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What do life insurance and February 14th have in common?

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Learn from veterans who’ve already transitioned

USBA Military to Civilian Job SearchAre you ever curious how other military members have made the transition from a military to civilian career? If you’ve visited the USBA Military Jobs Center, you may have noticed USBA partners with Orion International to help veterans in their job searches. Orion is the country’s largest military placement agency and has helped over 25,000 veterans find new careers in thousands of top companies. Orion resources and job placement services are 100% free of charge to transitioners and veterans of the armed forces.

For example, check out Orion’s Transition Corner that offers advice from Orion alums. Take a few minutes to read the stories of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guard and Reservists who’ve been in your boots and successfully made the move to civilian careers.

You can search for military job seeker success stories by branch, pay grade, location, industry and job title. You may be surprised by where your MOS can take you. The list of possibilities is impressive.

Wherever you land after you leave the service, you’ll want to make sure you have adequate life insurance to protect your family. Remember, your SGLI ends 120 days after you separate from the military. Now is a good time to start planning for how you’ll replace it. You don’t want a gap in your protection. USBA stands ready to help you find affordable life insurance. You can do it all online. Or call one of our Product Specialists at (877) 297-9235 for personalized assistance.

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What do life insurance and February 14th have in common?

USBA Valentine&qts Day heart image - life insurance for military familiesLife insurance and Valentine’s Day are both about love. In fact, 75% of Americans say the reason to buy life insurance is to protect the future of those you love.* Plus, in today’s world when many family budgets are based on two incomes, it’s important for couples both to have adequate life insurance. And just because you have SGLI, that doesn’t mean you have enough.

USBA offers a unique life insurance plan that covers both you and your spouse/partner with the same amount of life insurance for one low premium. It’s smart coverage designed specifically for military families.

Check out Double Value TWO for ONE® and all this family group level term life plan has to offer

  • Get coverage of $50,000 up to $400,000.

  • It’s joint coverage with one premium to pay, not two.

  • Benefits are paid on the first to die.

  • If you both die within 15 days of each other as the result of the same accident, the full benefit amount will be paid for each life.

  • You can apply online or by mail

This Valentine’s Day, remember…life insurance isn’t for you. It’s for those you love.

*LIMRA and LIFE Foundation 2011 Insurance Barometer Study

Free resources for military-to-civilian job seekers

If you or your spouse is transitioning out of the military in 2015, check out our USBA Military JobsTransitioning military holding combat boots Center. It’s a place to get help translating the rigorous training and life experiences  gained in the military into a rewarding civilian job.

Start by signing up here. You’ll get immediate access to an extensive library of fast-reading FREE white papers filled with tips, advice and strategies exclusively for military job seekers. Here are a couple of the most recent topics covered:

For additional help with your job search, visit the nation’s largest military placement agency, Orion International. Over 25,000 veterans like you have found careers thanks to Orion. The job placement services are 100% FREE. Register here to start your civilian career job search with Orion.

One more thing. If you’re leaving the military, make sure to sign up for $5,000 of no-cost Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. This offer comes with a free membership to USBA which then entitles you to apply for any USBA life insurance, TRICARE supplement, or financial service product. This no-cost protection is our way of saying thank you for your service.

US Military Members: Are SGLI and VGLI enough?

Are SGLI and VGLI enough?SGLI and VGLI max out at $400,000. Is this enough life insurance to protect your family? Make it a New Year’s resolution to find out.

You can do it right now using USBA’s online Life Insurance Needs Estimator. It only takes a few minutes.

If you need more than $400,000, USBA offers term and whole life insurance plans that provide as much as $650,000 in life insurance protection.

This insurance can be used to supplement what you already have. And if you’re about to transition out of the military, you can keep this USBA life insurance no matter where civilian life takes you. You can also purchase USBA life insurance for your spouse and children.

Interested in getting a free quote? It only takes a minute to get one online.

All USBA plans are underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, a company that has insured American families for almost 180 years.

Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect

MilConnect logoGood news for transitioning TRICARE sponsors, their spouses, and dependent children 18 years and older. A recent initiative gives separating service members and their families more time to access important personal information as they deal with the details and changes of moving into civilian life.

This 6-month extension provides longer access to health care enrollments, eligibility and other personal information available through MilConnect. MilConnect is the online resource provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Read more about it.

For more information about TRICARE and transitioning from the military, visit here.

And just a reminder, there is no extension being given for when your SGLI runs out. It still ends 120 days after you separate from military service. This means you could end up without life insurance. With the new year ahead, now’s a good time to make sure there’s no gap in your family’s life protection as you move from military to civilian life. It’s easy to do your homework online. You can start right here:


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