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Student Debt Forgiveness (+ an Inflation Reduction Act Explainer)

Student Debt Forgiveness (+ an Inflation Reduction Act Explainer)

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law last week, makes historic investments in our communities. Creating union jobs, taxing the rich, combatting climate change and lowering health care costs are at the forefront of the bill's goals.

If you want details on what else is in this historic bill, keep reading ⤵⤵⤵



Health Care

  • 13 million people will save an average of $800 per year on health insurance premiums.
  • Prevents premium hikes for people with Affordable Care Act coverage.

Prescription Drugs

  • Medicare can negotiate prescription drug costs, which can lower costs for millions of people.
  • Caps insulin costs at $35/month for Medicare beneficiaries.

MONKEYPOX: WHAT WORKERS NEED TO KNOW

Monkeypox is a disease of growing concern that is caused by infection from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox with symptoms that are similar, but less severe. Monkeypox is rarely fatal and is not related to chickenpox.

Download the flyer for more information

Union Member Car-Buying Perks

Research new and used vehicles from top brands online with the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. Plus, take advantage of your exclusive Union Member benefits:

  • Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes.

  • $100 rebate on new union-made cars*

  • Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available

  • Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements**


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Disclaimer:
*If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a check for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The rebate checks come from Union Plus and not from the dealer). Union Plus receives a monthly report on the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a rebate check should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email that can assist in researching your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a check.


**Some benefits not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company. See site for details.


House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act Momentous Victory for Working Families

Here's what's in the bill:

  • More union job opportunities
  • Lower utility bills
  • Investments in green energy & American manufacturing
  • NO tax increases for small business & families making under $400k/year, while holding corporations accountable to pay their fair share

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES: Register Now for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Info Webinar (RSVP Link Below)

If you are a public sector employee, you may be eligible for student loan relief through the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

To learn more, join OPEIU and representatives from the Department of Education for an informational webinar on Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Many student loan borrowers who work in the public sector or at a wide range of nonprofits may be eligible to take advantage of recent temporary changes PSLF program.

On Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. EDT, OPEIU is hosting an informational webinar with the Department of Education to educate eligible borrowers before the program's changes expire on Oct. 31. Information on program eligibility and recent changes to the program will be provided.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR ON 9/7 AT 3 PM.

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