About Us

The UNA is a modern fraternal society that offers a competitive range of high-quality insurance products that provide financial peace of mind.

Please browse our website to find a wealth of information about the kinds of products, benefits, and services that we offer. Also, do not hesitate to contact us at any time, through the link found on each page, if have you questions.

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Our Commitment to You

The UNA was formed in 1894 as a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, and organized as a fraternal insurance society united by the bond of our common Ukrainian heritage. For over a century, the Ukrainian National Association has been providing security, protection for and peace of mind for families, as well as social activities to its members. The UNA offers life insurance products for all ages, retirement and education savings programs, as well as many member benefits.

We constantly strive to offer better personalized customer service. You will develop a professional relationship with our insurance specialists, whom that you can get to know and trust. The UNA is organized around service to our members, who not only are our members, but often friends who live and work in the same communities as we do. The UNA gives you the choice to speak English or Ukrainian, and provides you with the telephone numbers and extensions that will lead you directly to a live representative.

Our professional sales agents on staff at the UNA headquarters in New Jersey, as well as our branch secretaries in the field, are committed to building a relationship of trust with each member. This personal connection with our members and our commitment to the community can make UNA a better choice for you.

Having entered our second century of service to our membership, the UNA continues to live by its motto, UNA and the Community – Partners for Life!

Roman B. Hirniak

Roman B. Hirniak

President/CEO

Michael P Koziupa

Michael P Koziupa

National Secretary/COO

Gerald Tysiak

Gerald Tysiak

Treasurer/CFO

Romana Hadzewycz

Romana Hadzewycz

Chair of the Board

George Kuritza

George Kuritza

Member of the Board

Andrij Cade

Andrij Cade

Member of the Board

Eugene Serba

Eugene Serba

Member of the Board

Bohdana Puzyk

Bohdana Puzyk

Member of the Board

Audit Committee:

  • Andrij Skyba
  • Roman Stelmach
  • Walter Syzonenko

Fraternal Advisory Board (FAB):

  • Olga Czerkas
  • Gloria Horbaty
  • Bohdana Puzyk
  • Oksana Stanko

 

Supreme Assembly, 1896

What is a fraternal?

A fraternal benefit society is operated solely for the benefit of its members and the profits are used to fund fraternal and community projects. It is organized around a lodge or branch system and has a representative form of government. Besides offering their members a variety of “fraternal benefits,” these unique organizations support numerous community endeavors, thereby providing individuals with the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to society.

Our Story

The UNA was founded in 1894, when the first wave of immigrants from Ukraine came to the United States to work in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. It began as a small fraternal union that was formed to primarily provide benefits for families when loved ones were claimed by mining accidents. Its other significant accomplishment was the education and enlightenment of immigrants, who required protection from exploitation, as well as assistance in adjusting to life in their new country.

Since 1894, the UNA has grown to become a large fraternal and civic organization, with a network of branches throughout the United States and Canada. It now offers a complete portfolio of high-quality, competitive products, ranging from term and permanent life plans to endowment polices and annuities.

The UNA: Images Through History

UNA Conventions – Historic Events

13th UNA Convention. Buffalo, N.Y., September 7-10, 1914.
18th UNA Convention. Detroit, May 15-20, 1933.
18th UNA Convention. Detroit, May 15-20, 1933.
19th UNA Convention. Hotel Washington, Washington D.C., May 10-15, 1937.
20th UNA Convention. Harrisburg, Pa., May 12-17, 1941.
22nd UNA Convention. Cleveland, May 1950.
25th UNA Convention. New York, 1962.
23rd UNA Convention. Washington D.C., May 31-June 5, 1954.
75th UNA Anniversary. New York, 1969 (Side A).
75th UNA Anniversary. New York, 1969 (Side B).

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