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Connecting with Our Colleagues

October 10, 2016 12:49 PM

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One of my favorite things about working for American Fidelity is the transparency of our leadership team. Twice a year, Colleagues are invited to attend town hall meetings, called Colleague Connection, to hear from our leaders and other Colleagues who are heading up large projects.


Last week we hosted four identical sessions of Colleague Connection to allow more than 500 Colleagues to attend live. One session was recorded and will be available on our Intranet for Colleagues who weren’t able to attend live.


In addition to Company President Dave Carpenter, other presenters included Colleagues who are leading some of the major initiatives throughout our Company.


We heard and update about how our Company is performing financially, including current status and year-end projections. We learned more about a tech project to improve collaboration and share resources and best practices among our various companies that share ownership. We heard a story about how one support division is living our brand to help divisions throughout the Company make processes simpler for our Customer.


Information about our initiative to collect data and improve accuracy for our Customers was shared, along with updates on our progress in implementing our policy administration system.


Dave wrapped up the meetings with quick updates on a variety of smaller projects, including our on-site grill, moving Colleagues out of the previous building, some pending acquisitions and more.


At the end of each meeting, Colleagues had the opportunity to ask questions about topics that were covered, or other questions they may have. Questions and responses from all four sessions will be compiled and will be available along with the video.


The meetings are a great way to ensure Colleagues stay informed about what going on in our Company so we can find ways to support the major efforts toward improvement.

Colleagues Donate School Supplies

July 26, 2016 03:59 PM

 School Supply Art


Who doesn’t remember the smell of opening a fresh box of crayons, sharpening new pencils or choosing folders with cute puppies or favored superheroes?

Our Colleagues are helping bring some of those memories to life for children at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. This week, we’re sponsoring a school supply drive to ensure our students have what they need to learn when school resumes Monday.

Bins are filling with reams of wide-ruled paper, boxes of no. 2 pencils and cartons of tissues. Monetary donations also are rolling in.

Most of the students at Buchanan qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, and their families cannot afford to provide the supplies the children need. So Colleagues are filling the gap.

The supply drive is one of our monthly charity day activities in which Colleagues donate at least $2 per month for the privilege of wearing Company T-shirts each Friday. For this drive, many Colleagues go far beyond the $2 per person to help ensure the students have what they need to make learning fun.

How do you support back to school efforts in your community?

Colleagues Support ‘Run to Remember’

April 27, 2016 02:09 PM








On Sunday, thousands of running enthusiasts converged in Oklahoma City to participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and American Fidelity Colleagues turned out in force to both participate and support the event.

For the 16th year – since the marathon’s inception – American Fidelity hosted a water stop at our buildings on Classen Boulevard to help hydrate and motivate runners in the full marathon, half marathon and marathon relay events. Of the nearly 25,000 participants who traveled down Classen on Sunday, several of them were our Colleagues.

About 50 Colleagues, family members and friends worked at the water stop, which is located about mile 23 of the full marathon, or mile 10 of the half marathon course. Volunteers were on-site from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to support the runners. The event is known as a “people’s marathon” because it welcomes racers of all skill levels to compete while also serving as a qualifier for the Boston marathon.

AF volunteer organizer Lisa Burchfield thanked Colleagues for giving up their time on a Sunday to support the racers and the “Run to Remember.”

“You made everything look easy,” Lisa wrote in an email to volunteers. “I know that’s because of your dedication to serving the runners and our community as we took time out to remember those lost and wounded in the federal building bombing as well as honor those who worked tirelessly searching through the rubble.”

Volunteers were proud to be part of the event.

“Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer! I had a wonderful time and look forward to helping in the future,” one volunteer said.

Another wrote, “I enjoyed (the opportunity to volunteer) and hope to be able to do more as the year goes by.”

The Memorial Marathon water stop is just one way American Fidelity supports our community. Learn more about other AF volunteer efforts.

Wellness Events Also Give Back

April 6, 2016 05:18 AM

HeartWalk16 Our Colleagues enjoy participating in community wellness activities. And when those activities also have a charitable aspect, the appeal is even stronger!

This weekend, Colleagues will participate in two separate activities that promote both: The Redbud Classic and the Heart Walk.

Colleagues have been forming a team to support the Oklahoma City Heart Walk for several years. This year’s event is Saturday. Funds raised will help support the American Heart Association’s mission to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease, to change behaviors that impact heart disease and to fund research for treatment options.

Each year, a grassroots team of Colleagues dedicated to the cause spearheads the efforts. A new T-shirt design is created and offered for sale with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

The event includes a 5K walk as well as activities to encourage kids to get up and get moving.

The Redbud Classic is a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday. It includes cycling, a 10K run, a 5K run, a wheelchair race and a kids’ fun run. The event culminates with the Redbud Bash.

In addition to promoting physical activity in a fun environment, proceeds from Redbud entry fees are donated to a different charity each year.This year’s recipient is Pepper’s Ranch, an organization dedicated to supporting short-term foster care solutions that strive to keep siblings together.

Do you participate in events that combine wellness and charitable goals? Tell us about it in the comments!

Colleagues Go Bald for Childhood Cancer Research 2016

April 4, 2016 07:47 AM

St_Baldricks_Before Today, nine American Fidelity Colleagues are showing off their newly shaved heads after helping the St. Baldrick’s Foundation raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Colleagues have participated in the event for the last several years. This year, the team features nine Colleagues, mostly from the Information Systems Division, who joined the Brethren of Bald team. Together, they’ve raised more than $7,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The team members allowed their heads to be shaved on Sunday after collecting donations from fellow Colleagues, family members and friends. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded more than $178 million in research grants in an effort to find treatments and cures for different types of childhood cancer.

According to the organization, more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer every year, and more children die from the disease than all other diseases combined.

The Oklahoma City shaving event is one of hundreds planned nationwide in 2016. Colleague Aaron Stockton served as this year’s Brethren of Bald team captain. He has been shaving his head for the cause for several years. This year’s lone female team member is Brooke Boevers, who is a team leader in our benefits department. Other team members are Steve Gaither, Brian Whitley, John Spaid, Joseph Peters, Anthony Andrews, Lou Harmon and George Nelson. St_Baldricks_After “The event is to help raise awareness and money for underfunded children’s cancer research,” Aaron said. “These grants also help researchers find less invasive and more successful treatments against childhood cancer.”

In addition to taking donations, the team also sold a Brethren of Bald T-shirt, with proceeds going to the cause.

Would you shave your head to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research?

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!

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Colleagues Support the Arts

March 7, 2016 02:42 AM

Print It’s not enough to just be a great place to work; our Colleagues also want to ensure our community is a great place to live!

As a result, American Fidelity Colleagues are among the leaders in the community in supporting the arts in the Oklahoma City area. Each spring, we come together to support Allied Arts, which reaches more than 1 million residents in our community and directly impacts the lives of our children, the growth of our economy and the health of our communities.

As a leader in our community, American Fidelity is one of the largest contributors to the Allied Arts annual fundraising campaign. We are also one of the trailblazers in establishing worksite-based campaigns for the Allied Arts member agencies and have been recognized as one of the best models to follow when new organizations want to join the campaign.

The annual campaign provides a way for Colleagues to support Allied Arts through payroll deductions as well as raise funds in other ways. We’ve hosted painting parties, penny wars, fundraising challenges and more. Executives offer to take a cream pie in the face, all to raise money for Allied Arts.

In the coming weeks, Colleagues will have the opportunity to learn more about Allied Arts member agencies during an open house in which agencies will send representatives to American Fidelity to talk about their work. Let us know how you support the arts in your community! 

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.