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June 3, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Member in Need, T-Shirt Contest, Seminar Dates, 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.

What’s new at the NATCA store? Sport solid and lady sport shirts
Features of this product: 100 percent ring-spun cotton pique knit. Available in solid colors with knit collar and welts, three-rim pearl button placket, and vented drop tail. Made in USA.

Available sizes for men’s sport solid: S-4XL
Price: $35-$39
To see the item and how to order: Men’s Sport Solid

Sport Solid Shirt

Available sizes for women’s lady sport: S-3XL
Price: $30-$33
To see the item and how to order: Women’s Lady Sport

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! Participate in the 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. The 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.

To view the current gothic t-shirt, click here. The new design will be reviewed prior to display at NATCAstore.com. The winner, announced in early July, will receive one FREE gothic t-shirt and a $50 NATCA Store gift certificate.

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


Benefits Spotlight: Ford X-Plan
Summer is here and with it, graduations and road trips! Do you need a new car to supplement your summer plans? Look at the Ford X-Plan Pricing.

NATCA has joined with Ford to give you a great benefit program that entitles you to exclusive, no haggle pricing and incentives available to all members and members of their household. These savings are IN ADDITION to local dealer incentives. The result? Savings for you! Look to Ford and “Go Further”.

For more information, visit your benefits website at http://natca.com/index.php/ford.

Cambridge Corner: When will I receive Social Security under FERS?
Once you turn age 62, you are eligible for benefits to be paid by Social Security (SS) based on your lifetime wages — defined as 40 working years. For example, age 22-to-62. SS will then drop the lowest five years from the benefit calculation. The highest 35 years of wages where SS was paid is then used to determine your 100 percent full benefit. This is the benefit you are due at full retirement age (FRA).

FRA was set at age 65 until 1983 when Congress passed a law gradually increasing the FRA. Persons turning 62 between 2005 and 2016 are eligible at age 62 for a SS benefit that is 75 percent of their full benefit.

Those born between 1955 and 1960 will now experience a five percent increased benefit reduction at age 62 from 25 percent to 30 percent. Persons born in 1960 that apply for a reduced retirement benefit at age 62 will receive 70 percent of their FRA benefit —their 100 percent benefit is now payable at age 67.

Please check your birth year on the SS government website to ascertain your full retirement benefit eligible age.

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:

Retirement 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:

June 7

June 8

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:


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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