Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Magazine
NTEU members get free access to 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 FEHBP and make fast, easy, personalized plan comparisons. The guide will also offer 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.
NTEU members are also 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.
Group Rates on Insurance
NTEU members can choose from a variety of products including accident, cancer, critical illness (with optional cancer coverage), disability, hospital confinement indemnity, life insurance and professional liability insurance. There are money-saving group discounts on auto, homeowners and renters policies.
In addition, 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.
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. Members must log in at the top of the this page to visit the NTEU Life Line website.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
NTEU members are eligible for a discount off new or renewal memberships at BJ’s Wholesale Club. BJ’s offers discounted prices on more than 6,500 different products and services and are located in 15 states*.
The open period for applications is February to March. NTEU members must log in at the top of the page to access the application.
* States with BJ’s locations: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia.
In joining Costco, NTEU members will receive coupons valued at more than $50 including three free items.
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 friend signs up for a Costco membership and his or her membership is activated, each of you will receive a $10 Costco cash card.
NTEU members are entitled to a 15 percent discount when having their cars serviced at any participating Jiffy Lube 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.
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Rental Car Discounts
NTEU members receive discounts on car rentals from Avis, Hertz and Budget.
Enjoy discounts up to 30 percent at fine hotels across the country, such as Choice Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada Hotel and Super 8 Motels.
National Van Lines
NTEU members will receive the best price available based on shipment requirements by using National Van Lines when moving out-of-state. Additionally, a discount will be given on storage-in-transit, warehouse handling, and pickup and delivery to and from storage in-transit.
Weichert National Real Estate Services
Weichert Relocation Resources Inc., a company of the Weichert Realtors organization, will provide NTEU members and their families with a “Cash Incentive” when buying and/or selling a house, townhouse, or condo through the program. Members may be eligible to receive a cash rebate of up to $1,000 ($2,000 if buying and selling). This program is not available in: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma or Oregon
Disability Retirement Benefits
NTEU has an agreement with the Harris Federal 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 $1,000 off Harris Federal’s current flat fee of $5,000 for filing and pursuing the claim through the first and second OPM denials and through the initial appeal at the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). NTEU members will also receive an additional 5 percent discount or $250 if the fee is paid in full at the beginning of representation, for a total discount of $1,250 off the regular fee. This benefit is available if you anticipate that your claim may be disputed or 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 Federal Law Firm will also offer NTEU members a 20 percent discount off of their billing for other legal representation. Visit their website at FederalDisability.com.
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.
Have a Relative Looking to Become a CPA?
NTEU has a special discount for members looking to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA), 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. The offer and the dedicated link www.becker.com/governmentfamilyoffer will not be active until Jan. 1.
Becker Professional Education for CPAs
NTEU members who sign up for the Becker CPA Exam Review will receive the low price of $1,930 ($3,360 value) and 0 percent financing for 18 months. NTEU members will also receive:
- 10 Free Continuing Professional Education Courses valued at $75 - $150 each (after completing the CPA Exam Review class)
- First 20 members who register for the CPA Exam Review class each year will receive free flashcards
- Becker Success Coach to help with preparing for the CPA Exam Review Class