CSU-ERFSA Partners With AMBIA To Add Benefits

The California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association has established a working relationship with AMBIA (Association Member Benefits and Insurance Advisors) that will provide a wide range of new, optional benefits to our members. These will include the opportunity to obtain a wide variety of supplemental insurance plans at very attractive group rates, as well as a wide variety of discounts for products and services of interest to seniors. These include :

Road Scholar  
Road Scholar is the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel offering 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. First- time Road Scholar participants are eligible for either a $200 gift certificate good toward any international adventure, or a $75 gift certificate good for any North American Adventure. When you sign up for a Road Scholar catalog, a gift certificate will be credited to your household for future use. 

Apple Discounts
Members qualify for preferred pricing on the latest Apple products and accessories.

Dell Discounts
Members enjoy discounts on Dell home computers!

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Association members enjoy discounts at participating La Quinta Inns & Suites. 

Rental Car Discounts
Members are eligible for discounts with Hertz, Avis, & Budget rental cars.

AMBA has partnered with 1-800-Flowers to offer discounts.
Powered by, myAMBAdining offers members discounts at over 18,000 restaurants nationwide.

Nationwide Pet Insurance
Nationwide pet insurance provides association members with a 5% discount on new pet insurance policies! 

Cruise & Vacation Benefits
Cruise and Vacation Benefits provides the lowest available pricing on all of today’s top cruise brands, worldwide escorted tour companies and more than 600 resort properties.

Orlando Employee Discounts
Save up to 35% on Your Orlando Vacation! Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando as well as discounts on tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions!

In addition our partnership with AMBIA will help us to enhance our website, and our social media presence.


The following is a copy of the letter recently signed by our CSU-ERFSA Executive Director announcing our association with AMBIA.

To Whom it May Concern,

We are pleased to announce that the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (CSU-ERFSA) has recently established a working relationship with Association Member Benefits and Insurance Advisors (AMBIA) as their exclusively endorsed benefit provider. AMBIA has an impressive record of helping retiree associations, such as the Retired Public Employee Association of California (RPEA), to increase membership. In these times of decreasing budgets, when pressures to reduce public employee benefits are growing, numbers count in influencing legislators and elected officials to help retain our hard-won benefits.

The added insurance benefits and discount-programs AMBIA provides helped thousands of retirees throughout the state and will be one of the most attractive features of our membership. Being able to show potential members the benefits offered through AMBIA will help us recruit new retirees.

The several ways AMBIA will use to market their products to our association effectively is one of the keys to our success.

• AMBIA, at its expense, sends direct mail pieces advertising its benefits to members and non-members throughout the state.
• AMBIA Benefits Representatives will, upon request, visit CSU-ERFSA retirees in their homes or virtually via web conference to explain the endorsed benefits as well as educate members and non-members on why they should be members of CSU-ERFSA.
• AMBIA will help us identify new CSU-ERFSA retirees.
• AMBIA will partner with CSU-ERFSA at State Council meetings and will assist with anything from bags for attendees to refreshments.
• AMBIA Benefits Representatives will, when invited, attend local chapter meetings to present benefits to current members and attendees.

CSU-ERFSA looks forward to this partnership with AMBIA – a partnership that we expect will increase our membership and, most importantly, our visibility in California.


Harold Goldwhite Executive Director


More information about these new benefits will be provided in the near future.