About AWA BasicGuard
AWA BasicGuard gives members access to valuable resources especially designed to assist during a time of loss. In addition to the non-insurance benefits* provided by The Affiliated Workers Association, a BasicGuard membership also provides members with access to Group Term Life Insurance benefits underwritten by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company.
No one can predict what the future will bring. That’s why having a safety net like life insurance can bring peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Life insurance can help protect those who depend on you after you are gone by providing financial resources for daily living expenses such as bills, debts, and other needs, as well as future expenses like college.
As you review your estate’s liability, including taxes, legal costs, and administrative fees, life insurance can be used as a planning tool to cover these areas. It is critical to cover both the primary breadwinner for the family, as well as those who are non-working or stay-at-home parents. Life insurance helps to maintain your household expenses and possibly avoid outsourcing child care after a loss.
Feel confident about protecting your family’s financial plan. Life insurance helps to provide you and your loved ones with a secure financial future.
*Association non-insured benefits vary by level. Consult member guide for more details.
Affiliated Workers Association (AWA) and Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (GTL) are separate legal entities and have sole financial responsibility for their own products.
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Association Non-Insurance Benefits
24-hour access to multilingual representatives to assist members with a wide variety of travel related situations including; assistance in obtaining medical care both within the United States and abroad and emergency evacuation. This benefit also includes services such as emergency legal assistance, emergency message service, insurance coordination, lost baggage, passport assistance, and travel agency services.
Not available in Florida, Connecticut, and New York
Through Trupoint Tax Service, members have 2 options for easily filing their tax return – do it themselves or save time and hassle by having a tax professional complete it for them. The DIY option is only $25 per return. Members who don’t want to do their own return can use the mobile filing option with the assistance of a certified tax professional, which allows members to file their taxes anytime, anywhere in 10 minutes or less. Fees for the mobile filing option start at $150, but members will receive an estimate of the total fees that will apply after their submission has been reviewed.
GotZoom is a financial wellness benefit provider specializing in federal student loan relief. Working with the Department of Education, they identify, maximize, and enroll members into Federal Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs for which they are currently eligible. They provide a no-obligation benefit analysis to all members with federal student loans and only charge for our services when the member fully understands and agrees to the program benefits. Last year, GotZoom saved members an average of 63% on their federal student loans!
Companion Assist is a final affairs assistance benefit designed to help the person in charge of settling administrative affairs of the deceased member. A Benefits Representative will be assigned to work on their behalf to help stop on-going charges and other day-to-day expenses from continuing. Companion Assist will take care of the administrative details, notify third parties and conduct proactive measures to protect the deceased from identity theft – relieving the stress of paperwork and allowing beneficiaries to focus on the healing process.
Access to a 24/7 telephone line, so that you can speak with specialists trained to assist with things like child care, nursing homes, special needs and disability programs, schools, organizations and more. Members will receive a personalized package with information tailored to their specific needs.
Health Care Discounts
Members enjoy access to brand name diabetic, health and wellness, and pet health supplies at affordable prices. ADW offers deep discounts on their diabetes supply product line, which is aimed at helping people receive discounts on the supplies they need for the effective management of their health.
Association Insurance Benefits
|Group Term Life Insurance
Underwritten by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company
Policy Form Series GLMP-3002 issued to Affiliated Workers Association
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Waiting Period||6 months||6 months||6 months||12 months|
|Benefit During Waiting Period|
|Benefit After Waiting Period|
$2,500 Accident Only
$5,000 Accident Only
$7,500 Accident Only
$10,000 Accident Only
|Age 70+||$5,000 Accident Only||$10,000 Accident Only||$15,000 Accident Only||$20,000 Accident Only|
Accidental Death Benefit is provided during Waiting Period and at age 65 and above as follows:
Waiting Period = 100% Accident Only Benefit.
At ages 65-69, = 50% Death Benefit + 50% Accident Only Benefit.
At age 70+, = 100% Accident Only Benefit.
Spouse benefit = 50% of member benefit. Child benefit = 25% of member benefit.
|Monthly Membership Fees|
|Member + Spouse||$44||$60||$73||$85|
|Member + Child(ren)||$41||$55||$65||$75|
|Member + Family||$48||$65||$79||$92|
FAQ / About the Carrier
About the Carrier
Guarantee Trust Life
With 83 years of experience in the insurance industry, Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (GTL) has a proud heritage of providing excellent service and superior insurance products to individuals, families and groups across the country. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company is a mutual legal reserve company located in Glenview, IL and licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia and is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.
GTL believes in doing business the right way. They have a consistent track record of successfully delivering on their promises and preserving the trust that their partners, employees and policyholders place in them.
Their mission is to be recognized as a highly-competent, mid-sized mutual insurer, who by bridging timeless virtues with current best business practices, is effective in marketing targeted life and health products across the country.
Individuals may enroll in a BasicGuard membership if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Between the ages of eighteen (18) and sixty-four (64)
- Reside in an available state
- Dependent children must be under age twenty-six (26)