Welcome PEF Delegates
While this year’s convention is virtual, we’ve got all the goodies you’ve come to expect. Below you will find the most up-to-date information on the valuable benefits provided by the PEF Membership Benefits Program, as well as links to our recent educational webinars. Our website is available 24/7 for your convenience and you can stay abreast of new benefit offerings and announcements by following PEF MBP on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Don’t forget you can reach out to us via chat or you can call us at (800) 342-4306, ext 243. Have a great convention!
PEF Delegate Prize Giveaways
The PEF MBP prize giveaways, entry details, and entry form can be accessed via the Enter Now button below. Entries must be received by October 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. Winners will be notified by email or phone 48 hours after the PEF convention has concluded. Good luck!Enter Now
Modified Open Enrollment–Ends Oct. 31
Modified Open Enrollment (MOE) gives every member the chance to enroll or increase their coverage in our three insurances—Group Term Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability—with no medical questions asked. This is the perfect time for members to evaluate their family’s needs and to obtain the coverage required to protect loved ones. This is not an annual event, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Learn more about Modified Open Enrollment through our on-demand webinar below, or access our website for more details. You can even enroll today via the Enroll Now button. The insurance options for which you are eligible will automatically be shown on the enrollment form. To speak to a member of the insurance department staff, call (800) 342-4306, ext. 243 or email.View now ⇒ Learn More Enroll Today
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, PEF MBP has greatly expanded its delivery of educational content via webinars for ease of access from your home or wherever you have access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Check out the on-demand webinar topics available below and view at your leisure. You can even register to attend one of our upcoming webinars. Webinar information can be found online at any time!
Dignity Memorial: Your Life, Your Legacy. Plan to Make it Right.
In life, we plan for many important events—vacations, college, weddings, retirement, and more. We also insure ourselves against the unexpected—vehicle accidents, personal injury, a medical emergency, illness, and many other life threatening concerns. So doesn’t it make sense to plan for the inevitable—your funeral? While many of us don’t like to think about it, planning your final arrangements in advance is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones.View now ⇒
It’s never too late or early to start planning for retirement. Being educated and knowing your options are critical to successful planning. Whether you are just starting to save, or you are approaching retirement, or you’re already retired, there’s never a wrong time to learn about your financial management options, review your long-term life priorities, and get on the right track.
Elder Law & Asset Protection
The high cost of long-term care has made elder law and estate planning an important issue for all PEF members and their families. This webinar focuses on the essential estate planning documents such as a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Health Care Proxy. Strategies to minimize estate taxes, avoid probate, Medicaid eligibility requirements, the Medicaid look-back period, home care options, veterans benefits, and strategies to protect one’s home—are also discussed.View now ⇒
COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Economy and Your Personal Finances
This webinar highlights the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how it impacts your personal finances with respect to economic relief rebates, using your retirement plan during these difficult times, understanding unemployment eligibility and benefits, and knowing when to file your 2019 income taxes. Other important topics that may impact your personal situation include: addressing student loan and mortgage payments during these difficult times, budgeting, investments, and other financial recommendations to help you keep your personal finances in order.
New Member Orientation
The PEF MBP New Member Orientation is an on-demand webinar available 24/7 from a desktop, laptop, tablet, and even a mobile device. Information covered includes how to sign up as a dues-paying PEF member, key features of the PEF MBP insurance plans—Group Term Life, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, how to access discounts on computers, defensive driving classes, gift cards, tickets to amusement parks, travel arrangements, and much more! To access the New Member Orientation Webinar, simply share the link below with your new hires or non-members; They must register to gain access.
Register Now for Upcoming Webinars
Debt Management: How to Get it Under Control—October 28, 6 p.m.
Many people face a financial crisis at some point in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. But often, it can be overcome. Don’t let your financial situation go from bad to worse. Not taking action is the worst things you can do as there are many options available for help.Register Now
Liberty Travel: Travel Talks—November 5, 6 p.m.
Travel Talks provides expert knowledge on the places Americans can travel, along with the enhanced health measures put in place by those locations. Join us as Liberty Travel shares tips on the highlighted destination, Cancun, Mexico. This overview will shed light on the upgraded health guidelines currently implemented at resorts, hotels, and airlines for visitors already planning a trip, or thinking about a trip to Cancun. Lastly, Liberty Travel will be answering any travel questions you may have regarding travel and destinations of interest.Register Now
Tax Planning—November 18, 6 p.m.
Don’t let your tax return surprise you. Start planning now! Making the most of your situation at tax time starts long before your tax filing deadline. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made big changes to the tax code that may have affected your situation last year. Start planning now and learn how to maximize every dollar to avoid any surprises this year.Register Now
PEF MBP Brochures
You can access a PDF of each of the the PEF MBP brochures through the link below.PEF MBP Brochures
2020-2021 Member Outreach
For Council Leaders Only
Below are some resources specifically designed for council leaders to facilitate member engagement including our on-demand New Member Orientation webinar, live Zoom presentations, and the form to order a supply of PEF MBP brochures.
New Member Orientations
Please note: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, all PEF MBP travel has been discontinued for the immediate future. However, PEF MBP has two New Member Orientation options available for your new hires, and even non-members who have been working for some time and are now considering membership in PEF.
Option #1: Recorded Webinar:
The recorded webinar is available on-demand and accessible from a desktop, laptop, tablet, and even a mobile device, 24/7. To access the New Member Orientation Webinar, simply share the link below with your new hires or non-members; They must register to gain access.View now⇒
New hires and non-members can also find the New Member Orientation Webinar on our website under:
Benefits & Insurance → Education & Training → MBP Educational Webinars.
Option #2: A Live New Member Orientation Via Zoom
To schedule a live New Member Orientation delivered by the Zoom platform, please contact Elaine Carpenter at (518) 785-1900, ext. 356, or email PEF MBP. To schedule, simply provide us with the date and time that you would like PEF MBP to host a live Zoom, New Member Orientation, and we will check our calendar and rep availability. We will confirm a date and time and send a meeting invitation to you to share with your new hires or we can send the Zoom meeting invitation direct to your new hires if we are provided with the new hire email addresses.
While COVID-19 has made some things a little more challenging, we won’t let it get in the way of educating your new hires on the valuable benefits available through the PEF Membership Benefits Program, once they become a member of PEF.
PEF MBP Brochures
You can order a supply of printed brochures for your office or facility to be sent to you via the link below.Request Brochures