CONNECT AMERICA (PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM)
The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Connect America program offers NYSUT members and their families the peace of mind that comes from having a personal emergency response system. Both traditional landline and cell phone systems are available for purchase.
The Connect America system integrates a two-way speaker and a small, lightweight, all-in-one help button that can be worn around the neck or wrist. The button can also be worn in the shower or bath where accidents often occur.
When pressed, the Connect America activator signals a base unit that in turn communicates directly with the Connect America 24/7/365 Emergency Response Center. Using a carefully-gathered profile of information about the user, the trained Emergency Response Center operator will diagnose the emergency signal and send an ambulance, police, firefighters, a relative, or neighbor depending on the specific situation.
2 Easy Ways to Learn More:
1. Call toll-free 844-996-9788
2. Visit https://www.connectamerica.com/nysut/
NEW PRICING & ENHANCEMENTS!
NYSUT Member Benefits has been negotiating with Connect America for the past several months to offer even greater pricing options and benefits to NYSUT members and their families. Effective March 2, 2020, we are very pleased to announce the following new lower pricing options and enhancements.
Note: Current Connect America participants will be notified by Connect America directly about utilizing these new lower pricing options and enhancements.
-- In-Home Landline Personal Emergency Response System
– $17 per month/$23 per month with fall detection
-- In-Home Cellular Personal Emergency Response System
– $20 per month/$26 per month with fall detection
-- Mobile Personal Emergency Response System
– $26 per month/$32 per month with fall detection
-- Mobile GPS Personal Emergency Response System
(with the option of a wearable button on neck or wrist for participant) – $26 per month/$32 per month with fall detection
• A pendant for a second individual residing with the participant will be offered at no additional cost.
• A lockbox (to place a house key on the front door in case of emergency) will be offered to each participant at no additional cost.
• There will be no charges to the participant for lost equipment.
• There will be no charges to the participant for installation fees (where applicable).
IN-HOME & ON-THE-GO OPTIONS:
At-Home: Landline Personal Emergency Response System
Feel safer than ever in the comfort of your home with a personal emergency response system that works with your existing telephone landline.
At-Home: Cellular Personal Emergency Response System
Enjoy peace of mind and maintain your independence with an At-Home Cellular-Based System. The system works using AT&T’s nationwide cellular network; no special contracts or cellphone plan required.
Mobile Solutions with Advanced GPS
These systems include a portable chargeable base station that easily fits in a pocket or purse along with a wearable lightweight button. Mobile solutions also work on the AT&T cellular network, so you can connect almost anywhere in the U.S. The system includes advanced GPS technology that identifies your location so that help can arrive when and where you need it.
Automatic Fall Detection
Available with at-home and on-the-go solutions, the optional automatic fall detection contacts the operator even if you can’t push your button.
The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation does not state that these endorsed programs are the lowest-cost products available to you, and you are encouraged to shop and compare before making any purchasing decisions.