Frequently Asked Questions
Membership Benefits and Discussion Groups
Q: I want to renew my membership. How do I do this?
A: Renewing online is easy, click here for Membership Renewal and complete the form.
Q: What are the benefits of membership?
A: Click here for a list of Membership Benefits.
Q: How do I update my address and other contact information?
A: Updating your contact information is easy, simply send an email outlining desired changes to email@example.com.
Q: Are there any discussion groups I can participate in?
A: Yes, the COSEIA Policy committee meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm via teleconference. COSEIA organizational members can get more info and sign up by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Is paying for my renewal online secure?
A: COSEIA conducts secure and private credit card transactions using encrypted technology. COSEIA accepts Discover, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards.
Q: Will I receive a separate receipt when renewing online?
A: All renewal payments will be reflected on your credit card billing statement, though if you need an additional written receipt simply Contact Us and we can provide one.
Q: Is my membership tax-deductible?
A: Dues and contributions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses for Federal Income Tax purposes, though be sure to check with your tax accountant to review your specific situation. Dues and contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions. The tax deductibility of dues paid to COSEIA as ordinary business expenses is subject to restrictions imposed as a result of lobbying activities. The portion devoted to lobbying is no longer deductible as a business expense. COSEIA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your dues for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax years to be 33%. COSEIA’s nonprofit federal tax ID number is: 84-1115955.
Q: What is the COSEIA membership year?
A: The COSEIA membership year runs from January to December, or July to June depending on which time of year you joined.
Q: Does COSEIA membership include SEIA membership?
A: No, each state chapter of SEIA is operated separately without funding from the national SEIA.
Q: Is COSEIA membership refundable or transferable?
A: No, membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: How can I contact COSEIA staff if I need assistance?
A: You can Contact Us by phone or email.