Membership Information 2018
 

How to become a member:


Join:
Retiree Form (Click here for PDF file)
*School Employee (Click here for PDF file) below
Dues for current year July 1 thru June 30
Members = Dues = Money = Power = Change


ADD (Automatic Dues Deduction) is the simplest, most convenient way of maintaining your membership. Indicate your Unit choice and circle your retirement plan. The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems will deduct $7 a month from your pension ($5 for the state dues plus $2 for your local Unit).

*I
f you are still employed, your school district will facilitate your membership by providing you with automatic payroll deduction of $7 per month. Please contact Michele Hunter at 360-413-5496 or mhunter@wssra.org for a membership form.

If you would prefer to pay your dues in cash, please enclose a check made out to WSSRA in the amount of $84 (for State and Local Unit membership) or $60 (for State only membership).

Mail form to:
Washington State School Retirees' Association
4726 Pacific Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98503

For answers to your questions please e-mail:
mhunter@wssra.org

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
 

 

  • Association Member Association Benefits (AMBA)



    Benefits

    Long Term Care Policy
    You select the daily benefit amount, elimination period, and benefit period which best suits your needs for care. This policy features include no prior hospital stay, no waiting period for pre-existing conditions, pays in addition to any other insurance, and no premium increases with age.



    Medicare Supplement Plans
    Medicare Supplement plans pay for eligible expenses not paid by Medicare, and gives you the freedom to use your own physician, specialist, and medical facility.

    Dental & Vision Plans

    AMBA's group dental insurance plans offer reasonable single and family rates for association members. These plans give members the flexibility of using their own dentist, or they may choose a dentist from a nationwide preferred provider network and save 20-30% on expenses.

    Our vision provider has a vast network of thousands of doctors located in rural and metropolitan areas throughout the nation. More than 90% of our members have access to an optometrist within 10 miles of work or home!

    Final Expense Whole Life Insurance Policy
    It is easy to forget the necessity of preparation for final expenses. The financial impacts on an individual's finances can be significant. A traditional funeral, including a casket and vault, costs about $6,000. Although, extras like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards and limousines, can add thousands of dollars to the bottom line, running well over $10,000. Should you or your family need to confront final expenses, have you made the necessary financial planning preparations? Being prepared is the best plan of action.

    Tax Deferred Annuity
    A single premium tax-deferred solution is available for your retirement. It features tax-deferred accumulation of interest, a guaranteed competitive interest rate, multiple payout options, and a nursing home waiver.

    Accident Expense Insurance Policy
    This accident policy could protect you in 8 ways: ambulance, medical expenses, hospital expenses, intensive care, physical therapy, family lodging and transportation, accidental death, and dismemberment This policy does not pay losses resulting from sickness.

    First Diagnosis Cancer Policy & Cancer Treatment Policy
    There are advanced treatments available to increase your chance of cancer survival. However, sometimes these advanced treatments are not available locally, and the cost of travel, care, and other out-of-pocket expenses can be overwhelming. Supplemental First Diagnosis Cancer plans pay money directly to you upon first diagnosis of internal cancer or malignant melanoma. The money is paid at one time, in one lump sum payment.

    First Diagnosis Heart Attack & First Major Heart Surgery Policy
    The First Diagnosis Heart Attack and First Major Heart Surgery policies pay money directly to you, in cash, at one time, in one lump sum payment upon first diagnosis of a heart attack. You select a benefit amount of $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, or $50,000.

    Air & Ground Ambulance Transportation Service
    Air & Ground Ambulance Transportation Service
    For more than three decades, Medical Air Services Association (MASA) has been providing life saving emergency assistance to members. The coverage is designed to protect members against catastrophic financial loss when emergencies arise at home or while traveling. Membership services include emergency air transportation, emergency helicopter transportation, ground ambulance transportation, organ retrieval, organ recipient transportation, recuperation / repatriation, return transportation, escort transportation, non-injury transportation, minor children / grandchildren return, mortal remains return, vehicle return, and worldwide coverage. For more information about MASA membership, please contact AMBA at 800.258.7041.

    Hearing Solutions
    American Hearing Benefits (AHB)
    Members are entitled to FREE annual hearing screenings for you and your immediate family, referrals to AHB's network of recommended local hearing healthcare professionals, advanced Hearing Solutions with the latest in hearing aid technology, Up to 60% Off suggested retail prices, and a FREE Full Two-Year Extended Warranty with every purchase. Call 888-200-5701 or visit http://americanhearingbenefits.com/partners/amba and use discount code "AMBA."

    MetLife Auto & Home
    Association members now have access to special group discounts on auto and home insurance through MetLife Auto & Home. This group insurance program makes members eligible for savings and benefits that could help save hundreds of dollars a year.
     
 





Discounts

 

AMBA TravelPerx
AMBA TravelPerx brings the best value in cruises, resorts, and escorted tour vacations to tropical and European destinations.
800.480.4080  / 
www.ambatravelperx.com

 

Road Scholar
Road Scholar is the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel offering 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. First- time Road Scholar participants are eligible for either a $200 gift certificate good toward any international adventure, or a $75 gift certificate good for any North American Adventure. When you sign up for a Road Scholar catalog, a gift certificate will be credited to your household for future use. www.roadscholar.org/AMBA
 

Apple Discounts
Apple discount code "AMBA"  /  877.377.6362  /  http://store.apple.com/us/go/eppstore/amba
Discounts not available on all items. Check with Apple by phone or online to verify discounts. iPhones are not eligible.


Dell Discounts

Dell discount code PS95750248  /  866.257.4711  /  www.dell.com/epp 

LaQuinta Inns & Suites

Association members enjoy discounts at participating La Quinta Inns & Suites. Discount code: AMBA  /  800.531.5900  /  www.LQ.com

Rental Car Discounts

Members are eligible for discounts with Hertz, Avis, & Budget rental cars.
Avis discount code: AWD# G725000  /  800.331.1212  / 
www.avis.com 
Budget discount code: BCD X925500  /  800.527.0700  / 
www.budget.com

Hertz discount code: CDP #1860896  /  800.654.2210  /  www.hertz.com

 

1-800-FLOWERS
AMBA has partnered with 1-800-Flowers to offer discounts. Discount Code: AMBA  / 
1-800-Flowers  / 
www.1-800-flowers.com

 

CU Wireless Ė Discounted Cell Phones & No Commitment Plans
If you want a cell phone but are discouraged by lengthy contracts and high prices, CU Wireless could be the right choice for you. Plans start as low as $9 per month, no activation fees, no commitment plans, free and low cost phones are both available.
Visit
www.cuwireless.com.

Experience the World with Your
Grandchildren and Road Scholar
Whether learning about the history of our nationís capital or
viewing Renaissance masterpieces in Florence, grandparents
have discovered that it is incredibly rewarding to share these
experiences with younger generations. Road Scholar offers an
excellent opportunity for you to bond with your grandchildren
through educational travel adventures.

Learn more about Road Scholarís programs at:
www.myAMBAbenefits.info/wssra


To learn more, call AMBA at 1-800-258-7041 or
enroll online at www.myAMBAbenefits.info/wssra

      

 
 

Additional Benefits:
Our state publication, the JOURNAL five times a year.
Bi-partisan Legislative advocacy
Mini-grants to active teachers (varies by unit)
Scholarships for future educators
Opportunities for community service.