Benefit programs

APWU Health Plan

The APWU offers two great health care options for postal and federal employees and their families.

For more information, visit the APWU Health Plan Web site, www.apwuhp.com, or call or write to:

APWU Health Plan
799 Cromwell Park Drive
Suites K-Z
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Tel: 410-424-2852

Claims-related correspondence should be sent to:

APWU Health Plan
PO Box 1358
Glen Burnie, MD 21060-1358
Tel: 800-222-2798
e-mail: information@apwuhp.com

APWU MasterCard

Credit cards are now part of the fabric of America. But sorting through credit card offers can be a daunting and time-consuming task. That’s why the union has endorsed a MasterCard exclusively for APWU members.

The APWU MasterCard offers union members three card choices, all with competitve rates, U.S.-based customer service, and more. Plus, exclusive hardship/assistance grants/benefits for eligible cardholders.

Mortgage Program

APWU members can take advantage of a wide range of home-buying options through the Union Plus Mortgage program. Designed exclusively for union members and their families, the program makes buying, selling and refinancing a home easier and more affordable.

Financing is provided through Wells Fargo, one of the largest lenders in the U.S. Well's Fargo's mortgage counselors can help APWU members through the process and answer questions.

Affordable programs include FHA, VA loans, and special programs for first-time homebuyers.

The Mortgage Assistance Program can help homeowners make their mortgage payments if they become unemployed as a result of a disability, layoff, or strike. This valuable program was developed solely for union members by the AFL-CIO — to provide peace of mind for union homeowners.

For more information, call 1-800-848-6466.

Scholarship Programs

Read the 2019 APWU Scholarship Brochure here. 

The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award $8000 ($2000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.

Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 for specialized training in such fields as culinary arts, medical or dental assistant, electrician, real estate, auto mechanic, certified IT/computer education, cosmetology, or massage therapy, etc. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration.

  • May 31, 2019 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications. 
  • The scholarships are open only to high school seniors.  Applicants may apply for only either Hallbeck or Vocational, not both.

You can learn more about APWU Scholarships here.

Union Plus Discounts and Services

Union Plus offers APWU members a wide range of exclusive, money-saving benefits. You don’t need to join or pay a fee: As an APWU member, you and your family are automatically eligible to receive free Union Plus benefits and discounted services, including:

  • Entertainment Discounts, such as reduced prices for movie tickets and rentals, theme park tickets and more 
  • College Planning Services
  • Pet Insurance and Savings
  • Clothing Discounts
  • Online Tax Services

View the APWU Union Plus brochure here: [ENG PDF] [SPANISH PDF].

Voluntary Benefits Plan

The Voluntary Benefits Plan provides voluntary insurance benefits designed especially for APWU members. It offers disability, life, dental, hospital indemnity and now automobile insurance, as well as numerous other programs.

These benefits plans are available to all Active, PSE, Retiree and Associate dues-paying APWU members only

AFLAC Specified Health Event and Cancer Insurance

To help union members protect their future against catastrophic illnesses, the APWU is pleased to offer Cancer Personal Indemnity and other Specified Health Event insurance coverage. These comprehensive, affordable benefits, made available through American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac), are being offered exclusively to APWU members and their qualifying family members. These benefits are designed to provide a financial safety net to members should they or a covered family member suffer a serious illness. Both plans will pay cash benefits directly to policy holders, regardless of any other insurance they may have. Members are able to review plan benefits, rates, and apply online.

Accident Benefit Association

The Accident Benefit Association makes provision for the payment of benefits to its members and their beneficiaries in case of temporary disability, dismemberment or death resulting directly from a covered accident; independent of exclusive of other causes.

These benefits plans are available to members, either active or retired, associate members, retirees and their spouses of the American Postal Workers Union.