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New Visa Credit Card Payment Address

Effective May 1, the payment address for EECU Visa credit cards is changing to the address below:
 
Educational Employees Credit Union
PO Box 37035
Boone, IA 50037-0035
 
The new payment address will be printed on the Visa credit card statements mailed in May. Payments prior to May 1 should be sent to the address shown on the April statement; payments sent on or after May 1 should be sent to the address above.
 
If the Visa credit card bill is paid through an online bill payment service, the payment address will need to be updated effective May 1.

 

We’re Enhancing Our Visa Platinum Rewards Program!

EECU Visa Platinum cardholders earn points toward travel and merchandise every time they use their card. Effective May 1, the myEECU Rewards program will replace the CURewards program.

The new myEECU Rewards program offers a robust online catalog that includes a wider selection of merchandise, plus flexible travel options with no blackout dates. At participating merchants, you can even pick up select merchandise in a local store the same day! You’ll also be able to redeem points for event tickets, activities, and more.

If you’re a Visa Platinum cardholder, all of your earned points that you have not redeemed will automatically transfer to the new rewards program on May 1. Previously, your points expired three years after the year in which they were earned. In the new myEECU Rewards program, your transferred points and your new points will expire five years after the year in which they were earned - so you’ll have plenty of time (and ways) to use your points. You’ll be able to view your total points and the expiration date of any points you’ve earned. You’ll still be able to redeem your points for merchandise and travel rewards, but how you access the rewards site will change.

Before May 1

Visit the CURewards website (via the link in Online Access or at curewards.com) to view and redeem your points. The last day to redeem points on this site is April 30, 2015. If you’re planning to redeem your points soon, please note that merchandise and travel rewards may differ on the new myEECU Rewards site.

On or After May 1

Login to Online Access Home Banking and select the Credit Card tab. Click the myEECU Rewards link to browse the rewards site and redeem points – no separate login is required.

You may also go directly to the rewards site at www.myEECU.rewardschoices.com. The first time you visit the site on or after May 1 you’ll be prompted to create a login and password.

We’re very excited about our new myEECU Rewards program and we hope you will enjoy all of the new options.


Millions of People Affected by Anthem Security Breach

According to news sources, as many as 80 million customers of Anthem Inc. have had their personal information stolen. The attackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdays, medical IDs/Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.

We encourage you to visit Anthem’s website, www.anthemfacts.com, for information about the security breach and how they are responding. According to the site, Anthem will individually notify current and former members who were affected by the breach, and they also plan to offer credit monitoring and identity protection monitoring services free of charge.
 
As with any security breach, it’s important that you monitor your account and credit information closely for any signs of fraud or identity theft. Below are some tips provided by the Better Business Bureau for consumers who have had personal information stolen:
 
  • Do not take a "wait and see" approach as you may have done with breaches involving credit card data. You must act quickly. Breaches involving Social Security numbers have the potential to be far more detrimental to victims, and the damage can be difficult to repair.
  • Consider taking a preemptive strike by freezing your credit reports. This will not impact existing credit cards and financial accounts, but will create a roadblock for thieves seeking to create fraudulent accounts using your personal information.
  • At a minimum, if you know your Social Security number has been compromised, place a fraud alert on your credit reports. While less effective than a freeze, this will provide an extra layer of protection.
  • Take advantage of the free credit monitoring services Anthem will be offering to breach victims. While this is not a preventative measure, this will alert you to new accounts or inquiries using your Social Security number so that you can act quickly to repair the damage.
  • Vigilance is key. Regularly check your credit reports at annualcreditreport.com for unauthorized charges or other signs of fraud. 
  • For more information and complete step-by-step guidance on repairing the damage caused by identity theft, visit the  FTC's identity theft resources.  
  • Expect that scammers will take advantage of this data breach to send out phishing emails and other messages that appear to be from Anthem, a credit bureau or other legitimate companies. Do not click on links from any email, text or social media messages about this or any other data breach.


David and Derek Carr Partner with EECU

Fresno State’s own David and Derek Carr are endorsing EECU. The Carr brothers are community leaders, all-round great guys and awesome athletes. Both were outstanding Fresno State quarterbacks, leading the Bulldogs to many memorable victories and setting numerous school and conference records. Derek is starting his NFL career after the Oakland Raiders selected him in the second round of this year’s draft. David was the first pick of the 2002 NFL draft by the Houston Texans. His professional career spanned 11 seasons.

EECU is proud to be partnering with the Carr brothers!


Self-Serve Coin Machines at EECU Branches

Do you have a lot of loose change lying around? Bring it to EECU! We have FREE self-service coin machines in our Barstow, Valentine, Selma and Merced branches. The machines are for EECU members only.

You just drop the coins in the machine and it counts them for you. The machine will print a receipt that you can take to a teller, and then you can choose cash or deposit. It's that easy! We plan to install coin machines at many of our other branch offices in the future.

 

EECU Call Center
1-800-538-EECU (3328)