State Member Benefits

The following union benefits are available to all State of Ohio bargaining unit members (including Attorney General, Treasurer and State Auditor offices), unless otherwise indicated.


Free College
Ready to go back to school? OCSEA members and their families can get their online associate degree at no out-of-pocket costs in a variety of focus areas through Eastern Gateway Community College. This union benefit is absolutely FREE and is open to all active, dues-paying members, their spouses, children and grandchildren.

Education Trust
The Union Education Trust (UET) provides State of Ohio bargaining unit employees with money for college, vocational school, computer training and short-term courses. And exciting news: UET education assistance is NOW available to State Auditor members.

OCSEA members and their families are eligible for several college scholarships, including the OCSEA Les Best Scholarship with a total of $12,000 awarded each academic year.

Tuition Discounts Sign in required
OCSEA members and their immediate family are eligible for tuition discounts at select online universities through the OCSEA Extras member-only discount program.


OCSEA Extras Sign in required
OCSEA Extras are exclusive consumer discounts for members and their families. Sign in with your member-only MyOCSEA account to see what's new.

Family Fun Discounts Sign in required
Every summer, get member-only discounts to Ohio theme parks, water parks, zoos and so much more.

AFSCME Advantage
Being an AFSCME member doesn’t only get you an advantage at the bargaining table – it also gets you access to discounts and benefits that can help make life a little easier.

Union Plus
Union Plus is a non-profit consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for union members and their families by providing valuable benefits and services.

Health care

Learn about the union-negotiated health care, vision, dental, life and supplemental insurance plans offered to State of Ohio employees.

Union Benefits Trust
Explore the Union Benefits Trust, which offers dental, vision, life insurance benefits and the legal service plan to approximately 35,000 union-represented State of Ohio employees.


Take a look at retirement and deferred compensation options for Ohio's public employees.

Salary Continuation and OIL

Read about Salary Continuation and Occupational Injury Leave (OIL) programs for State of Ohio employees who are injured on the job.