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Maine Family Federal Credit Union

Maine Family Federal Credit Union

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More than just medical: Credit unions get creative with benefits offerings

At Bethpage Federal Credit Union, a $7.6 billion institution based in Bethpage, N.Y., healthy living is incentivized. As part of a push to encourage good dietary habits, health and exercise, the credit union a weight-loss reimbursement program, under which Bethpage will subsidize a weight-loss program for a maximum of $60 per quarter ($240 annually). This is available to both full and part-time employees after they complete six months of service at Bethpage.

The credit union also offers its “Pet Discount Care Program” which covers veterinary care, pet care services and products for full-time employees – and Bethpage is one of many CUs to put policies in place that treat furry members of the family like, well, family.

For example, Redwood Credit Union, a $3.5 billion institution based in Santa Rosa, Calif., also offers pet insurance products to its members. Under the program, offered through its wholly owned subsidiary, RCU Insurance Services, pet owners are given assistance in paying for their animals’ medical bills through a pet health insurance plan.

Hope With Every Step coming to Farmington Fairgrounds on Oct. 7

FARMINGTON – The eight annual Hope With Every Step 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Farmington Fairgrounds, bringing live music, good food and a giant inflatable obstacle course to a new venue.

The community event is held in honor of Josh Brochu, 15, and Brooke Brochu, 12 of Jay and Emmy Rowles, 11 of Lewiston. Josh, Brooke and Emmy are the only three known people in Maine living with Ataxia Telangiectasia. A fatal degenerative rare genetic disease that attacks children, A-T causes progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems and a strikingly high rate of cancer, particularly leukemia and lymphoma. Fewer than 500 cases of A-T have been reported nationwide.

There is exciting research happening right now, including the worldwide ATTeST Clinical Trial of the steroid EryDel. Patients in this study have experienced neurological improvement, something A-T families have only dreamed of in the past.