Thank you for your interest in Educators Credit Union! We are a full-service financial institution — offering loan and savings options, along with money management tools and financial wellness and educational resources. Our goal is to help our members achieve their financial goals, no matter what stage of life they are in.
Educators has built relationships with Preferred Partner Companies including your employer. As a Preferred Partner Employee, there are benefits you can enjoy, in addition to regular member benefits.
Preferred Partner Perks
Partner employees can open a credit card with a limit up to $10,000 and a 0% APR* for six months! (cannot currently or previously had an Educators Credit Card)
Direct Deposit Incentive
Sign up for net pay direct deposit to a new Educators Credit Union checking account and get 14,500 Point for Perks! Points for Perks is our credit and debit card incentive program. With 14,500 points, you can get $100 cash, a .50% consumer loan discount or a .50% Share Certificate rate increase. Points can also be saved and combined with points that you earn and redeemed for retail gift cards, travel and much more!
Preferred Partner Employees are eligible for an extra .25% off vehicle loans, home equity, personal or other loans (lines of credit and first mortgage loans are excluded).
Preferred Partner Resources
What’s Your Score?
Members can visit any Educators Credit Union location for a complimentary credit report, credit score, and information on how to improve or maintain their current score.
Educators hosts investing webinars as well as other weekly offerings from our partner GreenPath Financial Wellness.
More Resources Online
Our website, www.ecu.com, is packed with financial information and resources.
EverFi@Work is a turnkey, new-media way for organizations to empower their employees with the skills to manage their finances and plan for their future. The platform features a series of short ten-minute learning modules that can be compiled and delivered in a customized way to meet your specific needs. (Contact your Educators representative for more information.)
I'm an Employer
Thank you for your interest in being an Educators Credit Union Preferred Partner Company!
We are a full-service financial institution. Our goal is to help our members achieve their financial goals, no matter what stage of life they are in.
Being a Preferred Partner Company is a free, local benefit. Educators is committed to being a resource for these companies, helping our partners help their employees.
Preferred Partner Services
Financial stress can be a huge burden for many workers. That stress can lead to physical stress and decreased employee performance.
We can create and provide custom financial resources on-site, including workshops and webinars that cover a variety of topics. Through our partnerships, Preferred Partner members have access to complimentary, financial counseling, financial literacy education and much more!
Educators will share financial resources and information at your company benefit fairs, wellness days, and staff events like appreciation days and celebrations.
Resources for New Employees
Educators has resources to share with new employees at their orientation or time of employment. Preferred Partner Companies can choose to have Educators staff on-site during orientation to explain these benefits.
Resources for Current Employees
Educators offers many financial education resources and tools to help employees better understand important financial subjects and make better financial decisions. We can provide you with articles for your staff newsletter, emails, flyers, mailings, intranet links, etc. to send through your preferred communication channel.
Educators takes pride in supporting local charities. If you need items for a fundraiser or even to support these charitable causes, we can provide items to support you.
Health Savings Accounts
- Our HSA offers a competitive rate with no minimum balance or annual fee.
- An HSA debit card will be mailed so you can conveniently pay for your qualified medical expenses. Counter checks can also be requested.
- The initial $25 set-up fee is waived for Preferred Partner Employees.
- There are no monthly fees if you sign up for Educators eStatements ($2 monthly fee if paper statements are requested).
Benefits of a Health Savings Account
Competitive Rates and No Fees
Our HSA offers a competitive rate with no minimum balance or annual fee. The initial $25 set-up fee is waived for Preferred Partner Employees. There are no monthly fees if you sign up for Educators eStatements ($2 monthly fee if paper statements are requested).
Convenient to Use
An HSA debit card will be mailed so you can conveniently pay for your qualified medical expenses. Counter checks can also be requested.
Apply for an ECU Health Savings Account
More Detailed Information
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AN HSA?
Eligibility to establish an HSA is determined on a monthly basis, based on HDHP status as of the first of the month. If HDHP coverage begins mid-month, the Health Savings Account will be established and open on the first day of the month following the month HDHP coverage began.
WHY HAVE AN HSA?
An HSA is exclusively used for paying qualified medical expenses when you participate in a *high deductible health plan (HDHP). Use it for current health expenses or save for future qualified health expenses.
WHAT ARE QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXPENSES?
Tax-free, penalty-free withdrawals can be made if funds are used for certain qualified medical expenses. Generally, this includes most medical, dental and vision expenses that are defined in IRS Publication 502. This can also include qualified medical expenses for your spouse and children. Non-qualified distributions of HSAs are subject to taxation and a 20 percent federal penalty unless the HSA owner is age 65 or older, dies or is disabled. It is the account owner’s responsibility to keep all receipts.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN HSA?
You are in control of the account — make contributions to it in any amount (up to contribution limits), at any time, and the funds roll over from year to year. Your HSA is completely portable, meaning you can keep the account even if you change jobs, change your medical coverage or become unemployed. Out-of-pocket contributions are tax-deductible and HSA earnings are tax-deferred. If used for qualified medical expenses, HSA assets are tax-free.