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Flooding is not covered by standard home insurance policies
Last Modified: 5/4/2018
While recent rains have greened things up, some areas of the state have received a high volume of rain causing basements to flood and sewers to back up. It’s a common misunderstanding that standard homeowners insurance policies will cover the damage from flooding, but in fact it never does. . . . (Full story)

How will you pay for long-term care if you need it in the future?
Last Modified: 5/8/2018
The WEA Member Benefits™ Long-Term Care Insurance Program has been helping public school employees and retirees figure out how to pay for LTC since 1998. No matter what your circumstance, we have a variety of solutions from different insurers to meet your needs. . . . (Full story)

Get ready for summer!
Last Modified: 4/23/2018
If you have any outdoor recreational toys you’re looking forward to using, now is the time to get them ready. If you’re interested in our lay-up program for your boat, RV, or motorcycle, or if you need to insure a recreational vehicle or toy, give us a call. . . . (Full story)

Auto insurance basics
Last Modified: 4/16/2018
Car insurance is something every driver needs, but how much do you really know about your auto coverage? Tune in to this quick video from the Insurance Information Institute to learn more. . . . (Full story)

10 things to watch for when buying a house [INFOGRAPHIC]
Last Modified: 4/12/2018
Continued from "Welcome back, Wilcox " article. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Financially savvy millennials have a Roth IRA...here’s why
Last Modified: 5/18/2018
Opening a Roth IRA is one of the smartest money moves a young person can make—and it’s super easy. We have several reasons a Roth IRA is a good move. . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy: Participant level protections
Last Modified: 5/14/2018
Participant level protections are new to the Prudential Guaranteed Investment Account. Here’s more detail about when these protections could be triggered and what they mean to members. . . . (Full story)

3 things you need to know to navigate fees in your retirement savings account
Last Modified: 2/19/2018
Here at Member Benefits, we talk about fees with our members every day. But fees are often not easy to find or to understand. So let’s explore the topic of fees and uncover why they’re important, why they exist, and how you can find out what and who you’re paying so you can make informed savings decisions. . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy: The update
Last Modified: 5/14/2018
In the July of 2017, we shared that we were in the midst of a detailed evaluation of the Guaranteed Investment and our partnership with Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC) in their role as manager of the account. In this update, we respond to questions about the evaluation results and what it means for members like you. . . . (Full story)

New year, new retirement statements for members
Last Modified: 1/22/2018
View a quick video and get more information on the friendlier, easier-to-read member retirement statements coming out in January 2018. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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When you lose a loved one...
Last Modified: 5/8/2018
When your spouse or significant other passes away, you may feel overwhelmed with the details of settling the estate. Knowing what to do isn’t necessarily common knowledge—and it isn’t necessarily easy, especially at such a difficult time. Here are some general guidelines to help make the process a little easier during this stressful transition. . . . (Full story)

Equifax’s massive data breach should put you on high alert
Last Modified: 11/27/2017
If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach by Equifax. Get some tips from the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself. . . . (Full story)

Your credit score: It matter$
Last Modified: 9/11/2017
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our credit score. But a low score can negatively impact your finances and have a big effect on the choices you may be able to make in your day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve your score. . . . (Full story)

The hidden victims of identity theft: Your kids
Last Modified: 8/14/2017
You may be vigilant about keeping your own identity and that of your adult partner or spouse safe. But have you thought about how to protect your child’s identity? . . . (Full story)

Are your important documents in order?
Last Modified: 6/22/2017
You’ve probably spent quite a bit of time over the years saving for your retirement and planning out what you’ll do. But have you made a plan for your assets after you’re unable to manage them? . . . (Full story)

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