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USBA Smart Value 10 Year Group Level Term 

Life insurance is all about making sure your family’s financial future doesn’t suffer without you. And the USBA Smart Value 10 Year Group Level Term plan is specifically designed to help provide you with an easy way to do just that.

Note: This plan is not currently available in New York.

Before you begin the application process, be sure to review the Smart Value 10 Plan Features, Options, FAQs and Rates.

You can complete your application online or print an application and complete it at your convenience. Plus, when you choose to apply online, we’ll ask you to decide if you want to:

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Q1. What are the advantages of USBA Smart Value 10 coverage for protecting my family?
A1. USBA’s Smart Value 10 combines the benefits of affordable term coverage with rates that, although not guaranteed, are expected to remain level for a full 10 years. This can be especially helpful during the years when you may be raising a family and/or paying on a mortgage.
Q2. Can I continue my coverage after the 10-year term is over?
A2. Yes. You’re guaranteed the right to renew your coverage as long as premiums are paid and the Group Policy is still in force. Renewal terms and premium rates are available on request. See Renewal Terms & Premiums for details.
Q3. Is there an age limit on eligibility for USBA Smart Value 10 protection?
A3. Yes. Insurance is available to USBA Members under age 65 and can continue through age 84 provided you pay your premium contribution when due and the Group Policy remains in force.
Q4. If I should be diagnosed with a terminal illness, can USBA Smart Value 10 help my family while I’m still alive?
A4. Yes. USBA’s Living Benefit can pay you an amount equal to 50% of the USBA Smart Value 10 coverage in force while you’re still alive.

To qualify, you must have at least $50,000 coverage in force, be under age 84, and be diagnosed with a terminal condition which results in an expected life span of 12 months or less (24 months or less for Illinois residents). Diagnosis and evaluation of the limited life expectancy must be provided to New York Life.

The amount of insurance payable at death will be reduced by the Living Benefit paid and any premiums deferred as a result of payment of the Living Benefit. Please note that receipt of accelerated benefits may affect your eligibility for public assistance programs. You may wish to consult a financial advisor or attorney before applying for this benefit to determine how this may affect your personal situation.
Q5. I’m healthy, and I lead a rather healthy lifestyle. Are discounted rates available?
A5. Yes. Healthy people with healthy lifestyles may receive a discount. Lower Preferred Rates are available to qualified USBA insureds, starting at $100,000 of coverage. Please review the Monthly Premium Rates to see just how much these savings can be. Preferred rates are not available for individuals who use nicotine in any form, including nicotine patches or gum, who have high-risk hobbies (such as sky-diving or scuba-diving), or who are employed in certain occupations (such as pilots and aircraft crew members).
Q6. Can the amount of my coverage ever be decreased because of age or poor health?
A6. No. The coverage amount you choose will remain the same regardless of your age or health.
Q7. Is it possible to protect my dependent children?
A7. Yes. You can protect all your eligible dependent children with term life coverage for just $1.50 more per unit per month. Eligible dependent children are those, age 14 days through 22 years, who are not eligible for USBA Membership. Adopted/foster/stepchildren must be dependent on the member for over 50% of their support. If both parents are insured with USBA coverage, only one parent may request Children’s Coverage. See the Children’s Term Life plan for more details.
Q8. Can I get separate USBA Smart Value 10 coverage for my spouse and young adult dependents?
A8. Yes. A Member’s lawful spouse, under age 65, and unmarried eligible children, ages 18-22, may obtain their own USBA Smart Value 10 coverage as Associate Members of USBA.
Q9. Will my family be protected in the event of a service-related or combat death?
A9. Yes. Service-related and combat deaths receive full benefits. With USBA, there is no war clause, just like when we were founded in 1959.

Area of Armed Conflict Limitation - (This limitation does not apply to: insured members who are on active military duty, including the National Guard & Reserve; death due to accident or illness; or to any coverage amount in force with USBA prior to 1/1/07.) If your death results from hostilities in an “Area of Armed Conflict,” the aggregate maximum benefit payable under all USBA Group Life Plans will be limited to $100,000. (Note: Please contact USBA for a listing of the geographic areas currently designated as an “Area of Armed Conflict.” See your Certificate of Insurance for further details.)
Q10. Will I be able to keep my USBA Smart Value 10 coverage if I leave the military or retire from federal employment?
A10. Yes. As long as you keep paying your premium and coverage is in force, you can keep your coverage even after your military or federal employment ends. Furthermore, you won’t be asked to pay higher rates because you retire or separate from military service.
Q11. How much coverage is available?
A11. You may request USBA Smart Value 10 coverage in amounts from $25,000 to $500,000 (in $1,000 increments). Note: The overall maximum coverage amount available to each Member/Associate Member under all USBA-sponsored Group Life Plans is $750,000.

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