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Quick Guide: AFT Member Benefits

As the old saying goes, there is power in the union. When we band together, we can accomplish much more than what we can do on our own--a truth that holds in the workplace, and in the marketplace. Part of being an AFT member is having access to a wide and growing variety of benefits. Whether you're a new member or you're just looking for a refresher on your benefits, this quick guide is here to help. Take a scroll through the categories below for an overview.

Many of the programs are provided through Union Privilege, the benefit arm of the AFL-CIO; others are unique to AFT and are coordinated directly through AFT+. Make sure to have your AFT member number handy to register your account if you haven't done so.

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To find a full explanation of your benefits as an AFT member, you can click here or download the most recent benefits brochure.


Money for college: through Union Plus, you can earn a degree online for free, and there are different scholarship opportunities for yourself and your dependents

Student loan help: educate yourself on the options for federal student loan programs at AFT's debt clinics, or use Summer, the new online tool to find and enroll in resources to help with debt repayment with a trusted team of financial advisors

Share My Lesson: this online platform allows teachers to share lesson plans and materials, hosts regular webinars and conferences, and gives you access to thousands of educational activities for all grades

Learn more here!

Health and Insurance

Union Plus Health Savings: get discounts on dental, vision, hearing, chiropractic, and alternative medicine services, as well as podiatry and diabetes supplies

Life insurance: AFT offers a number of life insurance options, including a $5000 accidental death and dismemberment policy for all active, working members, as well as a variety of term life insurance options

Insuring your stuff and your pets: whether it's your home, your car or truck, your apartment, or your pets, AFT has options through partnering organizations to safeguard the things you care about

Trauma counseling and coverage: this is a new program for free counseling in the aftermath of experiencing a traumatic event, with an option for expanded coverage for your whole family at a reduced cost

Learn more here!

Consumer Discounts

Travel: included in your benefits are discounts at Hilton and Wyndham hotels, car rentals with 5 major companies, flights with Southwest, and a bunch of other vacation savings

Shopping: from computers to shoes to office supplies and a broad assortment of other services, AFT members have access to savings and bonuses at a variety of online shopping sites

...and More!

Financial and legal services: the world of finance, covering credit cards, budget counseling, identity theft protection, and more, can be confusing, but you don't have to navigate that world alone

Mortgages and home services: looking to buy, sell, refinance, or move? AFT has competitive options for you

Of course, this is just a quick guide to inform you of all the many benefits you get as an AFT member. To find out more and access these discounts, opportunities, and services, follow the links above or you can click here or download the most recent benefits brochure to see the full range of benefits.

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