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Free Magazine Subscriptions for CEA Members

As a way of saying thank you for all you do, NEA Member Benefits is offering all CEA members two free subscriptions from the NEA Magazine Service.

Click here to select from a variety of popular titles including

  • Archaeology
  • Autoweek
  • Boating
  • Field & Stream
  • Harper’s
  • Hola! USA
  • Outdoor Life
  • Popular Science
  • Story Monsters Ink
  • The Red Bulletin
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Working Mother
  • …and more!

CT Has a New Pro Soccer Team—and CEA Members Save on Tickets

This summer, Connecticut’s new professional soccer team, Hartford Athletic, played at the grand reopening of the city’s Dillon Stadium before a sold-out crowd. If you haven’t already, now’s your chance to catch one of the final games of their inaugural season—at an amazing savings!

Thanks to a new partnership, Hartford Athletic is offering CEA members discounted tickets to their October 5 home game, when the team squares off against the Swope Park Rangers. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., and the first 500 fans at the Saturday evening game receive free first-aid kits as part of a community health promotion. Tickets normally priced at $21 are available to CEA members for only $15. Read more

September Deals and Discounts for Teachers

Save on everything from school supplies to vacations to appliances with NEA Member Benefits. Check out these highlighted offers for September.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for September 2019

Hope you’re as excited as the kids are about getting back to school! 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 September!* Read more

CEA Teacher Appreciation Day at UConn Football

Don’t miss the CEA Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 19, as the UConn Huskies face Houston at Rentschler Field! Get your choice of discounted seats with promo code CEA, and your discount will automatically apply.

CEA members may bring up to three guests with them to a Teacher Tailgate Tent before the homecoming game, which starts at noon. Enjoy pregame festivities as well as complimentary food and soft drinks courtesy of California Casualty.

The tailgate is free, but you must register in advance to reserve your spots.

Free Life Insurance – Name Your Beneficiary

All CEA members are eligible to receive NEA Complimentary Life Insurance at no cost—but many members haven’t named a beneficiary.

Almost half of registered CEA members have not indicated who should receive their benefit if the worst happens. Most members choose their kids. But what if your grandmother is struggling on a fixed income? Or your nephew needs college money? By naming your beneficiaries, you can help whoever needs the support most.

If you’ve chosen beneficiaries before or have experienced a life-changing event, please reconfirm your choice. It only takes a few minutes, so click here and name your beneficiaries now.

9 Ways to Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget

Shopping for all the things you need to get back to school—books, supplies, clothes and more—can put a serious dent in your budget. For the 2017-2018 school year, educators spent an average of $652 on out-of-pocket classroom supplies, according to a survey of K-12 teachers conducted by SheerID, in partnership with Agile Education Marketing.

It pays to look for deals, coupons, special offers and tools that help you trim the cost of shopping a little—or a lot.

Try these nine tips to get you back to school without blowing your budget! Read more

$5,000 Scholarship Drawing for NEA Members

NEA Member Benefits has teamed up with Sallie Mae, provider of the NEA Student Loan Program, to offer NEA members a chance to win $5,000 cash! It’s a way of rewarding you for your dedication and helping you further your own educational pursuits.

Click here to enter now through August 31, 2019.

If you’re the lucky $5,000 winner, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help family members with their college tuition!

Mortgage Assistance Program for Teachers

Are you looking to buy a home? If you’re considering buying in certain districts or you teach in a shortage area, check out the Connecticut Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program.

The Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program offers home loans at below-market interest rates to Connecticut public school teachers. To be eligible for the program, you must be employed as a Connecticut-certified public school teacher or a certified regional vocational-technical teacher. You must also be a first-time homebuyer unless you purchase a home in a federally targeted area.

Click here to find out if you quality for the Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program.

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority website offers information on this and other mortgage programs.

August Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

August’s arrival means summer is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to save on sporting goods and summer travel—or get ready for the new school year with discounts on your fall wardrobe. Check out the highlighted offers from NEA Member Benefits for August 2019.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for August 2019

Summer break is winding down—time to get ready for the new school year! 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 August!* Read more

Don’t Miss Out on Teacher Appreciation Days at the Yard Goats!

Tickets for our first CEA Teacher Appreciation Day of the summer at the Hartford Yard Goats are already sold out. Don’t miss out on the remaining games—get your tickets for August 9 and August 23 today! Treat yourself and the baseball fans in your life to discounted seats, special teacher recognition during the game, and fireworks afterward.

Get tickets to CEA Teacher Appreciation Days: