UDW members are eligible for all of these benefits and more. To become a member, sign up here.
Make sure you are a member in good standing in order to access your UDW benefits and resources! If your client is in the hospital or you lost a client and are waiting for a new one, you can request a six-month Leave of Absence by sending a letter to: UDW Headquarters, 4855 Seminole Dr., San Diego, CA 92115.
Caregiver Training & Classes
All UDW caregivers have access to free and low-cost training through the California Independent Provider Training Center (CAIPTC). CAIPTC offers classes on Family Caregiving, First Aid/CPR, US Citizenship, Nutrition & Healthy Eating, and more! Check your local office to see what’s available near you or visit caiptc.org.
Additionally, members in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties have access to free classes through Kaiser Wellness on healthy habits, stress management, back care, and more! Visit udwa.org/classes for more information.
Help with IHSS
Does your client need help getting more hours of care? Through our advocacy councils we have helped UDW members get more hours for their clients and win thousands of dollars in back pay. Click here to learn more.
Need new clients? Know a potential homecare client looking for a provider? Visit UDW’s new client-provider matching service, UDW Match, at homecarematch.org today. Note: this service is currently offered in San Diego County only.
Low-Cost Dental Plans
UDW members can enroll in a low-cost dental plan through Dental Health Services! For as little as $18/month you can enroll in comprehensive dental insurance with low copayments that cover dentists in your area. Check it out here.
- Prescription and Health Care Discount Card
- Medical Bill Negotiating Service
- Health Savings
- Health Savings: Questions and Answers
- Health Club Discounts
House & Home
- FREE $4000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy through American Income Life
- Insurance Programs
- Insurance Programs: Questions and Answers
- FREE public notary (San Diego only)
- Legal Services
- Legal Services Program: Questions and Answers
- Immigration Legal Services
Money & Credit
- Food Assistance
- AFSCME Advantage Credit Card
- Consumer Reports
- Credit Counseling
- Layoff Helpline
- Retirement Planning Center
- Union Plus Debt Help