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Featured on the NEA Member Benefits Web Site – Beginning January 1, 2020

The New Year is here and that means it’s time for Resolutions—taking time to reflect on where you are and where you want to be in the future. Even though you just got back from Winter Break and are already stressed about lesson planning, grading, writing college recommendation letters and dealing with the way Snow Days are messing up your schedule, you are just about half way through the year and need to start thinking about Spring Break and your plans for the summer. No matter what you’re trying to figure out, NEAMB.com has you covered.

  • The Holidays mean shopping—shopping for gifts, for meals when entertaining, and for travel. The problem is, now you have to pay the bills. Are you trying to figure out whether you should pay off your debt or invest in your savings? Or maybe you aren’t sure of the best way to consolidate your debt. We have resources, calculators and everything you need to know at www.neamb.com/finance.
  • Did you make a New Year’s resolution to travel more? Not only do we have deals on cruises and other beach vacations, but our website has a quiz to help you find your dream trip for 2020. After you take the quiz, you can enter to win our Dream Vacation Sweepstakes! Learn more at www.neamb.com/travel.
  • Did you graduate last spring and now you’re worried about your student loan payments kicking in? We can help you learn how to lower your monthly payments and even how to qualify for student loan forgiveness—just go to www.neamb.com/studentloans
  • Protecting yourself and your family is so important that we have a new section of our website dedicated to helping you figure out how. Learn more through articles such as Moments that Matter and Five Money Mistakes to Avoid. Don’t forget to make sure your life insurance beneficiary information is up-to-date at www.neamb.com/protect.
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NEA Members Who “Keep on Course” Can Win a Vehicle

NEA members who make a pledge to “Keep on Course” can enter to win a new Jeep® Compass* from California Casualty.

Educators lead extremely busy lives, but the worst time to multi-task or let the mind wander is when they are behind the wheel. From smartphones to navigation devices, new technology is a dangerous temptation for drivers to take their eyes off the road. Tending to passengers, eating or drinking or checking one’s appearance are also risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warns that 3,100 people each year lose their life in a motor vehicle crash involving distracted driving.

NEA MB and the NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program provider, California Casualty, are working hard to end dangerous habits behind the wheel. California Casualty is rewarding NEA members who make a promise to drive safely with the chance to win a new Jeep® Compass. All it takes is a visit to www.WinAJeepCompass.com/NEA before October 4, 2020.

“Your safety is important to us,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “We appreciate everything you do and we know that your commitment extends beyond school to your home and family.”

Life is hectic enough without the after-effect of a car crash. K-12 educators that are NEA members can join the drive to “Keep on Course” and be entered to win at www.WinAJeepCompass.com/NEA. The campaign will run from January 1, 2020 through October 4, 2020. The winner will be announced in October or November.

Educators can take the safe driving effort into their classrooms with the free evidence-based materials from Impact Teen Drivers at www.impactteendrivers.org.

California Casualty has been serving the needs of educators since 1951 (since 1988 with the IEA) and is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the trust and endorsement of the NEA. As a result, NEA members qualify for exceptional rates, deductibles waived for vandalism or collisions to your vehicle parked at school, holiday or summer skip payment plans and free Identity Defense protection – exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Learn how to save by getting a quote at www.neamb.com/autohome, or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

*Jeep is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this contest.

New Years

IT’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TIME

We all make these promises to ourselves at the beginning of a new year.  And…invariably we, maybe as soon as two weeks later, have broken that “new year’s resolution” and gone back to our norm.  BUT – THIS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, if you keep it and “keep on” keeping it will save you money BECAUSE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE IEA/NEA.

IEA members have provided great examples of the savings they have experienced using the IEA’s Educator Access Discount Program:  $200 savings on a trip to Orlando; a $230 room in Hawaii for $95; $100 savings at the Anniversary Inn in Boise; two for one pizzas; $645 savings on a rafting trip!  Here’s an interesting fact: From June to November 2019, IEA members saved collectively $24,266 using this IEA Member Benefit!

You can enjoy similar savings: go to the IEA Member Benefits website, www.ieamemberbenefits.org scroll down and click on the picture of the IEA membership card to take you to the Access website.  Register with the last 7 digits of your membership card number (hint – you will find the same number on the mailing label on any mailing 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.  Begin to search and take advantage of the 350,000 discounts available nationwide.  (There is also a free mobile app available for your assistance.  Follow the instructions on the website to download. The app is GPS friendly and will alert you to local discounts wherever you are!) 

Other ways to save with Member Benefits discounts: (EXAMPLES)

  • NEA Click and Save:
    • Save on brand-name merchandise from more than 800 top retailers, online stores and local merchants.
    • Find exclusive savings on clothing, electronics, restaurants, jewelry, movie tickets and more.
    • Receive advance notice of upcoming sales and special events in your area.
  • TicketsatWork.com (inquire of IEA Member Benefits about using this benefit – 1-800-223-6583; 208-344-8336):
    • Save up to 50% on lift tickets at ski resorts nationwide.
    • Universal Studios Hollywood – save up to 25%.
    • Legoland California – save up to 45%.
    • Sporting events nationwide – save up to 50%.
    • Six Flags theme parks – save up to 45%
    • Vegas, NYC shows, etc. – save dozens of $$.
  • NEA Vacations:
    • Discounts on hotels, resorts, cruises, guided tour, air fare.

Check out all NEA Member Benefits discounts at www.neamb.com > What We Offer.

REPEAT AFTER ME:  I do solemnly swear, that I will use my NEA/IEA Member Benefits  discount programs forever, and save oodles of money, and ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!

From the IEA President

"IEA Member Benefits program provides education professionals with savings, discounts, products and services to enrich their professional and personal lives. This is an amazing program and an added benefit to being a member of the Idaho Education Association."

Layne McInelly
President
Idaho Education Association

Contact Info

208.344.8336 / 800.223.6583  
ieamemberbenefits.org
celton@idahoea.org

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