Current news for Costco members
To learn more about our complete suite of member services,
click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
Auto Program more than cars
click on “Services.”
Designed for you
COSTCO MEMBER Sally Denton
needed just a very basic Web
site. An author and investigative
reporter who splits her time
between Nevada and New
Mexico, she wanted her Web
site to serve as a place where
fans can find information about
her newest book and book-tour
After learning about the
Costco-Value Web program from
an e-mail, Denton looked into
the new professional design
program and signed on. She
reviewed several example
pages, gave specific directions
for the design, filled out a questionnaire to help sort out the
goals and supplied copy and art
for the pages.
Inside two weeks, Denton
had a Web site that she says
totally meets her needs.
“Local graphic designers
wanted $2,500 to do just the
design work,” she says. “I was
pleasantly surprised and am very
enthusiastic about this service.”
The cost for a basic five-page design is a flat $275.
Other types of businesses
might require more, including
such options as a shopping cart
and credit-card processing. The
Value Web program is scalable
for different business needs.
For information on small-business Web sites, call toll free
1-800-847-1984 and mention
code 4533, or visit costco.com
and click on “Services.”
New Auto & Home
AMERIPRISE AUTO & HOME INSURANCE continues to add value for
Costco members. Several recent enhancements have been added
to auto and home policies.
■ Lifetime renewability. Executive Members will be offered
renewal in most cases, even if claims have been made. Limitations apply.
■ New-car replacement. Optional coverage will pay replacement
cost for a vehicle less than 12 months old. Available in most states.
■ Roadside assistance. Executive Members receive free roadside
assistance on all vehicles covered in the program. Limitations apply.
■ Glass breakage. Executive Members now receive a $1,000
benefit toward glass breakage: limited to twice per one-year period.
■ Home-based business endorsement. Purchase this endorsement to a homeowner’s policy to provide coverage for most home-based businesses.
■ Identity theft. All Costco members receive identity-theft
protection coverage with their homeowners policy at no charge.
For more information or to purchase coverage, call toll free
1-888-404-5365, or go to costco.com and click on “Services.”
Auto and home insurance is underwritten by IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company,
De Pere, Wisconsin, or in certain states, Ameriprise Insurance Company. Each company is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
COSTCO’S business phone
service provider, AccessLine
Communications, offers a feature that makes sure you receive
that important call, regardless
of where you happen to be.
Called SmartNumber, this
option allows calls to your
office, cell phone, home or
up to nine locations to be seamlessly forwarded.
Management of all those
calls can be coordinated
through one central number,
and call routing based on the
day of the week or your travel
schedule can be easily controlled via the Internet.
SmartNumber is just one of
a suite of “smart” options provided by AccessLine. For more
information, call toll free 1-877-
431-4333, or visit costco.com
and click on “Services.”
SHAREBUILDER has added
some practical alternatives for
members interested in easier
management of their online
investing activity. If you use
popular accounting programs
Quicken® or Microsoft®
Money, you can now download
your ShareBuilder transaction
records directly into those
The easier tracking of trading activity should make your
next meeting with a CPA as
simple as possible. To access this
download feature, log on to
your ShareBuilder account and
select “Records and Statements”
under the Accounts tab.
If you’re not already using
ShareBuilder for cost-effective
online investing, get more information by going to costco.com
and clicking on “Services.”
ShareBuilder is a registered broker
dealer and member NASD/SIPC, and
is not affiliated with Costco.
to use your