In addition to our standard benefits programs, Towson University is happy to provide additional group discount programs and services to all eligible employees and their family members. These supplemental benefits are completely voluntary and independent from the university. Employees who choose to choose to purchase these benefits are contracting directly with the company providing the benefit, and will be required to pay any associated costs.
Towson employees are eligible for cell phone service at a discount with the following vendors. In order to take advantage of these discounts, employees must provide their Towson identification and a recent paystub at the stores listed below, or go online and register as a Towson employee, using your Towson email account. For further details, contact information follows:
Note: In person sales must be made at a Verizon Corporate store, not a franchise.
Towson Town Center
825 Dulaney Valley Road
Third floor (next to the food court)
Towson, MD 21204
Store – 410 828-6071
Note: Discount is part of a program for all USM employees. Employees may enroll at wireless.att.com/business/enrollment from their Towson email account. In person sales for new cellphones require recent photograph ID and paystub from the last 60 days. If switching vendors, a recent bill from the prior provider is required.
Cruise One offers discounts of up to 60% on a variety of cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Cunard, NCL, Princess, Carnival and Holland America. The company’s cruise specialists will keep you informed of special rates available, and help you choose the right cruise line and destination according to interest and budget. For more information, go to Cruise One’s website for Towson University employees.
With two locations in the Baltimore area, Erickson Living Retirement Communities contain modern, comfortable apartment homes in a private, gated community open to individuals age 60 or above. The friendly environment offers a wide variety of amenities, from a fitness center and indoor pool to an on-site medical center. TU employees interested in the communities will pay no processing fee when they join the priority waiting list for available homes. This is a savings of $150 for individuals and $300 for couples (though there is still a cost associated with joining the list).
Periodically, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) receives discounts from retail companies and entertainment venues such as Macy’s, Hershey Park, and King’s Dominion. These discounts are available to the campus community on a first-come, first-served basis. Call OHR for information and availability.
Towson employees and their families are eligible to receive discount rates as a corporate class member from Enterprise Rent‐A-Car.
Contact Enterprise via their website or 1‐800‐Rent‐A‐Car, indicate that you are a corporate class member and provide TU corporate account number 18B1708 to receive a discount. Information cards on the discount are available in in the Office of Human Resources.
Smartmove is a paid service which offers its members assistance with and rewards for purchasing and selling properties. Members gain access to home buying and selling seminars, assistance with selecting a realtor, and other individualized real estate services via SmartMove advocates. In addition, Smartmove members receive cash rebates every time they buy or sell real estate, including residential, commercial and investment properties.
The United Buying Service (UBS) is a membership-based program that offers pre-negotiated cost savings on vehicle and furniture purchases in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. Metro area. The service pools the buying power of its members in order to achieve pre-negotiated discounts on new and used cars and other household items. Towson University is a UBS member organization, so all TU employees and their families are eligible to use the service.
Aflac provides supplemental insurance to cover medical or job-related costs not reimbursed by traditional insurance benefits. This may include deductibles or co-pays, out of network charges, the cost of income loss while recuperating from an accident or illness, and daily living expenses. Several different types of plans are available to TU employees and their spouses and/or children.
TU employees may elect to sign up for pre-paid legal services via a network of providers across the U.S. Employees pay $5.98 per week, and in return, they and their families receive legal assistance and guidance whenever necessary. This benefit is available via payroll deduction.
Employees of the university can trade information, services and deals on the Faculty/Staff Bulletin Board. To promote your cause across campus, go to the bulletin board website and select the “Insert an Item” link at the top of the page. There are additional instructions for updating and removing posts from the board.