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October 13, 2016

Newly endorsed medical alert service launches!

The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation is excited to announce the endorsement of Tunstall Medical Alert.

Medical alert systems are emergency communication systems that have proven to be crucial for those individuals living alone, dealing with medical/health issues or simply looking for peace of mind if something were to happen to them. According to the National Council on Aging, one-quarter of adults age 65 and older experience a fall each year -- making it all the more important to have a quality medical alert system in the event of an emergency.

Established in the United Kingdom in 1957, Tunstall is a leading provider of health care communication technologies with a U.S. base of operations. The company offers a variety of medical alert products that ensure NYSUT members and/or their family members living alone can get quick assistance when they need it; the majority of Tunstall's products have a lightweight, waterproof activator that can be worn around the neck or wrist.

How the Program Works:
When pushed, the activator signals a base unit that in turn communicates directly with the Tunstall 24/7/365 Emergency Response Center. Using a carefully-gathered profile of information about the user, the trained Emergency Response Center operators will diagnose the emergency signal and send an ambulance, police, firefighters, a relative, or neighbor depending on the specific situation.

Pricing for NYSUT members and their families starts at $25 per month, up to a 16% discount off Tunstall’s standard monthly pricing. Each new subscriber also receives a free lock box.

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