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April 8, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Oklahoma City Meet and Greet, Retirement Seminars, and Much More!

Meet and Greet for Notebook 

What’s New at the NATCA Store: Padded Folders
Dark blue Junior Folder measuring 8 and 1/2 inches by 6 inches and full size Letter Folder measuring 12 and 1/2 inches by 9 and 3/8 inches with NATCA logo on the front covers. Other features for both items include: Foam-padded cover with sewn edges, slash pocket with card slot, and ruled notepad with pen loop. Price is $20 for Junior Folder, and $28 for full size Letter Folder. Made in USA.

Item available for immediate shipment. Order now at natcastore.com. Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. Be reminded, apparel and golf towels take three to four weeks to deliver. If you need items by a certain date, please contact NATCA Store Customer Service for arrangements. Expedite shipping charges may apply.

To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

Benefits Spotlight: Pet Discounts
Get pet insurance that covers your pets’ needs starting as low as $11.99 per month. All breeds of cats and dogs are guaranteed acceptance and lifetime enrollment with no annual coverage limit.

With the Union Plus program, you also get to choose:

  • Your choice of veterinarian.
  • Amount of coverage from $1,500 to $10,000 per medical condition, for life of the pet, with an unlimited number of medical conditions covered.
  • Deductibles from $100 to $1,000. Pet medical insurance deductions do not automatically increase as your pets’ age. Deductible is once per medical condition for the life of the pet.
  • Additional coverage discounts ranging 5% to 15% for multiple pets, younger pets, and policy renewals
  • Additional 5% discount if you register your micro-chipped pet with 24PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Services.

Additional benefits:

  • Unlike some competitors, Union Plus Pet Insurance covers both the diagnosis (e.g. lab tests, x-rays, etc.) and treatment for both accidents and illnesses.
  • Fast pet insurance claims turn-around — typically within seven to 10 business days. You can even submit your insurance claim via email at [email protected].
  • For pre-existing conditions, coverage may be available for previously treated conditions. Medical records indicating your pet has been symptom-free for a minimum of 12 months is required to determine coverage availability.
  • Coverage up to your policy limits no matter when you need it.
  • Shorter wait period — only 14 days or less — to use coverage after enrollment.

Cambridge Corner: Change in TSP Default Investment
Last week, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board published a Final Rule specifying that all new enrollees in the Thrift Savings Plan who have not chosen an allocation will be automatically enrolled in an age-appropriate Lifecycle Fund. Those employees formerly defaulted into the conservative G Fund.

The Final Rule, published Aug. 28 in the Federal Register, affects participants who are first enrolled in the TSP after Sept. 5. The initial contribution allocation into a Lifecycle Fund will remain in effect until the participant changes it or the account balance drops to zero.

In the case of rehired participants who have a positive account balance and a previous contribution allocation in effect—say in the G Fund—that allocation will remain the same until the employee changes it. However, if that rehired employee begins with a zero account balance, new contributions will be allocated to a Lifecycle Fund.

Call 888-900-4690 or click here for more information on how Cambridge Financial Partners can help you.

Upcoming Retirement Seminars Provided By 4 Square:

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Standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service held from 3-9 p.m. local time.

Register by signing on to the NATCA Portal. Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the “My Profile” tab.

To register for a seminar, click the “Events” tab, followed by “2016 Retirement Seminars”. Complete the requested information and click “Next”. When you come to the screen listing the seminars, select the one you wish to attend, hit “Next”, verify your requested seminar information and then click “Done”. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

A second email will be sent two to three weeks prior to the seminar giving you the logistical information for the seminar. Also included in this email will be instructions on how to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.
Please try to register three weeks prior to the seminar. Walk-ins are permitted to attend as long as they can provide their membership ID number. However, you will be unable to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].

Upcoming Retirement Seminars

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We are now offering Career Optimization and Retirement Education (C.O.R.E.) Seminars in many cities! These seminars are geared towards employees with zero-to-15 years of service who want to maximize their retirement benefits and plan for financial stability in retirement. Log in to the Portal today to see which cities are offering this great new program.

NATCA EDGE – Designed exclusively for NATCA members!
Can’t get to an in-person retirement seminar? We’ll bring the seminar to you!

Presenting an all-new, flexible access, web-based session of our popular retirement benefits seminar:
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To register for a session, visit the NATCA Portal. Click “Events” on the menu bar on the home page, then select the “2016 NATCA Edge Online Retirement Webinar” link. Follow the questions and directions from there.

Personalized benefit estimate for participants paid for as an exclusive benefit for NATCA members. You will never be solicited or sold anything, ever!

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].

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