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15 simple acts of kindness that can make someone’s day

Posted January, 2013 by: Anita Neal

UCT celebrated the 125th anniversary of our founding on Jan. 16. To mark the occasion, and UCT’s commitment to doing good for others, employees performed random acts of kindness for the day. Some extended a hand to strangers in need. Others let their fellow employees know how much their work was appreciated. Still others gave extra big tips to their servers at… Continue Reading…

The UCT Advantage

Posted January, 2013 by: UCT

Our Vice President of Sales, John Marshall, likes to talk about “the UCT Advantage” when he meets with our agents.  Our members are eligible to buy a variety of insurance products, and they are comparable to products provided by commercial insurers. Why buy a product from UCT rather than a large commercial insurer?  UCT products come with “the UCT Advantage”.    What… Continue Reading…

Get Out the Vote – Help UCT Award $10,000!

Posted January, 2013 by: UCT

UCT Gives Back is awarding $10,000 to one deserving school…and YOU decide which one! That’s right – 9 very deserving finalists have been selected from schools that submitted videos showing how the $10,000 prize would help their program for students with intellectual disabilities, or for students training to become teachers of students with intellectual disabilities. These 9 schools need YOUR support to earn… Continue Reading…

How volunteering can help with stress

Posted January, 2013 by: Anita Neal

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer, one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, wrote these words as an expression of his determination to give back to a world he felt… Continue Reading…

125th anniversary of our founding—January 16, 2013

Posted January, 2013 by: UCT

On January 16, UCT will celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding.  We have been helping our members and their local communities for a long time, and we look forward to continuing those efforts for a long time to come.   UCT’s business model has a dual nature.  We help our members secure their financial future by providing financial services products to them.  Also, our members… Continue Reading…

Top 5 Things to do in 2013

Posted December, 2012 by: UCT

OK – so everyone and their brother posts a “Top 10 list of places to see” or “Top 10 vacation destinations” at this time of year, but we wanted to offer something else…a top 5 list of things to do in 2013 (so original, right?).  Peruse the list and see what you can add to your “to-dos” in 2013!   Visit a… Continue Reading…

It’s the end of the world as we know it (and we feel fine)

Posted December, 2012 by: Anita Neal

By now you’ve surely heard the end of the world is near. Tomorrow, actually, if you believe the doomsday preppers and Mayan calendar followers. UCT employees are pretty confident we’ll be around to ring in 2013, but we figured we’d work on our bucket lists just for fun – and just in case!  Silly and serious, here’s what tops the lists of some employees: Lindsay M.… Continue Reading…

A New Approach to Fraternalism

Posted December, 2012 by: UCT

As you can see on our website, UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization. It is an unusual business model, but one that has been around since the late 1800’s.  The basis of our non-profit status can be found in section 501 (c) (8) of the Internal Revenue Code, a section outlining what constitutes a “Fraternal Beneficiary Society”.   All 501 (c) (8) organizations have a… Continue Reading…

Simple service ideas for the holidays

Posted December, 2012 by: Anita Neal

The busy holiday season is fast upon us! For many of us this means time filled with shopping, holiday events and family traditions. But, for others who are less fortunate basic needs like food, clothing and shelter take priority over gift giving and leisure time with family and friends. ‘Tis the season to think about giving the best gift of all –… Continue Reading…

There’s Still Time to Win $10,000!

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

UCT Gives Back closes the door on submissions TOMORROW, November 30th – so get your video entry in before 12:01am on December 1st!  The odds of winning are HIGH so don’t shy away – enter your video TODAY! IT’S SIMPLE TO ENTER! Create a short video up to two minutes long The video doesn’t need to be professionally filmed – use a… Continue Reading…

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