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What’s Happening at AFA | Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May 1, 2015 10:53 AM
We together Did you know that May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month? It may not sound like the most exciting holiday, but this is actually a very important time for us here at American Fidelity. As a Company focused on helping  those in need, AFA provides Disability Insurance to thousands of Customers and our Colleagues to help them protect their 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. For many people, income earned at their daily job is the only form of financial support available. How long could you go if your paychecks suddenly stopped because of an injury or illness? It wouldn’t take long for many people to feel strained, and even a short rough patch in someone’s health can seriously complicate their financial security for years to come. Did you know just over 1 in 4 of today's 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire1? We’re doing our part this month to bring awareness and insight to the importance of keeping your financial security protected. Are you? If you’re interested in learning more about disability insurance, including more statistics about how many people are affected by income-debilitating disabilities, make sure to check out the Council for Disability Awareness’s website. What protections do you have in place in case of a life altering illness or accident? Do you know what income sources are available to you should you become disabled? 1 U.S. Social Security Administration, Fact Sheet February 7, 2013

Product Training at American Fidelity

March 11, 2015 03:30 AM
[caption id="attachment_750" align="alignnone" width="300"]Product training keeps our Colleagues sharp and up to date. Product training keeps our Colleagues sharp and up to date.[/caption] 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 will be better able to assist both internal and external Customers. Our Training team offers Colleagues a long list of year-round training courses covering everything from stress management to grammar usage. While many of these courses are directly Customer oriented, our products and services training offers opportunities for Colleagues to increase their customer service skills in a slightly more subtle way. We’ll be the first to admit that insurance policies and products can be a little difficult to wrap your head around. Product-oriented courses such as Life 101 and Accident 101 lay out every detail of these plans to ensure that our Colleagues understand our products and services inside and out. Of course there’s more to learn about these products beyond premiums and deductibles. Our product courses teach Colleagues why, how and when services such as Cancer or Disability Insurance can make a huge difference in someone’s life. AFA trainers go to great lengths to educate our Colleagues day after day, and product training is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to Inside AFA as we continue to tell you all about the training opportunities offered to AFA Colleagues. In the meantime, tell us why and how you think training is important to the workplace in the comments section. We want to hear from you!

What’s Happening at AFA I Insure Your Love During Life Insurance Awareness Month

September 8, 2014 02:49 AM
LIAM-Logo Do you know how your family members would pay the bills if something were to happen that took you away from them? Life insurance can provide someone with the chance to continue on with a clean financial slate in the event loved ones are lost who provide for them each day. That’s one of the reasons AFA provides life and other supplemental life insurance products to our Customers and Colleagues. To remind Americans of the need for life insurance, September is recognized as Life Insurance Awareness Month by the LIFE Foundation and American Fidelity uses this time to help educate Customers, Colleagues and potential Customers about insurance and how it can help protect you and your loved ones. . More than 50 years ago, AFA was founded on a fundamental belief: The most important asset anyone has is their ability to work and earn a living. With this belief AFA began selling our first product, disability insurance. As we have seen new needs arise for our Customers, we’ve added additional products to our lineup to help protect their financial security. One of these products is life insurance. Helping make sure families are financially protected in the event of a loved one’s death is an important way of caring for future needs. AFA offers several life insurance products at the worksite. Visit the LIFE Foundation to learn more about life insurance and try some of their interactive tools to find out your coverage needs. Insure your love today!

What’s Happening at AFA I Recognizing Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May 5, 2014 02:09 AM
DIAM-logo-hires 2010 May Disability 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 provides our Colleagues with disability insurance as part of our standard benefits, and this helps bring me great peace of mind. 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. We want to help workers protect that asset by offering disability insurance. Together, our Association Worksite Division (AWD) and American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) write more business for disability insurance than any other single product line. “More than a quarter of today's 20 year-olds will suffer an income-interrupting disability at some point during their working careers,” said Barry Lundquist, president of the Council for Disability Awareness. 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. Are you helping to protect your income?

What’s Happening at AFA I Life Insurance Awareness Month

September 9, 2013 02:31 AM
Have you ensured that your family members could survive and pay the bills if something were to happen that took you away from them? Life insurance can do some amazing things for those who lose the ones who provide for them each day. To make sure Americans understand the need for life insurance, the LIFE Foundation coordinates Life Insurance Awareness Month in September. Throughout the month, more than 100 of America’s leading insurance companies and industry groups, including American Fidelity, join the educational initiative. More than 50 years ago, AFA was founded on a fundamental belief: The most important asset anyone has is their ability to work and earn a living. With this belief AFA started out selling disability insurance. As new needs have risen, we added additional products to our lineup to help protect the financial security of our Customers. One of these products is life insurance. Helping make sure families are financially protected in the event of a loved one’s death is an important way of caring for future needs. AFA offers several life insurance products at the worksite. Visit the LIFE Foundation to learn more about life insurance and try some of their interactive tools to find out your coverage needs. Protect your loved ones today!

The Hot Flashes Movie | Battling Breast Cancer

July 12, 2013 05:08 AM

hot flashes Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out The Hot Flashes, a comedy about an unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current arrogant high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life. One of only 10 cities in the US getting a preview of the movie, Oklahoma City residents can enjoy a sneak peek at AMC at Quail Springs Mall today through July 18. It stars Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Virgina Madsen, Camryn Manheim, Wanda Sykes, Eric Roberts and Mark Povinelli. American Fidelity CEO and Tulsa Shock owner Bill Cameron supported the production of the movie because of its focus on breast cancer awareness and the positive message to young women about sports. American Fidelity provides Limited Benefit Cancer Insurance to help with some of the costs of cancer. The Hot Flashes helps raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of mammography, issues important to American Fidelity and our Customers. One lucky AFA Customer won a role as an extra in the movie. A Drama teacher at Classen School for Advanced Studies, Michael Payne fittingly plays a teacher and achieved a lifelong dream of meeting Brooke Shields. The experience now gives him a real-life experience on a movie set to share with his students. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the show this weekend!

Who Is AFA?

May 22, 2013 02:53 AM

women in leadership at american fidelity “We have more than 50 years of experience protecting families like yours by providing voluntary supplemental life and health insurance plans through your employer.”

When you visit AmericanFidelity.com, that sentence greets you. But what does that really mean?    

“50 years of experience”

Let’s start with the easy part – American Fidelity began in 1960. We have a long history of financial stability, which is important because we provide financial security to our Customers – and our Colleagues.

“protecting families like yours”

American Fidelity provides products and services that help families and individuals protect their income and save for their future.

“providing voluntary supplemental life and health insurance plans”

We offer supplemental insurance, which means insurance that supplements your major medical coverage. For example, our disability income insurance pays a percentage of your salary if you become disabled. Our cancer insurance policies provide additional coverage in case you’re diagnosed with a covered cancer – it may cover medical costs that aren’t covered by your major medical plan or help with travel expenses for treatment.

“through your employer”  

American Fidelity partners with employers to provide benefits to their employees. For example, we serve many school districts throughout the U.S. and offer our services to employees of those school districts. We also work with auto dealerships and associations, health care facilities and municipalities.

Questions?

What other questions do you have about American Fidelity? Let us know in the comments!  

Help Protect Your Income and Help Others

May 1, 2013 03:23 AM

disability awareness monthOne of the great aspects of working at American Fidelity is that we get to help provide financial protection to our Customers through our products and services. One of those products is disability income insurance, which can help protect your income if you become disabled and are unable to work. In honor of Disability Awareness Month, I want to share some information with you about this product.

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire and more than 37 million Americans are classified as disabled, comprising 12 percent of the total population. If you became disabled, how would you pay your bills while you are unable to work?

While your medical insurance may cover the medical bills and your employer must allow you unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, neither of these sources will provide you with income if you become disabled. It can take time to qualify for and receive Social Security Disability benefits and those typically do not provide you with the level of income you earned prior to your disability.

Disability income insurance can help protect your income by paying a percentage of your salary if you become disabled. Our founder believed that the most important asset any of us have is our ability to earn a living. He wanted to provide a product that allowed working people to help protect that ability. Today, we provide disability income insurance to our own Colleagues at no charge to them because of this legacy.

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 family!