Sunday, September 16, 2007

Featured September Member Benefits

The NEA Member Benefits Web Site is designed exclusively for NEA Members. Sign on often to take advantage of frequent updates, including new services and giveaways! To make your visits easier and more productive, the Web Site provides program information, a search feature, financial calculators, and easy navigation. In addition to getting the information you need, you can even use the Web Site to request free materials and apply for NEA MB products.

This was originally posted on the LCEA Insider Blog on 9/01/2007. It has been reposted to place it higher on our blog for our members. This accompanies the pieces that you received in your mailboxes.

An Overview of NEA Member Benefits

· Features information and resources in areas of interest to NEA members: travel, home living, investments, insurance, credit and health
· Check balances or change investment options on NEA Valuebuilder accounts
· Find current rates on NEA-Sponsored FDIC-Insured Money Market Account and NEA-Sponsored GoldCertificate CD
· Order magazine subscriptions through the NEA Magazine Service online
· Apply for an NEA Credit Card online; register your DUES-TAB beneficiary

Only vendors who meet NEA's strict standards for Member Benefits are given the distinction of being a NEA Member Benefit. Look for the seal of your Association that serves 3.2 million of your colleagues throughout the nation. Also, please take advantage of these benefits that are offered through the NEA. Your membership buys you these great benefits to help you financially while on vacations, in financial planning, with insurance, when renting a car, with your own NEA low-interest Credit Card and more. We'll feature a benefit or two each month. There are way too many to list all in one post. So, please explore and take advantage of your Members Only Benefits.

Click here to get to the NEA Member Benefits Web Site's Home page.

According to financial planning experts, October is traditionally an important month for financial planning as many members have rollover accounts maturing or are considering other year-end investment decisions or purchases. So September is the perfect month to tell your members about the benefits of NEA Financial Services Programs.

NEA MB has everything members need to help secure their financial future: the NEA-Sponsored FDIC-Insured Money Market Account, the NEA-Sponsored Gold Certificate CD, and the NEA Valuebuilder Program.

NEA-Sponsored Money Market Account

• Has regularly beaten or matched some of the best rates in the nation

• NEA members can open accounts with as little as $500

• The account is liquid; NEA members are allowed up to six withdrawals per statement cycle (three of which may be by check)

• FDIC insurance up to $100,000 per depositor

• 1% bonus interest for the first 60 days with a limit of one bonus period per member

Click here explore NEA Sponsored Money Market Accounts.

NEA-Sponsored Gold Certificate CD

• Has earned one of the highest interest rates in the nation

• FDIC insurance up to $100,000 per depositor

• Terms from six to 60 months. Only $1,000 opening deposit minimum.

Call 1-800-348-4632 to compare

Click here explore NEA sponsored Gold Certificates.

NEA Valuebuilder Program

• A variety of investment products, including 403(b), 403(b)(7), 457 and IRA’s designed to help members plan for retirement

• Product flexibility and features designed to meet diverse needs

• Offered through NEA Valuebuilder Representatives who are dedicated to assisting NEA
members through free retirement planning seminars and individual financial consultations

• Competitive pricing

• Ability to change variable investment selections anytime at no charge

• Numerous variable investment options available with investment objectives ranging from conservative to aggressive from a group of well-known investment managers

Click here to learn more about the NEA Member Benefits Value Builder program.

If you’re ready to start building your retirement plan, contact a financial counselor by calling 1-800-NEA-VALU.