Update Broadway shows,
YOU DON’T HAVE to go to
New York City to have a
Broadway experience. Las Vegas
Current news for Costco members is the alternative destination for
seeing Broadway shows, and
SERVICE OF THE MONTH features business Costco’s Online Entertainment
and personal services offering exceptional Ticketing program has lined
value to Costco members. up some popular events for
S ERVICE U PDATES
■ Mama Mia, Mandalay
Resort and Casino
Hailed as the town’s number-one show by the Las Vegas dreams of musical glory come
Review-Journal, this mega-hit is true. The show is packed with
sustaining long runs on four comedy, ‘50s-’60s rock and
continents and has been seen roll, show tunes and dance hits.
by more than 24 million people. Tickets are on sale until June 4
health insurance program has
added several enhancements
for members using the service
in Washington, Nevada,
Tickets are on sale until June 4 for shows through July 30, 2006.
for shows between June 12 and Members receive up to an 18
California, Oregon and Hawaii.
■ The California, Nevada and
September 30, 2006. Members percent discount off box-office
receive up to a 45 percent dis- prices for show only or show
count off box-office prices for plus dinner at reserved tables
good seat locations in the main- four rows from center stage.
floor center or in the mezzanine For more information
center areas. about these or other entertain-
Oregon programs have added dental
options that are effective May 1, 2006. Washington added a dental
option earlier this year. Aetna is the provider of these dental programs.
■ Forever Plaid, Gold ment events, visit costco.com,
Coast Hotel and Casino click on “Services,” then click
■ In Hawaii, a dental option is being introduced, effective July
Forever Plaid is the story of on “Online Entertainment
four unlikely heroes whose Ticketing.”
1, 2006. The provider of this program is Hawaii Dental Service,
a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association.
■ Nevada, Oregon and Washington have added a high- deductible health plan option that is health savings account Fax service goes high-tech
eligible. THE MASS ADOPTION of e-mail for business and personal use
■ The programs in Nevada and Washington expanded to seemed to eclipse the popularity of faxes. But the next generation of
statewide coverage this past January (with the exception of Asotin fax transmission, called SmartFaxPro by AccessLine, has arrived, and
County, Washington). it puts a new spin on what is still an essential communication tool.
■ Nevada now offers preferred provider organization plans with Here are the big changes that SmartFax brings to fax ground rules.
out-of-network benefits through Summerlin Life & Health Insurance ■ No fax machine is required.
ALSO: Company. The switch from NevadaCare to ■ No special ink or paper supplies are necessary (so no down- sister company Summerlin allowed Costco time because of running out of supplies).
to enhance the program features. ■ No dedicated fax line is necessary.
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about money market accounts and
of the Month,
see page 75.
All of these programs have been specif- Simply download the SmartFaxPro application program and
ically designed for small businesses and your PC becomes a virtual fax machine, allowing you to fax any doc-
feature competitive rates. For more infor- ument (up to 60 multipage faxes) to a single or multiple recipients.
mation, including phone numbers for the Sending a fax becomes as simple as printing a document.
programs offered in each state, visit Receiving a fax has a new spin too. You get to choose how you
costco.com, click on “Services,” then click want to be notified when a fax arrives: paged, text-messaged to
on “Health Insurance.” your cell phone or e-mailed. You can then store your incoming
faxes in an online mailbox that can be accessed from any location
via the Internet.
SmartFaxPro costs $7.45 per month for Executive Members.
Don’t forget to
Business and Gold Star members pay $7.95 per month. There is a
one-time $5 activation fee, which is waived for Executive Members.
use your Reward
on your next trip
Costco members who enroll now through May 31, 2006, will
receive their first month of SmartFaxPro service at no charge. For
more information or to enroll, call toll-free 1-877-431-4333, or visit
costco.com, click on “Services,” then click on “Business