Member Only Benefits

SEIU Member Only Benefits Program

The new SEIU Member Only Benefits program is here!  Check out the great discounts and offerings here.

Take advantage of all of the benefits you find on — everything from insurance and credit cards to discounts on travel, cell phones, and everyday items. We’re proud to bring you this assortment of great benefits — at no cost or obligation — just for being an SEIU dues paying member!

Get started today by registering on this website. Keep coming back to see the new benefits we’re adding. You can also sign up for email communications from to be the first to know when new benefits are added.


Local 517M Negotiated Discounts and Programs

SEIU Local 517M has negotiated a number of Members-Only Discounts which are available to dues paying members and retirees.

2020 SEIU Local 517M Scholarship Program

SEIU Local 517M is proud to offer our own scholarship program to help dues-paying members in good standing, their children, or grandchildren with college expenses.

The funding for the scholarship comes from our Annual Scholarship Golf Outing and other fundraising activities by our local units which include raffles and fundraising events.  We hope you are able to participate in any or all of these events throughout the year.  Please check our SEIU Local 517M website for our calendar of events.

Eight $500 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to students based on successful completion of the application process and meeting certain criteria. Awards will be made via a lottery system from all eligible submissions.

Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or political affiliation of the applicant.  Scholarships are limited to one per household for each academic year.

Applications must be received by May 29, 2020.  The winners will be notified July 1, 2020.

The application period for 2020 has ended.


Legal Services Member-Only Benefit

SEIU Local 517M is proud to announce that the law firm Goodman Acker PC has agreed to provide discounted legal services to SEIU Local 517M dues paying members as part of our Member-Only Benefits program.  Goodman Acker provides union members and their families with expert, quality legal representation statewide at an exclusive reduced rate in almost all areas of law.  Goodman Acker has over 75 years of experience and provides legal services to several other unions in Michigan.

These services include:

  • Toll-Free 24/7 hotline for non-employment related legal needs.
  • Free, no obligation phone consultation.
  • No upfront fees or costs until a recovery is obtained (if applicable).
  • Saturday and evening appointments are available.
  • Discounted legal services. Rates for members and families reduced from 33 1/3% to 25% for all personal injury cases. If the case is referred to outside counsel due to specialty or practice area, there is still a discount. Click here for the schedule of discount rates.

The hotline number is: 1-866-876-5294.  They are also on the web at

East Lansing Family Eyecare the SEIU Membership Card Like Cash

Dr. Stephen Thompson and the professionals at East Lansing Family Eyecare are accepting new patients and have extended a Members Only Discount Benefit for members of SEIU and their dependents.  Choose your discount:

**For Members (and qualified family) utilizing participating Vision Benefits:

$50 off any out-of-pocket co-pays ($25 additional Frame benefit + $25 Lens upgrades benefit)…AND…$29 Contact Lens Fitting Exam (Normally $55 – $75 out-of-pocket, not an insurance covered benefit) with purchase of contacts

**For Members (and qualified family) NOT utilizing benefits (private pay):

$100 off the cost of complete glasses (Frames & Lenses) …AND…$29 Contact Lens Fitting Exam (Normally $55 – $75 out-of-pocket, not an insurance covered benefit) with purchase of contacts

Now the most convenient way for you to schedule and confirm your yearly eye exam!  East Lansing Family Eyecare now is offering online appointments at – available 24/7!  We know your eyes are important to you and we are committed to providing the highest quality care and service for you. Our online appointment calendar is LIVE and provides you an easy way to make your appointment with Dr. Thompson.  No Login or Passwords to remember, just easy in – easy out appointment times and contact reminders.  Please remember to schedule an eye exam for your family as well, and share this message with others – it’s one of the most important health exams they can have.

East Lansing Family Eyecare is located at 1905 Abbot Road, Suite 3, East Lansing.  Phone is 517-580-8733.

Great Wolf Lodge Discounts

A 20% discount for SEIU Local 517M members at the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park in Traverse City. You must submit membership card at time of Check-in.

Contact SEIU 517M to find out our discount code.

Click here for their website


Tuition Discount – University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy has decided to give 25% tuition discount to employees, spouses and children of employees working for the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit. Programs include graduate and undergraduate degrees in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical engineering. Please mention your employer when registering.


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