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  • April 18, 2017

    Open Enrollment Materials - Catastrophe Major Medical Plan

    Click here for more details.

  • April 17, 2017
    Attention NYSUT Members:
    Bluestem Brands Inc. – the parent company of the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Member Shopping Program powered by PayCheck Direct – has informed us that members will only be able to make purchases through April 30, 2017.

    All purchasing will be closed after that date. However, all past transactions will continue to be serviced through the final date of your 12-month payment period.

    This has been a popular program for NYSUT members over the past few years, and we are currently researching comparable options that would best serve the needs of the NYSUT membership.

    Stay tuned to this website for more information in the coming months.
  • April 07, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Report is now available for viewing!

    This report from NYSUT Member Benefits Trust Chairperson Martin Messner highlights the major occurrences that took place in NYSUT Member Benefits in 2016 along with what's on the horizon in 2017.

    Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

  • April 03, 2017
    The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed TripBeat by Endless Vacation program offers seven-night vacation rentals starting at only $399 (just $57 per night!).

    And as a special bonus, you can save an additional $75 off select weekly rentals if you book between April 4, 2017 and April 12, 2017.

    The TripBeat by Endless Vacation program (formerly known as Endless Vacation Rentals) allows NYSUT members to enjoy savings of 25% off the "Best Available Rate" at more than 200,000 resort condo rentals in 100 countries.

    Click here for more information.
  • March 22, 2017
    The Winter 2017 issue of our Member Benefits E-Direct electronic newsletter is now available for all NYSUT members & their families to view.

    The feature story of this issue of MB E-Direct takes a look at options for cutting the cable cord. With a number of alternative ways available today to view television, movies and other media, you may be considering cutting the cable cord. We take a look at some of the pros and cons of making this move.

    This issue of MB E-Direct also looks at the importance of trip insurance; proper dental care for children; and ways to help your pet beat the indoor blues.

    Click here to view this e-newsletter.

    Want to be among the first to view each new issue of the MB E-Direct electronic newsletter? Click here to join our voluntary MAP Alert email service now!

  • March 20, 2017
    Spring is just days away finally, and we all know what that means -- it's time to make those summer plans! And NYSUT Member Benefits wants to tag along as you plan those vacations, excursions and special days out this summer!

    Maybe you're looking to book an unforgettable vacation to Disney World, Sesame Place or other popular attractions with your children or grandchildren? Or how about saving on tickets to this summer’s most highly-anticipated films such as Smurfs: The Lost Adventure, Leap, Cars 3 or Despicable Me 3?

    Perhaps you want to check out that hot new restaurant in town or an upcoming sporting event without breaking the bank? Or what about finally taking that guided tour of the Grand Canyon you’ve been thinking about for years? Whatever your plans may be, Member Benefits can help you save some money along the way.

    The Abenity Discounts program offers access to approximately 290,000 exclusive member discounts across 10,000 U.S. cities, including discounted tickets for entertainment & sporting events; a variety of travel opportunities; and numerous local deals. Save on tickets to the latest blockbuster movies or theater events, theme parks, museums & attractions, zoos, major appliances/televisions, restaurants, groceries, gym memberships, and much more.

    One of the best features of this program is the ability to access Abenity’s 290,000 discounts from the palm of your hand with the Abenity app for your iPhone or Android. After downloading the app and signing in with your username and password, you can enjoy numerous local deals no matter where you are in the country.

    The Orlando Employee Discounts program offers savings of 30% on tickets to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Bay, Aquatica, and other Orlando area attractions; up to 60% off at select Orlando hotels; and a variety of hotel & theme park ticket travel packages that are certain to give your family wonderful lasting memories.

    Premier World Discovery offers a variety of group tour vacations designed for active adults, specializing in domestic travel. Best of all, NYSUT members & their family members can save $100 per person on specific tours and cruises. Choose from a lineup of more than 70 travel programs around the globe, including fully-escorted tours, private-chartered European river cruises, and festive holiday and New Year’s getaways.

    And don't forget to check out all of our endorsed shopping/travel/personal programs.
  • March 08, 2017
    The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed ID Watchdog program can now be purchased through payroll or pension deduction!

    ID Watchdog uses proprietary monitoring technology to alert members as soon as new or updated information associated with their identity is detected -- allowing them to catch fraudulent activity immediately. NYSUT members receive at least a 20% savings with ID Watchdog and can purchase either individual, individual/spouse (or domestic partner) or family coverage.

    To get started with payroll/pension deduction, visit the ID Watchdog website and then click on the "Get Started Now" orange box in the "Enroll in Identity Protection Benefits" box on the right hand center of the ID Watchdog homepage.

    After then entering your last name, zip code and NYSUT ID number as requested and clicking on "Lookup Account," you will be taken to a registration page offering the option to pay using your credit card or payroll/pension deduction.

    Click here for more information about ID Watchdog.
  • March 02, 2017
    We encourage you to check out the newest addition to the NYSUT Member Benefits Financial Planning Center -- the Winter 2017 Kiplinger's Retirement Newsletter!

    This publication from Kiplinger's Personal Finance includes articles about a variety of important financial topics, including steps to take before retirement; finding your best benefits strategy; options for handling long-term care rate hikes; protecting your vacation with travel insurance; and whether you need a living trust.

    Click here to access this publication.

    Please note that you must provide your NYSUT ID Number/User Name and Password to access this password-protected publication. If you have not previously logged in to the "My NYSUT" section of the NYSUT Member Benefits website, you will be prompted to do so.

    And don't forget to check out the rest of the Financial Planning Center for assistance with a variety of your financial questions. Click here for the Financial Planning Center.

  • March 01, 2017
    As a show of thanks to the more than 600,000 NYSUT members that comprise this labor union, NYSUT Member Benefits held our third annual Member Appreciation Month throughout the month of February.

    Member Appreciation Month was well received the past two years, and this year’s celebration was once again filled with special prize drawings for items donated by Member Benefits and our endorsed program providers.

    MAP Alert members were randomly selected each day to win a variety of prizes, including iPads; iPad Minis; Amazon Kindles; Best Buy, Amazon & Target gift cards; Regal Movie gift certificates; car rental certificates; wireless speakers; and much more!

    Click here to view the daily prize winners!
  • March 01, 2017
    Congratulations to the February 28 winner of our Member Appreciation Month event -- Karen Cook of Massena Federation of Teachers.

    Karen is the recipient of an iPad donated by MetLife Auto & Home!

    NYSUT Member Benefits and our endorsed program providers are once again teaming up for the Third Annual Member Appreciation Month set for this month in recognition of all you do to make NYSUT union strong.

    To be eligible for these drawings, you simply need to be a member of our voluntary MAP Alert email service or sign up before February 28, 2017. MAP Alerts are a convenient way to learn about new endorsed programs; updates to current programs; and special offers unique to MAP Alert participants -- without being inundated with emails.

    Prize drawings will be held each day, with the winners announced exclusively on this website throughout the month.

    Click here for more information.

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