Members Advantage E-Newsletter
Stay up to date with the latest special offers from our IEA Member Benefits.
NEA Member Benefits is offering NEA members a chance to win $5,000 cash! It’s NEA MB’s way of rewarding you for your dedication and helping you further your own educational pursuits.
Now through August 31, 2019, enter each month at www.neamb.com.
If you’re the lucky $5,000 winner, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help family members with their college tuition!
To enter, visit www.neamb.com or call the NEA Member Service Center at 1-800-637-4636.
What do summertime Relaxing, Retirement planning and Rail trails have in common? Visit NEAMB.com to learn why summer is a good time to focus on these three “Rs”:
- Find ways to stay fit while on vacation with 5 simple exercises, plus learn how to plan now for future health expenses. www.neamb.com/family
- Paying for college doesn’t need to be a drain on your pocketbook—and neither do family vacations. Learn how to survive the summer paycheck gap, find money for college, and make the most of your vacation budget. www.neamb.com/finance
- Do you already get the Savvy Shoppers Guide? If not, sign up now to receive a summer cheat sheet with the best strategies to rack up savings on summertime fun. www.neamb.com/shoppersguide
- Is biking one of your pastimes? Explore America’s rail trails on two wheels. Or perhaps going to a seafood festival is more to your liking. Read up on the top 5 seafood festivals across the U.S. www.neamb.com/travel
- Trying to decide if a new car is in your future? Check out calculators that can help you decide if you should buy a set of new wheels or repair the vehicle you already have parked in your driveway. www.neamb.com/car
- Let us help you prepare to buy a new home. Read tips on finding your next home, plus recommendations on staging your current one, just like the pros do! www.neamb.com/yourhome
- Follow six simple ways to get your finances in order and your retirement planning back on track. Our Retirement Calculators, designed especially for educators, can help you get started. www.neamb.com/retirement
This summer rest your mind and your budget.
As an educator, you do so much throughout the school year. Here’s your chance to take a break from the routine and give your budget a break, too.
The NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program, provided by California Casualty, offers NEA members great rates on auto and home/renters insurance along with flexible payment options, including Summer Skip. (ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO INSURE WITH CALIFORNIA CASUALTY.)
This payment option is designed for educators and enables you to skip your auto and home insurance payments during the two summer months that matter most to you.
California Casualty wants to help you maximize your summer fun without worrying about auto or home insurance bills. It’s simple to set up: just contact a California Casualty insurance advisor at 1.800.800.9410, or visit www.calcas.com/payments.
Enjoy your summer break and know that California Casualty is there when you need them. Learn more about your NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program benefits, including EZ Pay options and Holiday/Summer Skip, at www.neamb.com/autohome.
The year was 1984. A determined entrepreneur named Larry Maxfield launched a company with a database of discounts. Thirty-five years (and millions of happy members, including IEA members) later, the mission is as clear as it’s ever been: Empower people to experience more by adding value to every purchase.
In pursuit of that mission, Educator Access has spent the last few years making significant developments to its core products and processes. For instance, the ambitious new travel and activities platform promises to drive continued success into the next decade and beyond.
IEA members who have taken advantage of this discount program have been saving considerable amounts of money. In January IEA members collectively saved $4,178. In February, $5,394. In March, $5,402. Savings are available throughout the United States.
With summer break upon us, to take advantage as well, go to
idahoea.accessdevelopment.com and follow the prompts to register and begin to participate in this valuable IEA benefit. On the site you can also download an app to enable you to have discounts available right at your fingertips wherever you are. If you need your member ID number to register, IEA Member Benefits can supply that information. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletes at Initial Point High School in Kuna and Wendell Middle School will benefit from the 2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. They are among 64 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $67,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.
The Idaho schools each received between $1,000 and $1,500.
Wendell Middle will buy much needed uniforms for the track and cross country teams, while Initial Point High is planning on purchasing upgraded equipment for the football, basketball, and volleyball teams. The awards were presented at the recent IEA Delegate Assembly in Couer d’ Alene. Accepting the award for Dave Fry (Kuna/Initial Point H.S. – $1000 [football, basketball, volleyball]) was Shelly Hopkins, Kuna President.
Wendell’s track coach Wendy Smith stated, “The cost of equipment has gone up so much that our athletes have not received new uniforms in over 10 years.” Peggy Hoy, Region 4 IEA Board of Directors accepted Wendy’s award.
The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who has observed that lessons learned on athletic fields – teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship – translate to the classroom and beyond.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $738,000 has been awarded to over 660 schools across the nation.
“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants benefit students and communities, and California Casualty is proud to support that effort,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President.
California Casualty has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the following grants:
Founded in 1914, California Casualty has partnered with the IEA since 1988 to provide members auto and home insurance tailored to their professional needs. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com/IEA or call 1.888.511.7623.
TICKETS at WORK PROVIDES IEA MEMBERS ACCESS to THOUSANDS of EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL and ENTERTAINMENT DISCOUNTS
In case you’re planning to use your tax return to do something fun now or in the summer, we want to remind you that you can stretch those dollars with access to thousands of travel and entertainment discounts through IEA Member Benefit’s partnership with TicketsatWork.
Whether you plan to book
a trip, get tickets for a concert, show, sporting event, or theme park, or stay
local and catch a movie, there’s something for everyone. Check out ticketsatwork.com for the latest
If you haven’t signed up yet, click ‘become a member’ and enter our company code: IDAHO
Here are some great examples: Legoland – save up to 40%; all 4 Disney World theme parks – $87/day; Universal Orlando Resort – buy 2 days, get 3 days free; save up to 40% on Broadway tickets; etc., etc., etc.
As an eligible NEA member,* you’ve got the protection of NEA Complimentary Life Insurance, issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America — but you should name a beneficiary to make sure your loved ones are covered.
Go to neamb.com/free-tote and register your beneficiary to get this FREE tote. Or call 1-855-NEA-LIFE (632-5433) and mention offer code:
Visit neamb.com/protect to learn about all the solutions available to help meet your insurance needs.
* Visit us online or call for eligibility requirements.
NEA Members Insurance Trust is a registered trademark of the NEA Members Insurance Trust. NEA Complimentary Life Insurance is issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ. 0302614-00002-00
The National Parks have been hailed as America’s best idea. See your parks for free this year, with free entry days at parks. The days with free entry are:
- Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
- Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day
If you’re not up for camping during your visit, you can save money with your Educator Access discounts on hotels just outside the parks. See the natural wonders by day, and sleep at night in a cozy hotel with soft mattresses and hot showers. This IEA member benefit has saved IEA members thousands of dollars. Go to ieamemberbenefits.org, click on the picture of the IEA membership card and follow the prompts.
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
Make accessing the NEA Member Benefits website easier than ever. Get tips and tools — with just one tap.
First: Visit neamb.com on your mobile web browser, then tap the “share” icon (iPhone) or your navigation bar (Android).
Second: From the drop-down menu, select “Add to Home Screen.”
Third: Tap “Add” or “Done” to complete the process, confirm your shortcut.
Last: The neamb.com shortcut icon will appear on your device screen. Simply tap to get the latest updates from NEA Member Benefits.
Now you can have access to all of your great NEA Member Benefits wherever you are!
The crocuses are starting to sprout and that means one thing: time to SPRING into action! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for April!*
*Note: Up-to-date information on merchant discounts, shipping terms and WOW Points appears on the NEA Click & Save Web page at www.neamb.com/clickandsave and may change at any time. Don’t forget to use your WOWPoints—they’re just like cash (100 WOW Points = $1; plus, no blackout dates and no expiration)!
Vitamin World:The go-to source for high-quality vitamins, minerals and herbs. Earn 6X WOWPoints on your purchase, and use code DSCNT10 for free shipping!
Spa Finder:Provides access to the best-selling spa and salon gift cards. Gives 6X WOWPoints, too.
Aloha.com: Find lots of healthy choices with their convenient and nutritious protein powders and bars. Get 20% off your first order.
Kohl’s: Get up to 70% off plus 2X WOWPoints at this family-focused and value-oriented specialty department store. Your order of $75 or more ships for free!
Old Navy: Exercise your wallet with up to 60% off site-wide on denim, graphic tees, performance fleece and more. Earn 2X WOWPoints, and get free shipping on orders of $100 or more.
MovieTickets.com: Save up to 30% off movie tickets at popular theater chains like AMC, Regal and Cinemark.
Be sure to check C&S often for unadvertised, limited time offers, including discount dining certificates from Restaurant.com. Join the thousands of NEA members already registered for NEA Click & Save. Go to www.neamb.com/clickandsave or http://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/nea-click-and-save-retail-discounts.htm and start saving today!
Purchase a Cruise in 2019
Kick off 2019 with a tidal wave of cruise deals.From contemporary to premium and even luxury lines, NEA Vacations’ favorite cruise partners will be offering exclusive savings, onboard credits, beverage packages and many more special deals sure to make a splash. Get a head start on your 2019 vacation plans and book a cruise you’ll remember for years to come. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss this sale ON NOW! Go to NEA Vacations to book.
Prepare for Spring Break with Hotel and Resort Deals
- NEA Vacations: Use NEA Travel Dollars as currency to buy down the cost of a hotel stay. Choose from more than 300,000 hotels or resorts worldwide.
- Red Roof Inn: Save 20% on rooms at Red Roof Inn’s more than 550 locations nationwide.
Get Road Trip Ready with These Car Rental Discounts
- Dollar: Take 5% off car rental base rates at participating Dollar locations.
- Enterprise: Receive special discounts off of base rates.
- Hertz: Save up to 25% on car rental base rates, plus enjoy bonus savings on qualifying rentals.
- National: Enroll in the Emerald Club® for free! Bypass the counter and choose your own car when you join.