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Friday, June 30, 2006
Volume 17, No. 13
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UPMC Perks up its employees

As a UPMC staff member, you probably are familiar with the benefits you receive as a UPMC employee, but you may not be aware of another bonus: UPMC Perks, an extensive set of discounts available to all UPMC staff. Companies throughout Pittsburgh, from retailers to service providers, offer these special deals, and there’s something for everyone.

  Howard Hanna Real Estate Services perk

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, Howard Hanna offers UPMC staff the Howard Hanna Gold Advantage Program with discounts on a variety of real estate services. The program includes a 10 percent gross commission discount on the purchase or sale of a home, as well as discounts on mortgage and closing services, and on moving, carpeting, and security systems.

“Howard Hanna is pleased to offer the Hanna Gold Advantage Program to all UPMC employees,” says TraceyShellem, corporate account manager. “The program can help offset the cost of relocation, locally or nationwide.” Kimberly Love, UPMC Health Plan, saved more than $1,000 when she closed on her home in February.

“Because I frequently use Perks, I saw the Howard Hanna discount when I was looking to buy a house,” says Ms. Love. “It was easy to use, and I received a discount on my closing costs and a percentage back on the commission. The refund checks came promptly after closing, and I was able to use that money for things I needed for the house, including a mover and carpet cleaning.”

To take advantage of the Howard Hanna Gold Advantage Program, staff must register with Howard Hanna’s Relocation and Business Development Department by completing the online registration form (http://perks.infonet.upmc.com/ HowardHanna.htm) or calling 412-967-9000 ext. 307.

If you are currently working with a Howard Hanna sales associate or if you contacted a sales associate prior to registration, the benefits do not apply.
For the culture lover:

  • Obtain discounted tickets for select PNC Broadway Series shows before any tickets are available to the general public.
  • Save on tickets to select productions of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh CLO.
  • Save 15 percent on admission to the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center and 10 percent at the museum gift shop.

For the fitness enthusiast:

  • Receive a $10 monthly health and wellness credit toward the membership fee at any Pittsburgh YMCA location.
  • Enjoy discounted membership rates at any Alexander’s Athletic Club location.
  • Save 10 percent on athletic shoes and other apparel at New Balance Pittsburgh.

For the cell phone user:

  • Get 19 percent off select monthly access plans at Verizon, as well as discounts on phones and phone accessories.
  • Receive a 15 percent discount on service plans at Cingular.

For the thrill seeker:

  • Get discounted weekday Fun Day Passes for Kennywood.
  • Save $8 on all-day admission tickets for HersheyPark.
  • Get a coupon for discounted admission to Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom.

For the household manager:

  • Explore special mortgage offers from several area companies, including Trilliant Mortgage Services, Chase Home Finance, and Professional Mortgage Group.
  • With any home delivery of Crystal Springs drinking water, get the first 15 gallons free.
  • Save up to $40 when you clean your carpets or upholstery with ServiceMaster.
  • Save on home-computing products with the Lenovo Employee Purchase Program.

No matter what your preference, Perks are waiting for you. For a complete list of offers, visit http://perks.infonet.upmc.com.


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