I.U.P.A. Briefing Room2023-01-17T18:00:43+00:00

Do You Need Accident and Supplemental Health Insurance?

Being prepared is important … especially if you develop a health problem like cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, or are involved in an auto accident that lands you in intensive care. These events can impact not only your health, but also the financial wellbeing of your family. American Income Life can help you be more prepared to face the future. Our supplemental insurance products complement any insurance you may already have in place and pay in addition to any other coverage you have. No “primary/secondary” rules. You get the benefits you signed up for.  Below is a link to our popular supplemental [...]

By |January 24th, 2023|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Getaway This February with Heroes Vacation Club

  February is the perfect time to plan a getaway and escape the winter weather. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat with your significant other or a fun-filled family vacation, now is the time to start planning your next trip. One of the best ways to save on your travel expenses is by joining a vacation club, such as Heroes Vacation Club. As a member, you will have access to exclusive deals and discounts on hotels, resorts, car rentals, and more. One of the great things about traveling in February is the variety of destinations to choose from. If you are [...]

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Union Plus: Kick Off 2023 with Savings!

Union Plus brings you savings and discounts year-round. Here are some of the deals available to I.U.P.A. members this January through Union Plus!   CASH BACK SHOPPING Start your new year off with up to 40% cash back! Union members get paid every time they shop with Union Plus and Be Frugal. Join today and get a sign-up bonus! Sign Up   Disclaimer: None.         DEBT SETTLEMENT Don’t let credit card debt drag you down this new year! Learn how Freedom Debt Relief can help union members reduce their total credit card debt [...]

By |January 19th, 2023|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline: Jan 31, 2023!

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applications are due by January 31, 2023! Apply Now Disclaimer: Learn about eligibility, applying, and requirements on the Union Plus website (https://www.unionplus.org).

By |January 10th, 2023|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

ANEW Advisors: Updates for the New Year!

First Responder Leadership and ANEW Advisors ANEW Advisors works with first responder leadership to guide them in providing benefits for their dues paying members. Don’t be sold by big box firms with quotas to meet. ANEW Advisors specializes in working with first responders, working with leadership to provide better general fund investments, one on one member financial education, 457/deferred comp options, and prefunded retiree healthcare. Find out more today at www.anewadvisors.com! ANEW Advisors VEBA Prefunding retirement healthcare is one of the largest obstacles facing first responders. With early retirement and [...]

By |January 9th, 2023|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on ANEW Advisors: Updates for the New Year!

5 tips to improve communications with your family

  Once you recognize your hearing loss and you’ve addressed it with hearing aids, your next step to better hearing is better communication—especially with the people you are around everyday. Not only does it take time for you to adjust to wearing hearing aids, but it will take your family some adjustment time as well. However, there are some things you can do to help them communicate with you better. It is extremely important to educate your family and friends about your specific hearing needs as well as basic communication tips in order to have consistently clear and effective conversations. What your family should [...]

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Legal Update: Fitness-For-Duty Testing

This Guidance is to ensure that local union leaders, reps, and staff know the rules governing fitness-for-duty testing. When an employer mandates employee medical tests or inquiries, this always violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) unless the tests are both job-related and satisfy a business necessity. This restriction applies to all employees, not only those with a disability. The restriction additionally applies to several types of fitness-for-duty tests: mental health tests; vision tests; blood, urine, and breath analysis tests; motor function tests; psychological tests; x-rays; and generally anything related to the employee’s physical or mental health. However, the restriction does not [...]

By |January 2nd, 2023|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Legal Update: Fitness-For-Duty Testing
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