Member Benefits

NTEU Members Save Money Year-Round

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Insurance  Employee Benefits  Rental Cars  Hotels
Consumers Checkbook  Health Services  Shopping   Car Care  Professional Services  Home and Moving

 

Insurance

Colonial Life Personal Insurance Products

 

Colonial Life products share important features:

  • Coverage is available to spouses and dependent children with most products
  • InsuranceBenefits are paid directly to you and you receive benefits regardless of any other insurance you may have with other insurance companies.
  • Premiums are paid through the federal allotment process
  • With most plans, you can continue coverage with no increase in premium when you retire or change jobs

Accident Insurance helps offset the unexpected medical expenses, such as emergency room fees, deductibles and copayments that can result from a covered accident.

Cancer Insurance helps protect you against the out-of-pocket medical and indirect, non-medical expenses related to cancer diagnosis and treatment.*

Critical Illness Insurance (with optional Cancer coverage) complements your major medical coverage by providing a lump-sum benefit you can use to help pay the direct and indirect costs related to a covered critical illness.*

Disability Insurance replaces a portion of your income to help make ends meet if you become totally disabled due to a covered accident or covered sickness. 

Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance provides a lump-sum benefit for a covered hospital confinement and a covered outpatient surgery to help offset the gaps caused by co-payments and deductibles in most major medical plans.

Life Insurance enables you to tailor coverage for your individual needs and helps provide financial security for your family members.

Non-New York Residents - Visit the Colonial Life website

Andrew M. Silbert 
Agency Development Manager
Day:  (973) 228-6822 
Cell:  (862) 668-1077 
195 Fairefield Avenue 
Suite 1b
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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New York Residents - similar products are available through Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. Visit the Paul Revere web site to learn more about products in New York. Visit the Paul Revere website

*There are two ways to purchase cancer coverage – as a critical illness policy with cancer coverage, or as a stand-alone cancer policy that does not cover other critical illnesses. Please review fully with a Colonial Life benefits representative the specific benefits of each when making your decision.

For more information, visit Colonial Life’s NTEU member web site (choose a link above), or call the Colonial Life Benefits Center toll-free at (888) 960-4021, or contact your local chapter office to schedule a meeting with a Colonial Life or Paul Revere benefit counselor.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance is available to NTEU members to help protect them while performing their official duties. In partnership with The Insurance Exchange, the program offers the following benefits:

umbrellaDamages The policy will pay all sums up to $1,000,000, which you are obligated to pay as damage in suits based on acts, errors, or omissions committed in the performance of official duties.

Administrative Expense Coverage The insurance company will provide counsel and pay the cost of defense and monetary penalties arising out of disciplinary proceedings (including investigations) and judicial sanctions (monetary penalties imposed by any adjudicatory body as a result of error act or omission). Up to $100,000 annually is available for these expenses.

Coverages are summarized and subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions printed in the policy. Please refer to the policy form for specifics on coverages and limits. NTEU is in no way responsible for any such matters.

Annual Premiums Premiums are graduated based on a member's grade. The premiums are significantly less that the other professional liability insurance product that is available to federal employees. The annual premium of this product ranges from $51 plus tax for a GS-4 to $252 plus tax for a GS-15.

To find out more information, see policy language on the The Insurance Exchange’s web site. Download an application from The Insurance Exchange. For a printer friendly application click here.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

All NTEU members are automatically covered by a $1,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy. There is no premium to ever be paid, the only requirement is you remain an NTEU member in good standing.

Get basic policy information and designate a beneficiary (that is not in the beneficiary order as listed on the policy). Return the Designation of Beneficiary form to:

NTEU Insurance Department
1750 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

In the event of a member’s death, their executor/designated beneficiary should contact Tony Reardon, NTEU’s Chief Operating Executive, at (202) 572-5500 ext. 7023 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NTEU will then provide the appropriate forms to the executor/designated beneficiary for completion and return to NTEU. NTEU will then forward the paperwork to Mutual of Omaha, which makes the determination on processing the claim for benefits.

Liberty Mutual Auto, Home and Renters Insurance

Members will benefit from NTEU's partnership with Liberty Mutual, one of the nation’s largest insurers, to offer the Group Savings Plus Program®. Some of the benefits offered by Group Savings Plus® are:

  • A money-saving group discount on auto, homeowners and renters policies;
  • Convenient payment plan - checking account deduction or direct billing;
  • 24-hour claims service;
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance for auto customers;
  • Personalized service from local representatives.

Group discounts coupled with other premium reductions such as multi-car, multi-policy, safe driver, passive restraints and anti-theft device discounts could result in substantial savings for you and your family. NTEU members will also receive the greatest discount allowable by law in each state. Discounts range up to 10 percent depending on the state in which you reside.

With the group discounts through NTEU, renters can pay as little as $8 per month for a renters policy. Renters insurance will protect your possessions from theft, fire or water damage.

Liberty Mutual’s Safe Driving website features online safe-driving tools for parents and their teens. The site includes valuable information for parents who have recently added, or are about to add, teen drivers to their auto policies.

Also save on products and services from Brinks Home Security, Terminix, Pep Boys, Lo Jack and other well-known companies. Download this flier for details or visit the Liberty Mutual Rewards’ website.

Susie Fryer 
890 Mountain Avenue - Suite 110
New Providence, NJ 07974 
Phone: (908) 464-1506 x 54732

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VEBS

(Voluntary Employee Benefit Systems Financial & Insurance Services)

vebs ui2 r1 c1NTEU and VEBS have partnered to offer NTEU members the opportunity to attend workshops, planned by the chapter, that focus on the financial, retirement and estate planning needs of federal employees. VEBS also offers an array of insurance benefits such as life, accidental, and disability. These insurance plans are offered through Allstate Insurance Company. There is also a legal plan available that NTEU members can join.

Click here to access the VEBS web site.

Justin Heatherly
Federal Benefit Specialist
Cell:  (619) 729-4283
2048 Aldergrove Ave A
Escondido, CA 92029
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Office: (760) 294-1326
Fax: (760) 842-7121

 

Rental Car Discounts

Avis

Get on the road during the week or weekend with extra money in your pocket. Call (800) 331-1212 or visit avis.com and provide the AWD Number T128700. Save more with re-usable coupons:

$15 off a Weekly Rental
Car Groups C, D and E
Coupon # MUCA038

Free Weekend Day
Car Groups C, D and E
Coupon # TUCA053

Budget

car

NTEU members can now enjoy discounts at Budget! For personal and/or business rentals ask for the best rate available by providing BCD Number A078400. Save more with re-usable coupons:

$15 off a Weekly Rental
Compact through full size car, for a minimum of five consecutive days
Coupon # MUCZ075

Free Weekend Day
Car Groups C, D and E
Coupon # TUCA053

Hertz

Find Hertz at all major airports, in many hotel lobbies and downtown in city centers. Call (800) 654-3131 and provide the CDP Number 1823096 when making your reservations. Note: You may also need a discount coupon at the time of pick-up. Download the coupon. You can also visit hertz.com to make reservations.

 

Hotel Discounts

Choice Hotels

Get a 10% discount at all Choice Hotels including Sleep Inns, Comfort Inns, Quality Inns, Clarion Hotels, Friendship Inns, Econo Lodges, and Rodeway Inns. Call (800) 424-6423 and provide the Corporate Account Number C00044073 when making your reservations.

 

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Travelodge Hotels

Travelodge has more than 580 properties nationwide where NTEU members will receive a guaranteed savings of 10%. Members also are entitled to free room upgrades, free morning coffee, check cashing privileges, express check-in, and much more! Call (800) 525-4055 and provide the Corporate Account Number EA47786 when making your reservations.

 

Days Inn

Rates vary based on location and the time of the year. Call (800) 325-2525 and provide the Corporate Account Number 50025 when making your reservations.

Howard Johnson

Rates vary based on location and the time of the year. Call (800) 446-4656 and provide the Corporate Account Number 346404 when making your reservations.

Ramada Hotel

The rates vary based on location and time of the year. Call (800) 272-6232 and provide the Corporate Account Number 928652 when making your reservations.

Super 8 Motels

As a member of Super 8’s VIP Club, NTEU members can take advantage of discounts while staying at any one of the 1,200 Super 8 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call (800) 800-8000 and provide the Corporate Account Number 8000002721 when making your reservations.

Pocono Getaway Club

As members of Pocono’s Getaway Club, NTEU members are eligible for exclusive savings off of a Pocono Mountain all-inclusive resort stay. The Pocono resorts include Cove Haven, Paradise Stream and Pocono Palace and are located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Call (800) 432-9932 to book your vacation today using NTEU’s Getaway Club discount code GA-16401.

 

Consumers Checkbook

Get Help Choosing an FEHBP Plan

Access the Consumers’ Checkbook’s online guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants. This guide is an innovative way to obtain reliable, useful information about the many health plans available under the FEHB and make fast, easy, personalized plan comparisons. NTEU members use this guide to compare and rank plans based on total costs including account premiums and estimated out-of-pocket costs (e.g., deductibles, co-payments, and prescription drugs); and on the yearly maximum that an enrollee could possibly have to pay out-of-pocket. The guide also offers comparisons of the FEDVIP dental and vision plans available to federal employees. Members can compare plan costs, review quality ratings, consider plan features, and gauge plan flexibility on issues like choice of doctors and other factors.

Also, NTEU members are eligible for a discounted subscription to Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine. Consumers’ CHECKBOOK is a non-profit that rates local service providers for quality and price in seven local markets*. Find out the best auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, dentists, carpet cleaners, roofers, and much more. A two-year subscription to CHECKBOOK includes:

  • Four semi-annual issue of Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine, including extensive quality ratings of local service firms and essential advice on getting the best price.
  • Immediate online access to all CHECKBOOK articles and ratings through the CHECKBOOK web site, with ratings updated regularly—ratings of auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, and dozens of other types of services.
  • Immediate online access to essential health care resources: CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals throughout the U.S.
  • CHECKBOOK’s Update newsletters mailed to you between issues of CHECKBOOK magazine—to keep you fully informed.

This special offer is available only to NTEU members for the low price of $28, a 30-percent savings off the newsstand price.

* Consumers’ Checkbook publishes in the following greater metropolitan areas:
Boston (serving Eastern Massachusetts); Chicago (includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties); Minneapolis/St. Paul (includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington and Wright counties); Philadelphia (includes southeastern Pennsylvania, southern NJ, and New Castle County, Del.); San Francisco (includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties); Seattle (includes King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit and Snohomish counties); Washington, DC (includes District of Columbia, suburban Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George’s and Howard counties), and Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties)

This special offer is available only to NTEU members for the low price of $28, a 30 percent savings off the newsstand price. Take advantage of this member-only benefit. Take the Confusion Out of the FEHBP.

 

Health Services

Costco

Life Line Screening's mission is to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. Life Line is the leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the U.S. Life Line Screening delivers affordable and effective health screening services to help people be proactive about their health. Visit NTEU's Life Line website.

 

Shopping

Costco Wholesale

Costco

NTEU and Costco have partnered to provide NTEU members with the opportunity to join Costco and their 64 million worldwide members. In joining Costco, NTEU members will receive coupons for free products including a rotisserie chicken, two-pound bag of coffee, case of Kirkland Signature spring or drinking water, 35/16.9 oz., and more.

NTEU members who join Costco as Executive Members receive an annual 2% cash back reward (up to $750) on qualifying purchases.

Existing Costco members also get some benefits by having access to some exclusive offers such as:

Costco Optical – $25 off when you purchase two sets of prescription eye glasses.

True Earnings Card – Apply for the True Earnings Card from American Express, or sign up for renewal of your Costco membership on your existing American Express Card and get two additional months of Costco membership free.

Refer-a-Friend – Introduce a friend to the many benefits of a Costco membership and each of you will receive a $10 Costco cash card.  When a friends signs up for a Costco membership and their membership is activated, each of you will receive a $10 Costco cash card.

 

Car Care

Jiffy Lube

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NNTEU members get 15 percent off all products and services at Jiffy Lube. There is no appointment needed for the Signature Service Oil Change and your satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed. When you arrive at any service location, simply identify yourself to the technician that you are a National Cash Fleet Account and specify "National Treasury Employees Union." Present your NTEU membership card and NTEU’s fleet account number, 11791089, at any participating location. Visit www.jiffylube.com to find the nearest location. You can also download the Jiffy Lube App that’s available for Android or IPhone.

 

Professional Services

Workers' Compensation Attorney Rates

Workers' Compensation Attorney Rates

NTEU members who enter into representational agreements with Shapiro, Shapiro and Shapiro, L.P.A, get 25 percent off the regular hourly fee—a savings of almost $70 off the hourly rate. As an added benefit, NTEU members will not be charged a retainer fee and will only be required to pay attorney fees or costs of litigation to the firm if there is a recovery. Call the firm at (216) 927-2030 or (216) 991-6890, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website.

Becker Professional Education

Have a Relative Looking to Become a CPA?

NTEU has a special discount for members looking to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), and for a limited time only, immediate family members can now also receive the same reduced rate when they sign up for the Becker's CPA Exam Review. From Jan. 1 through March 2, 2015, immediate relatives of NTEU members can receive special pricing of $1,930 (a $3,360 value) as well as 0 percent financing.

Becker Professional Education

Sign up for the Becker CPA Exam Review and receive a reduced rate of $1930 ($3,360 value). Plus, take advantage of 0% Financing for 18 months. Information on 0% financing at the government rate can be found at becker.com/financing. In addition:

  • All NTEU members who order Becker's CPA Exam Review will receive 10 complimentary courses through Becker's online Continuing Professional Education catalog (valued at $75-$150 each) to earn NASBA approved CPE credits
  • The first 20 NTEU members to register for Becker's CPA Exam Review each year (beginning in October) will also receive Becker Flashcards at no additional cost
  • All NTEU members will be provided with a Becker Success Coach to assist with preparing for the CPA Exam

To register, call Becker at 877-CPA-EXAM (877-272-3926) and let them know you are an NTEU member. Under the affiliation tab select Federal Employee. Use your government email when you register. The price includes all 4 parts of the CPA Exam Review which includes Auditing, Business, Finance and Regulation and any format. The formats are Instructor-led Live Classroom, Instructor-led Online and Self-study. Live classroom locations can be found at becker.com/schedules.

Questions on this offer can be directed to John Gioeli, Director of Government Programs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-631-8840.

Disability Retirement Benefits

NTEU has an agreement with the Harris Law Firm, the nation’s leading law firm focusing on OPM medical disability retirement. This agreement entitles members to a discount of 20 percent or $800 off Harris' current flat fee of $4,000 for filing and pursuing the claim up to a final denial by OPM. NTEU members will also receive an additional 5 percent discount or $200 if the fee is paid in full at the beginning of representation, for a total discount of $1,000 off the regular fee. This benefit is available if you anticipate that your claim may be disputed and you are interested in ensuring that your claim is properly supported for expeditious processing or you simply want to let experienced professionals handle it. Harris Law Firm will also offer NTEU members a 20 percent discount off of their billing for representation in an MSPB appeal of a claim denial by OPM. Click here or call 1-877-226-2723 for more information.

 

Home and Moving

National Van Lines

NTEU members are eligible to receive a preferred corporate customer discount on transportation and accessorial services by using National Van Lines when moving out-of-state. Additionally, a similar discount will be given on storage-in-transit, warehouse handling, and pickup and delivery to and from storage in-transit.

Other benefits include:

National Van Lines

• Guaranteed pick-up and delivery on qualifying shipments.

• Pick-up and delivery delay compensation of up to $125 per day on qualifying shipments.

• Full replacement valuation, up to $50,000 per shipment, at no additional cost.

• Various pricing options are available to fit your individual needs.

This program is administered exclusively by National Van Lines for NTEU members and is administered exclusively by its agent, Berry van Lines. To arrange services through National, or should you have any questions related to the program, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Janet Reynolds or Robert Curry at (800) 355-6205. NTEU membership will be verified before services are rendered.

Read an FAQ about moving.

National Real Estate Services

Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), a global relocation services company, will provide NTEU members and their families with a “Cash Incentive” bonus when buying or selling a house, townhouse or condominium through National Real Estate Services.

Members will be eligible to receive up to a $1,000 bonus—$2,000 Cash Incentive if buying and selling—according to the following criteria:

Home ValueCash Rebate*
$50,000 to $ 99,999$200
$100,000 to $149,999$400
$150,000 to $199,999$600
$200,000 to $249,999$800
$250,000 +$1,000

 
 *Cash incentives may be modified or prohibited in some states.

Under the program, whether you are moving across town or across the country in the United States or Canada:

• Buyers will be provided with a leading real estate broker and agent in their destination area. Services may include a relocation package with local community data, area tours and sample listings of homes that may be of interest to you.

• Sellers will be provided with a leading broker and agent in their area who will complete a market analysis of their property to determine how to assist them with pricing and suggestions on how to market their home to get the best price. All applicable multiple listing systems will be provided.

• Members will receive a 50% discount off of the current USDOT “N” Tariff on interstate U.S. household goods shipments and for those shipments between the U.S. and Canada. Intra-state U.S. and intra-Canada shipments will be separately quoted on a per-move basis.

All these described services are offered fee-free to NTEU members anywhere in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. If you plan to use a real estate agent to sell your property or to help you find a new one, you’ll want to take advantage of this program.

To receive your Cash Incentive when selling or buying a home, you must call WRRI before you talk to any realtors to list or purchase a home. Please call (800) 526-0668 and mention your NTEU membership. NTEU membership will be verified before any of these described services are rendered.

This program is not available in: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma or Oregon.