Join AEA/NEA Retired!
Download 2012-2013 Retired Membership Form
Join AEA/NEA Retired
Congratulations! You've reached that time in your life that so many people look forward to – retirement. Now what?
As a an educational professional, you've dedicated a lot of time, effort and resources to teaching and helping our students. As a member of the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) and the National Education Association (NEA), you've worked hard to help improve the education profession. You certainly don't want to lose sight of all these accomplishments.
The best way to stay connected is to join AEA/NEA Retired. And you can do far more than just stay connected – you can stay active in the education profession. Retired educators agree that AEA/NEA Retired membership provides countless opportunities to:
• Build leadership skills.
• Connect with students you've taught.
• Improve public education through mentoring, literacy, and intergenerational programs and activities.
• Speak out about the issues that concern your schools and communities, and to advocate for change.
• Help to protect and improve retirement pension, and health benefits-including state pensions, Social Security and Medicare.
• Achieve legislative and political action goals for education and education employees.
As an AEA/NEA Retired member, you get all the same great benefits that you did as a regular member.
• Medicare supplement and other supplemental health insurance.
• Plans for long-term care insurance.
• MasterCard, VISA, and American Express at no annual fee*, with an accompanying retail purchase awards program.
• Credit Union* and special credit assistance plans.
• Loan and mortgage programs*.
• Rental car and other travel discounts.
• Discounts at businesses across Arkansas and the nation.
• Discounts for attorney's assistance with estate planning, consumer protection and real estate.
• Guaranteed Issue life insurance.
• Home owner's and auto insurance.
*Subject to credit acceptance.
You'll also be able to attend various programs and workshops, including those on money management and mentoring, and special luncheons for retired members during the AEA Professional Development Conference.
Retired members also receive representation on the AEA and NEA Boards of Directors, and during the AEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
And finally, you'll receive several publications as part of your membership: "Arkansas Educator", "NEA Today", "Today's Education", "This Active Life" and “AEA Retired Newsletter”.
What Does It Cost?
You will pay dues to both AEA and NEA, just as regular members do. You can choose to pay Annual Dues every year, or you can make a one-time Lifetime Dues payment. Whichever you decide, dues can be paid by check or as deductions from your monthly Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) check.
If you choose to pay through your ATRS check deduction, the total deduction for both dues is $3.75 per month.
If you choose to pay through your ATRS check deduction, $25 will be deducted each month until a total of $450 has been paid. No other dues will be required by AEA/NEA Retired during your lifetime.
If you would like to join, or if you need more information, call AEA at (800) 632-0624 or (501) 375-4611, ext. 115, and ask for Prudence Martin.
If you are retired or nearing retirement, AEA/NEA-Retired is your opportunity to have a strong voice through
membership in an association of retired professional educators. For information on membership, write or
call AEA/NEA-Retired, 1500 West Fourth Street, Little Rock, AR 72201-1064 (501) 375-4611 or toll-free in
Arkansas 1-800-632-0624, or e-mail email@example.com.
- Promoting the social, professional and economic status and the general welfare of retired school employees.
- Furthering the advancement of public education in Arkansas and the United States of America.
- Promoting voluntary participation by its members in civic and educational activities.
- Becoming involved in the election of pro-public education candidates to public offices, lobbying for educational measures as well as improved retirement benefits, in conjunction with policy decisions made by AEA and NEA.
- Encouraging and assisting the activities of AEA and NEA at the state, local, and national levels.