  • Melinda Miller: Benefits
  • Brennan Pope: ISD Services
  • Ale Salinas: Customer Engagement
  • Brandi Spurgin: Customer Engagement
  • Bobby Tweedy: Billing

Learn about working on our Customer Engagement Team, in Benefits and in Customer Service at AF. Be sure to check out our OKC Home Office job openings and our field sales positions and learn about our hiring process.

American Fidelity Makes Training Top 125 for 12th Consecutive Year

February 22, 2016 04:35 AM

David M., Training Manager David M., Training Manager

We’re excited to announce that American Fidelity has made the Training Magazine Top 125 list for the twelfth consecutive year.

The list recognizes companies that provide excellent training and development programs for their Colleagues.

“With the way our world changes so quickly, none of us are guaranteed that our jobs will exist in the same way in five years. That’s one of the reasons that ongoing learning is so important,” said David McLaughlin, Training manager. “If you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing. We offer numerous opportunities for Colleagues to improve their skills so they are prepared for whatever comes their way. I’m proud of all of the Colleagues who work hard to make these programs a success and of all of the Colleagues who actively pursue learning opportunities.”

In 2015, American Fidelity Colleagues completed 43,444 hours of internal and external training for an average of 23.46 hours per Colleague.

Colleagues can meet with a career development specialist to discuss what specific training options they should take to pursue the next step in their careers. The succession planning and promote-from-within programs help Colleagues grow their careers with American Fidelity. Leadership development classes are available, along with a mentorship program. More than 100 Colleagues participated in the mentoring program in 2015. A Leadership Summit featuring an outside speaker takes place each fall and gives leaders a chance to focus on growing their leadership skills and learning about the strategic direction of the Company.

American Fidelity offers on-site and online training to all Colleagues, ranging from courses on project management to computer skills to managing stress. The Company provides several certification options, including Customer service, leadership, Lean and performance management.

Through an arrangement with Oklahoma City Community College, enrollment services, guidance counseling and classes are offered onsite. In addition, a tuition reimbursement program helps Colleagues finish their degrees, pursue master’s programs or earn professional certifications.

Training magazine's annual awards program recognizes employer-sponsored training and development. The judging is based on an extensive application process and includes many factors such as financial commitment, programs offered, metrics measured and methods of evaluation.