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Your Association’s Got You Covered with No-Cost NEA Life Insurance

Being a member of the NEA has many advantages, but one of the best benefits your Association provides to eligible NEA members is no-cost life insurance. If you haven’t done so already, take the time now to register or update your beneficiaries for: NEA® Complimentary Life Insurance (for all eligible members): NEA Complimentary Life Insurance is provided at no cost to active, staff, reserve and life members. Coverage is automatic, and members do not have to enroll or apply. Plan benefits include: up to $1,000 of Term Life Insurance, up

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2016 NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminars Announced

We all hope for a well-deserved retirement with financial security. NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present seminars to help you plan and prepare. A well-planned retirement can result in fiscal security, but there are many factors to consider. Come and learn how to take full advantage of the resources available to you. Registration for this seminar is $10 for NEA-NH members plus one guest at no extra cost. We will review many pieces of the retirement puzzle, including: The NH Retirement System Medicare Financial Planning NEA Member

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10th Annual Tournament Raises Thousands

The New Hampshire Foundation for Teaching and Learning, NEA-NH’s charitable arm, hosted their tenth annual golf classic to benefit the Children’s Fund; a direct impact program, making a difference one child at a time. The 2016 On Course Fore Kids Tournament featured 58 golfers taking part in an 18-hole best ball tournament on the links at Canterbury Woods in Canterbury, NH. The hot day proved no match for the golfers posting some of the best scores in the ten-year history of the tournament. After completing the course, golfers were treated to a luncheon of BBQ favorites donated by the generous owners of the Smoke Shack. Each year, prizes are awarded to the first, middle and last place teams – an honor that helps carry them through the year until the

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Rule Changes Regarding Overtime Pay

Recent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations will have a significant impact on some NEA-NH Members  Currently, in order to qualify for overtime pay, salaried employees must make under $23,660 per year or $455 per week as well as meet other requirements. Now, salaried employees who make under $47, 476 per year or $913 per week will qualify for overtime if they are not otherwise exempt from overtime pay under the law. While teachers are expressly exempt from receiving overtime pay that is not otherwise negotiated, many other NEA-NH members may directly benefit from the new changes. What follows is a quick overview of the new rule, whom it applies to, and its impact on those affiliated as employees of educational establishments. Who is Covered Under the

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NEA-NH Recommended Candidates – NH Primary

New Hampshire State Primary – September 13. While the presidential primaries have come and gone, many seeking office in New Hampshire are running in the state’s primary September 13. The NEA-NH Executive Board has voted on the list of recommended candidates produced by the NEA-NH Government Relations Committee. Candidates currently recommended by NEA-NH are listed here. Click here to find your polling place. President Hillary Clinton U.S. Senate Maggie Hassan Congress District 1 – Carol Shea-Porter District 2 – Annie Kuster Governor Colin Van Ostern Executive Council District 1 – Mike Cryans District 2 – Andru Volinski District 3 – No Recommendation District 4 – Chris Pappas District 5 – Dan Weeks State Senate District 1 – Jeff Woodburn District 2 – Charlie Chandler District 3 – No recommendation District 4

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2016-2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Arts & Writing Contests

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016 We invite students in grades 5-8 to write an essay or develop a piece of art reflecting on this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “And so the aftermath of violence is bitterness; the aftermath of non-violence is the creation of the beloved community; the aftermath of non-violence is redemption and reconciliation.” Guidelines for Entries: Entries need to reflect the students’ understanding of the relationship of Dr. King Jr.’s words to their lives as well as to life in general. It is important that each student learn about Dr. King Jr.’s life and legacy and understand how his work continues to impact civil rights and social justice issues today. Arts Category: Students may submit any form of art; such as drawings, paintings, posters, videos,

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NEA Releases New Ad Aimed at Senator Ayotte’s Votes on Student Loans

New TV ad keeps Ayotte honest about her votes to cut Pell Grants and raise student loan interest rates. WASHINGTON—With all eyes focused on one of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country, the NEA Advocacy Fund began running a new television ad accusing U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of siding with special interests instead of New Hampshire’s students and families. The seven-figure television spot, “A Heavy Burden,” is scheduled to run in the Boston media market, the eighth largest media market in the country, through September 9. “New Hampshire students want degrees, not debt,” said NEA political director Carrie Pugh. “Yet many students are stuck due to the burden of student debt. When presented with the opportunity to provide student loan debt relief to tens of thousands of

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NEA-NH Recommends Governor Maggie Hassan for U.S. Senate

CONCORD – Today, National Education Association-New Hampshire (NEA-NH), the state’s largest educator and public employee union, announced its backing of Governor Maggie Hassan for United States Senate. “I am proud to receive the endorsement of the National Education Association-New Hampshire and to stand with them as we continue working to advance educational opportunities for all of our students,” said Governor Maggie Hassan. “When our young people are equipped with a strong education, we are able to expand opportunity and ensure that our workforce can to compete in our changing global economy. And it is unacceptable that politicians in Washington like Senator Kelly Ayotte have put their special interest backers ahead of our students. Every student, no matter their zip code, deserves to have access to a quality education, and in

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NEA-NH Recommends Lee Nyquist

CONCORD – Community leader, town moderator, and attorney Lee Nyquist received the recommendation of the National Education Association of New Hampshire (NEA-NH), New Hampshire’s largest public sector union. “Lee Nyquist knows first-hand how a high quality public education can change a student’s life for the better,” said Scott McGilvray, NEA-NH President. “That’s one of the many reasons why we are excited to recommend him. We know that as a state senator, Lee will work tirelessly to ensure that our educators and support staff have the resources they need to help every child reach their full potential.” “As the first in my family to attend a four year college, thanks in very large part to dedicated public school teachers, the recommendation of NEA-NH is an honor I am very grateful to

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