OEA-R(etired) is encouraging you to continue your Association membership and benefits during your retirement years by becoming an OEA-R/NEA-R Lifetime member. All of the benefits you enjoy as an active member now can be continued for the remainder of your life. If you have any of the insurance programs or other benefits with NEA you MUST remain a member in your retirement years to continue to participate in those programs. You are eligible to join as a Pre-Retired member anytime in your career—–you do not need to be nearing retirement. It is a wise investment to join years ahead of your projected retirement date as the dues continue to increase every few years. Once you purchase a unified Life membership, you are locked in at that price for the rest of your life. Your ONE TIME $350 payment now guarantees you membership for the remainder of your life once you are retired. Upon your retirement all you need to do is contact the OEA Membership Department and inform them to change your membership status from active to retired.
There are TWO retirement forms as of August 2014–one for pre retired and one for members who are already retired. Please read each form carefully as you choose your options.
For additional information on what is available as a retired member, go to www.ohea.org and then click on OEA RETIRED MEMBERS or go to www.nea.org/retired. There is also information about the member benefits you can obtain at www.neamb.com