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When you’re a member of the Maine Education Association you are not “in it” by yourself.
Members can rest easy knowing they’re part of the largest union in the state and also the largest in the nation! With the power of the union behind you, there’s support, comfort and security.
MEA Member Benefits
MEA Member Benefits play an important role in helping members save money while receiving top-notch benefits and services.
As an educator, active or retired, you have access to some of the best health insurance on the Eastern Seaboard. The MEABT offers a variety of services.
As an MEA member, you also belong to the National Education Association (NEA). The NEA is the largest professional union in the country with more than 3 million members.
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MEA Member Benefits
- Weingarten Rights
- Cell Phone
- Health & Dental Insurance
- Home & Auto Insurance
- Partnership for Caring
As a member you have what are known as Weingarten Rights. If at any point you feel you will be called in for a meeting that could impact your employment you have the right to ask for union representation, stating the following:
“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.”
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MEABT offers some of the best insurance available on the Eastern Seaboard.
The MEA Benefits Trust (MEABT) is committed to providing the highest level of health and wellness benefits at competitive costs for the benefit of all Plan participants.
MEA Dental Plan
Offered only as a negotiated contractual benefit and cannot be purchased on an individual basis. Call Northeast Delta Dental 800-260-3788 for more information.
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Under the Partnership for Caring, the MEA will assist local affiliates to meet exigent expenses of an unpredictable
nature incurred by members or their immediate families. Specifically, the MEA will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to
$1,500 in contributions raised by a local affiliate or combination of affiliates to meet such expenses.