First Command Insurance is a division of First Command Financial Services. First Command serves military families in order to improve their financial well-being. They recently, have begun to serve families of federal employees as well. While First Command includes selling several insurance products as part of their services, they do not; however, sell, not have they ever sold, health insurance.
First Command Company History
First Command Financial Services was founded in 1958 by Caroll Payne. Payne was a retired military officer who realized that military families were in need of financial assistance. The company he started was called United Services Investment Association. This was later changed to United Services Planning Association. The name of the company did not become First Command until 2001.
In the mid 1960s, Payne realized that insurance to protect one’s family and financial assets was an important part of financial planning. It was at that time that the company first began selling Life Insurance. Other insurance products were not added until several decades later.
First Command Company Information
First Command maintains that they believe in a disciplined and long-term approach to saving and investing. Part of this approach must include insurance to protect your financial assets. First Command is currently led by CEO, J. Scott Spiker and serves more than 284,000 military families. The company is located in Fort Worth, Texas, but is licensed in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
First Command Contact Information
First Command can be contacted via several methods if you have questions about any of their services, need to speak to a financial advisor, or need to file an insurance claim.
First Command Street Address:
1 Firstcomm Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76109-4999
First Command Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2387
Fort Worth, TX 76113-2387
Phone Number: (817) 731-8621
Toll Free: (800) 443-2104
Fax: (817) 738-1023
First Command Products
First Command offers financial advisory services and financial plans, as well as, banking services. The company also has a division that sells several insurance products, although health insurance is not one of them. An advisor can meet with you to help you develop an effective insurance plan to protect your assets and the financial security of you and your family. Insurance products that are available to you through First Command include:
- Life Insurance – First Command’s first and foremost insurance product for protecting your family’s financial well-being should the unthinkable happen
- Property and Casualty Insurance – Just introduced in 2006 along with disability and long-term care insurance, this type of policy includes homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance, personal property coverage, and liability
- Disability Insurance – Pays for your losses should you ever become permanently disabled and unable to work
- Long-Term Care Insurance – Pays for you to have assistance with daily living tasks for an extended period of time should the need ever arise due to injury or illness
First Command Careers
The First Command website has links to search for careers in both the financial advisor arena and corporate office jobs. Financial advisors are located around the country and can work flexible hours. Corporate office workers must live in or plan to relocate to the Fort Worth area. All employees receive comprehensive training. Employees also receive a wealth of benefits including:
- Medical and dental insurance
- Vision coverage
- Life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Paid holidays and paid time off
- Flexible working hours
- Onsite banking for those at corporate office
- Tuition reimbursement
- A business casual environment
First Command also has an internship program for interested college students. While a majority of their financial advisors are retired military officers they are an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in more information or wish to apply for a job with First Command, you can send an email to [email protected].
First Command Charitable Giving
A few years ago, First Command employees wanted to do something to give back to soldiers serving oversees and helps them to have a little touch of home. They developed the First Command Package Brigade. Through this charity, volunteers collect donations and prepare care packages to send to troops stationed overseas. This charity was a feature story on the program Good Morning America in 2008.
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