To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services, click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
Auto parts and service discount for all members
Easy insurance access
COSTCO MEMBERS who are policyholders
with Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance
can easily access account information from
anywhere they have Internet access.
Why would you want to? Here are some
of the most popular reasons:
• Documents. View and print vehicle
ID cards and declaration pages.
• Payments. Make a one-time payment,
review a payment summary or change
the billing method.
• Policy changes. Add or remove
vehicles and drivers.
• Information update. Make changes
to personal information, including
telephone number, email address and
Costco membership details.
To register Ameriprise Auto & Home
Insurance policies for online access, visit
ameriprise.com/policyservice. To learn more
about the insurance program or to get a
quote, call toll-free 1-888-404-5365, or visit
Costco.com and search “auto insurance.”
ALL COSTCO members are eligible for a 15
percent discount on auto parts, services and
accessories through Costco Auto Program
(CAP) participating service centers, even if
they didn’t buy their vehicle through CAP.
Costco member Maria Hernandez of
Fontana, California, was delighted with her
discount. “I had seen The Costco Connection
reference the 15 percent discount for parts,
service and accessories. At the time I needed
CHRIS A RUSNAK
COSTCO HAS partnered with Intuit to offer
Owner(k), an affordable retirement savings
option for small-business owners. Here are
answers to some basic questions.
What is Intuit Owner(k)? Designed for the
business owner with part-time W- 2 employees
or no employees at all, Intuit Owner(k) blends
the savings potential of a 401(k) plan with the
simplicity of a self-service investment solution.
Can I sign up for an Intuit Owner(k) if my
business has employees? Yes, as long as your
brakes on my car, so I [contacted CAP] to see
which Honda dealers were close to me. I
printed the coupon, went to the dealer and
purchased the brakes for my vehicle. I had no
problem using the coupon and saved 15 per-
cent on my new brakes.”
To get your discount, visit Costco.com
and search “PS4.” Fill out a short form to
locate a participating service center, and you
can print out a CAP benefits coupon to use
when the service is performed.
For more information, contact CAP toll
free at 1-800-458-1662.
employees do not work more than 1,000 hours
within a plan year.
Can I roll over my current retirement
plan into the Intuit Owner(k)? Yes, you can
roll over any other retirement vehicle into
your Intuit Owner(k) as long as you meet the
re-quirements from the former provider (
termination fees, other requirements, etc.).
Can a spouse, relative or business partner
take part in my Intuit Owner(k)? Spouse,
relatives and business partners are allowed to
participate in your Intuit Owner(k) plan.
Is there a deadline to establish an Intuit
Owner(k) this year? The 2012 deadline is
December 31, 2012.
For complete details about Intuit Owner(k)
(or Intuit 401(k) for employee-based businesses),
call toll-free 1-855-807-HELP (4357), or go to
Costco.com and search “retirement.”
Tips to protect credit
cards when you travel
TAKING EXTRA precautions before traveling on vacation can help to protect your
credit cards and your credit. Costco’s identity protection provider, Identity Guard®,
shared these tips for travel safety.
Take only what you need
The more credit cards you carry, the more at
risk you may be if you lose your wallet or
purse. Limit the number of credit cards to
two—one primary and one backup.
Rely on cash or credit
Using a debit card may be a way to avoid
taking on debt, but debit cards may not provide the same level of fraud protection as
your credit cards. Make a point of learning
what protection exists with each type of
card, and travel with the card that offers the
best fraud protection.
Notify credit card companies
of your travel plans
By informing credit card companies of your
travel plans, you can avoid having your
account frozen or funds denied because of
the appearance that your card has been
compromised. If vacationing overseas, alert
the credit card companies at least one week
Costco members can get Identity Guard
identity protection for as little as $9.99 per
month for Executive members; Business
and Gold Star members pay as little as
$13.49 per month. To enroll, call toll-free
1-866-818-0874, or visit Costco.com and