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9/18/2017
ATTENTION USBA MEMBERS IN TEXAS


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?


Archived News

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

 

9/18/2017
ATTENTION USBA MEMBERS IN TEXAS

We send our deepest sympathy for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and prayers for your recovery from this disaster. We also salute the First Responders, National Guard and all those who have worked both tirelessly and bravely to provide assistance in rescue efforts.  If you are a USBA member and a resident living in an area impacted by this storm, please visit the Member Service Center for a special message.


9/18/2017
Tips for tackling military spouse joblessness

Military spouses often struggle to find jobs and build careers. Frequent moves, solo parenting and the unknowns of military life make it challenging to find and hold a meaningful job. Here are some options you may not have considered:

Channel your creative juices into an Etsy career or other online business

Selling on Etsy for military spousesIf you’re an artist or craft hobbyist, it may be easier than you think to turn your creativity into cash. Thanks to Etsy, the popular online marketplace for one-of-a-kind hand- and homemade items, military spouses stationed worldwide are connecting with customers to make money without leaving home. Etsy sellers currently have access to over 28.6 million buyers around the world with low overhead and comprehensive online support.

Having an Etsy business is ideal for military spouses because (1) it’s portable, (2) you don’t have to reestablish your customer base every time you move, (3) it can provide your family with a second income and (4) you have complete flexibility. Learn more about starting an Etsy shop here. Among other online business you might explore are eBay, and Amazon, to name a few. (USBA has no ownership or other interest or affiliation with or Etsy, eBay, Amazon or any other business.)

Volunteer your way to your next job

If your family is facing another move or transitioning out of the military, consider volunteering as a way to check out a new career in a new location. It’s a way to gain experience and establish career contacts while supporting a cause that interests you.

As a military spouse, volunteering helps you connect with new people in your new community as you check out potential opportunities. For example, if you’re interested in health care, you could volunteer at a hospital, clinic or nursing home. Volunteering also gives you access to information about employment trends and job openings. Even if you don’t end up with a paying job, you’ll have the chance to learn new job skills, add to your resume and network with interesting people.


9/14/2017
Want to Win a Free Gift Card for being a Social Media Guru?

USBA Life Insurance Awareness Month Contest #2Want another chance to win? Two of our contests are finished, but you have another shot. We’re giving you two more chances to win a free $25 gift card!

It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month and we want to know more about the people that you LOVE. You know, the ones you want to provide for. Here at USBA, that’s what we do every day. We help secure the financial future of those you love. So help us out once again to spread awareness about the importance of protecting them. Be sure to like and follow our social media pages to participate. Now let’s hear your best rhymes and creative lingo!

Facebook Contest
In order to participate in this Facebook contest you must follow the steps below. We’re all ears, so let’s hear your skills!

  1. Post a Facebook video (live or recorded) OR write out a rap/poem in a post.
  2. Your rap or poem must include these four words: life, love, insurance, military.
  3. Finally, your rap or poem must rhyme throughout. We want to hear your best lyrics in hopes of sending it to Dr. Dre (Joking! But that would be cool, right?)
  4. Tag @USBA in your post.

Twitter Contest
To participate in our Twitter contest you must follow the steps below. Get those creative juices flowing!

  1. Create a caption for one of the three photos posted on September 15, 2017. It can be as humorous as you want!
  2. Post it with the hashtag #LifeCaptions.
  3. Tag USBA_Insurance in the post with your clever caption and the photo you chose.

Winner Selection: The winner will be randomly selected from all the submissions from September 15-28. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 29. Once announced, you will have 48 hours to respond to our direct message, in order to receive your gift card or another winner will be selected. Good luck!


NO POLICY QUOTE OR APPLICATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

CONTEST PERIOD: Entries begin Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8am (CST) and ends at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to residents currently residing in the United States (including DC), Puerto Rico, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of their entry. USBA staff members or family of any USBA staff members may enter, but are not eligible to win.

PHOTO GUIDELINES: Photos are not required to express military affinity, but it is highly encouraged. Photo submissions are eligible for the contest at the sole discretion of USBA. Photos deemed inappropriate by USBA will be automatically disqualified.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: USBA is entitled to interpret these rules as needed, and the decision of USBA is final.

GENERAL LIABILITY: Participants agree that USBA shall not be responsible or liable for, and you hereby release the USBA from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death, to persons, property (s) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize. USBA shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (a) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (b) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the USBA, or (c) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of including postal service delays. Failure of USBA to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. USBA reserves the right to modify these Rules for clarification and/or administration purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. USBA assumes no responsibility for computer problems that make it difficult or impossible for you to enter the Contest, or to respond to notifications. USBA reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, suspend, modify or amend this Contest, in its entirety or in part, for any reason, including should virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. USBA reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest. If any part of these Rules is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and these Rules shall continue in effect.

DISPUTES: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or USBA in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas in the United States, without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions, or international treaties or conventions. Participants specifically agree to the venue and jurisdiction being exclusively in the federal and state courts situated in Johnson County in the State of Kansas, United States.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2017 by USBA. All rights reserved.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Contest is USBA, Inc., 7301 West 129th St, Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66213 with a website at www.usba.com. USBA is registered trademark of USBA.

 


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