How Does a GM Employee Discount Work?by Lindsey Thompson
One of the perks of being a General Motors employee is having access to the GM Employee Discount program. The GM employee discount allows employees to purchase or lease a new GM vehicle at prices not available to the public and below the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price.
The GM employee discount is typically only available to active employees. Some non-active employees may qualify if they currently receive a GM pension or healthcare plan, have vested in a GM pension, or were hired after 2001 and worked for a minimum of five years. Surviving spouses who receive a GM pension or healthcare plan are also eligible.
When an employee is ready to purchase, he must obtain a vehicle purchase program authorization number from his online account at [GM Family First](https://www.gmfamilyfirst.com). The authorization number is good for six months after requesting it. Not every dealer has to offer employee discounts and those that do may charge a $75 document fee.
The employee can use the discount in conjunction with other sales and specials that GM offers at the time. He can use any financial institution for lease arrangements. A current list of eligible vehicles is available at the [GM Family First website](https://www.gmfamilyfirst.com). The employee discount price is listed for each vehicle under the “Employ” line. An employee can purchase up to six vehicles a year with the discount.
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