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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


Archived News

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”
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

 

4/11/2014
Important Announcement – Heart Bleed Virus

On April 7, 2014, the National Cyber Awareness System announced a recently-discovered vulnerability within the widely used web encryption technology referred to as “OpenSSL.” USBA is aware of the Heart Bleed Virus and has taken steps to evaluate whether there is an impact. Our investigation concludes that this vulnerability does not impact our website because our encryption libraries do not use the OpenSSL library that is the source of the vulnerability. Furthermore, our servers do not use the ‘heartbeat’ extension.

We have worked with our critical business partners (hardware, software, security) to ensure that the necessary measures are in place to prevent any compromise to our systems. As part of our normal process, we will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with the security community and our technology partners.  Helping protect your personal and financial information is one of our top priorities.


4/1/2014
April is Month of the Military Child

Military ChildEach April, our country honors the strength, courage, and resiliency of our military children by celebrating Month of the Military Child. With so many moms and dads away from their families protecting our freedoms, this month of awareness is one small way Americans can acknowledge the important role military children play in the Armed Forces community.

Established in 1986 by Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger, this special month underscores the personal sacrifice of approximately 2 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years. USBA salutes each one of you!

In the last 28 years, military installations, organizations, and communities have created special events paying tribute to these junior military heroes. To help you celebrate Month of the Military Child, you can locate events and planned activities in your area using the “state search” at Operation Military Kids.

If you don’t find things going on in your immediate area, don’t worry. The solution is simple. Pick a date and have your son, daughter, or grandchild choose how he or she wants to spend the day. Regardless of how you fill the hours, make sure each child understands the day is meant to honor and celebrate him or her—the military child.

You’re also encouraged to visit our USBA Facebook page and post a favorite memory of sharing military life with your child or children. Or share a personal tip for helping military kids acclimate after moving to a new base. We would love to hear from you.


3/16/2014
Two kinds of insurance for military families

What do life insurance and getting a college degree have in common?  Whether you’re in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, life insurance and a degree can help provide financial security for military families. And if you’re transitioning out of military service any time soon, both may be on your radar.

For information about getting affordable life insurance protection to replace your SGLI after you transition and your SGLI runs out, follow this 4-step plan.

If you’re thinking about starting or finishing your college degree and keep putting it off because you weren’t near a campus or thought you didn’t have time, consider getting an online degree. It can save time and money as well as give you needed flexibility. With a degree in hand, you’ll expand your civilian career opportunities and increase the likelihood of getting higher pay.

According to Military.com, many online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed by those who can’t sit in a classroom and don’t have traditional schedules. In fact, thousands of active duty, single parent, even deployed military members earn their college degrees each year through online education. Most schools offer online programs that range from Associates to Masters degrees and, depending on the course, may take as little as 1-2 hours a day, 3 days a week. There are even universities that are 100% online.

If you think an online education may be right for you, start looking for schools that meet your needs. Check out the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 (Online & Nontraditional Schools).


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