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Associate Members

NYSUT membership is necessary to participate in any NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed program. By joining NYSUT as an Associate Member - Continuing NYSUT Member Benefits Coverage, you are eligible to enroll in or apply for the following Member Benefits-endorsed insurance, financial and legal programs. You can also take advantage of our many endorsed shopping/travel/personal benefits.

You can join as an Associate Member in this category if you are currently covered by one or more Member Benefits-endorsed programs and wish to continue participation in and/or maintain access to programs -- but have no other means of maintaining NYSUT membership. Once you are an Associate Member, you will be able to renew your membership for continued access to programs, regardless of continued participation in endorsed programs.

Insurance, Financial & Legal Programs Available to Associate Members
-- Term Life & Level Term Life Insurance
-- WrapPlan II Universal Life Insurance
-- Long-Term Care Insurance
-- Vision Plan
-- Dental Plan
-- Personal Property & Liability Insurance (auto, homeowners, renters, excess liability)
-- Pet Insurance
-- Financial Counseling Program
-- Synchrony Bank Savings Program
-- ID Watchdog (identity theft protection)
-- Legal Service Plan

Shopping/Travel/Personal Benefits Available to Associate Members

-- Abenity Discounts (online savings)
-- Office Depot/OfficeMax
-- American Solar Partners (Solar Solidarity Program)
-- Orlando Employee Discounts
-- Premier World Discovery (group tours)
-- Grand Circle Travel (group tours)
-- Car & Truck Rentals
-- Wyndham Hotels (hotel savings)
-- TripBeat by Endless Vacation (resort condo rentals)
-- Buyer's Edge, Inc. (buying service)
-- Bose (electronics)
-- Tunstall Medical Alert
-- EPIC Hearing Service Plan
-- Powell's Books (unionized bookstore)
-- Heat USA (heating oil service)
-- Tankfarm (propane service)
-- Online Defensive Driving Course
-- AFT Subscription Services

In addition, the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust provides you with up to $1,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance through Chubb Group Insurance Companies. This benefit includes Travel Assistance Services provided by Europ Assistance at no cost that focus on providing coordination services to travelers.

Click here to learn more about AD&D Insurance.

NYSUT Associate Members also have access to NYSUT Social Services -- a confidential advice and support service. To learn more about NYSUT Social Services, contact NYSUT at 800-342-9810 or visit

To learn more about any Member Benefits-endorsed programs & services, click on the appropriate section in the blue menu at the top of this page. If you have any questions about these programs & services, please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).