USAA Expands Membership Base

USAA is a great supporter of Navy Wife Radio and was our Patriot Sponsor of our Spouse event last Oct.  They recently have expanded their membership base to include veterans who have been discharged since 1/1/96.

Here are the details from The Navy Times

By Karen Jowers – Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Aug 13, 2008 6:59:50 EDT

Another 3 million people — including veterans who were discharged since Jan. 1, 1996 — are eligible to become members of USAA, according to company officials.

The newly eligible are:

* Military retirees, regardless of when they retired. That includes enlisted personnel who retired before USAA began accepting enlisted personnel in 1996.

* Military personnel who were honorably discharged on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

* Spouses and children of those in the above groups, once they become members.

Company officials cited steady growth in financial strength and operational capacity as factors in its membership expansion efforts. USAA provides financial planning, insurance, investments, and banking products to military members and their families.

“USAA is stronger today than at any time in our 86-year history, which enables us to offer the benefis of USAA membership to more people than ever before,” said Joe Robles, USAA’s president and chief executive officer, in an announcement of the expansion.

USAA members include 6.4 million current and former military members and their families.

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