Aside from our extensive legal services, CAS offers members numerous other benefits including insurance, travel assistance and insurance, and several discount programs. Please find below a summary of benefits offered to CAS members.

Free Simple Will

For a free simple will, contact Demetria at 631-761-5451, or casinfo@caslongisland.com

 


CAS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Each May CAS awards three scholarships to children or stepchildren of a CAS member. The scholarships are based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement. CAS members whose children or stepchildren will graduate at the end of the current school year (June) and plan to attend college or university may contact our offices after January 1st of the year the child is graduating to obtain a scholarship application by emailing, or calling Demetria Marino, Office Manager at casinfo@caslongisland.com, or 631-761-5451.

Insurance Benefits

All active dues paying members of the Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS) are now covered by a group Life Insurance Policy insured by Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York (CLICNY). In addition to life insurance coverage, this policy includes Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage. This insurance coverage is provided to all active dues paying CAS members at no additional cost. Here are some highlights of the CIGNA insurance coverage now available*:

Basic Life Insurance Coverage – $10,000 in life insurance benefits for you.

Accidental Death or Dismemberment Coverage – pays benefits for covered accidents

Limited Seatbelt Benefit

*Benefits reduce by 50% at age 80.

In addition to these valuable benefits, members will now also have free access to following helpful programs:

Cigna Identity Theft Program Information – tools, resources, and guidance to help with identify theft

Cigna Healthy Rewards Program Information – discounts on health and wellness products and services

Cigna Will Preparation Program Information – a website that helps you create important legal documents

Covered claims will be submitted to Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York under the Group Policy Number AGV-001410. Click here for Cigna policy.

Beneficiary Designation Form – If you wish to designate one or more beneficiaries, you must complete the Beneficiary Designation Form and return it to Andrew Buttelman, Legend Equities Corporation, 640 Johnson Avenue, Suite 204, Bohemia, NY 11716. If you do not choose a beneficiary, life insurance proceeds may be paid directly to any of the following, at the option of the insurer: (a) your spouse; (b) your child or children; (c) your parents; (d) your sisters or brothers; or (e) your estate.

Andrew Buttelman, Certified Retirement Counselor

Financial Planning Services

CAS offers several Financial Literacy Programs for the general membership, local units, and individual members. Andrew Buttelman is a Certified Retirement Counselor who works closely with our units as well as individual members providing important financial planning information and wealth management strategies designed to create successful retirement plans. Mr. Buttelman is a skilled financial planning specialist with a keen understanding of the New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS), Social Security, and the elective and non-elective 403b and 457 tax shelter plans commonly offered to school administrators. Also, he may provide members with information regarding Long-term Health Care and 529 College Savings Plans.

Andrew Buttelman, Certified Retirement Counselor
Lincoln Investment
640 Johnson Avenue, Suite 204
Bohemia, NY 11716
Office: (631) 244-8201; Cell: (631) 235-4932
Email: andrewbuttelman@legendequities.com


 

Nicholas Racanelli
Vice President, Business Development
Office: 631.424.5100
Cell: 516.429.6274
Fax: 631.424.5108
Email:  nracanelli@mortgageadvantage.com
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Mortgage Advantage Affinity Program

 

Special Savings for CAS Members
Take Advantage of Low Rates and Fees for Your Purchase or Refinance

Whether you or a family member is looking to purchase a new home or refinance an existing one, Mortgage Advantage has the expertise, longevity and personalized approach to find the perfect loan product tailored specifically for you, including:

  • Purchases or refinances
  • FHA loans with low credit score eligibility
  • Conventional financing up to 90% LTV without mortgage insurance
  • VA loans with 100% financing
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Loans for second homes and investment properties

As a member or relative of a CAS member, you are entitled to the following special savings offers from Mortgage Advantage:

  • No application fee
  • No processing fee
  • No commitment fee

Call me at 516.429.6274 or sign up for a free consultation to learn more.

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EDP Dental Plan

CAS is happy to partner with the EDP Dental Plan, an affordable dental plan for individuals and families. The EDP Dental Plan is not dental insurance, but rather is a “reduced-fee-for-service” discount dental plan where members pay a specified fee for comprehensive dental coverage.

The EDP Dental Plan is an excellent alternative for CAS members and their families without dental insurance, or for those with insurance who meet their maximum dental benefit early in the year and require additional dental procedures. There is no deductible or waiting period, and coverage is immediate. You will be eligible to begin using your plan the day you sign up.

EDP is located on Long Island and employs a network of hundreds of participating dentists throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Ordinarily, their annual dental plan fees start at $99 for individuals and $199 for families. However, CAS members and their families will be able to participate in the EDP Dental Plan at the following discounted annual rates; $79 for individuals, and $149 for families. Check our CAS EDP web page for the sample fee schedule, and participating providers nearby you.

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CAS VSP Vision Care Insurance

The Council of Administrators is happy to partner with CAS VSP Vision Plan to help our members and their families purchase affordable vision care insurance. VSP is a national not-for-profit vision care company that puts wellness first. The CAS VSP Vision Plan is an optional benefit for CAS members and their families that may be purchased for individuals, individuals plus one, or families. Please take a look at the plan summary to see if the VSP Vision Care Insurance option is right for you and your family.

The Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS), along with VSP Vision Care, have teamed up to offer CAS members one of the most affordable vision care plans available. The VSP Choice Plan is consumers’ #1 choice in vision care and it is available to all CAS members and their families at affordable rates.

To view the CAS VSP Vision Care benefit summary, get a premium price quote, and purchase the plan with exclusive savings, please click here.

CAS Oyster Bay Travel Center

CAS is proud to partner with the Oyster Bay Travel Center, a full service Travel Agency specializing in Family Vacations, Honeymoons, and Unique World Tours. The staff at Oyster Bay Travel is skilled at arranging Caribbean and domestic vacations as well as international cruises, and guided world and European tours for individuals and groups. They also possess years of experience arranging educational travel throughout the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Their travel knowledge and experience will not only save you time and money, but will provide you with peace of mind when travelling!

For personalized leisure or corporate travel consultation, call Jim or Lucia at (516) 922-4700 for an appointment, or email them at Jim@OysterBayTravel.com When you call or email them, tell them you are with the Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS) for additional benefits.

Oyster Bay Travel Center
53 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Call: 516-922-4700
Email: jim@oysterbaytravel.com

To visit the Oyster bay Travel Center website, please click on the Oyster Bay Travel Center button above.


Continuing Teacher and Leader Education Workshops

CAS is a New York State approved CTLE sponsor and will be presenting a number of workshops and programs that will provide each successful participant with CTLE credit that may be applied toward the one hundred hours of professional development required over a five year period for continuing certification. Further information may be found in the attached brochure. Additional workshops will be announced though our website and email.



New York State Defensive Driving Online

Our New York Defensive Driving Course is approved by the NYS DMV for point and insurance reduction. This online defensive driving course provides you with the techniques and knowledge to keep you safe while driving on the roads. Once you complete your course you will receive a mandatory 10% insurance reduction for three years. This course also allows you to reduce up to four points from your driving record.

CAS member price is $22.95 www.casautosave.com

Pre-Retirement Services

For those members who are considering retirement, CAS offers workshops and the opportunity to meet privately with representatives who will explain various retirement options, and provide individualized counseling. Individual counsel is available on such topics as life insurance, health insurance, and long-term health care.

Financial Planning Resources

Additional NYSTRS, Social Security, College Planning and Tax Shelter information may be found at http://casfinancialliteracy.com/

Free Individual Financial Plan: Contact Andrew Buttelman via Email: andrewbuttelman@lengendequities.com

Other Benefits

Empire State Supervisors and Administrators (http://essaa.org) – CAS Members are automatically enrolled in our state-wide affiliate organization, ESSAA. With more than 3,500 members ESSAA has direct access to the Commissioner of Education, the Regents, and the Legislature.

Additional discount program benefits:

The Motor Vehicle Certification Program (MVCP) – Website: http://mvcp.com/intro.php

Buyer’s Edge – Sign in info. – Website: http://www.buyersedgeinc.com/

Bethpage FloristDiscount Program – http://www.bethpageflorist.com/

Avis Car Rental (CAS AWD #G726100) https://www.avis.com/car-rental/avisHome/home.ac

Budget Car Rental (CAS BCD #Z663800)http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/home/home.ex