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First time user of yourMONEY? Access is easy

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Eric SchwartzAccessing your account with Member Benefits is takes just four steps to get started. Here's a quick outline.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Log in to your account. The first time you sign in:

  • Login ID = your Social Security number (no dashes or spaces)
  • Password = your date of birth (mmddyyyy).

Step 3: Personalize your login ID and password. Follow the guidelines provided.

Step 4: Create a security question.

With yourMONEY you can:

  • View detailed account information.
  • Change future investment allocations or request a trade.
  • Securely download information to Quicken or export as a CSV file.
  • Create and track your personal financial plan with our retirement goal planner.
  • Go green with electronic communications.

Prefer to use the phone?

Access your account information over the phone and connect with a member service representative during normal business hours. New self-service options are available, including over-the-phone trades.

  • Call 1-800-279-2490.
  • Username = your Social Security number.
  • Password = your date of birth (mmddyyyy).

You will be required to change your password after your initial login.

Eric Schwartz, Financial Planning Specialist

More about staying safe with your pool

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Tim GanoungIn last week's article, "Keeping it cool with a pool," we discussed how safety should be your cardinal rule. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that you create a pool safety tool kit to have near your pool to ensure you are ready to respond if there is an incident. It should include:

  • A first aid kit.
  • A pair of scissors to cut hair, clothing, or a pool cover to free someone from entrapment if needed.
  • A charged portable telephone to call 911.
  • An approved flotation device and rescue equipment.

Once you are set on safety precautions and on knowing all your responsibilities as a pool owner, you can relax and enjoy! Here are a few fun facts about from that you might find interesting:

  • Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin.
  • The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.
  • The oldest known concrete swimming pool—the Deep Eddy Swimming Pool—was built in Texas in 1915.
  • An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. That’s more calories than walking or biking will burn.
  • You need to stay hydrated while swimming by drinking water. Your body still produces sweat as it does with other physical activity, but it is not as apparent since you are already wet.

Have a fun summer!

Tim Ganoung, Personal Insurance Consultant

Is your child heading to college this fall?

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Mark DannehlIf your college-bound child plans to rent this fall and is still your dependent, they may be covered on your home policy. However, depending on your situation, there may be reasons to consider purchasing a separate renters insurance policy for your child.

Contact one of our personal insurance consultants to evaluate your situation and discuss your options at 1-800-279-4010.

For more information about renters insurance, read our article, "A word to the wise renter: INSURANCE."

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant

Member Benefits by the numbers

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N'Kenza WhitlowHere's a quick snapshot of what 2014 looked like for Member Benefits and for you, the members we serve.

In 2014...

We work hard to continue to serve you with the best possible products and services to meet your needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Insurance services: 1-800-279-4010

Retirement and financial planning services: 1-800-279-4030


N'Kenza Whitlow, Retirement Savings Consultant