As a retiree, your NYSUT membership allows you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the more than 40 endorsed programs & services offered by NYSUT Member Benefits -- ranging from important products to protect your loved ones to a variety of travel, entertainment and shopping options.
The following is just a sampling of the programs available to you:
#1: Legal Service Plan
-- For a special reduced rate of $55 per year, NYSUT retirees can join our endorsed Legal Service Plan provided by the Law Firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. This plan provides unlimited toll-free legal advice; a Simple Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Will and Power of Attorney; guaranteed maximum fees for many personal legal matters; and legal assistance at discounted rates throughout the continental United States. The plan can provide assistance with identity theft, debt consolidation and mortgage foreclosure issues. Optional Elder Law and Business Protection Riders are available.
#2: Financial Counseling Program
-- For an annual fee of $260 for the full-service plan or $185 for the 403(b) limited plan, NYSUT retirees can join our endorsed Financial Counseling Program provided by Stacey Braun Associates, Inc. This program offers access to a team of Certified Financial Planners® and Registered Investment Advisors that provide fee-based financial counseling services. Advice is unbiased, objective and customized for your financial situation.
#3: Dental Plan
-- This plan pays benefits for preventive, restorative and major restorative services (including coverage for implants). You have the choice of using a participating dentist or going out-of-network. Greatest benefits are received and least out-of-pocket expenses are incurred when participating dentists are used. The plan features more than 60,000 participating dentists nationwide. Coverage can be added for spouses/domestic partners and dependent children.
#4: Abenity Discounts
-- Enjoy 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 the latest blockbuster movies or theater events, theme parks, museums & attractions, zoos, major appliances/televisions, restaurants, groceries, gym memberships, and much more!
#5: Tunstall Medical Alert
-- Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you or a loved one have a personal emergency response system to provide immediate assistance in the event of an emergency. Both traditional landline and cell phone systems are available for purchase. Pricing for NYSUT retirees 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 (which attaches a key to the front door in case of emergency).
#6: Wyndham Hotels
-- NYSUT retirees enjoy savings of up to 20 percent off the “Best Available Rate” at more than 7,500 participating hotels among 12 hotel brands in the Wyndham Hotel Group. Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, all-inclusive resort or something more cost-effective, Wyndham Hotel Group has the right hotel for you at the right price.
#7: TripBeat by Endless Vacation
-- NYSUT retirees enjoy savings of 25 percent off the “Best Available Rate” along with $399 select weekly stays (just $57 per night) at more than 2,400 resort condo properties in 90 countries. These vacation rentals provide space and flexibility ideal for families and groups of friends traveling together.
When you participate in any Member Benefits-endorsed program or service, you also get the peace of mind of knowing you have an advocate on your side.
If you ever encounter an issue with any Member Benefits-endorsed program, please contact Member Benefits immediately at 800-626-8101
or email us
so your needs can be addressed quickly and efficiently.