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Sept. 30, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Member in Need, ORD NCF Drive, Oklahoma City Meet and Greet, Cabernet Glass Set, Seminar Dates, and Much More!

Tyler Height

Member in Need
Indianapolis Center (ZID) member Tyler Height unexpectedly lost his wife, Jessica, on Sept. 24. Tyler is a former member of Charlotte ATCT (CLT). CLT FacRep Anthony Schifano writes, “Whatever you can afford to give, please consider doing so. Share this with friends and family and let’s help a brother who has ALWAYS been there for CLT NATCA in every aspect we have asked.”

If you are able, consider donating at the family’s GoFundMe page.


MYF Comes Together to Fight Breast Cancer
San Diego Montgomery ATCT members are relaunching their booster t-shirt campaign to support Kristy Morgan, a NATCA sister who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. During the initial campaign, proceeds were donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This time, proceeds will go directly to Kristy to help her with medical expenses. Support their cause and learn more.

ORD Shirt
ORD Selling Shirts to Benefit NCF

The Chicago O’Hare NATCA local is selling Chicago area-themed NATCA shirts to benefit the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF). Short sleeve, long sleeve, and zip-up sweatshirts are available for purchase. All products are made in the USA and print logos are provided by the union print shop that supplied shirts for Convention 2016. Sale ends October 15!

OKC Meet and Greet

Stemless Glass Set

NATCA Store Item of the Week: Libbey Cabernet Glass Set
Features of this product: Our 16.75oz stemless glass set is the perfect handhold to look, swirl, smell, and taste wine at parties, wine tastings, or on a relaxing night in your own home. They feature the NATCA logo and are sold in sets of four.

Planning an impromptu romantic evening with a small bouquet of flowers and tea light candles and don’t know where to set them? No problem! Stem less glasses also makes for a great vase or tea light holder.

Price: $15 per set of four.
Made in the 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].

The NATCA Store Website and Browsers
If you are using Internet Explorer version 9.0 or below, the functionality of the NATCA store website may not respond well compared to its use in other browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or Edge. If you have any other problems or issues with your online shopping, please contact Customer Service at 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: AT&T
When you choose AT&T, you’re choosing to support more than 140,000 union brothers and sisters working at the country’s largest private union employer.

For new customers, go to the AT&T Premier Site and enroll in the employee discount program. Union Plus credit card holders receive up to a $250 rebate, and receive free activation of a new device, which is a savings of up to $45.

The easiest way to start getting the discount if you are an existing customer is to visit AT&T Premiere and click on “Register for Discounts” in the lower right. Or you can visit a store with along with your union ID and the Union Plus discount Fan number: 3508840 and the following coupon at: https://www.unionplus.org/statics/0000/6802/2015_ATT-Buckslip.pdf.

Cambridge Corner: Federal Employees Health Benefits and Medicare
If I am covered by a health plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), what is the advantage of also enrolling in Medicare?

Medicare-eligible employees and retirees enrolled in a fee-for-service plan, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, APWU, GEHA, etc., would find that Medicare pays first for most services except prescription drugs, and their FEHBP plan pays for services not covered by Medicare. FEHBP fee-for-service plans waive most deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance for Part B enrollees.

Together, both programs will cover almost all of your medical bills, even if you receive services from non-preferred providers, with little or no out-of-pocket expenses other than premiums. For those Medicare-eligible employees and retirees enrolled in a health maintenance organization (HMO), there is less advantage to enrolling in Medicare Part B because HMO plans provide a full range of services with relatively low co-pays.

However, enrollment in Medicare allows HMO enrollees to go outside of their plan network of providers and travel outside of the plan’s service area and still have about 80 percent of their bills covered by Medicare, even if the HMO plan pays nothing.

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 0-15 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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