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May 27, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Member in Need, Member Benefits, and Much More!

NATCA Alaskan Region and National Legislative Committee member Richard “Tiny” Fagg is in need of leave donations through the FAA’s Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP). He has been caring for his wife, Tammi, who battled and recovered from lung cancer, but now faces treatment and therapy following surgery to remove a tumor on her brain.

Please consider a leave donation to help them if you can, while you’re at your facility.

You may submit donations through the Online VLTP Intranet site. In order to donate leave online, it requires that you have registered with the site. To register for the site, please click on “Request Login” on the left and follow the on-screen instructions. The system will send you a temporary password and asks to reset after you login. Donors must use an FAA computer with Intranet access to donate leave through this process. The donation process is not available through the Internet.

Screen Shot 2016 05 27 at 2.03.10 PMNew at the NATCA Store: Carabiner Key Holder
Features: The NATCA Carabiner Key Holder is convenient for helping you secure and organize your keys for quick access when needed. Available in black, royal blue, green, navy, and red. The carabiners are six-and-a-half inches by one-and-a-half inches. Sold per carabiner or in packs of five. Made in USA.

Price: $2 each or $8 per pack.

To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. Reminder: Apparel items take three-to-four weeks to deliver from date of order. If you need items by a certain date, please contact NATCA Store customer service for arrangements. Expedited shipping charges may apply.

To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].

The NATCA Store Wants Your Ideas: T-shirt design contest for the adult gothic t-shirt and lady gothic tee!

Send us your creative designs and win prizes! The NATCA logo must be incorporated into the design. Design must be appropriate for work attire and must not be so complex that the details are not visible. Send your designs to [email protected] no later than June 30.

View the current gothic t-shirt. The new design will be reviewed prior to display at NATCAstore.com. The winner will be announced in early July and receive one free gothic t-shirt and a $50 store gift certificate.

For questions, contact Customer Service at 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].

Benefits Spotlight: SkyOne
SkyOne offers great services for NATCA members!

Are you looking for a bank that understands your needs? Perhaps a more personalized banking experience? SkyOne Federal Credit Union offers this and much more to thousands of air transportation employees, their families and even other members of their household. SkyOne understands your career and lifestyle and even provides relief in the event of layoffs or furloughs. SkyOne also offers:

  • Checking accounts
  • Savings accounts
  • Certificates
  • IRA’s
  • Money Market Accounts
  • Auto loans
  • Personal loans
  • Credit cards
  • Mortgage
  • Insurance
  • Home Equity Loans
  • And much more!

In addition to the services listed above, SkyOne gives complimentary consultations regarding Thrift Savings Plans (TSP), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employee Retirement Systems (FERS), Federal Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), and Federal Employee Long Term Care Insurance Program (FELTCIP). Complimentary seminars on financial planning are also offered.

SkyOne goes above and beyond to fit your personal, profession or even your local NATCA needs. Let SkyOne make your life easier. It will change the way you think about banking!

Cambridge Corner: How do I access my TSP without penalties?
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is similar to a 401(k) plan in that everything in the TSP is tax-deferred. Because it is tax-deferred, there are rules and restrictions if you retire before a specified age and withdraw money from your account prior to age 59-and-a-half. The TSP is unique in that any Federal employee who retires in the calendar year in which they are 55 or later can access any and all money in their TSP account without penalty. However, if you retire prior to the year in which you are age 55 there is a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty on all withdrawals prior to age 59-and-a-half unless you withdraw funds based on actuarially projected life expectancy.

There are two possible withdrawal methods:

  • Substantial equal installments based on actuarially projected lifetime payments
  • A true annuity

Both of these withdrawal options are available at any age with no early withdrawal penalties.

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:

4 Square seminars
Standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service held from 3-to-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:

 May 31 Flyer

June 1 Flyer

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:

NATCA Edge Seminars

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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