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Your first year of membership in OEA-Retired is free (courtesy of OEA) when you join the National Education Association-Retired. Membership in NEA-R is $35 per year for Educators and $21 per year for ESPs.  After your first year of free OEA-Retired membership, Educators will pay only $60 and ESPS $46 per year for your unified OEA-R/NEA-R membership.

OEA-Retired also offers a life membership for $150. OEA life members are automatically OEA-Retired life members.  NEA life members are not automatically NEA-R life members. NEA-R life membership is available for $300 for Educators and $180 for ESPs, payable in one payment. Click here for the Educator membership form and here for ESP form. To join and pay with a credit card go to the NEA web site:  https://www.mynea360.org/s/join-now

Pre-retired life membership is available to active members at any time. The unified life membership in both OEA-R and NEA-R is $450 for Educators and $330 for ESPs.  Go to the web site above to join or click the appropriate link below.

Pre-Retired Educator        Pre-Retired ESP


NEW – Pre-retired Prepayment Plan.

Take up to 17 months to pay!

Click here for the Pre-retired Prepayment Plan form for Educators

Click here for the Pre-retired Prepayment Plan form for ESP 

Pre-retired members should contact OEA Membership Services when they retire to become a retired member. For additional information on how you can stay involved in your profession, contact the OEA-Retired Liaison at:

(800) 282-1500 or (614) 228-4526

225 E. Broad Street
Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216