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American Fidelity Assurance Company - NEA Member Benefits Partner

American Fidelity Assurance Company has been a longtime partner of NEA Member Benefits, underwriting the NEA Income Protection Insurance Plan since 1976. American Fidelity, which serves more than 1 million customers in 49 states and 23 countries, has specialized in the education, municipality, auto, and healthcare industries since 1960.

In addition to sponsoring The NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala for 18 years, American Fidelity is involved with several education initiatives in its home state of Oklahoma in partnership with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.

The first is the “Read to Achieve” program, which has three components:

  • Read to Achieve Reading Timeouts, where special guests, including Thunder players, Thunder Girls, and broadcasters, visit schools and other community sites to read to children and discuss the importance of literacy,
  • Rolling Thunder Book Bus, which travels to schools all over the OKC metro area to give out books to kids, many of whom have never owned a book before,
  • and the Thunder Reading Challenge, in which K-3 students track their reading minutes and become eligible for monthly and overall program recognition.

Another important activity is the “Thunder Teacher of the Game.” Each year, 41 district teachers of the year and their guests are selected to experience an OKC Thunder game. Honorees are seated two rows behind the Thunder bench and receive special benefits, including spotlight and video recognition at the game.

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NEA member, Idaho

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NEA member, Washington, D.C.