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American Fidelity Recognized by Partnership Recognition Program

Degree at Work Program Receives $1,000 Grant

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

by Lindsey Sparks

American Fidelity Assurance Company

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) – American Fidelity Assurance Company, one of the largest private, family-owned life and health insurance companies in the United States, recently received a $1,000 grant in recognition of the company’s Degree at Work program. American Fidelity was recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education through the Partnership Recognition Program for their outstanding partnership with Oklahoma City Community College.

The Partnership Recognition Program is designed to highlight successful partnerships aimed at cultivating a higher learning environment in the work place. The grant consists of $500 from OCCC and a matching $500 from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Recognizing the need for continuing education in the workplace, American Fidelity partners with OCCC to provide the Degree at Work program for their Colleagues who wish to obtain a two-year degree from the convenient setting of their workplace.

"The Degree at Work program is out of this world! Everything about the program is accommodating for AFA colleagues to be successful," said AFA colleague Amy Kay, an online enrollment tech specialist currently participating in the program.

To participate, colleagues must be employed by American Fidelity for two years. The company pays for all costs of math and English courses, including fees and textbooks. Tuition reimbursement is provided for all other subject area courses. There are currently 65 students enrolled in the program.

In addition to the Degree at Work program, AFA offers an online career development program where colleagues have access to job skill building resources including resume and interviewing tips. An onsite career development specialist is also available to assist colleagues in furthering their careers. A mentoring program and leadership and management certifications for colleagues interested in growing their careers are also available.  

AFA customer service representative Amanda Robinson said, "I am truly blessed to work for a company that has made it so convenient for their employees to go back to school."

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About American Fidelity Assurance Company

American Fidelity Assurance Company is a third-generation, family-owned organization providing insurance products and financial services to education employees, trade association members and companies throughout the United States and across the globe.

Founded in 1960, it has grown to become one of the largest private, family-owned life and health insurance companies in the United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, American Fidelity has more than 1,500 employees in 26 locations across the nation. American Fidelity is ranked 47 on FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for" in 2012, the ninth consecutive year the Company made the list. It was named to Computerworld magazine’s list of the "Best Places to Work in IT," ranking number one in 2005. In addition, it has been ranked by Training Magazine as one of the Top 125 Companies in America for employee training. Since 1982, American Fidelity has been rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, one of the nation's leading insurance rating services.

© American Fidelity Assurance Company 2012