Additional Services

Career Defender

Welcome to CareerDefender, an online leader in job protection and career advancement. Our goal is to help you achieve greater job security through training, education, legal support, and insurance, as well as greater job mobility and placement through advanced resume creation and submission tools, salary reports, and employee best practices information.

Tools to improve job security include:

Job Assessment:

  • Job Security Score
  • Salary Calculator and Report
  • Personality Test

Education and Training:

  • Career Advice Videos
  • Career Best Practice Articles
  • Software Training Videos
  • Online Degree Search

Income Protection:

  • Tips to Negotiate a Higher Salary
  • Employment Law FAQs

Tools to help find employment include:

  • Online Resume Builder
  • Nationwide Job Search
  • US Employment Data
  • Twitter Resume Creator

Professional Tax Preparation, Advice & Audit Assistance

A comprehensive tax program with free and discounted tax return preparation and unlimited tax advice.

  • Unlimited personal and sole-proprietor small business federal taxation advice by toll-free phone/fax/e-mail
  • Free tax return preparation (1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040) and discounted preparation of form schedules*
  • Review of prior year’s tax return
  • Member portal with information on tax tips, tax law changes, tax organization, IRS audits, IRS notifications and on-line member advice
  • IRS audit assistance
  • IRS notification assistance
  • Tax planning
  • $20 discount on tax services at H & R Block for new customers

Adult Wellness Testing

Blood tests, as part of your annual “wellness” routine, can help spot a wide variety of health problems, and early detection and treatment can save money, prevent further health problems, and even save lives. Serious medical conditions such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease and more can go undetected for 2 years or more without causing noticeable symptoms. So, every year, the Member and spouse (if applicable) can get a Comprehensive Wellness Profile through major clinical labs (such as Lab Corp) with no additional charge or co-payment. This includes more than 50 individual blood tests and provides a thorough biochemical assessment and results on all major organs of the body.

The tests performed as part of the Comprehensive Wellness Profile include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Thyroid Profile w/TSH
  • Lipid Profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, the risk ratio, triglycerides)
  • Liver Panel
  • Kidney Panel
  • Bone and Minerals
  • Glucose (Diabetes)
  • Fluids and Electrolytes

Financial Education & Credit Counseling

Personalized financial & credit counseling services for you and your family 365 days a year.

Benefit highlights include:

  • Free Consultations – A complete financial assessment will include a review and analysis of your house hold income, expenses, assets and liabilities.
  • Credit & Debt Counseling by Certified Credit CounselorsAssist in creating a livable budget to balance income and expenses – Provide specific advice on how to deal with creditors – Offer money management and budgeting techniques to help gain control of finances – Develop a comprehensive spending plan – Create an action plan to become debt free
  • Online Counseling Sessions – Receive answers to questions on loans, budgeting, dealing with debt, etc…
  • Housing Advisory Services – Advice on home ownership, mortgages, refinancing, and more…
  •  Online Tools, Articles & Courses – To inform, assist & educate you in areas of credit & money management.