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June 10, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Pledge to Buy Union Made, Oklahoma City Meet and Greet, Seminar Dates and Much More!

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Meet and Greet

Screen Shot 2016 06 10 at 10.14.54 AMWhat’s New at the NATCA Store? NATCA Beachside Spa Towel
Features: Going to the beach? Don’t go on vacation without your beautiful NATCA Navy Jacquard Beachside Spa Towel! Measuring 34 inches wide by 66 inches long, this beachside towel is produced with top quality combed ringspun two-ply terry cloth material and is machine washable! Please read the care label for washing directions: it is recommended to wash separately for the first time.

Price: $40
Made in USA.

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! 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: GEICO + NATCA = A Win For You!
Quick! Do you know what GEICO stands for?

If you answered Gecko Everywhere In Central Orifices, then you are totally wrong! Now, if you answered Government Employees Insurance Company, then you get a gold star and a chance to save money on your insurance needs.

Let’s face it, we have stuff, and stuff sometimes breaks and when stuff breaks, you have to fix it. Now, depending on the size of your stuff, that can come with a hefty bill! We insure our stuff, so we can have someone else pay the big money to fix it! But insurance costs money too, right? Well, relax fellow NATCA member, your membership in NATCA can save you money on your “Stuff Insurance”! It all starts with a click here.

Cambridge Corner: Top 10 Things Not To Do In Retirement

1. Don’t take Social Security too early. By waiting until 70, retirees can increase benefits substantially.

2. Don’t say, “Take this job and shove it.” Even if a person quits their full-time job, he should consider continuing some kind of work.

3. Don’t underestimate your lifespan. Half of Americans do not plan for a long enough retirement and do not save enough.

4. Factor in health care costs. The funds needed to cover most health care expenses in retirement are $116,000 for men and $131,000 for women.

5. Don’t ignore major expenses. This includes helping a child pay for college or buying a second home.

6. Consider long-term care. Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care.

7. Don’t fall for scams. Con artists frequently target older people.

8. Simplify your finances. If you have multiple retirement accounts — consolidate them, otherwise it is tough to determine your asset allocation.

9. Keep track of pensions. If you think a former employer may be holding a pension or 401(k) for you, contact the HR department.

10. Don’t miss your Medicare deadline. You generally have a seven-month window, starting three months prior to turning 65, to sign up.

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:


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 14

June 15

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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