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Aug. 26, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Veteran T-Shirt Drive, Seminar Dates, and Much More!

Veteran Shirts ZDV

Denver Center (ZDV) and the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) are proud to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund by selling veteran and supporting veterans gear from now until Sept. 29.

The Yellow Ribbon Fund’s TUF Campaign encourages recovering veterans to “Take Up Fitness” as a powerful tool for their recovery. The campaign allows them to demonstrate the physical abilities possessed by adaptive athletes or veterans who have or are still recovering from serious injury or illness, encourages participants to reach out and connect with those veterans still recovering from their injuries, and seeks to improve awareness among recovering veterans of the benefits of community based fitness opportunities like CrossFit©.

Learn more about ZDV and NCF’s campaign and purchase some fantastic veterans gear today!

Golf Balls

NATCA Store Item of the Week: NATCA Golf Balls
Features: Pinnacle Gold golf balls blend a high-velocity, soft compression core with a soft cover to produce a golf ball that has both a bold long game and sharp short game. Great feel on all shots combines with long, straight distances so that you end up with improved scoring. Packaged in boxes of 12.

Price: $23
Made in USA.

To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].

Member Portal
Have you moved recently and need to update your mailing address? No problem! Simply log in at the Member Portal and update your contact information. Those registering for the first time must have your NATCA member number ready as it is needed when you register. For further assistance, 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 Ford X-Plan Pricing. NATCA has a great benefit program with Ford that entitles you to exclusive, no haggle pricing and incentives available to members and members of their household. These savings are IN ADDITION to local dealer incentives and the result is 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: Got a Divorce in Your History?
If you have a divorce in your history, do you know the complete procedure you’ll need to follow in order to get any owed TSP funds paid out correctly? What about your retirement paperwork? Do you know what needs to be sent to OPM so you can retire without a hitch?

If you’ve been divorced, there are two distinct scenarios where you’ll need clear and complete paperwork in order to move on successfully. First, if your former spouse has been awarded a portion of your TSP but agreed not to touch your pension, you need to submit a copy of your court-approved divorce decree to the TSP as soon as possible — anytime in your career. This will make sure TSP knows how much needs to be distributed and who is to receive it. Then TSP can get those funds distributed to your former spouse and you can go on with your career.

If your former spouse also has a claim to a portion of your FERS or CSRS pension, you will need an additional document called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO. The QDRO should be submitted to OPM’s Court Orders branch as soon as possible by traceable mail. OPM will then communicate with you and your attorney to clarify how your pension will be split. Obviously, it is highly recommended that you use a qualified divorce attorney who understands Federal regulations.

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].

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 is 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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