BENEFITS: SEIU/NAGE Local 282

NAGE BENEFITS AND PROGRAMS

NAGE Scholarship Program: $500 toward undergraduate or graduate degree programs for NAGE and family members. Application form on-line. Lottery drawing each spring for awarding of recipients.

HEALTH & WELFARE TRUST FUND BENEFITS: Call 800/641-0700, or 617/773-8947 regarding the following:

Dental Benefits: Open/Closed Dental Plans. Reimbursement/payment for identified dental procedures.

Optical Benefits: Open/Closed Optical Plans. Reimbursement/payment for identified optical items.

Hearing Aid Reimbursement: Check with the Trust Fund Office for schedule of reimbursements

Dependent Care Reimbursement: Up to $1000.00 each year for the reimbursement of child care costs or care for an elderly parent(s).

$1000.00 Death Benefit: Payment of $1000 to the surviving spouse or beneficiary of a SEIU/NAGE Member.

Grantham University Degree Program: Fully accredited, on-line, undergraduate and graduate level degree programs at a reduced rate for SEIU/NAGE Members and their family. Earn new credentials, at your pace, at home, on you time. Check out the full range of programs and courses by clicking on their icon on our website at www.nage.org

SEIU BENEFITS AND PROGRAMS

(Search within Resources and Benefits. Application forms are on-line.)

SEIU Scholarship Programs: Includes 15 renewable rewards and 33 one-time awards.

SEIU-Jesse Jackson Scholarship: Awarded to student pursuing interests in social change and activism after college graduation.

SEIU_Moe Foner Scholarship: Awarded to a student to further his or her education in the visual or performing arts.

SEIU-Nora Piore Scholarship: For SEIU Health Care members and their children who wish to pursue education or training in a health care or health care policy occupation.

Union Plus Scholarship Program: Each year, the Union Plus Education Foundation provides SEIU Members their spouses and children a number of nonrenewable cash grants of $500 to $4000. Deadline to apply is January 31. Visit www.unionplus.org/scholarships.

SEIU’s John Geagan Memorial Scholarship and the Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship: Offered to working adults who are pursuing a BA degree at the National Labor College while continuing their trade union work. Call 1-301-431-5404 for further details.

MONEY & CREDIT

Credit Card: A SEIU endorsed credit card with low –rate balance transfers competitive rate, no annual fee. Call 1-800-522-4000, or apply on line at: www.unionpluscard.com.

Secured Credit Card: Available to help establish or re-establish your credit. A credit line equal to 100 percent of deposit and a 25 day grace period. Call 1-800-622-2580.

Loan Program: Competitive-rate personal and home equity loans. Apply online at www.unionplusloan.com or call 1-888-235-2759.

Your Credit Score: Learn your credit score and get help improving it. Visit www.unionplus.org/creditscore.

Credit Counseling: Regain control of your finances and stop collection calls. Call 1-877-833-1745 or visit: www.unionplus.org/creditcounseling .

HOUSE & HOME

Mortgage and Real Estate: Makes buying or selling a home or refinancing a mortgage easier and more affordable. Call 1-800-848-6466 or visit www.unionplus.org/mortgage .

North American Van Lines: Savings on interstate moves. Call 1-800-524-5533.

Insurance Protection:

Unionsecure Supplemental Insurance: Provides a wide range of insurance protection with accident coverage, life, hospital recovery coverage and $5000 of accidental death insurance at no cost. Call 1-800-294-9496 or visit www.unionsecure.com .

Professional Liability Insurance: This coverage can fill the gap in an employer liability policy and is available to nurses, dental assistants, social workers pharmacists and other medical professionals at competitive rates. Call Seabury & Smith at 1-800-621-3008

HEALTH & WELL BEING

Health Savings: Save an average of 18% on prescription costs and reduce out of pocket expenses on a variety of health care services such as dental and vision care and more. Visit www.unionplus.org/healthsavings or call 1-800-228-3523 for details.

Health Club Discounts: Pre-negotiated 20%-60% discounts on monthly fees at over 1500 health clubs. Call 1-888-294-1500 or visit www.unionplus.org/healthclubs .

FAMILY SERVICES

Legal Service: Free and discounted legal assistance. Call 888-993-8886 for a referral by phone or visit www.unionplus.org/legal to search for an attorney online.

*Education Services: Provides information about loans, scholarships, how to select a school, how to prepare for college entry tests, and much more visit www.unionplus.org/education for details or call 877-881-1022.

Pet Services: Cut the cost of owning a pet. Save 25% on veterinarian services, 10% on pet health insurance premiums and much more. Visit www.unionplus.org/pets .

TRAVEL & RECREATION

Bahamas Getaways: Visit www.unionplus.org/bahamas or call 1-800-545-1300 and mention code AF.

Hotel Royal Plaza: Special leisure rate at the unionized Hotel Royal Plaza in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fl., Call 800-248-7890 or visit www.unionplus.org/travel. Check it out!

Car Rental Discounts: Save up to 25% on car rentals. Avis: 800-698-5695, ID#B723700, or Budget: 800-455-2848, ID#V816100 or visit www.unionplus.org/carrentals.

Entertainment Discounts: Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters and sporting events. Visit www.unionplus.org/entertainment or call 800-565-3712 and use ID#744387769.

Music Discount Club: Music CDs for only $9.99 each. Buy 2 and get 1 free. Free shipping. Over 15,000 titles available. Visit www.unionplus.org/music. . Damn!

Worldwide Vacation Tours: Discounted international travel packages. Call 800-590-1104 or visit www.unionplus.org/travel .

Union Marketplace:

Auto Buying Service: Buy a union made car or truck and receive an additional $100 savings! Savings on used cars also. Call 877-800-2924 or visit www.unionplus.org/autobuying .

Goodyear Tire and Service Discounts: Save up to 10% when you service your car or buy tires and support union workers who make many Goodyear tires. Visit www.unionplus.org/goodyear .

Cingular Wireless Discounts: Save up to 10% on cellular phone service with a unionized wireless phone company. Visit www.unionplus.org/cingular, or call 800-356-9752. (I’m switching!)

Verizon (Massachusetts) State Employee Discount: Get free cell phones for you and for your family members by showing your Massachusetts State Employee ID!

Powell’s Bookstore: Save on new and used books and textbooks at this discount unionized Internet bookseller. Visit www.unionplus.org/books. !!!

Union-Made Checks: Union-printed checks and return address labels that feature your union logo. Call 888-864-6625.

Computers:

IBM/DELL Computers: Discounts on computers and accessories. Visit www.unionplus.org/computers . (SEIU/NAGE uses Dell. I own two that are networked.)

Gift Shop:

Flower Service: Save 15% when you send flowers. Go to www.unionplus.org/flowers or call 888-667-6669.