UHPA Members Attend Home Financing Seminar

The mortgage professionals from HomeStreet Bank hosted a free “lunch & learn” real estate financing seminar last Wednesday, October 14 at the Campus Center for UHPA members.

This one-hour workshop presented helpful tools to navigate participants through the real estate financing process. Whether you plan to refinance or purchase, the real estate lending industry has changed considerably with the most profound regulatory changes in the history.  Jason Martinson, Regional Manager at HomeStreet Bank – Hawaii educated UHPA members on the following topics: understanding mortgage terms and shopping for a mortgage, tips on buying a home, FICO credit scores, and more.  

HomeStreet Bank is a UHPA benefit partner offering discounts to UHPA members.  For information on the UHPA benefit with HomeStreet Bank, please contact Shad Woodland at (808) 447-1412 and make sure you mention you’re a proud member of UHPA.

Not a member? Sign up now. It’s fast, easy, and online.

Save the date: Oct 30-Nov 1 for this year’s Aulani UHPA Offer!

Last year UHPA members enjoyed an exclusive offer of discounted rates at the Aulani Resort that featured special Halloween events, great for the whole family.

By popular demand, we’re repeating that offer year so save the date with reservation info to come!


FacFAQs: When do I get that raise that’s in the new contract?

Senior Botany Professor and 9-month faculty member at Mauna Kea College, Dr. Domingo, knows the new UHPA-BOR 2015-2017 contract went into effect on July 1, 2015. He was just telling a new hire that union dues are 1% of your salary, yet, due to this contract, faculty will get an 8% raise over the next two years. Not a bad return on investment! However, Dr. Domingo just got his July 20th paycheck, and he isn’t seeing his increase. Was there a snag in the contract?


The duty period for 9-month faculty runs from mid-August to mid-May (the academic year).  Dr. Domingo is technically only earning money until May, but his paychecks for that period are spread out over 12 months.  As a result, he receives paychecks through the summer for monies already earned over the previous year. Even though the new contract is in effect, Dr. Domingo won’t be earning money under the new contract terms until he returns to work. As a result, he can expect to see his new salary kick in after he starts earning money under the new agreement in mid-August.

If Dr. Domingo had been on an 11-month appointment, his duty period would begin on July 1. Therefore, his salary increase would also be applied on July 1st, the day he starts earning money again under the new contract. In fact, this was the source of his confusion; he was on a temporary 11-month appointment in 2009 when the last contract went into effect.

We need your feedback on home loan and refinancing workshops

On July 21 we sent a survey to all UHPA members asking for their feedback about holding on-campus workshops in partnership with HomeStreet Bank. If you haven’t completed it yet, please check your email and click on the link. It will take less than a minute to complete. If you did not receive a survey, please call our office so we can confirm you are on the email list. Mahalo!

UHPA Member special offer on Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

UHPA members can now purchase Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance at a special low rate! $10,000 in coverage is available for only 37¢ per month, $100,000 is only $3.66 per month and you can purchase up to $500,000 in coverage for less than $20 per month. Additional coverage is also available for your spouse and dependent children. As an added benefit, you also receive an anti-inflation coverage increase for every 2 years of continuous coverage up to a maximum of 5 increases and the Family Plan option pays an education benefit to your eligible dependents if certain requirements are met.

Exclusions may apply. Please note the coverage benefit reduces by 50% at age 70. Underwritten by Royal State National Insurance Company, Limited.

UHPA Members Get 18% off Sprint Plans

Both new and existing Sprint customers can qualify for this great discount from Sprint!

​Save 18% off select regularly priced monthly service plans. Plus, activation fees are waived for new activations (up to a $36 value).  Click here to review the offer extended to members of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly.

In addition:

  • Receive up to $300 in account credit for trading in your old eligible phone from any carrier through the Sprint Buyback Program at sprint.com/buyback
  • Buy online from Sprint and get free shipping and a $50 invoice credit. Credit applied within 3 invoices. Restrictions apply.
  • Help prevent distracted driving with the Drive First app, available free from Sprint with a qualified data plan
    Monitor and protect your family’s wireless experience with Sprint Family Safety Essentials


Special Group Life Insurance offers for UHPA Members

Protect Your Family With Up To $200,000 in Group Term Life Insurance

In addition to the $20,000 in Group Term Life Insurance you receive as a benefit of your UHPA membership, you can choose to purchase additional coverage up to $200,000. As an actively working member, if you purchase supplemental coverage for yourself, your spouse and dependent children can also apply for coverage.

Claim your free $20,000 in Group Term Life Insurance

As a benefit of your UHPA membership, you  automatically receive $20,000 in Group Term Life Insurance coverage at no cost to you.  You do not have to choose this coverage – you automatically receive it as a UHPA Member.  However, you do need to designate the beneficiary on your policy.  If you have not yet designated a beneficiary you can complete it online:

If you would like more information on this benefit, and information on purchasing additional coverage for yourself, or coverage for your spouse and/or dependent children:

This fabulous benefit is for UHPA Members. You must have explicitly filled out a membership card to join.

Wellness Program for UHPA Members at the Honolulu Club

The Honolulu Club Wellness Program Offers Dues as Low as $121.50
*Regular pricing is $174 a month.
*Waived initiation fees. ($200 list)
*Receive a complimentary fitness and postural assessment training session.

Start the 2015 Year on the right foot at our newly renovated Honolulu Club!
Take Advantage of:
* Social and business networking events with an exclusive membership network.
* Over 100 classes a week included into your membership.
* Have relaxation time in the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and Ice plunge!

*The price of your good health as a busy professional is invaluable.
*Trial memberships available.

For UHPA membership pricing and details contact:
Quincy Guzman

Phone: (808) 220-9127

The Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue, 7th floor
Honolulu, HI  96814