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Stay up to date with the latest news & information from NYSUT Member Benefits! We encourage you to check out this section on a regular basis as we will be continually updating it.

If you have any questions about a news item that appears in this section, feel free to contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) or email us at benefits@nysutmail.org.

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  • January 09, 2018
    NYSUT Member Benefits will be conducting focus groups with the NYSUT membership throughout New York State later this month to gather valuable feedback about the programs and services that Member Benefits offers.

    Please be aware that you may be receiving a phone call from an independent market research firm asking you to participate in one of these focus groups, which will be held either in-person or over the phone; we hope you will take part in these very important conversations if asked to do so.
  • January 04, 2018
    Due to a system error, the no-cost $25,000 Term Life Insurance policy offer for new NYSUT members under age 40 has been delayed. Plan Administrator Mercer Consumer has corrected this error and is currently mailing out these offers.

    The $25,000 Term Life offer for new members over age 40 will be mailed this March; this is a simplified offer with medical questions. NYSUT Member Benefits will continue to work with Mercer Consumer to ensure all offers have been mailed.
  • January 02, 2018

    The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed TripBeat by Endless Vacation program has announced that NYSUT members and their families can take part in TWO special promotions in the New Year:

    1. TripBeat is currently running an "Amazing Sweepstakes Giveaway" through February 11, 2018 with the Grand Prize of a seven-night stay at a Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection Resort complete with airfare included! Other prizes will include weekly Resort Vacation Certificate prizes redeemable for a seven-night stay of your choice at available resorts.

    Click here to enter this special sweepstakes giveaway; you can enter to win with no obligation.

    2. TripBeat will be offering an additional $100 savings on seven-night vacation rentals if members book from January 23, 2018 to February 6, 2018 and travel by May 13, 2018.


    These special deals are in addition to the savings of up to 40% off the "Best Available Rate" that NYSUT members and their families already receive at more than 2,400 resort condo properties in 90 countries with TripBeat by Endless Vacation.

    TripBeat by Endless Vacation offers seven-night vacation rentals starting at only $399 (just $57 per night).

    These low prices are for the entire resort suite or condo rental -- not per person! It's an unbeatable value considering that many of these accommodations include the option of fully-equipped kitchens, living/dining areas, multiple bedrooms or bathrooms, balconies and much more.

    Get Started on Your Next Trip Now!
    Click here to visit the TripBeat by Endless Vacation website. 

    Or call toll-free 844-367-6433 (mention that you are a NYSUT member when calling to enjoy these exclusive rates).

  • December 12, 2017
    We have heard the requests of the NYSUT membership and have been diligently researching new member shopping program options over the past few months.

    And now, the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation is excited to announce the launch of the Purchasing Power Member Shopping Program for use by eligible NYSUT members!

     
    Purchasing Power is an online shopping option that offers another way to purchase brand-new, brand-name products and pay for them over time through the ease of payroll deduction or ACH withdrawals. Eligible NYSUT members will enjoy access to products such as computers, appliances, jewelry, furniture, televisions, travel packages and much more.

    Click here to learn more.
  • December 05, 2017
    NYSUT Member Benefits held a special prize drawing as part of the 2017 NYSUT Pocket Calendar in which three MAP Alert members would be randomly selected to win prizes. All NYSUT members who joined our MAP Alert email service by December 4, 2017 were eligible to win these prizes.

    Congratulations to the following NYSUT members for being selected as prize winners of this drawing:


    -- Shannon Dunton of Marcus Whitman Teacher Aide, Teaching Assistants and Clerical Employees Association -- Winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card (Prize #3)

    -- Susan Fanning of PSC - York College -- Winner of a Bose Soundlink Speaker (Prize #2)

    -- Judith Goldberg of United Federation of Teachers -- Winner of an iPad Mini (Prize #1)

    We extend our congratulations to Shannon, Susan and Judith, and would like to thank all NYSUT members who have voluntarily agreed to join our MAP Alert email service.

    If you are not currently a MAP Alert member, we encourage you to sign up now in advance of our 2018 Member Appreciation Month celebration. Prize drawings will be held each day in February 2018 as part of this special event.

    Sign up at any time through the end of February 2018 to be eligible to win prizes... but if you join MAP by January 31, 2018, you'll have the most chances to win!
  • November 28, 2017
    The NYSUT organization and NYSUT Member Benefits are proud to support all of the women and men working in the education and health care industries on a daily basis.

    And as a show of thanks to the more than 600,000 NYSUT members that comprise this labor union, NYSUT Member Benefits will once again be holding our annual Member Appreciation Month celebration in February 2018.


    Special prize drawings will be held each day of the month. IMPORTANT: You must be a member of our voluntary MAP Alert email service to be eligible to win prizes.

    Sign up any time through the end of February 2018 to be eligible to win prizes... but if you join MAP by January 31, 2018, you'll have the most chances to win!

    Click here for more about Member Appreciation Month, including a listing of the 2017 winners.
  • November 21, 2017
    NYSUT Member Benefits has created an "As a Member" memorandum that contains information about the no-cost benefits available from NYSUT Member Benefits along with NYSUT's national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) & National Education Association (NEA).

    This communications piece also provides contact information for the voluntary programs & services endorsed by NYSUT Member Benefits.

    Click here to view this memorandum.

    You can learn more about all of our endorsed programs by reviewing the program pages available on this website. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions as well at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).
  • November 09, 2017
    The Fall 2017 issue of our Member Benefits E-Direct electronic newsletter is now available for all NYSUT members and their families to view.

    The feature story of this issue offers tips for protecting your identity, credit and reputation in the wake of the recent Equifax breach. We also provide some helpful advice about holiday shopping scams to avoid this season.

    In addition, this issue of MB E-Direct features hurricane insurance claim information, common neighborhood liability situations and more.

    Click the following link to view this e-newsletter -- http://online.fliphtml5.com/pwms/ndyq/index.html

    Want to be among the first to view each new issue of the MB E-Direct electronic newsletter and be eligible for special prize drawings? Click here to join our voluntary MAP Alert email service!
  • November 02, 2017
    The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Orlando Employee Discounts program has announced that NYSUT members and their families that book their 2018 vacation home now will enjoy an additional 10% early booking bonus discount.
     
    This special discount is in addition to the up to 30% savings on Orlando, FL vacations that the NYSUT membership already enjoys.

    Orlando Employee Discounts has been assisting families with their vacation plans to the Central Florida area for the past 20 years, offering among the lowest nightly rates on quality hotels and vacation homes in and near Walt Disney World.

    Click here to book your 2018 vacation home now (Please Note: the additional 10% discount will be applied at check-out).
  • October 18, 2017
    The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust is now providing NYSUT members and agency fee payers with up to $1,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, including a travel assistance component.

    The $1,500 AD&D insurance is offered through Chubb Group Insurance Companies, and includes Travel Assistance Services provided by Europ Assistance at no cost that focus on providing coordination services to travelers. This coverage was previously provided by NYSUT.

    In regards to our national affiliates, effective August 1, 2017, all active, working AFT members in good standing are automatically provided with $5,000 AD&D insurance provided at no cost through the national AFT organization.

    Meanwhile, the NEA Members Insurance Trust offers complimentary life insurance at no extra cost to active, staff, reserve and life NEA members, including up to $5,000 AD&D insurance.

    Click here for more information.

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