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2/16/2018
USBA Military Families: $2,000 scholarship applications available


2/2/2018
Life insurance: A unique Valentine’s Gift


1/16/2018
USBA: Life insurance for military veterans and federal employees


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12/15/2017
Why now is a good time to review your military life insurance
12/4/2017
How military families handle the holidays
11/16/2017
Paying tribute to our fallen military heroes this holiday season
11/2/2017
What makes Veterans Day different from Memorial Day?
10/22/2017
Attention USBA Members in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands
10/20/2017
National Day of the Deployed is October 26th
10/2/2017
Getting help for homeless veterans
9/18/2017
Tips for tackling military spouse joblessness
9/14/2017
Want to Win a Free Gift Card for being a Social Media Guru?
9/1/2017
Win a Free Gift Card for Posting to USBA
9/1/2017
Insurance information for transitioning military members
8/15/2017
Where to get help getting veterans benefits
8/2/2017
Military Caregivers: A different kind of hero
7/17/2017
Moving season is here for the military
7/1/2017
Advanced technology helps identify military remains
6/15/2017
Plans for new veterans memorial making progress
6/1/2017
DoD retirement calculator now available
5/15/2017
Veterans Choice Improvement Act signed into law
5/3/2017
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2017 is May 12th
4/16/2017
Changes coming to the U.S. military commissary near you
4/3/2017
April salutes our country’s military kids
3/16/2017
Free resources for at-risk military veterans
3/1/2017
$2,000 scholarship available to USBA families–Apply by March 31st
2/16/2017
Portable USBA Insurance for U.S. Military and Federal Employees
2/7/2017
How the New U.S. Military Retirement System Affects You
2/3/2017
Do you know when your SGLI ends?
1/17/2017
Get help finding your next job—in and out of the military
1/4/2017
Free tickets for military members, veterans and their families
12/29/2016
Free resources for military-to-civilian job seekers
12/18/2016
Veterans, did you know sitting is the new smoking?
12/6/2016
Remembering Veterans One Wreath at a Time
11/16/2016
Holiday gifts for deployed military members
11/8/2016
How Tootsie Rolls saved military lives during the Korean War
10/17/2016
USO supports transitioning service members and their families
10/7/2016
Medical and travel emergency assistance for USBA members
10/1/2016
If you’re considering VGLI, read this first.
9/29/2016
Need help selecting life insurance?
9/15/2016
What military service members and Danica Patrick have in common
9/1/2016
Military veterans get help with PTSD from rescued wolves
8/15/2016
Benefits you may not know about for Veterans
8/1/2016
Iraq and Afghan Vets: This may apply to you
7/1/2016
DoD SkillBridge: Opening the doors to civilian jobs for transitioning military
6/15/2016
Military families visit national parks for free
6/1/2016
Honoring America’s Heroes-Memorial Day 2016 Recap
5/25/2016
Honoring the memory of our military veterans
5/9/2016
What’s the difference between term and whole life insurance?
4/15/2016
Beware of phishing scams targeting veterans
4/1/2016
A salute to all our military kids
3/15/2016
Calling all artists–enter the 2016 Veterans Day Poster contest
3/1/2016
New Deadlines! Tax time is just around the corner
2/15/2016
Protect your right to transfer your GI Bill with current benefits
2/1/2016
Military bases no longer accept driver’s licenses from 5 states
1/21/2016
Free assistance for job-seeking military transitioners
1/2/2016
Use military discounts to save on lift tickets, lodging and more
12/15/2015
Keep your life insurance beneficiary current
12/1/2015
Meaningful gifts for those serving in the military
11/16/2015
How to expand your civilian job opportunities with a master’s degree
11/2/2015
Veterans Day is November 11th
10/15/2015
Transitioning? Don’t forget life insurance
10/2/2015
Resources to help veterans address transition-related issues
9/15/2015
Transitioning Military Members: Get $5,000 no-cost AD&D insurance
9/1/2015
Transitioning veterans fly free to job interviews
8/17/2015
Review your life insurance using this 6-point checklist
8/1/2015
Why military personnel need to understand their credit scores
7/15/2015
You’ve earned your VA benefits—now use them
7/1/2015
Important DD 214 information for military veterans
6/15/2015
Military families get FREE annual pass to national parks
6/1/2015
Military Smokers: Get help quitting
5/16/2015
FREE white paper helps military transitioners in job search
5/1/2015
May is the 16th annual Military Appreciation Month
4/15/2015
Why now is the time to buy a home with a VA Loan
4/1/2015
Military Children Serve, Too!
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
2/2/2015
What do life insurance and February 14th have in common?
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”
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

 

2/16/2018
USBA Military Families: $2,000 scholarship applications available

Most recent USBA Dietrich scholarship recipientDid you know average in-state tuition at a public university in 2016-17 was $9,650? Total tuition, fees, room and board were $20,090.* With college costs at an all-time high, USBA members with college-bound high school seniors should check out the William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship. Your student may be eligible to apply for this $2,000 award from USBA. Deadline for applying is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

USBA, a non-profit association that provides life insurance for military members and federal employees, awards this $2,000 non-renewable grant each year. The money helps deserving students pay for tuition, room and board at the recipient’s college or university of choice. The 2017 William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship recipient was Raylani Reis of Miranda, California, daughter of Aletta Sauer, a retired lieutenant in the United State Navy and member of USBA since 1991.

For 28 years, the Dietrich Memorial Scholarship has honored former USBA Executive Director and President, the late Maj. Gen. William A. Dietrich, USAF (Ret.). The scholarship is awarded annually to at least one graduating high school senior who is a child or grandchild of a USBA member on active duty, retired or separated from any branch of the military service or working as a Federal employee.

Download an application here.

With a college-bound student in the family, now’s also a good time to review your veterans life insurance to make sure it still covers everything you originally intended, including college. Use this estimator to help.

USBA offers affordable group life insurance for military families, as well as those of federal employees.

*Current cost of college tuition.



2/2/2018
Life insurance: A unique Valentine’s Gift

USBA&qts gift of life insurance for Valentine&qts DayWhile roses and chocolates are traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, they only last a week or two. If you want to give something that’s both meaningful and long lasting, consider the gift of life insurance. Some call it love insurance.

Giving your loved ones the kind of financial peace of mind that can come with adequate life insurance says “I love you” today and into the future. After you’re gone, it can provide financial support that could mean the difference between your loved ones having to make dramatic changes in their lifestyle and realizing their dreams for the future. Here’s one family’s first-hand experience.

Even if you have SGLI, is it enough life insurance for military life and beyond? Would it cover living expenses, medical bills, credit cards, child care, car payments, even college costs? Portable group life insurance is yours to keep no matter how many times you change jobs. Keep in mind, SGLI runs out 120 days after you transition out of the military. Use this calculator to figure out how much insurance you need to cover your family’s expenses.

Roses or candy are still great gifts on February 14th, but add in a review of your life insurance and financial obligations annually. If you’d like help or have questions, contact a friendly USBA Product Specialist for a free needs assessment and no-obligation quote at 877-297-9235. Or you can contact us here.


1/16/2018
USBA: Life insurance for military veterans and federal employees

USBA&qts over 50 years of service logoThe Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization with the mission of serving military families. We provide our members with quality veterans group life insurance products, affordable rates and coverage you can keep after SGLI runs out.

In addition to serving veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, we also provide veterans insurance benefits for National Guard and Reserve members, as well as federal employees.

USBA was founded in 1959 to meet the needs of active duty military who were having difficulty finding adequate life insurance. They needed insurance protection that covered combat-related deaths. USBA was one of the first veterans life insurance providers to do away with the exclusionary “war clause” in all its group insurance underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company. (Note: A war clause excludes payment of claims due to acts of war such as invasion, insurrection, revolution, military coup, even terrorism.)

USBA employees include veterans and retired military members from many of the armed services, as well as non-military insurance professionals. Together, we’ve safeguarded military families through 12 presidents, 3 wars, and repeated ups and downs in the U.S. economy.

If you’re transitioning or retiring from the military in 2018, now’s a good time to learn about USBA’s group life insurance for military families. Your SGLI will run out 120 days after you leave military service.


1/2/2018
Help for military transitioners in 2018

Veteran-to-Civilian Job Seeking ServicesAs you know, USBA offers affordable group life insurance to active, transitioning and retired military personnel. We also provide members with information about valuable resources that can help you as you exit military service. Here’s one transition resource that may surprise you–the USO.

USO Pathfinder is a free employment readiness program connecting veterans and their families with a network of beneficial resources. In October 2017, Boeing announced a $5 million donation to expand USO Pathfinder’s reach.

PERSONALIZED ASSISTANCE. USO Pathfinder SCOUTS work one-on-one with transitioning military personnel and spouses to develop individualized action plans for reaching personal and professional goals. If transitioning is in your future, start the New Year by connecting with a USO Pathfinder SCOUT here.

RESUME HELP. Partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, the USO offers an app-based Resume Engine. Use it to translate your highly valuable military experience into a powerful civilian resume, then connect with a network of companies hiring service members.

MENTORING. Job-seeking transitioners and their spouses can get mentoring assistance through the USO and Veterati. Sign up for a free 1-hour phone call with a successful professional who can help you make critical connections as you re-enter civilian life.

As with USO support, USBA’s group life insurance doesn’t end when you leave the military. Thousands of transitioning soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen turn to USBA to replace their SGLI life insurance for military. Remember, your SGLI ends 120 days after leaving military service. The USBA mission is to protect your loved ones for life.

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