| UPDATE: Deadline for credit unions to go paperless has been extended to June 30th!|
CUNA Mutual Group is encouraging its credit union customers to sign up for paperless policy delivery to help the environment and raise money for the National Credit Union Foundation.
During May, CUNA Mutual Group will donate $5 to the NCUF for every credit union that signs up for paperless policy delivery. The insurer kicked off the month-long initiative with an email May 1, to all credit union customers.
“As a strong ‘green’ advocate, CUNA Mutual Group launched this campaign to reduce waste, save money and take another step toward environmental sustainability,” said Jennifer Norr, director, customer operations. “Plus it’s a great way to support the NCUF and their programs that do so much to support credit unions.”
A CUNA Mutual Group policy package averages 264 pages. With 6,000 credit union policies in force, the total number of printed pages can exceed 1.5 million, which provides enormous potential for savings, Norr added.
The company’s goal is to get 2,000 credit unions to go paperless, thereby raising $10,000 for the NCUF. “But we won’t stop there,” Norr said. “If more than 2,000 of our customers go paperless within the month, we’ll continue to add to the donation with the potential to give $30,000.”
CUNA Mutual Group began making policies available online in 2012 in its Credit Union Protection and Collateral Protection lines of business. Lending policies will be added later this year.
The 800 credit unions that have already gone paperless won’t be left out either, as donations also will be made on their behalf to the NCUF (www.ncuf.coop).
“Everyone wins by going paperless,” Norr said.
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CUNA Mutual Group insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. With more than 75 years of true market commitment, CUNA Mutual Group’s vision is unwavering: To be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence through customer-focused products and market-driven insight. More information on the company is available on the company’s website at www.cunamutual.com.
CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company. Property and casualty insurance products are issued by CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. Each insurer is solely responsible for the financial obligations under the policies and contracts it issues. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin.