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The Core: AF’s Fitness Center

September 26, 2016 10:50 AM

A few weeks ago we told you about our new fitness center opening, and just last week we held a grand opening. Check out photos from our ribbon cutting with our president Dave Carpenter!


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.

AF Colleagues Spring into Wellness

April 11, 2016 04:53 AM

American Fidelity is dedicated to the health and wellness of our Colleagues and that’s why we offer opportunities for them to get up and move. Just last week the AF Wellness Team put on a wellness carnival, Spring into Wellness. More than 200 Colleagues joined us on our outdoor property at 9K for a quick, fun, healthy break in the afternoon. Colleagues participated in a scavenger hunt where they took a walk around our walking trail and played ping pong, musical chairs, basketball and catch. Some Colleagues took the relaxing route and painted a spring picture while sitting on the patio. Healthy snacks were also offered for Colleagues. Check out some pictures from the event. HW8A0279 HW8A0413 HW8A0418 HW8A0445 HW8A0530 HW8A0578 Would you like to join our team? Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions and apply or share with your network.

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!

New Hires at AF March 2016

March 28, 2016 04:20 AM

AF_NEW LOGO_600x210American Fidelity has hired 24 new Colleagues over the past month! We have six new field sales Colleagues and the other new hires joined around the Company at our Home Office. Welcome our new Colleagues!

  • Susan Abeln: Consulting
  • Caitlin Baxley: Sales
  • Kory Bergman: Customer Engagement
  • Victoria Brown: Benefits
  • Susan DeFord: Sales
  • Tonya Edmunds: Enrollment Solutions
  • Charles Fisher: ISD Services
  • Lexie Gatlin: Benefits
  • Kristyn Hallowell: Sales
  • Bonnie Hilburn: AFP Management
  • Jennifer Hurry: Enrollment Solutions
  • Jeffrey Lovern: Risk Management
  • Kylie Maberry: Benefits
  • Meredith McCaslin: Fleet
  • Mundi Nelson: Sales
  • Kurt Novak: Sales
  • Mel Phillips: Customer Engagement
  • Leroy Record: Customer Engagement
  • Sarah Riffle: ISD Services
  • Vanette Ritchards: Tax Accounting
  • Paul Rodgers: Enrollment Solutions
  • John Stultz: Consulting
  • Wendy Waring: Sales
  • Amber Wilbanks: Customer Engagement

Be sure to check out our Home Office job openings and our field sales positions and learn about our hiring process.

AF Celebrates Success!

March 16, 2016 05:21 AM

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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.

Living Our Brand

March 14, 2016 06:06 AM

AF_NEW LOGO_600x210Now that you’ve heard about our new brand and seen our new logo, we want to share what our teams are doing to live the new American Fidelity brand.

Late last year Brand Champions were selected to represent each team in our Company. In February all Colleagues attended brand training and since then our Brand Champions have been conducting follow-up workshops. The workshops are designed to help each team come up with three measurable objectives they would like to meet that will help make things simpler for our Customers. Below are updates from a few areas.

Account Administration

“In our workshops we discussed how we can better serve our special Customers by living the new brand with our daily job functions,” said Brand Champion Shawna Sparks.

Discussions during their workshops included cross-training, being supportive and providing helpful feedback to each other and understanding that the end goal is delighting our Customers with each interaction as representatives of AF.

Customer Service

The Colleagues on floor 7 are doing their part to remain focused on the Customer by holding five workshops, and one of these is being held on a Saturday to ensure phone coverage is not compromised.

“The team is excited for what the different opinion brand means for the future of AF,” said Brand Champions Emily Fasnacht and Kari Geissler.

Enrollment Solutions

The team is currently in the process of conducting their brand workshops and have scheduled four sessions to keep the groups small and friendly.

“We have a number of items already that I believe will make our processes cleaner and quicker, becoming a benefit to our Customers,” said Brand Champion Charlotte Blest.

Disability, Flex, Medical and Production Control

Brand workshops have been held for these groups and they are focused on the Customer’s changing needs.

“Making sure there is a centralized spot for everyone to gather the same data for a Customer is part of not only standardizing guidelines, but also to make sure Customers are getting consistent information,” said Brand Champion Melissa Duggan.

These are updates from just a few of our teams. We are excited to provide a different opinion for our Customers! If you’d like to join our team, check out our job openings and learn about our hiring process

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.



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.