ID WATCHDOG (IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION)
The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed ID Watchdog program is available to all NYSUT members & their families looking to protect against the ever growing threat of identity and credit theft.
According to Javelin Strategy & Research, an estimated 13.1 million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year. These individuals are hit with approximately $7,000 in fraudulent charges per person and spend about 330 hours each trying to recover from the effects of identity theft. And with online thieves getting more and more sophisticated, protecting your identity and credit has never been more important.
ID Watchdog (founded in 2005 as a theft protection service) 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.
Please Note: All pricing for this program is based on the ID Watchdog Platinum Plan. Members who select the credit card payment option will also have the opportunity to pay annually. By selecting the one-time annual pay option, members will receive an additional 10% discount.
2 Easy Ways to Learn More:
1. Call call toll-free 866-513-0823
2. Visit the ID Watchdog website
PAYROLL OR PENSION DEDUCTION AVAILABLE:
NYSUT members who enroll in the ID Watchdog program can purchase this service through payroll or pension deduction. Payroll/pension deduction participants will receive a $12 per year reduced rate. To get started, click the ID Watchdog link above, 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.
If you have any questions about using payroll or pension deduction for this program, please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101
There is an endorsement arrangement between the provider of this plan and the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation. Click here for the details of this arrangement.