Educators Credit Union is an I-Care credit union

How does your credit union view its employees? We view our employees as a family. So, we want to make sure we provide a really comprehensive benefit program. A comprehensive benefit program sure sounds nice. But the cost of healthcare just keeps going up, up, up, up, up. The I-Care community of credit unions helps us by keeping our costs in line and getting us the best value for the money that we spend on our benefit plan. Through July, we’ve saved about $383,000 over last year just for our medical plan. Wow! What on earth did you have to cut to save that much? Lower costs mean crummy service, right? We were able to give our employees better benefits at a lower cost to our employees. And that’s why we decided to go with I-Care for the cost, but also for the level of service that Lockton has provided us. OK, be honest. How is their service actually better than other brokers’? They understand credit unions. If you’re not a benefits expert, you know, the folks at Lockton will help you design a plan that fits specifically to your credit union. But how do they know what’s best for your credit union in the long run? Do they have a crystal ball? We can get customized reports, and we also get monthly costs of how much we’re spending at each vendor. And the nice thing is, we can project this out over a year, which is really good. So, for next year, we’re gonna have a really good idea of what we’ll be able to charge our employees. That is nice! I’d sign up! But I don’t want to make my job a living nightmare. Signing up for I-Care was a lot easier and faster than I thought it would be, and it surpassed all my expectations of what I expected in a new vendor. Well, that’s great! But how bad did your employees freak out? When we switched our benefit plan, we had a lot of employees that were concerned about that they had to switch doctors, that they had to go on a new website. Well, the transition was very easy. We were in the same network as before, so there was no disruption. So, our employees were very happy about that. An easy and happy transition? That’s not something you hear about every day. So, would you do it all over again? If I had to do this all over again, I would not have given it a second thought. Knowing what I know now, I would have gone with I-Care last year. Get I-Care and get happy. I-Care, employee benefit solutions for credit unions. Designed by credit unions, for credit unions.

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