Member Benefits

AFSCME Member Benefits

As an AFSCME member, you know you always have an advantage at the bargaining table. But did you also know your AFSCME membership can provide you with a big advantage when you shop?

Through the AFSCME Advantage Program, you can secure big discounts on everything from travel to cell phone service.

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AT&T Wireless Discounts

AT&T Wireless DiscountsSupport union workers by choosing the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier. AT&T employs nearly 150,000 union workers, and AFSCME members save 15% on the qualified monthly service charge of qualified wireless plans. Additionally, members save 20% on select accessories from AT&T. 

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Auto DiscountsFrom union-made rebates when you buy to savings on insurance, AFSCME Advantage is the right place to get a great deal for your auto needs.

Save money on your next union-made car, auto insurance plan, set of tires, and more.  

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Free Associate Degrees

AFSCME Free College BenefitAFSCME Free College brings a degree within your reach. AFSCME and Eastern Gateway Community College are offering the chance to earn an online degree from an accredited school with no out-of-pocket expense. Family members can also take advantage of this benefit. A college degree can be your pathway to new opportunities, greater responsibility and more earning power.  

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Free Bachelor's Degrees

Free College just got better! You can now complete your Bachelor’s Degree for Free! If you have already earned an Associate Degree or 60 or more transferable credits with a GPA of 2.2 or more, you can enroll in the Bachelor’s Degree Completion programs at Central State University!

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Legal Help

Legal AFSCME AdvantageUnion families get access to these Legal Program benefits automatically — no enrollment forms or fees required. Simply select a participating lawyer and get access to these Legal Program benefits

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WFSE Members Only Benefits

AFLAC Insurance

AFLAC is supplemental insurance available to state employees through payroll deduction at a group discounted rate. AFLAC is not medical insurance, but insurance that pays cash benefits directly to the policyholder, over and above any other coverage that is currently in place.  The employee decides how they will use that money.   

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BrightNow Dental

Through a special agreement with Bright Now! Dental, WFSE/AFSCME members and their families enrolled in the Uniform Dental Plan have this Members Only Benefit. Because of Bright Now! Dental’s long-standing relationships with unions they are able to bring you this special offer. This is not an insurance plan, but works in conjunction with the dental benefits through Uniform or, if you currently do not have dental benefits, on a cash basis. There is no cost to participate, no restrictions and no per-visit charges. 

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Colonial Life Insurance

Colonial Life has been serving the needs of Washington State public sector employees via payroll deduction since 1961. Colonial Life says: “We offer what is most important to most employees — the security of knowing when they are hurt and can’t work…we are there for them.”  

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Chubb Long-Term Care + Life Insurance Benefit

Looking for an alternative to the coming payroll tax? WFSE members have the option to purchase a long-term care benefit through Chubb. You must enroll by September 30 to get this benefit and avoid the new LTC payroll tax.

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Fair Hotel

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Foundation for working familiesFoundation for Working Families

The Foundation for Working Families is a hardship and disaster relief program overseen by the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC). Find here information about donations and assistance.

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Global Medevac

Global Medevac is an emergency transport company providing global air and ground ambulance transportation. An air ambulance transport in a fixed-wing aircraft can easily cost $100,000. Helicopter trips can cost even more. Most health insurance companies only cover a small fraction of these costs. As a WFSE Member with this benefit, you have the peace of mind knowing you are prepared for these medical emergencies and the financial hardships they create.

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Legal Services - Younglove & Coker Law

In Olympia, the law firm of Younglove & Coker, PLLC offers a free one-half hour consultation to WFSE members on a variety of civil, criminal and administrative issues, excluding employment matters appropriate for handling by the WFSE. The firm also limits contingency fees to 30% and may offer discounted hourly rates to WFSE members for some services. 

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Modern Woodmen Financial

The Roth Individual Retirement Plan.  Modern Woodmen of America is a member-owned fraternal financial services organization. 

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Money Management Educators

Since 1989, Money Management Educators has been providing interactive seminars for groups across the United States – both large and small. Staffed with volunteer instructors, MME is an “education only” company. MME is passionate about financial wellness education and its instructors are committed to teaching others how to take ownership of their financial future.  

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People's Memorial 

Through a special arrangement with People’s Memorial Association, dues-paying members of the Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME can get a discounted lifetime membership rate that gives them access to this new benefit. It helps members and their families avoid the confusion, sales pressure and high expense often associated with cremation and burial arrangements.  

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Law Enforcement WFSEPublic Safety Protection Program (PSPP)

WFSE/AFSCME Members Only Benefits now offers a legal defense program – Public Safety Protection Program – that is the same one offered by Washington FOP – but at half the price with added benefits – to our law enforcement members. 

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Purlple Cross

Purple Cross provides funds to pay for all final expenses. Even simple funeral arrangements can cause a financial hardship. Purple Cross plans are portable, so if you move, your policy will follow you. Beneficiary of the policy can receive payment within 48 hours, helping families pay for services immediately. The funeral home involved does not need to wait for the money or look to your family members to pay the bill. 

To use the WFSE member benefit, contact Robert Branscomb (253) 576 7422.

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Sunrise Dental 

Sunrise DentalSunrise Dental has more than 50 locations across Washington and Oregon. Sunrise Dental provides cost-saving services to WFSE/AFSCME members and families in the Uniform Dental Plan, as well as educational classes and seminars at local meetings, conferences, lunch ‘n’ learns and other gatherings. 

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Training Discounts for Interpreters 

Through an arrangement with The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, our interpreter members can receive a $100 discount on the nationally acclaimed “Bridging the Gap” course that advances interpreter skills.

For information, call (206) 860-0329

Travel Discounts 

Travel Disounts

WFSE/AFSCME is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our members through an arrangement with Local Hospitality, Inc.Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world. Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.  

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Trustmark imageWFSE/AFSCME’s new Trustmark Universal Life Insurance members-only benefit is up and running for members in General Government.

Open enrollment runs until Dec. 15. The number to call is 1-888-380-4982. Missed it in 2017? Watch for open enrollment in the fall of 2018. 

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Real Estate Benefits Provider – Union Home Services

Union Home ServicesUnion Home Services (UHS) is a union-represented company that provides real estate benefits to union members, their children and parents nationwide.  As a union member, you and your immediate family can receive cash rebates on real estate transactions. Union Home Services was founded locally and is based in Bellevue, WA. The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) and the 13-state AFL-CIO Western States Presidents Council has endorsed UHS.  

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UNION Sportsman Alliance

You may not have known that one of the Federation’s members only benefits is the opportunity to join the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance mission “is to unite the Union community to expand and improve hunting and fishing access and wildlife habitat throughout North America.” 

WSECU Financial Wellness Program 

Washington State Employees Credit Union provides a financial wellness program
for the benefit of members. This program is provided through an arrangement with the WFSE/AFSCME-founded financial institution.

This benefit offers information on investment education, supplementing retirement and Social Security, building a personal rainy day fund, how to avoid theft identity theft and much more. WSECU representatives will come to your worksite or local union meeting. 

  • To schedule a class with a trained financial wellness instructor, call 800-562-0999, Ext. 10101.