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BCBS Leading the Way in Health Insurance

Since its beginnings, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has shaped the healthcare industry through innovation and leadership. Today, BCBS continues to transform healthcare with the same spirit of innovation that has improved the lives of generations of Americans. Blue Cross: Origins Blue Cross began in 1929, as a partnership between a local hospital and its financially struggling patients. Baylor University hospital administrators were seeking a way to make healthcare more affordable for their patients, many of whom were Dallas public school teachers. The hospital administration started off with a plan for them to prepay 50 cents a [...]

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Photos of the Week: I.U.P.A. Distinguished Associate Award

At the I.U.P.A. 22nd Convention in Key West, Florida, President Cabral recognized Bridget Martin with the Distinguished Associate Award on behalf of the Bank of Labor. On this occasion, Bridget Martin stated, “It is an honor for me to accept the prestigious Police Associations’ Distinguished Associate Award on behalf of the Bank of Labor and our remarkable team. International Union of Police Associations and Bank of Labor have worked diligently to better the lives and opportunities of union members. We look forward to the years ahead to add value to union members.” President Cabral presented Ms. Martin with a resolution that [...]

By |September 19th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Photos of the Week: I.U.P.A. Distinguished Associate Award

Photos of the Week: Honoring 9/11 Heroes in Houston, Texas

Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 posted on Facebook about the 9/11 Ground Zero 360 Social Reception in Houston. The event was attended by the Houston Mayor Turner, Chief Finner of the Houston Police Department, and first responders who responded on 9/11 at Ground Zero. The post read, “Over the weekend, members with Constable Mark Herman’s Office attended a 9/11 Ground Zero 360 Social Reception at City Hall of Houston. At the event, attendees honored the memory of the victims of 9/11 and their surviving family members, and recognized the heroism of all first responders on 9/11.” Each week, the [...]

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room, Photo of the week|0 Comments

Union Plus Scholarships for Union Families

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Apply NOW for a scholarship just for UNION families! The I.U.P.A. is pleased and proud of Mr. Daniel Padron of Lake Worth, Florida, son of Fernando Padron who is a member of I.U.P.A. Local 6020. Daniel was a recipient of the Union Plus Scholarship in 2021 and 2022. The I.U.P.A. works continuously to ensure that our members and their families enjoy the best benefits possible and this [...]

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First Responder Leadership and ANEW Advisors

ANEW Advisors was a proud sponsor of the I.U.P.A. at I.U.P.A.’s 22nd Convention in Key West, Florida! A Note from ANEW Advisors on Their Commitment to Supporting First Responders We are well aware of the challenges faced by first responder decision makers. Our strategies are designed to build, protect, and support you so you can turn your union into a financial powerhouse. We are committed to curating the most important information to keep you informed - in plain English, translating how these trends can affect you without all the unnecessary financial jargon, and knowing the investment landscape [...]

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Photo of the Week: Resolution in Honor of President Cabral

I.U.P.A. Secretary-Treasurer Michael V. Crivello presented I.U.P.A. President Sam A. Cabral with a resolution at the I.U.P.A. 22nd Convention in Key West, Florida. The resolution honored him for his 38 years of devoted service to the I.U.P.A., 27 of which he has served as I.U.P.A. President. The resolution stated, “Sam has continually led this union from the front, expanding our role in Washington, D.C. and within the Congress, the White House, and the Department of Justice. Sam was a founding Board Member of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, commemorating the ultimate sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout the history [...]

By |September 7th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room, Photo of the week|Comments Off on Photo of the Week: Resolution in Honor of President Cabral

Research Update: Therapy Dogs in Law Enforcement

  The I.U.P.A. Research Department is asked by local leaders to conduct research for our members such as: Wage and benefits surveys to use for negotiations Research reports on equipment, resources, and matters of LEO safety SurveyMonkey surveys to collect information on topics of interest One recent request has already proven to be quite popular and multiple locals have already requested a copy and benefitted from research on the benefits of therapy dogs in law enforcement, costs to start and maintain a therapy dog program, and resources available to help start therapy dog programs. Below is an excerpt from the conclusions/recommendations section [...]

By |September 6th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Research Update: Therapy Dogs in Law Enforcement

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