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Working Copy of Mid-Winter Agenda




Exciting Announcement about Your No-Cost LegionCare Coverage

If you enrolled in the Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT) LegionCare No-Cost AD&D Program prior to 1/1/2015, your coverage was set to expire on August 31, 2016. We know that many of you have not re-upped for the program. LegionCare is such an important benefit that we couldn't have you lose it through overlooking this.

The Legionnaire Insurance Trust took action to make sure this wouldn't happen. We negotiated with the insurance company and are pleased to announce that if you signed up for LegionCare coverage and remain a member of the Legion Family, you will no longer have to worry about any expiration.


Your coverage is now one and done.

If you have never signed up, you still need to do so. When you do, you'll never have to sign up again.


Here's a brief review of LegionCare.  All dues-paying Legion Family members have the opportunity to enroll in LegionCare, a complimentary NO COST accidental death benefit provided to you by the Legionnaire Insurance Trust. 

LegionCare provides you with:

  • $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business. *

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 24/7 protection that covers members at home, at work and while they are travelling away from home.

Plus, LegionCare is now available to all members of the Legion Family including the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members 18 years and older.You are guaranteed this NO COST benefit with no health questions, no hidden qualifications as long as you sign up one time. There is no reason for you or your members to pass up your opportunity for this important benefit.

If you haven't signed up for LegionCare at all yet, you can enroll now on  Don't miss out on this valuable benefit provided to you by the Legionnaire Insurance Trust.

To Enroll, visit

or call 1-800-235-6943.

* For purposes of the Legionnaire Insurance Trust, a member of the Legion Family, with current year's dues paid, could be eligible for the $5,000.00 Accidental Death benefit if he/she is traveling to, attending, or returning from an official function at which the he/she represents his/her Post, District, Department, Unit, Squadron or National Organization in an official capacity. Bonus benefit for Legion business travel not available in MN and NH.




IRS Form 990 - Needs to be filled out every year by Legion posts. Remember, our Fiscal year is from July to June each year. File IRS Form 990 within 5 months after July 1 every year. If your post fails to file this form for three consecutive years, it will lose it's tax-except status. Getting that status back is a long and tedious process. If you're having trouble getting the form filed on time, file an extension. Protect your post. 


The entire list of current publications available through The American Legion Publications webpage is now available to you at a snap! On the Forms and Files Page there is a MS Word document that contains the entire publication library by list, with hyperlinks embedded. So, all you have to do is pick the document you want, click on the hyperlink, and PRESTO... you are taken to The American Legion Publications webpage where the document you desire is available for download.

This is a great way to have flyers for Programs, Post and District Manuals, and so many other resources right at your fingertips!