USAA Military Discount
USAA Military Discount
USAA or the United Services Automobile Association is a San Antonio-based financial services group offering banking, investing, and insurance to people and families who have served or are serving in the US military. They offer military discounts on different products including pet insurance.
What is the Military Discount?
USAA caters to the military and you can receive auto insurance discounts if you are banking with them. You can also receive up to 25% off on pet insurance.
USAA is open to active duty, retired, and separated veterans with an honorable discharge. Their eligible family members also qualify. Eligible family members are spouses, widows, widowers, and un-remarried former spouses of USAA members who joined USAA prior to or during the marriage. Individuals whose parents joined USAA are also allowed to join.
How Do You Get the Discount?
They will need to verify your eligibility and military status.
Can This Discount Be Used Online?
USAA was founded in 1922 in San Antonio by a group of 25 US Army officers as a mechanism for mutual self-insurance when they were unable to secure auto insurance because of the perception that they, military officers, were a high-risk group.
Originally they were called the United States Army Automobile Association and the name was changed in 1924. Most of USAA’s business is conducted over the internet and telephone with employees, not agents. Until the 1960s, the bulk of business happened over mail. A toll-free number was launched in 1978, and an internet site in 1999.
They started offering homeowners and life insurance in the 1960s, brokerage and investment management services in the 1970s, and banking services in the 1980s. They did offer restricted membership to civilians between September 2009-August 2013. During that time, non-military members were not able to have auto and property insurance policies due to eligibility restrictions. USAA caters to the military and you can receive auto insurance discounts if you are banking with them.
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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.