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An Account for those 55 and better

Advantage 55

Financial needs change with each stage in life, and we've tailored a free account specifically for you. The Advantage 55 Checking Account offers value, convenience and peace of mind, so you can focus more on the things you love1.

  • Medical discounts
  • Free checks
  • Free services
  • Dividends
  • $1,000 AD&D insurance

With Advantage 55 Checking, you’ll enjoy:

  • Medical discounts. Boost your medical coverage with vision, hearing, Rx and other discounts.
  • Free checks. We won’t charge you for custom checks or cashier’s checks.
  • Free services. Enjoy no fees for money orders, notary services or stop payments on personal checks.
  • Dividends.
  • $1,000 AD&D insurance. Opt in to receive $1,000 in free Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance.

Rates & Fees

for advantage 55

Advantage 55

Minimum Balance Term APY*
$0.00 N/A 0.05%

Effective as of March 1, 2017.
*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. APYs are based on monthly compounding. APYs are subject to change. Fees could reduce earnings. Call 1 (855) 878-9378 for terms and conditions.
A minimum $5 balance in Share Savings required to be eligible for Services.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What medical discounts are there available to me?

    Here is a helpful overview of your potential medical discounts:


    Coast to Coast Vision Plan: Save 10-30% on eyeglasses and contacts at more than 12,000 optical providers nationwide. Members can also receive the same discount or more on eye exams and surgical procedures, including LASIK and PRK. Plus, there’s no limit on how often you and your family can use this plan!


    Hearing Network: No one wants to admit their hearing isn’t what it used to be, but hearing loss can occur. We’ve made it easier and less expensive to monitor your auditory health with free hearing tests and a 15% discount on hearing aids at 1,300 Beltone providers nationwide.


    RX Advantage Prescription Drug Program: Enjoy discount pricing at participating pharmacies nationwide. Plus, access an online prescription monitoring program and receive up to 15% off the average retail price of diabetes testing products with Nations Health Supply Pharmacy.


    Preferred Dental Program: Through the DNoA Select National Referral Network, you can save 10- 40% on various dental procedures at thousands of participating dental providers.


    UHS Chiropractic: Our bones tend to shift and change as we age. Alleviate back pain or other spinal issues by receiving chiropractic care at special rates. Begin with a free consultation, then enjoy savings of up to 50% on x-rays and all diagnostic services.

  • How much will the $1,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance cost me?

    We provide the $1,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance to all of our members free of charge. Members may receive a form in the mail, allowing them to opt in to additional coverage in excess of the $1,000. The cost is $3.00 per quarter for each $10,000 of additional coverage.

  • How do I sign up for medical benefits?

    After opening your account, you should receive a packet containing your Advantage 55 New Account Kit and Benefits Request Form. Follow the instructions on the inside cover of your New Account Kit to enroll in the plans of your choosing. Your New Account Kit will also include your membership cards, as well as additional information on your medical benefits.

  • I never received a New Account Kit.

    Visit your nearest branch, or call 1 (855) 878-9378, and we will provide you with one.

Next Steps

As easy as 1, 2, 3

Applying for an Advantage 55 Checking Account

Before completing an account application, you’ll need to have the following information handy:

  • Personal information (name, address, ID number)
  • Employment and salary information
  • Social security number
  1. 1
    Start the process by applying for an account.
  2. 2
    New Member– Complete New Member Form
    If you are not a member, go to New Members, fill out the Disclosure form, and then choose Next.
  3. 3
    Existing Member – Complete Account Application
    If you are already a TruWest member, click Existing Members, and follow the on-screen instructions to continue to the account application. You can also apply through the mobile app by selecting Apply for an Account/Loan in the mobile app menu.
  4. 4
    Choose Accounts
    Complete the account application, including selecting your desired accounts.


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1. Must be at least 55 years of age and a TruWest member with a minimum deposit of $5.

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