Member Benefits


The New York State Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association is proud to offer our members the following benefits.

NYSVARA Member Benefits

Savvik Buying Group

Savvik Buying Group is made up of more than 4,000 Public Safety organizations that have joined together to take advantage of volume pricing discounts on a wide array of Public Safety products and services (Ambulances, Billing & Collection Services, Cardiac Monitors/Defibrillators, EMS Legal Services & Seminars, Fleet Fuel Cards, Office Supplies, Medical Supplies & Equipment, Promotional Clothing & Items, etc.). As a NYSVARA member, you will have the opportunity to share in these discounts. Click here to view discounts.

This $75 value is included free with your organizational membership. If your department wishes to have this benefit activated please e-mail NYSVARA to update your status with SAVVIK. Click here to email.


NYSVARA Member Benefits

The Blanket Newsletter

Members receive a subscription to the Association’s newsletter. The newsletter features information on State EMS Council Activities, legislation, and Association, district and member squad activities. Also included are articles on nonprofit management, news, and trends in EMS, first response and rescue. Click here to view our archive of older copies of The Blanket.


Brady Publishing

Brady Publishing

For discounted price offerings members can contact Nancy Hauss at Brady Publishing, for purchases at 518-478-9888 for her office voice mail call: 888-877-7824 ext. 1237 or e-mail at: nancy_hauss@prenhall.com


Careington Dental Vision Plus Discount Plan

Careington Dental Vision Plus Discount Plan

Don't let rising costs prevent you and your family from receiving the care you need. With the Careington Dental Vision Plus Discount Plan, you can take advantage of discounts on dental and vision care, prescriptions, hearing care, diabetic testing supplies, pet medications and more! It is simple to use as well! Simply become a member of the plan, show your member ID card to a participating health care professional, and receive the discount from the normal fees at the time of service. It is that easy! To learn more about this plan, please visit www.careington.com/co/NYSVARA or for Questions call (877) 287-1997 and mention Promo Code: NYVOL.

Please note: This plan is not insurance.


Corporate Shopping

Corporate Shopping

Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts connects employees to over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers. A few popular retailers include: Target, Lands’ End, Costco, Ralph Lauren, Orbitz, Hotels.com, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, FTD, Shoes.com, Avis, Hertz, Budget Enterprise, Citibank Mortgage Program, Restaurant.com, TicketsNow, Drugstore.com, FragranceNet & Many More!

REGISTER NOW and enjoy incredible savings! It’s easy… simply click on the link below and you can access the site from both work and home.

corporateshopping.com/login/nysvara


Digitech Computer Inc

Digitech Computer Inc

Digitech Computer Inc., which was established in 1984, provides medical transportation software and billing services. They specialize on ambulance billing in New York. They give NYSVARA members a discount for their services. Please contact Susan Mancinni at 914-239-4938 for more details.


Emergency Services Software

Emergency Services Software

ESS has a comprehensive computer database system that manages the administrative activities such as call tracking, human resources, CME tracking, equipment inventory, LOSAP monitoring, vehicle maintenance, personnel scheduling and donor tracking. To obtain more information, contact Bill Prinzivalli at 201-934-0125 or go to their web site: www.EmergencyServicesSoftware.com.


Grey Goose Graphics

Grey Goose Graphics

Grey Goose Graphics provides our members discounted graphic design, corporate identity, branding, marketing & web development services. Grey Goose has managed our web site and provided exemplary customer service to NYSVARA since 2006.

Visit them on the web at www.GreyGooseGraphics.com.


JEMS Magazine

JEMS Magazine

All members of our organization can receive JEMS Magazine.
Click here to subscribe


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance

NYSVARA members have access to a discount on Auto and Home Insurance. Any member, who uses Liberty Mutual as their home and auto insurer, should call their representative and ask about obtaining the benefit discount under the “Group Savings Plan.”


Lighthouse Uniforms

Lighthouse Uniforms

Home of the Fallen EMT/Paramedic Dress Uniform Program is happy to extend to members of the NYSVARA a 10% discount on both its EMT Class ‘A’ and EMT Honor Guard Uniform Package. Lighthouse takes pride the color match of its uniforms which are made from tropical worsted wool, the same material that the U.S. Navy uses for their summer uniforms. To receive more information about their products please go to www.lighthouseuniform.com or call Steve Cohen at 206-213-0894 (indicate your membership in the New York State Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association and mention this notice).


National Income Life Insurance Co

National Association of EMTs

Formed in 1975 and more than 65,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care.

NYSVARA is a state affiliate and best value combined NYSVARA/NAEMT membership is available.


National Income Life Insurance Co

National Income Life Insurance Co

National Income Life Insurance Co. (NILCO) is providing our individual members with a $4,000 Accidental Death Benefit. They also have other discounted benefits programs such as prescription drug plan, vision care, chiropractic and podiatry available for our members.


Nicholas J. Marino & Co. Inc.

Nicholas J. Marino & Co,. Inc.

Our online HR Library features a step-by-step guide on how to comply with major benefit laws, including ACA Health Care, COBRA, FMLA, OSHA, ERISA, etc.   Included are dynamic interactive HR tools, such as a job description builder and salary benchmarking section.  The Forms and Policy Section features over 500 sample forms available for downloading, customizing and printing.  Whether you have 5 or 5,000 employees, our comprehensive library makes it easy to stay compliant.  Included are the following:

  • ACA Compliance and Library
  • Improving regulatory compliance
  • Ensuring handbooks, policies and procedures are compliant
  • Improving employee understanding and awareness

Answers to all HR questions.

Click here to learn more.


NYSVARA Scholarship

NYSVARA Scholarship

The NYSVARA annually provides up to three scholarships to applicants who are members (youth or adult) of a member of a squad in good standing in the NYSVARA. These scholarships must be used by applicants to furthering their education in an accredited institution of higher education. Depending upon funding these scholarships range from $500.00 to $1,000.00. For additional information click here for an application.


Plum Benefits Entertainment Guide

Plum Benefits Entertainment Guide

As an employee of NYSVARA, you have automatic access to exclusive employee entertainment benefits through Plum Benefits.  Simply click below to enjoy:

  • Exclusive offers for premier entertainment:
    • Theater
    • Sports
    • Concerts
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Family Attractions
  • Discounts of up to 50% off
  • Access to hard-to-get seats
  • Easy ticket ordering
  • Helpful Customer Service at www.plumbenefits.com, (212) 660.1888, or contact@plumbenefits.com

Sign up to view your entertainment Benefits online:
Signing-up is cost-free and takes just a few moments. Simply visit www.plumbenefits.com/signup/access and enter access code ac0625038.  Once signed up, you can log in from any computer, anywhere.

Already signed up?
Log in now at www.plumbenefits.com to view this month's entertainment offers.


Shamu Club

Shamu Club

The shamuclub allows our members to receive discounts and benefits at all Anheuser Bush Parks (Sea World, Bush Gardens, Sesame Place, etc.).  Visit http://www.shamuclub.com Members use our company code (1546258) to sign up and become an individual member and receive discounted travel, entrance to the parks. and coupons that can be used at the park.


Sprint Nextel Wireless

Sprint Wireless

Sprint offers Unlimited Freedom Plans with Unlimited Voice, Text and Data.

Print has partnered with NYSVARA to provide thier members with specific promotions and special offers . Click here for more information on the current promotion.

This is a great opportunity for our members who currently have Sprint service or are looking to save money on their cell phone service to take advantage of this new member benefit. If you have any questions, please contact Natalya Kasha at natalya.kasha@sprint.com


Tanger, Waterloo and Woodbury Commons

Tanger, Waterloo and Woodbury Commons

These outlet centers give our members who present a NYSVARA membership card at the Customer Service Office a free coupon book (normally a $10 value), which allows the buyer to receive discounts at all participating stores at the locations.


If you have any ideas or suggestions regarding member benefits, please contact:

Alice Wright, Chair, Member Benefits Sub-committee
by e-mail at: acawstar@yahoo.com 
or call: 631-669-0186 (home) or 631-921-2565 (cell).