Here’s How MOAA Can Help With Your Estate Planning

Here’s How MOAA Can Help With Your Estate Planning
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By MOAA Staff


There’s no bad time to begin the estate planning process. Whether you’re a newly minted officer (or new parent) thinking about the far-off future, a career servicemember pondering retirement finances, or a doting grandparent looking to preserve a legacy of giving, there are steps you can take to give you and your family peace of mind.


No matter which step you’re considering, MOAA can help. Here’s a short list of links to MOAA resources and services designed to help with your estate planning needs.


Upcoming MOAA Webinar: Effective Estate Planning

Join Lila Quintiliani, MOAA’s program director of financial and benefits education/counseling, along with special guest (and MOAA member) Daniel Kopp, MA, MS, CFP®, on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on effective estate planning. Our experts will cover the basics of beginning or updating your plan, how to factor estate laws into your preparations, and when to reassess your plans as your life changes. Sign up today!

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Save With Everplans

Once you’ve assembled your estate plan, it’s no longer enough to wrap it in a binder or lock it in a filing cabinet. Everplans offers a digital vault to store your important documents and data – one that can be accessed by those who need the materials in the coming years even if they’re half a world away.


All MOAA members can save on Everplans products, with Life members saving the most. Visit to access your savings, learn more about the product, and watch a webinar on how it works.


Special Year-End Offer From Everplans!

Life Members of MOAA can receive even bigger savings on their Everplans benefit if they register with Everplans before Dec. 31. Click the links below for more details ( login required). Not a member? Click here to join today

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Recorded Webinars

These webinars, among MOAA’s most popular digital offerings, serve as great starting points for your estate planning process:


Everyone can access these recordings by registering at the above links; Premium and Life members can access them, along with dozens of other recorded webinars, at MOAA’s Webinar Schedule and Archive page.


MOAA Publication: Estate Planning

This 20-page PDF, exclusive to Premium and Life members, offers a snapshot of the estate planning process, including important definitions, answers to common questions about key topics (living trusts, community property, and many more), and a look at charitable giving options.


Download the publication at this link ( login required). Check out other MOAA-produced publications at


Even More Resources

From the reasons to start your plan today to an in-depth look at charitable giving as an estate planning tool, MOAA’s financial and benefits experts frequently add materials to that may inform your financial goals. Visit for links to the latest material.


Add a Planned Gift to Your Estate Plans

When drafting your estate plans, consider leaving a planned gift, frequently referred to as a bequest, to The MOAA Foundation. A planned gift will help ensure generations of currently serving servicemembers, veterans, military families, surviving spouses, and caregivers from all ranks and branches have the support and resources they need to live a life reflective of their selfless service. 


A gift through your will, or a bequest, can be made in any amount and allows you continued access to your assets during your lifetime. It gives you the flexibility to care for your family and loved ones first and is easy to change at any time. A bequest could actually decrease your estate taxes! Some of the most common types of bequests include:

  • A fixed-dollar amount
  • A specific property or item
  • A percentage of your estate
  • The residual portion of your estate


Please contact MOAA at (800) 234-6622 or email to learn more about leaving a gift in your will.


MOAA’s Financial Calculators

Whether you’re planning for retirement, buying a home, managing your investments, or more, these tools can help you make informed decisions.

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