skip to main content

Union Plus

AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. Learn More.
Union Members & Families: Get Special Union Deals Now! Never Show Again Close
Union Plus
Union Members & Families: Get Special Deals Now!
Fill in below to take advantage of special union discounts and benefits

Select your union:

Select your occupation

Are you a Union Plus credit cardholder?

View Privacy Policy

Union Plus Health Discount Programs

  • comments
  • print

Find out how much you can save!

Call 1-877-570-4845

Start Saving

Choose the plan that is right for you.  From dental, vision and prescription discounts, to telemedicine and health counseling.

Single or family plans.  Union Members, retirees, and their household family members can sign up.

30-day money back guarantee.  We think you'll be happy with the savings, but if you're not fully satisfied, you can cancel and receive a refund.

NOTE: These plans are not insurance and do not replace insurance.

Save on out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Medical expenses are not cheap, even when you have insurance. Union Plus Health Savings plans help you cut your out-of-pocket costs.


Find a participating provider in your area:



How does it work?


  1. Join one of the Union Plus Health Savings programs.
  2. After you join, you'll receive a Union Plus Health Savings card.
  3. Find a participating provider in your area and make an appointment.
  4. Show your Union Plus Health Savings discount card at your provider appointment or pharmacy.
  5. Receive instant savings with the Union Plus Health Savings reduced fees.

Which program is right for you? Call the Union Plus Health Savings provider, Careington at 1-877-570-4845 (M-F, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm ET).


Overview of plans - see tabs below for details of plan features:


Plan Name Services Included Fee - Single Fee - Family*
Prescription Discounts Prescription Free Free
Vision Discounts Vision $3.95/month or $39.95/year $4.95/month or $49.95/year
Dental Discounts Dental $5.95/month or $59.95/year $8.95/month or  $89.95/year
Dental & Vision Discounts

Dental & Vision

$6.95/month or $69.95/year $9.95/month or $99.95/year
Health Savings Plan
  • Dental & Vision
  • Telemedicine
  • Nurse Line
  • Hearing
  • Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine
  • Imaging & Lab Services
  • Diabetes Care and Supplies
  • Prescription
$12.95/month or $129.95/year $16.95/month or $169.95/year
Health Savings Plan Plus

All the services of the Health Savings Plan-PLUS:

  • Health Care Advocacy
  • Child & Elder Care
  • Mental Health Counseling
$16.95/month or $169.95/year $19.95/month or $199.95/year

*Family includes spouse, dependents and all household family members.


THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance. This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers. The list of participating providers is at A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after receipt of membership materials and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Medical Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

This plan is not available in Vermont or Washington.


Discounts & Access Fee Typical included services Providers

Save 5% to 60% on most dental procedures

  • Single: $5.95/month or $59.95/year
  • Family: $8.95/month or $89.95/year
  • Annual exams,
  • cleanings,
  • fillings, X-rays,
  • root canals,
  • extractions,
  • crowns
  • bridges
  • dentures,
  • and orthodontics (braces).
One of the largest dental networks in the nation.

Search for a participating dental care provider in your area.


Discounts & Access Fee Typical included services Providers

VSP Vision Savings Pass is a discount program that offfers savings on eyecare and eyewear.

Plus savings on LASIK surgery through QualSight,

  • Single: $3.95/month or $39.95/year
  • Family: $4.95/month or $49.95/year
  • eye and contact lens exams
  • complete pair of glasses and sunglasses

Access to discounts through a trusted, private-practice VSP doctor.

Search for a participating vision provider in your area.

1. This plan is not insurance. Not available in WA.


Discounts & Access Fee Typical included services Providers

Save 20% off the retail price on brand name drugs and 40% off the retail price of generic drugs.*

  • Single: Free
  • Family: Free
  • *Discounts available at participating pharmacies only.
  • Brand name and generic drugs of all types
Over 57,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.

Search for participating pharmacies in your area.

Other Plan

Discounts  Typical included services Providers


Teladoc® is a national network of U.S. board-certified, and state licensed physicians.  Cost of consultation, Free!2 Physicians use health records, telephone consultations and online video consultations to diagnose conditions, recommend treatement and write short-term, non-DEA controlled prescriptions when medically appropriate. Physicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Nurse Line

Carenet's Nurse Line provides access to experienced, compassionate nurses available anytime. Nurses available to answer questions, assess symptoms and provide care recommendations. Staffed by highly skilled, registered nurses. Carenet's Nurse Advice team is available 24/7 to assist with members' health concerns.


Save 40% on diagnostic services, including hearing exams and significant discounts on the price of hearing aid(s).
  • Hearing evaluations and exams
  • Hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
More than 3,400 provider locations nationwide.

Search for a participating hearing care provider in your area.

Chiropractic & Alternative Medicine

The ChooseHealthy® program provides members with access to a wide variety of credentialed specialty health care practitioners.  Receive a 25% discount off normal fees for services.3 Specialty health care includes services from:
  • chiropractors
  • massage therapists
  • acupuncturists
  • registered dietitians
Choose from more than 31,000 credentialed specialty health care practitioners, including more than 23,000 contracted chiropractors.

Search for a chiropractic & alternative medicine provider in your area.

Lab Services

Direct Labs (DLS) is the leaderin direct laboratorry testing.  DLS offers awide variety of important health and wellness blood chemistry tests at discounted prices, saving members 10% to 80% off regular retail pricing.

 A wide variety of important health and wellness blood chemistry tests. Over 3,000 certified labs nationwide.4


A premier diagnostic scheduling service that provides members with savings from 10% to 60% on advanced imaging procedures.   MRI, CT and PET scans.  Over 2,400 radiology facilities nationwide.5

Diabetes Care and Supplies

Global Total Health offers all-inclusive, wholesale pricing to members on the world's most advanced diabetic testing meters and more. In addition to a free, talking, easy-to-read meter, members will have access to savings of 52% to 72% off the retail prices of diabetic testing supplies.  Diabetic testing supplies. Priority deliverty with no shipping or handling fees or costs.

Health Care Advocacy

Health Advocate offers a range of comprehensive services to help members with clinical and administrative issues involving their medical, hospital, dental, pharmacy and other healthcare needs--saving member's time, money, and worry.
  • Find the best doctors, hospitals and dentists
  • Schedule appointments with providers.
  • Answer questions about test results, treatments and medications 
Personal health advocates are typically a registered nurse, supported by a team of medical directors and administrative experts.6 

Child & Elder Care Assistance

Resources for Living provides telephonic counseling and referrals for everyday needs. Worklife Consultants help members balance the demands of family, jobs and personal needs. Services include:
  • child care
  • elder care and care for adults with disabilities
  • caregiver support
  • school and college planning and convenience services
Telephonic counseling and referral services.

Mental Health Counseling

Members and eligible dependents have access to My Personal Counselor, a confidential, telephonic counseling and referral service7. Your counselor will help you identify problems and assist in working through them.  The counselor can also determine the best alternatives and, if necessary, make appropriate referrals to other professionals that specialize in your area of concern. This service offers help in the following areas:
  • Marital and Family
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Dependency
  • Stress and Anxiety-Related Issues
  • Grief
  • Emotional Problems
American Behavioral Health is a national network of professional behavioral healthcare providers that are licensed and credentialed in their area of expertise.

2 © 2014 Teladoc, Inc. All rights reserved. Teladoc and the Teladoc logo are registered trademarks of Teladoc, Inc. and may not be used without written permission.Teladoc does not replace the primary care physician. Teladoc does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. Teladoc operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. Please visit for a complete list of state availability. Teladoc does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Teladoc physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services. Teladoc phone onsultations are available 24 hours, 7 days a week while video consultations are available during the hours of 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week.

3 Please note that this is a discount program; it is not insurance. You should check any insurance benefits you have before using this discount program, as those benefits may result in lower costs to you than using this discount program. The discount program provides for discount specialty health care services from participating practitioners. You are obligated to pay for all health care services but will receive a discount from those health care practitioners who have contracted with the discount program. The discount program does not make payments directly to the participating practitioners in the discount program. The discount program has no liability for providing or guaranteeing service and assumes no liability for the quality of service rendered.  ChooseHealthy is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated and used with permission herein.

4 Not available in HI, MD, NY, NJ, RI or MA. ND, SD, and VT offer Specialty Lab testing only.

5 This product is not available in HI, VT and WY.

6 This product is not available in MA..

7 Six one-half hour counseling sessions avaiilable per household each year. 


The program is for United States residents and is not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, or Canada.

The Prescription program is not available in Montana and Vermont. The Vision program is not available in Montana, Vermont and Washington.  The Dental program is not available in Vermont and is not currently available in Washington.

Who is eligible?

  • Dues-paying labor union members of participating unions
  • Retired union members
  • Widows/widowers of union members
  • Spouse, domestic partners, and children may be included
  • Union Plus credit cardholders



  • Questions? Call Careington International at 1-877-570-4845 (M-F, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm ET).

    We realize that sometimes you may need help with a concern about using a Union Plus program. The Union Plus Member Advocacy Program, staffed by OPEIU Local 2 members, is here to help you resolve any problems. Contact us at 1-800-472-2005 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, weekdays) or online at

NOTE: If you have questions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance program (NOT a Union Plus program), you should contact or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


Member Comments

On 04/30/15 anonymous said:

Thank you for having this information available for us online

On 11/11/14 Paul said:

The prescription drug discount works when you don't have health insurance.

Explore Union Plus