Member Perks

Points for Perks

Debit and credit card holders can earn reward points through Points for Perks! Points can be redeemed for: gift cards, cash back, car rental, hotel, air travel and Educators product discounts!

Travel Club/Gold Club

Check here for a listing of Travel Club Trips, Outings and Events.

Insurance

Insurance coverage resources for our members.

Instant Quote

Term Life Insurance Instant Quote and Application for coverage.

Income Tax Services

TurboTax discount and tax assistance through AARP and VITA.

Other Offers

Check here for entertainment ticket discounts and other membership benefits.

Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.

Search for volunteer opportunities in Racine County.


Points for Perks

Points for Perks is our card reward program. Earn one point for each $1 spent using your Visa® credit cards. Rewards can be redeemed for gift cards, car rental, air travel, hotel stays, Educators product discounts and, everyone’s favorite, cash.

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See all Travel Club Trips by clicking here or on the link above.

Travel Club Trip Policy

Sorry, no refunds will be given should you cancel your reservation for day trips. Funds will be collected at time of registration.

To register for an Educators Travel Club trip, contact a Travel Club Representative at (262) 321-4440 or register online on the trip information page. Should you need special assistance, please call to arrange accommodations.

If you are interested in attending any activity and it is sold out, you may call to be put on a waiting list. You will be contacted if space becomes available.


About Educators Gold Club

What is Educators Credit Union’s Gold Club?

A club designed specifically for our senior members, ages 55 and older.


What benefits will I receive from the Gold Club?

  • Social outings, tours and trips at a discounted price.
  • Free history printouts.
  • Free financial planning appointment with an experienced financial advisor.
  • Free Money Orders and Cashiers Checks (Maximum of three per day).
  • $5.00 rebate on a new or larger safe deposit box.
  • $2.00 discount on Educators personalized boxes of checks.

How do I join the Gold Club?

If you are 55 years or older and have a checking account with Educators Credit Union or $2,500 on deposit you are automatically enrolled in the Gold Club.


Medicare working for you

Are you near age 65 or older? You’re eligible for Medicare benefits. Medicare can be very confusing — we want to help you understand Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. This link to Medicare.gov and the link to What is a Medicare Advantage Plan? can help you get started.

We also have the following reputable insurance providers who can be a resource for you to better understand your options including signing up for Medicare Advantage or purchasing Medicare Supplement policies based on your specific needs. Most appointments can be scheduled for them to come to your home.

Racine/Kenosha

CRB1 Insurance

Jeff Gertenbach

1400 Newman Road, Racine, WI 53406
(2nd floor of Educators CU main office)

(262) 884-0900

JeffG@crbins.com 2

Milwaukee/Waukesha

Senior Care Specialist1

John Ernst Angela Burton Frank Souk
(414) 476-5742 (414) 335-2547 (262) 781-5515
ernreal@yahoo.com 2 burtonangela@att.net 2 ltcfranksouk@gmail.com 2

CRB Insurance Agency

CRB Insurance Agency is an Independent Insurance Agency. This means they represent, and have contracts with many different Insurance Companies. This allows them to try and develop some of the broadest, and most cost effective programs available to either personal or corporate clients. CRB is a member of both the IIA and the PIA, the two associations serving the Independent Insurance Agencies in the United States.

CRB Insurance Agency has clients across the continental United States, and runs several national programs. Click here to learn more about CRB,1 get a quote, learn about the companies they deal with and some Frequently Asked Questions.


1 Insurance products are provided through a third party and are not federally insured or NCUA insured, not obligations or guaranteed by the Credit Union, and may involve investment risk that could including the possible loss of principal.

2 Electronic mail is not secure, and confidential or personal information should not be communicated in this manner.


The products offered are not federally insured, not obligations of Educators Credit Union, are not guaranteed by Educators Credit Union and involve investment risk.


Stop here for Tax Information all year long!

Important: If you receive E-statements, your Educators tax forms are available online

Your 2014 tax forms are available in Educators Home Banking eDocs tab. If you get E-statements for your checking, savings or mortgage, you will receive your tax form electronically. You should have received an email letting you know that your tax forms are available.

How do you get to eDocs in Educators Home Banking?

Click here for the details.


TurboTax® product discounts

Simple federal returns can be completed for free with TurboTax® Online. You can also receive a discount on premium editions. State filing can be completed through TurboTax® for an extra fee on all editions.

  • No tax knowledge needed. TurboTax® translates taxes into simple questions about your life, and puts your information in the right places for you.
  • Double checks as you go. TurboTax® coaches you every step of the way and automatically double checks your return for errors.
  • You’re never alone. If you have questions, TurboTax® has answers and is ready to help.

Create a TurboTax® account and file by February 26 and you’ll be entered to win a share of TurboTax’s® $25,000 prize pool.

Sweepstakes rules are available on the TurboTax® discount page.

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1 TurboTax® Free Edition is $0 for Federal. Deluxe, Premier and Home & Business Editions are all discounted through the special Educators link. State is an additional fee for all Editions.


MyFreeTaxes.com

Individuals and families with a combined income of $58,000 or less in 2013 are eligible to file their taxes online for FREE using MyFreeTaxes.com. This opportunity is powered by the Walmart Foundation – in cooperation with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute, and United Way.

Through software partner, H&R Block, online filings are easy, fast, free and secure. A no-cost helpline is also available Monday through Saturday from 8 am – 9 pm (CST) toll-free at 1-855-My-Tx-Help (1-855-698-9435).


Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

TCE provides free tax help to people aged 60 and older. Trained volunteers from non-profit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for senior citizens. As part of the IRS-sponsored TCE Program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program at more than 7,000 sites nationwide during the filing season. Trained and certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors help people of low-to-middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

For more information on TCE, call (800) 829-1040. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call (888) 227-7669 or visit AARP’s website.


Military Personnel and Their Families Get Free Tax Help!

The military also has a strong Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The Armed Forces Tax Council (AFTC) consists of the tax program coordinators for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The AFTC oversees the operation of the military tax programs worldwide, and serves as the main conduit for outreach by the IRS to military personnel and their families.

Airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsmen, and their families worldwide receive free tax preparation assistance at offices within their installations. These VITA sites provide free tax advice, tax preparation, and assistance to military members and their families. They are trained and equipped to address military specific tax issues, such as combat zone tax benefits and the effect of the new Earned Income Tax Credit guidelines.

Most service members file their tax returns electronically at their tax centers and, by selecting direct deposit, receive their refunds in as little as one week. This combined effort ensures that service members receive free tax assistance from well-trained and equipped military tax preparers.



Points for Perks

Debit and credit card holders can earn reward points through Points for Perks! Points can be redeemed for: gift cards, cash back, car rental, hotel, air travel and Educators product discounts!


Noah’s Ark Special Pricing

Purchase Noah’s Ark tickets at a substantial savings off regular admission prices. You can “print and go” so you will have your tickets before entering the park.

Go to the special Noah’s Ark ticket link here.
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Password: 1201
Click on login to enter.


Racine Family YMCA Discount

The Racine Family YMCA would like to extend their Corporate Discount to all Educators members. Not only is 50% of your joining fee waived, but you will also receive an 8% discount off of the regular membership rates. Racine YMCA’s locations: Lakefront Branch, 725 Lake Ave., Racine and Sealed Air Branch, 8501 Campus Dr., Mt. Pleasant. When joining the YMCA, please bring proof of Educators membership (membership card, credit card or debit card).

Three one hour appointments with a Wellness Coach, as well as free Child watch is included with your membership at both YMCA locations. The Sealed Air Branch offers over 100 fitness classes free with their membership and the lap pool and leisure pool offers hours of fun for families. Also, check out the YMCA AWAY program, it allows members of the Racine Y to use YMCA’s throughout Wisconsin and across the country!


Gateway Technical Collge and Herzing University Alumni




If you’re a student at or alumni of Gateway Technical College or Herzing University in Kenosha or Brookfield, you’re entitled to student discounts at lots of local and online businesses as part of the Student Savings Club or Alumni Preferred Partners. Click on the logos above for a special offer from Educators Credit Union.


Invest in America

Invest in America Program — Credit unions throughout the United States, including Educators, have partnered with GM and Chrysler to help credit union members save money on a new car or truck. And depending upon which vehicle you choose, you could save up to thousands of dollars on a brand new American-made vehicle. Sprint, TurboTax, FTD, Dell, and more; have also become partners to offer specials to credit union members. Visit www.lovemycreditunion.org for details and to get started.


Just Add Kids Online

Visit JAK Online today! They are a trusted source for family- & kid-friendly events and activities in Southeastern Wisconsin.


Racine Theatre Guild

Take a look at Racine Theatre Guild’s website and check out current kid and family friendly performances.