Get into the holiday shopping spirit with great deals and more from the IEA Educator Access Program! To start saving, just go to the IEA Member Benefits website ( and click on the IEA membership card. if you have not already done so, register with the last 7 digits of your IEA member number (it’s on your IEA membership card [or the same number in on the mailing label from any publication you receive from NEA]), your personal e-mail address, and create a password.  (You only need to register once.  Each time thereafter you sign in with your e-mail and password.)  Once on the Access site check out all the savings categories in the left-hand banner.  SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!


NEA Click and SaveCheck out the most popular on-line discount program for NEA members and their families. This exclusive shopping service offers savings on brand name merchandise from hundreds of top retailers, online stores, and local merchants. Save on clothing, electronics, restaurants, jewelry, movie tickets and more!  Plus. WOW points can be earned with every “Click and Save” purchase that will allow you to save even more on future purchases (or even get something FREE!)


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Join the Race for a 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

California Casualty is looking to help public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools seeking funds for their program can apply at Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year.


Qualifying teams can receive $1,000 to $3,000.


The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.


Last year, athletes at 79 public middle schools and high schools in 33 states benefited from $83,000 awarded to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.


The 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants helped:

  • Crosby High School (Connecticut) purchase a tackling and blocking sled to increase football team player safety
  • Burley Jr/Sr. High School (Idaho)
  • Somersworth Middle School (New Hampshire) outfit the softball team with new uniforms
  • Red Bay High School (Alabama) provide uniforms and equipment for the baseball team
  • Santan Junior High School (Arizona) invest in soccer and track and field equipment for the school’s ADAPTS sports activities for autistic students
  • Firth Middle School (Idaho)
  • Gervais Middle School (Oregon) provide the track and field team with sweat suits and a canopy to protect athletes during cold weather meets
  • Coalinga High School (California) supply balls, jerseys and shoes for the girls basketball team

Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.


“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are another example of California Casualty’s commitment to educators and students,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “We are proud to help students and schools compete at a higher level.”


Public middle and high schools whose sports programs have been impacted by inadequate budgets should apply for the 2018/2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program at The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.


California Casualty has served educators since 1951 (a business partner with the IEA and IEA Member Benefits since 1988) and has provided the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since that time. The company has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, ; $500 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation,; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants,


Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. Learn more at or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

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NEA Member Benefits Announces the First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) Home Mortgage for NEA Members

NEA Member Benefits (NEA MB) is pleased to announce a new home mortgage loan program for NEA members: the First National Bank of Omaha Home Mortgage for NEA Members. This new program will replace the previous program through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, which ended August 31, 2018.

The FNBO Home Mortgage for NEA Members went live on November 1, 2018.


Features of the FNBO Home Mortgage for NEA Members include:

  • Exclusive member benefit: No loan application, origination, or processing fees (valued approximately at $660)
  • Competitive rates
  • FNBO Loan Experts to assist members through a dedicated, toll-free number
  • Family members (e.g., spouse/domestic partner, parents, children) are eligible to apply
  • Low down payment options available
  • Choice of refinance or new mortgage loan options and terms (e.g., conventional and jumbo loans with fixed rates and ARMs, and FHA, VA and USDA loans)
  • Robust online application platform and online support
  • Home Buying Process Quick Guide

FNBO will also be offering Home Equity Lines of Credit beginning at the end of January 2019.


NEA Member Benefits is very excited about bringing this new opportunity for purchasing or refinancing a home to NEA members and their families.  For more descriptive information about this program visit and click on the program at the bottom of the home page.

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NEA Member Benefits Announces the Launch of Its New Website—NEAMB.COM

NEA Member Benefits (NEA MB) is committed to Making Members’ Lives Better.  To that end, NEA MB is excited to announce that it launched a new website on November 1, 2018.  This new website shifts the website experience from descriptions of products and services to a member-centric, emotionally driven expression of the “value and benefits” for NEA members.  Over the last 18 months, NEA MB has worked very hard to re-imagine the website experience and create one that achieves members’ needs while making it more effective and enjoyable.


A few highlights of the new website strategy include:

  • Personalization: Personalized, dynamically structured experiences
  • Language & Tone: More conversational; less technical
  • Navigation Organization: Needs-based rather than product-based
  • Device Design: Fully responsive to the size of the device


Check out the new website at


From the IEA President

“The IEA is the voice for public education in Idaho, the leader in professional development opportunities, and the greatest source for support for the education profession. Having access to discounts from an array of vendors through Member Benefits is an added bonus for members!”

Kari Overall
Idaho Education Association

Contact Info

208.344.8336 / 800.223.6583

IEA Member Benefits Corporation
620 N 6th Street - Boise Idaho 83702

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