Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The agency will hold monthly career fairs online.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from State Farm. State Farm is actively reaching out to military veterans through a new Agency Recruiting campaign focused on servicemen and women transitioning to civilian life. “Finding a job in this economy can be tough enough,” said Agency Recruiting Director J D Trueblood. “State Farm wants to ensure that when our veterans arrive home, we thank them fortheir service and provide them the career opportunities they deserve.” In 2012, military men and women of the United States Armed Forces will return after more than a decade of active war in the Middle East. State Farm has established a network of military ambassadors and recruiting specialists who will visit bases to help veterans, who …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Families are looking to protect their nest egg while weighing options.
Proposed changes to the military’s health insurance program, Tricare, are prompting middle-class military families to begin looking at new ways to cover their medical costs during retirement. According to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index, 31 percent of middle-class military families (those in pay grades E-6 and above with household incomes of $50,000 or more) are extremely or very nervous about proposed changes, which could mean increased out-of-pocket costs during retirement. In response, they expect to: The potential increase in savings for healthcare costs during retirement is a significant development as middle-class military families save considerably less for this need than the general population. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
New enrollees in TRICARE's coverage for retirees can expect a modest fee hike.
Starting Friday, military retiress enrolling in TRICARE Prime will pay an additional $2.50 per month for individual coverage or $5 per month for family coverage, according to a Department of Defense press release. The change does not affect currently enrolled retirees, and active-duty service members will continue to receive health care with no out-of-pocket expenses, the release stated. "We are committed to offering the best possible health care system for our entire military family," Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson told DoD Public Affairs. "This modest annual fee increase allows us to responsibly manage our costs in line with other secretary of defense initiatives announced earlier this year." The …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Although Irene missed Georgia, hurricane season runs through November. If a storm hits, the right insurance can save you a lot of headaches -- and a lot of money.
Although Irene missed Fort Stewart, hurricane season runs through November. If a storm does his, proper insurance can save homeowners thousands. But some homeowners who think their policies will provide enough coverage in the event of a severe storm may find they’re not covered for certain kinds of damage. Lisa Lobo, consumer insurance expert for The Hartford, gave consumers some insurance tips in a recent press release from American Reporters Abroad. Lobo suggested focusing on the following things: For more information, visit www.thehartford.com/heretohelp.