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3/17/2015
College scholarship exclusively for USBA families--Deadline is March 31st


3/4/2015
Veterans & Active Military: Get free help preparing your taxes


2/15/2015
Learn from veterans who’ve already transitioned


Archived News

1/16/2015
Free resources for military-to-civilian job seekers
1/6/2015
US Military Members: Are SGLI and VGLI enough?
12/16/2014
Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect
12/1/2014
Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military
11/15/2014
Leaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewing
11/1/2014
Thanking our military veterans this month
10/17/2014
Honoring deployed service members and their families
10/2/2014
Leaving the military? Make sure you meet MEC or it could cost you
9/15/2014
Get military discounts on consumer goods, tactical gear, sports events and more
9/4/2014
Who Do You Protect? Show us and you could win $500
9/1/2014
2014 USBA scholarship winners head to college
8/15/2014
Life Insurance for Military: Which of these apply to you?
8/1/2014
Who is eligible for USBA membership?
7/15/2014
5 tips for transitioning military who want to be entrepreneurs
7/1/2014
Vacation deals and discounts for military families
6/15/2014
Do you know when your SGLI ends?
6/3/2014
Military cuts ahead. USBA stands ready to help you.
4/22/2014
Unique life insurance protects two lives with one premium payment
4/11/2014
Important Announcement – Heart Bleed Virus
4/1/2014
April is Month of the Military Child
3/16/2014
Two kinds of insurance for military families
3/4/2014
PTSD isn’t a battle you want to fight alone
2/16/2014
Transitioning Out of Military? Here’s a throwback from Korea and Vietnam
2/3/2014
Getting ready to enter the civilian job market?
1/15/2014
2014 New Year’s Resolution: Find out if you have enough life insurance
1/3/2014
$2,000 college scholarship exclusively for USBA families
12/15/2013
Heading back-to-school after transitioning in 2014?
12/4/2013
Military vacation deals for the holidays
11/15/2013
Did you know USBA’s gone mobile?
11/1/2013
How are you observing Veterans Day 2013?
10/15/2013
Honoring those deployed and their families
10/1/2013
What recent changes in TRICARE mean
9/16/2013
Honoring Our Country’s Gold Star Mothers and Families September 29
9/2/2013
Transitioners: Get help figuring the civilian salary equivalent to your military pay
8/15/2013
Did you know?
8/1/2013
Planning ahead helps your family later
7/15/2013
Need help paying for college for your child or spouse?
7/1/2013
Transitioning soon? Start your civilian job search here.
6/15/2013
Dreaming of a Disney Vacation? Special Summer Discount for Military Families
6/2/2013
What makes USBA different?
5/15/2013
Celebrate Memorial Day with USBA
5/1/2013
Planning a vacation? Check out the Armed Forces Recreation Centers
4/15/2013
How to know if you have enough life insurance
4/1/2013
April is “Month of the Military Child”
3/15/2013
Is long-term care insurance right for you?
3/1/2013
Why spouses need life insurance too
2/19/2013
If travel is on your radar, read this:
2/3/2013
Jumpstart your 2012 taxes in February
1/22/2013
January is a good time to finally ...
1/6/2013
Are you retiring or transitioning in 2013?
12/17/2012
Last-minute Gift Ideas
12/2/2012
"Military Child of the Year" nominations due December 15th
11/15/2012
Why New York Life Insurance Company?
11/1/2012
Veterans Day Facts that May Surprise You ... Including Freebies
10/16/2012
10 FREE Resources for Transitioning Veterans
10/2/2012
What Happens Next?
8/30/2012
What’s important about September?
8/28/2012
Transitioning? Use this Planning Checklist
8/14/2012
Leaving the military within next 18 months?
7/31/2012
Need help selecting life insurance?
7/18/2012
What makes Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) different?
7/9/2012
Is “Enough” Really Enough?
5/7/2012
Members Share “Power of One” Benefits
4/20/2012
Before You Skip a Premium...
3/22/2012
Group Gives Life to Dying Ritual
3/22/2012
“Invisible Warriors”
9/27/2011
Trainers Gonna Train.
7/13/2011
Need to Pay Your Premium?
7/30/2010
How USBA Life Insurance Claims Are Paid
3/7/2010
Leaving the Military: Sign up today for $5,000 No-Cost AD&D!
11/28/2009
USBA Debuts Long Term 20SM Year Group Life Insurance Plan
11/28/2009
Solid Financial Ratings Mean Solid Insurance Plans For You

 

3/17/2015
College scholarship exclusively for USBA families--Deadline is March 31st

USBA&qts Dietrich ScholarshipIf you’re a USBA member and you have a college-bound high school senior in the family, have your child apply for The William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship. But do it soon. Applications must be received by the end of this month – Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

You can download a scholarship application here.

Offered by USBA Services, Inc., this $2,000 non-renewable award is given to deserving students to help pay for tuition, room and board at the recipient’s college or university of choice. You can get more details here.

Now in its 25th year, the Dietrich Memorial Scholarship honors former USBA Executive Director and President, the late Maj Gen William A. Dietrich, USAF (Ret.). It’s awarded annually to at least one graduating high school senior who is an eligible child or grandchild of a USBA member. The member can be on active duty, retired or separated from the military service, any branch.

2014 William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship recipients were Andrew Hurst, grandson of Norman Beesley, Commander in the U.S. Navy and USBA member since 1972; and Brianne Hoglin, granddaughter of Richard Hoglin, Major in the U.S. Air Force and USBA member since 1989.

With college on the horizon for someone in your family, now’s a good time to review your life insurance coverage and make sure it’s enough to protect your family’s financial futureUSBA offers military life insurance coverage that fits the unique needs of those serving in, transitioning out of and retired from the military service.


3/4/2015
Veterans & Active Military: Get free help preparing your taxes

Tax Day is April 15th. Did you know former and active U.S. military members can get free helpUSBA Free Tax Help preparing their taxes?

IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are available to taxpayers who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. All tax returns completed through these programs are prepared by IRS certified volunteers. There are over 12,000 locations offering these services. Use the VITA Locator Tool to find a site near you or call 800-906-9887.

MyFreeTaxes operates the only free online tax preparation and filing assistance platform available in all 50 states and Washington D.C. for veterans, active duty military and their families who earned $60,000 or less in 2014. MyFreeTaxes is a partnership of three nationally recognized nonprofits – Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way – and is sponsored by the Wal-Mart Foundation.

For additional information about free tax preparation services for the military, read this article in the VA VAntage Point blog.


2/15/2015
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.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Military Veteran Job News


2/2/2015
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


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