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.
Don’t forget to use your
Reward on your next
trip to Costco.
Some restrictions apply. See “Services” at Costco.com for applicable terms and conditions. All services are provided by third parties, may not be available in all areas and are subject to change without notice.
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR healthcare coverage is November 15 to February 15.
To help our members find quality health insurance and information, Costco will launch the
all-new Costco Health Insurance Marketplace (CHIM) on October 1. Through the CHIM
you can shop for available health-insurance plans in your area, view quotes, compare plans
and enroll online. You can also learn about healthcare reform impacts and find out if you
may be eligible for a federal premium subsidy. The CHIM also offers information on:
• Individual and business health insurance plans
• Vision and prescription plans
• Short-term insurance plans
• Enhanced benefits for Executive members
• Year-round healthcare advocacy and assistance
Want more information? Visit us at
www.costcoquote.com or call (855) 332-3821 to speak
with a licensed representative. (Individual plans are available in most states; business plans are
currently available in select states. Check the website frequently for updated information.)
HELOCs now available
A HOME EQUITY line of credit
(HELOC) allows you flexible payment
options and access to funds for large
expenses. You can access your vari-
able-rate line of credit anytime dur-
ing the draw period, and you will pay
interest only on the funds you use. A
home equity line of credit is a great
option if you need access to funds for
multiple purchases, instead of one lump
sum. You can use the HELOC program
to pay off debt, buy big-ticket items,
pay for college or take a vacation. Visit
www.costcofinance.com and click on the
Home Equity tab to view exclusive rates
for Costco members.
BUSINESSES WITHOUT a
contingency plan risk failure
or disruption in the wake of an
emergency. Information Week found
that 17 percent of companies are
able to restore function and crucial
applications within one hour, 50
percent take two to 24 hours and
30 percent take five or more days
(up to several weeks). Hours or
more of lost communication
and downtime will undoubt-
edly lead to lost business and revenue, and
often jeopardize a business’s reliability in the
eyes of consumers.
Intermedia’s Hosted PBX offers a business-
class phone system to small and medium-
size businesses via the cloud. Why the cloud?
Because it offers a variety of business continu-
ity options that will protect your business
against unforeseen outages and natural disas-
ters, ensuring uninterrupted communication.
By using a cloud-hosted PBX system,
employees can easily continue to work with
incoming leads, communicate with colleagues
and cooperate with emergency procedures.
In most cases, things can continue as normal,
either in an employee’s home or with calls
redirected to another location or device. And
even if you can’t take the call, a professional,
programmable voice-mail service will.
For more information on Intermedia’s
Hosted PBX for Costco members, go to
Costco.com and search “biz phone.”
Lower mortgage fees
MORTGAGE LENDER FEES have been lowered from $600 to $500 for Executive
members and from $750 to $650 for Gold
Star and Business members. Now is a
great time to apply for a new mortgage or
to refinance. For more information, go to
Costco.com and search “mortgage.”