ECE Member Benefits
AFSA, AFL-CIO, Our National Union
CSA’s national union, the American Federation of School Administrators, provides member benefits including insurance and legal services.
AFSA offers programs that have been designed to meet the specific needs of school administrators and supervisors. As a member of CSA and AFSA, you are automatically enrolled in certain benefits when you pay your union dues. These benefits fall under the AFSA Legal Action Trust and the AFSA Insurance Policy. These benefits and programs are made possible to AFSA members at discounted prices due to AFSA’s affiliation with the AFL-CIO. To qualify for these benefits, you need only be a member in good standing. To activate some member benefits, members must fill out an AFSA beneficiary form.
To read more about these benefits, click HERE.
To download a form, please click HERE.
You can also visit the AFSA website and look under “benefits”: www.AFSAadmin.org
Early Childhood Education members belong to the Cultural Institutions Retirement System. As members of CIRS, they are entitled to free consultations with CIRS representatives about their pensions.
Supplemental Eyeglasses Reimbursement
Reimbursement on prescription eyeglasses of up to $65 per member and $50 for spouses and one named dependent child per two (2) year period. This benefit is coordinated through the CSA Welfare Fund but is supplemental to Welfare Fund optical benefits. For in-service CSA members only.
Union Plus Discounts
Union Plus is offered through the AFL-CIO. It provides consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions. Union Plus offers many products and services, including travel discounts on hotels, car rentals and more.
Group Rate Insurance
Special group insurance plans are available through MetLife for auto and home insurance.
Check out Long Term Care group coverage at group rates by clicking HERE or call Elly Packer at 914-468-6477 or email at email@example.com to request a no-obligation information and enrollment kit including a personalized plan proposal.
MetLife auto and home coverage is available through group rate insurance plans.
For more information, call 1-800-GET MET 8 (438-6388) or visit www.metlife.com/mybenefits.
Plum Benefits can save you money, providing access to discounts on seats for theater, sports, concerts, family events and more. You can purchase tickets for yourself or for your school.
Visit www.plumbenefits.com for the comprehensive online Entertainment Guide. To register, click on “employee sign up.” Enter your CSA or NYC school e-mail address. To order tickets, click “offer details” to read the selected event’s description, click the link or call the phone number listed, and mention the corresponding code. (Or, bring a printout of the Entertainment Guide to the event’s Box Office to avoid phone-ordering service fees.)
If you have a problem, contact the Plum Benefits customer service team at (212) 660-1888, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and say that you are a member of CSA. They will e-mail you the offers.
CSA members and retirees receive online discounts through CSA/AFSA’s affiliation with Working Advantage. Visit the Working Advantage website, click on the tab that says “Register,” then click where it says “Employees Click Here.” On the registration page, enter CSA/AFSA’S Member ID number, 744387769. You can use your personal email address to register.
Problems logging on? Call Working Advantage, at (800) 565-3712.