Member Benefits

The Benefits Of Joining OEA

Combined, OEA and its parent organization, the National Education Association (NEA), offer an impressive array of services and benefits, providing members with financial gains, legal representation and protection, and professional development, as well as resources and programs.

Membership in OEA/NEA provides you with:

Protection And Representation

  • Educators Employment Liability Insurance provides you with:
    – $1 million in coverage for civil claims brought against you,
    – representation or reimbursement for the defense of criminal charges.*
  • OEA/NEA Legal Services Program for the defense of your employment rights, including retirement interests.*
  • OEA/NEA Attorney Referral Program, which provides you quality legal services for personal matters at reduced rates.*
  • Advocacy to protect your retirement interests.
  • A Labor Relations Consultant, located in an office near you, assigned to provide direct assistance to your local association and, when appropriate, personal representation to you in employment-related issues.
  • Representation before state agencies such as the Educator Standards Board, the State Board of Education, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the State Employment Relations Board.

Professional Development

  • Information about your profession and the activities of your association through regular publications such as Ohio Schools and NEA Todaymagazines, as well as up-to-the-minute news on the OEA and NEA Web sites, including NEA Today.
  • Advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Coordinated training on professional issues.
  • Valuable resources for improving your practice with the NEA Professional Library.

Economic Benefits

A wide variety of dollar-stretching economic services and benefit programs through NEA Member Benefits and discounts through OEA Access.

Free life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to eligible NEA members through the NEA DUES-TAB program.

* Terms and conditions of coverage are set forth in program documents. Contact your Labor Relations Consultant to obtain additional information.

NEA Member Benefits


Enjoy financial programs and discounts offered by NEA Member Benefits:

  • Savings & investment programs
  • Credit, home financing and loan programs
  • Special member-only discounts through the NEA Click & Save program

For questions call 1.800.637.4636 (toll free);
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OEA ACCESS Discounts


Save even more with your OEA membership and the OEA ACCESS program:

  • A wide range of professional services and benefits
  • Professional liability coverage
  • OEA/NEA periodicals and publications
  • Member-only discounts and services at many local and national businesses

Login with the 10-digit number on your OEA membership card.

For questions, call 1-866-203-5167.

The Savings Really Add Up! Log in today and discover

NEA Click & Save ‘Buy-Lights’


NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Stop by every month to see the featured “Buy-lights” for that month.