Benefits for members facing financial hardship
—which stands for “security, assistance and financial education”—is a new collection of benefits designed to meet the urgent needs of CSEA and other union members facing economic hardship. The $1 million assistance program includes:
services, budgeting advice and no-fee debt management and bankruptcy counseling benefits.
Hospital Care Grants
of $1,000 to help members who have been hit with large, unreimbursed hospital expenses who participate in the Union Plus Credit Card, Mortgage or UnionSecure Insurance programs.
Job Loss Grants
of $250 for Union Plus Credit Card holders who have been recently laid off for more than 90 days.
of $1,000 to $2,000 for qualified Union Plus Credit Card holders who have significant income loss due to a recent long-term illness or disability
to help Union Plus Mortgage holders, who become unemployed, disabled or go on strike, make their mortgage payments.
Union Privilege, founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986, develops and manages the Union Plus benefits program, which uses the combined buying power of America’s union members to obtain top quality goods and services at competitive prices. In addition to a money-saving credit card, the Union Plus programs include free and discounted legal services, education services, discounted health services, a home buying program, travel and recreation discounts, and much more. For more information, visit www.UnionPlus.org.