Benefits of Membership
Voice and Vote: Your membership entitles you to a voice and vote in BEA activities and business, which also includes contract negotiations and ratification.
Liability Insurance: The NEA policy provides the best employment protection in the world for teachers. Up to $1 million in employment liability insurance is available.
Legislature: Full-time lobbyists help ensure your views are heard at the state and national level and that you are informed about what is taking place during the legislative session.
Professional Publications: Prize-winning publications keep you informed and alert as to what is happening in education.
Professional Development: The BEA and WEA work to enhance your skills through workshops, conferences, and forums on important topics.
Legal Assistance: You are entitled to two free 30-minute sessions and a 30% discount on subsequent sessions with participating attorneys for personal matters which include: real estate, wills and estate, domestic relations, consumer protection, and traffic violations.
Credit Card Program, Line of Credit, and Credit Plan: NEA provides access to many programs aimed at meeting the needs of educational employees.
Home Financing Programs: NEA members can access this program when they are ready to purchase a home or when refinancing the home they currently own. Home equity loans are also available. The program offers competitive rates, substantial savings, and free mortgage counseling services.
Investment Services: NEA offers Money Market Accounts, Gold Certificate CD Programs, and tax deferred annuities.
Retirement Solutions: You can choose from a variety of diversified investments that can help you build a more substantial retirement nest egg faster than with taxable, short-term investments.
Insurance Programs: You have access to a variety of insurance for your personal life such as life, homeowners, auto, travel and accident, and mortgage protection.
Discounts: Your membership will entitle you to discounts for major entertainment centers, travel, car rentals, dining out, vehicle protection, classroom resources, cellular phone service, and car rentals.
Position Listing Service: Members have access to a listing of current job postings in Washington schools and colleges.
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