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Affordable Legal Advice on Personal Matters a Benefit of CEA Membership

CEA provides members with full legal protection in employment related matters. But in today’s complex world, simply having legal help for employment related matters isn’t enough. At one time or another, each of us needs legal counsel on personal matters that are important to us and our families. That’s why NEA created the NEA Attorney Referral Program. This unique program is designed to make sure that every NEA member in participating states has access to affordable legal advice. Read more

May Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

From great deals on your next car to discounts at the GE Appliances Store to a new, affordable group tour program for NEA Members, there are lots of opportunities to save this May through NEA Member Benefits.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for May 2018

Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, a new baby or an upcoming wedding, make the occasion special! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for May!* Read more

Stay Safe from Identity Thieves

img_id-theftThe latest data breach making headlines—affecting five million Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue customers—is a powerful reminder that identity theft is a real and constant threat.

CEA-endorsed USI Insurance has personal risk specialists to help you safeguard your personal information. They’ve put together a checklist of practical steps to protect yourself against everything from phishing scams to hotel Wi-Fi hackers.

Teacher Discounts at Cirque du Soleil, Stars on Ice

Don’t miss Stars on Ice, April 22, at the XL Center in Hartford, where CEA members save $10 per ticket! The best of U.S. Olympic skating will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in an all-new Stars on Ice show, featuring America’s top medal contenders. (This offer is valid on select seating and ends April 19 at 5 p.m. Use promo code SGFRIEND at 1-877-522-8499 or click here to order online. )

Also, Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is back, and CEA members save on tickets! Choose from seven spectacular performances, July 18-22, at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Orders must be placed by July 1.

Touchdown for Waterbury High School Football

The football equipment necessary to ensure students’ safety can be expensive, and in a district like Waterbury, funding for sports programs is in short supply. “I fill out a lot of funding applications from all kinds of sources, and I often don’t hear back,” says Crosby High School Head Football Coach David Jurewicz, a technology education teacher at the school.

The Waterbury Teachers Association member was therefore thrilled today when, at what he thought was to be a routine staff meeting, he was surprised with a $1,000 athletic grant from California Casualty.

“This is going to help the team out tremendously,” says Jurewicz. “It will go a long way toward getting us the equipment we need.”

A technology teacher and the Head Football Coach at Crosby High School in Waterbury, David Jurewicz poses with Principal Jade Gopie next to student artwork depicting the school’s mascot.

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How to Pay for an Unexpected Tax Bill

Maybe you didn’t withhold enough, forgot to pay estimated taxes for a side gig or you made another kind of honest mistake, and now you have a big, looming tax bill coming your way. This happens to many Americans, and, in certain cases, they will struggle to settle up on what they owe.

The consequences can grow quite costly: If you can’t pay taxes owed by the original filing due date, you’ll be subject to both interest and late-payment penalties, according to the IRS. The IRS advises taxpayers in this situation to file on time even if they can’t pay the entire balance. And it’s best to pay that balance as soon as possible to avoid additional charges. Specifically, the additional charges could amount to penalties of 5% of the tax due for every month, or fraction of month, that the return is overdue, according to Mark Luscombe, principal federal tax analyst at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Read more

April Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

Discounts at popular housewares and furniture retailers are just some of the deals highlighted this month by NEA Member Benefits.

Every month NEA Member Benefits highlights great deals and discounts available to all NEA members. Check out the great deals for April!

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for April 2018

Whether you’re updating your home for sale or just want to give it a “new look,” spring is the best time to do it! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for April!* Read more

Affordable Last-Minute Spring Vacation Ideas

April vacation is right around the corner! It’s not too late to plan a getaway. If you’re short on time, money or both, try one of these last-minute, but memorable, jaunts suggested by NEA Member Benefits.

Taos, New Mexico. Steer clear of popular beaches and college student crowds, warns Jim Pickell, the president of, and head to Taos, New Mexico instead. “With all the requisite warmth and sunshine, plus a lot of local life and culture, avenues of art, and awesome Tex Mex cuisine, in Taos you can blend into the cityscape by staying in an adobe home.”

Pensacola, Florida. “Pensacola, Florida has excellent beaches that likely aren’t as crowded, [or as expensive], as some of the more popular Florida cities, like Daytona Beach and Ft. Lauderdale,” says Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance, who recommends their dolphin tours—“they have the largest artificial reef on Earth.”
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Enter for a Chance to Win Great Prizes From NEA Member Benefits

Now through April 5, CEA members can visit the NEA Member Benefits site and enter for a chance to win great prizes. Enter once a week for each new giveaway and increase your odds of winning!

Prizes include $200 Gift Cards, $200 Visa® Reward Cards, and 128 GB Apple iPads—seven winners are selected each week.

Click here to find out more and enter for a chance to win.


March Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

There are so many benefits to being a member of CEA and NEA, and among them are the savings you receive on certain products and services. You can always visit the CEA Member Benefits website for regular savings just for CEA members, and the NEA Member Benefits site for discounts for all NEA members.

Below are specific offers NEA Member Benefits is highlighting for March. Read more