NEA Member Benefits knows how much NEA members love to travel, and we are seeing members start to venture out. We want to assure you that NEA Member Benefits and our partners are here to help you plan trips while making health and safety the top consideration. Please see the information below about the precautions our partners are taking and ways to save now.

Car Rentals
Both Enterprise and Hertz have implemented more rigorous cleaning and disinfecting processes for its cars, shuttles and service locations. In addition, agents are wearing mask and gloves, and they are wiping down all counters and surfaces after they finish interacting with travelers. They are also enforcing social distancing between agents and members, as well customers between other customers. Both companies have relaxed their cancelation policies in case the member is unable to travel to his or her destination.

See how you can save at both companies below:

Enterprise: Receive special discounts off of base rates. Go to:  

Hertz: Save up to 25% on car rental base rates plus enjoy bonus savings on qualifying rentals. Visit:


Trafalgar is hoping to resume worldwide trips on September 1. The company has implemented additional steps and procedures to heighten hygiene protocols, comply with physical distancing requirements by cognizant government authorities and give members peace of mind when traveling in the current environment. If a member books a guided tour and needs to cancel, or if Trafalgar cancels, the member may take one of the following actions:

1. Rebook the same trip for a later date at no penalty

2. Rebook a different trip for a later date at no penalty

3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC) to use by December 31, 2022

Members can also transfer their reservation or FTC to other members, friends or family. Right now, members can receive 10% off when booking a guided tour! Visit:


With some of the COVID-19 related restrictions being relaxed in the United States and around the world, the travel industry is predicting increases in short-term travel experiences close to home, like hotel “stay-cations” and road trips to visit family and friends. In fact, Educator Access is seeing some of this behavior within its own programs as more IEA members appear to be booking weekend getaways low-key adventuring this summer.

With that in mind, IEA Member Benefits thought now would be a good time to refresh members’ memories on how the hotel booking platform works. Here is a brief 90-second video that we encourage you to view.

As you explore the travel booking site, you may notice Access has used the recent pandemic downtime to increase its inventory feeds, improve surfacing best locations and offers, and added other minor enhancements to improve the overall user experience.

To use the Access discounts, go to the IEA Member Benefits website, scroll down to see the IEA membership card, click, and follow the prompts. 


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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Fall is here and you’ve finally begun to settle into a routine at work and home, but you’re also noticing some kids are starting to act up and maybe you’ve even noticed you’re struggling to maintain momentum. Between lesson-planning, grading and parent teacher conferences, you may be feeling a bit maxed out- but the Holidays will be here before you even notice. Whether you’re looking for ways to start prepping for holiday travel and shopping, or you need tips on retirement planning before Open Enrollment ends, has tips and advice that will help you make it to Winter Break.

  • Protecting yourself and your family is so important we have a new section of our site dedicated to helping you figure out how. Learn how to protect the Moments that Matter, myths about life insurance, and more resources to make sure everyone is taken care of.
  • If you’re planning to save time and money by doing holiday shopping online, make sure to find out more about how to do so safely. During National Cybersecurity Month we’re going to have the information you need to know to make sure you are safe and secure online. Find all this and more at
  • Already thinking about Winter Break? We have the breakdown about what’s new at America’s Theme Parks, as well as incredible deals on cruises for National Plan A Cruise Month. We also have tips and tricks on how to plan hassle-free holiday travel planning. Go to
  • Winter is coming- make sure your car is ready by checking out our Car Care Checklist. We also have information on the NEA Auto Buying Program, just in time for the end of the model year so that you can get the best possible deal out there.
  • Open Enrollment Season is about to end- have you made sure you’re saving everything you need so that you’re able to enjoy your retirement when that time comes? Run the numbers on our Retirement calculators and read more about how to boost your savings by investing outside of your pension.
  • Don’t forget about the Life Insurance Awareness Month Sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $500! Contest ends October 15!

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
Idaho Education Association

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