Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America and in Louisiana, entire school districts have fallen victim to hackers. All members, including retirees, can obtain discounted Identity Theft coverage as well as assistance in the event you are a victim of identity theft. Your coverage includes, assisted recovery if you become the victum of identity theft, up to $10,000 expense reimbursement coverage, free ID Threat Score, and free Safe Wallet. Click here for more details. (AFT-specific)
AFT members have access to Union-approved credit card options. Whether you're looking to build your credit, have a super low interest rate, or get cash back on every purchase; Union Plus has a card for you and all options have a $0 annual fee. These cards also offer hardship grants to cover you if life throws you a curveball like a trip to the hospital or you lose your job. Click here for more details. (Union Plus)
Credit and Budget Counseling
As a Union member you can get a FREE consumer credit counseling session, budget analysis and money management advice to get back on the road to financial recovery. Your free session includes: a complete financial review, including budget analysis and credit management counseling; assistance in budgeting or advice on sources of additional income; advice on how to work with creditors; an action plan that summarizes your financial situation, provides a budget and timeline for reaching your debt management and repayment goals, and restates action items; referral to a social service organization in your area, if appropriate; and referral to union plus Legal Service or Union Plus Mortgage Assistance program, if appropriate. Click here for more details. (Union Plus)
Summer Student Loan Program
Through AFT's exclusive partnership with the Summer Student Loan Program, members are eligible for a free program that can help guide you through the confusing process of repaying (or not repaying) student loans. Based on your income, you could qualify for lower monthly payments—even down to $0 if you’re out of work. This program will guide you through checking your eligibility and enrolling for an Income-Driven Repayment plan. Already in IDR and need to recertify? You can do that with Summer too. Get the help you need with your student loans, for FREE! Click here for more details. (AFT-specific)
AFT + legal services makes it easy for members and their families to get the legal help they need to avoid and solve legal problems—and usually for free! One toll-free call or visit to the Web puts you in touch with a nationwide network law offices that offer free 30-minute consultations and discounted services. Click here for more details. For workplace issues, please contact your Local representative. (Union Plus)
How do I access these benefits?
- To redeem Union Plus discounts, register and log into your Union Plus Abenity account here.
- AFT-specific discounts can be accessed through your AFT account? Login here.