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.

SEIU Scholarship Program Status:

Since November 8th, our union has undertaken a comprehensive review of all of our priorities, to ensure that we are devoting 100% of our resources and focus on expanding the fight for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice and fortifying our union to weather the attacks coming at us in the coming 4 years.

One of many difficult decisions we have made is to eliminate the SEIU Scholarship programs starting in 2017.  We have mixed emotions about ending something that is as heartwarming as supporting selected members’ children in their pursuit of higher education, and do not underestimate the impact that that support has had for those selected members’ families.  Yet we know that these times require us to be laser-focused on a strategy to win power for working people in our communities, and that our members rely on us to make tough decisions, especially in challenging times.

Local 517M Negotiated Discounts

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

THOMPSON EYECARE Treats the SEIU Membership Card Like Cash

Dr. Stephen Thompson and the professionals at Thompson Eye Care 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!  Thompson Eyecare now is offering online appointments at ThompsonEC– 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.

Thompson Eye Care is located at 2200 Coolidge Rd., Ste. 15, East Lansing (next to the Goodwill Store).  Phone is 517-977-1598.

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.

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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.

Discount Insurance – Auto Owners

SEIU Local 517M now has a group insurance discount through Auto-Owners Insurance – Group #461. You will receive a the following discounts:

8% Automobile, 8% Homeowners, 8% Mobile Homeowners, 10% Executive Umbrella

Contact your local Auto-Owners Insurance Agent for a quote and ask about the SEIU members only discount!


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