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LATEST NEA MEMBER BENEFIT – NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator powered by Savi

Access this free tool and start your journey to student loan freedom!

Are you exasperated managing your student loans?

This NEW Member Benefit can help! As an educator, you may be able to have all or part of your federal student loans forgiven!

·  FREE online student loan evaluation tool that will show programs for which you may qualify and how much you can save.

·  Access to student loan experts via telephone or chat.

·  Complete list of repayment options and loan forgiveness programs based on your personal information.

·  For the discounted price of $29.95, you can also have the tool fill out and help file your paperwork.

Check out the NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator powered by Savi

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA (FNBO) HOME MORTGAGE PROGRAM WITH NEA MEMBER BENEFITS

This NEA benefit offers a smart, easy way to finance your new home or refinance an existing mortgage.  The program is available to members and their spouses, parents and children. This mortgage program offers low, competitive rates and a range of options to help you find the solution that’s right for you and your family.

Competitive rates and savings on fees

The FNBO Mortgage Program‘s low competitive rates can help make your next home more affordable. Pay no application fee, no origination fee, and no processing fee – an estimated value of $660.

Choose from a range of loan options

There’s a range of loan options available to help you find the mortgage that’s right for you and your family. Choose from conventional loans, FHA loans. VA loans and USDA loans.

Expert guidance every step of the way

FNBO loan experts are available to assist you in navigating the home purchasing or refinancing process. Also, check out the Home Buying Process Quick Guide to help you get started.

First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) is committed to strengthening the communities they serve. As part of that commitment, they support initiatives related to adult basic education, vocational and employability training, financial and life-skills education as well as youth educational programs and support services. Since 2015, FNBO has invested more than $5 million in organizations dealing with education/awareness issues.

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GETTING READY TO FILE YOUR TAXES? HERE’S SOME HELP!

NEA Member Benefits (NEA MB) is pleased to introduce a new H&R Block Tax Preparation Discount for NEA members and their families, which provides significant savings on H&R Block’s tax preparation products and services. 

Features of this H&R Block Tax Preparation offer include:

  • Exclusive NEA member benefit: $25 off in-person tax preparation* at participating H&R Block U.S. offices
  • 40% off online tax preparation products
  • $10 off tax preparation downloadable software
  • FREE “Second Look” Review: Check your past three years’ returns for missed credits and deductions to make sure you didn’t leave any money on the table
  • Family members (e.g., spouse/domestic partner, dependents, and parents) are also eligible for the discounts

The H&R Block Tax Preparation Discount can be accessed on www.neamb.com under the “Everyday Savings” tab—just in time for members to file their 2018 income tax returns!

*$25 in-person discount valid for new clients only. A new client is an individual who did not prepare or file their prior year tax return in a H&R Block office.  Coupon must be presented prior to completion of initial tax office interview and may not be combined with any other offer, or special promotion or pricing program. Discount valid only for tax prep fees for an original 2018 personal income tax return. Expires 4/10/19.

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LOCK YOUR CREDIT CARD IF IT GOES MISSING

Locking — rather than cancelling — a card, will block purchases and other ways a thief could hurt you, while still allowing recurring payments and similar conveniences to carry on unaffected. Check out the following article.

By Miriam Cross

Canceling and replacing a lost debit or credit card can be a hassle. After the new card arrives in the mail, you need to update every retailer, streaming service or utility provider that relies on your card number for payments. Now, many banks and credit card issuers are adding the option of temporarily “locking” your card instead, in case you want to buy some time to search for your card.

The lock can be an on/off switch in the bank’s app or on its website, or it can be a more sophisticated feature that allows you to specify, say, the locations or the types of transactions that are approved for your card. A lock will typically prevent new purchases, ATM activity, cash advances and balance transfers, but it will allow automatic or recurring payments, returns, credits and dispute adjustments. For extra security, you can also turn a card “off” that you are leaving behind while on vacation. Most issuers allow indefinite locks, though American Express lifts a lock after seven days.

You should lock your card as soon as you notice it’s gone or find an unfamiliar charge, then investigate further before contacting your bank, says David Keenan, senior vice president in card products at Fiserv, a financial technology company that has a locking and alert app called CardValet (available at Fiserv partner banks). If you can’t find your card, notify your issuer. Most issuers will send you a new card free, but they may charge a fee for rush deliveries.

If you’re waiting for a new debit card to arrive and need to withdraw cash, a bank branch may provide you with a temporary debit card on the spot. Some issuers also help you update merchants with your new card number. American Express will allow most recurring payments to go through seamlessly. Bank of America may provide your new card number to merchants with whom you have recurring payments, and Wells Fargo’s Control Tower tool will show you a list of merchants with whom you’ve had recurring transactions within the past 12 months.

© 2019 The Kiplinger Washington Editors

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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
President
Idaho Education Association

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