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AFT member benefits

AFT (American Federation of Teachers)

American Federation of Teachers

UFT members also are members of the AFT, which offers benefits, discounts and promotions to its members with its AFT+ Member Benefits Program. These benefits can only be accessed by visiting the AFT+ Member Benefits page and logging in with your UFT NYSUT member ID. (If you do not have an AFT member card, you will need to create an account. Make sure your last name matches the last name on your UFT card. Enter your UFT or NYSUT ID number. Your "local union number" for the UFT is 00002.)

You're also entitled to NYSUT member benefits and UFT Discounts.


  • Accidental death and dismemberment 
    All active, working and retired members in good standing qualify for a $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy from Federal Insurance Company, a member insurer of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. The AD&D coverage is a benefit of you being an active or retired member of the UFT, so no application is necessary.
  • Auto and home insurance
    AFT members save up to 10% on policies from MetLife.
  • Disability income
    This is a voluntary insurance program with MetLife that will provide nontaxable replacement income if you are unable to work due to an accident or extended sickness.
  • Life insurance
    New members can apply for $5,000 of term life insurance with no premium payment required.
  • Long-term care insurance
    AFT+ partners with LTCR to provide insurance for paying for nursing homes or home health care.
  • Pet insurance
    Pets Best offers discounted pet insurance plans. Pet insurance reimburses you on your veterinary bills when your dog or cat gets sick or injured, giving you peace of mind as a pet parent.
  • Senior term life insurance
    AFT+ provides economical Senior Term Life insurance coverage for older, active and retired union members and their spouses wanting the peace of mind of helping to ensure that their families do not inherit all of their bills.
  • Trauma coverage and free counseling
    The trauma counseling program is available to working members, free of charge, in the one-year aftermath of a covered traumatic incident.

Legal and financial services

  • Credit card
    The AFT+ credit card program offers three options.
  • Credit and budget counseling
    Members are eligible for a free consumer credit counseling session, budget analysis and money management advice.
  • Free identity theft protection
    All AFT members have AFT-sponsored ID theft protection at no cost. Services include an ID theft risk assessment, limited credit restoration and recovery services, and up to a $10,000 reimbursement. Register online to maximize program protections.
  • Money transfers
    Save on money transfer fees when you send money online to more than 51,000 payout locations throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Mortgage program
    The UnionPlus mortgage program, with financing available through Wells Fargo, is available to union members, their parents and their children.
  • Personal loans
    Credit-qualified members can take control of their finances by consolidating high-interest consumer and credit debt into a personal loan that features no hidden fees and one predictable monthly payment.
  • Real estate rewards
    Members can earn $500 cash back for every $100,000 in home value (an average of $1,173) through this rewards program powered by SIRVA.
  • Save My Home hotline
    Members facing foreclosure have access to confidential, free counseling provided by the nonprofit Money Management International.


  • DinnerTime app
    Members save 40% on this personalized meal planning app.
  • Restaurants
    Through UnionPlus, members can save at restaurants like IHOP, Macaroni Grill, Maggianos, Carraba's, Johnny Rockets, Little Caesars, Chili's, Applebee's and more.


  • Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
    Four-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships and one-time $1,000 grants are available to students who are dependents of AFT members.
  • UnionPlus Scholarship Program
    Scholarship amounts of $500 to $4,000 are available to current and retired union members, their spouses and their dependent children.


  • Car sales
    Members can use TrueCar to get up-front pricing from local dealers. Members receive a $100 rebate on purchases of new, union-made cars and a $200 rebate on purchases of new, union-made EPA Green Cars.
  • Dansko shoes
    Only for AFT members—shop online for Dansko shoes and receive 25 percent off. Dansko makes shoes that are simply good for your feet—all day, every day.
  • Dell Computers
    AFT members get 10 percent off Dell’s consumer line of Dell branded computers, laptops and monitors. Enter the AFT members-only portal and click to get your 10 percent discount coupon when shopping. Price match guarantee, free shipping and a dedicated customer service team.
  • Flowers
    Members save 20% on flowers and plants from Teleflora.
  • Magazines
    Discounts on magazine subscriptions like The Economist, The New Yorker and others.
  • Medical Alert Monitoring
    Whether you are a caregiver for an aging loved one, or want to make sure you have quick access to help throughout your day, LifeStation’s suite of medical alert technology can help! A nationally recognized provider that sends help at the push of a button within minutes. This is an exclusive discount for AFT members only.
  • Office Depot/Office Max
    Members can get special savings on core office supplies, classroom materials and services like copying. Once registered for the program, savings are available online or at stores. Free overnight delivery on orders of $50 or more.

Travel and entertainment

  • Car rentals
    Members save up to 25% on rentals from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Payless.
  • Concerts and events
    Through UnionPlus, members can save on entertainment events like NFL tickets, Broadway shows and more.
  • Movie tickets
    Members save up to 24% at AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters.
  • Theme parks
    Members receive discounts at Disney, Six Flags, Adventureland, Colonial Williamsburg, Crayola Experience, Dollywood, Dorney Park, Funtown Splashtown USA, Hersheypark, Kings Dominion, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Sesame Place and Universal Studios.
  • Wyndham and Hilton hotels
    Members save up to 20% at Wyndham hotels and resorts and 12% at Hilton properties.

Education and Learning 

  • Free college benefit
    The Union Plus Free College program can help you and your family achieve an associate degree from a public, accredited nonprofit community college without out-of-pocket costs for tuition, fees or e-books.
  • NewsGuard literacy tool
    NewsGuard provides free access to their leading media literacy tool to all AFT members and their students and families. Included is a browser extension and mobile app that gives users real time access to “traffic light” news ratings and detailed nutrition label reviews.