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Oct. 7, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: The Perfect Jacket for Fall, NATCA Pocket Calendars, Upcoming Seminars, and Much More!

Fleece Jacket

NATCA Store Item of the Week: Micro Fleece Jacket
Features: The anti-pill fleece full-zip jacket is 100 percent polyster. As an ideal lightweight alternative to wool, our jacket is exceptionally warm, wind-resistant, moisture wicking, water repellent, and quick drying. Jacket has elasticized waistband and cuffs as well as side pockets.

Available sizes: S-4XL
Available colors: Navy, Black, Hunter Green, Red, and Yellow
Price: $34
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].

2017 Pocket Calendars
Log in to the NATCA Portal for one free copy of the 2017 NATCA Pocket calendar. Please ensure that your mailing information under “My Profile” is correct. Once you have verified the information, click the “Event” tab and make your request under “Request for 2017 Pocket Calendar”. Please make your request no later than Nov. 11. The pocket calendars will be mailed to your residence by mid-December. Bulk orders can be purchased later through the NATCA Store.

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, including mailing address, email address, and phone numbers. Those registering for the first time must have your NATCA member number ready as it is needed when you register. You can obtain your membership number here. For further assistance, contact Customer Service at 800-266-0895 or [email protected].

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Benefits Spotlight: Get Rolling!
Is your car running a little TIREd? Puttering here and there? Through NATCA and the Firestone Auto care program, tire discounts of store cost, plus 10 percent are available on any tire purchase. Along with the tire discount you can also receive 15 percent off of wheel balancing and 15 percent off of valve stems.

As if that’s not good enough, in addition to tire care, you can receive 15 percent off of regular priced maintenance. Special maintenance repair and tire offers are exclusive to program members. Visit NATCA Benefits for more information.

Cambridge Corner: What’s the Catch 65?
If you do not sign up for Medicare Part B when you are first eligible, but then decide after a year or more that you want Part B, you would pay a late-enrollment penalty that is the current monthly Part B premium increased by 10 percent for every 12 months you could have been enrolled but were not.

Unfortunately, the specter of paying a higher Part B premium for delaying enrollment causes many individuals to enroll as soon as they are eligible for coverage, even if they don’t really need more coverage at the time. They should think instead about the $1,200 or more they are saving in Part B premiums each year by not enrolling as soon as they are eligible. In deciding whether to enroll in Medicare Part B, federal employees and retirees should consider the monthly premium and other out-of-pocket costs, their medical coverage needs and the fact that the benefits under the program duplicate what they have under the FEHBP.

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 Seminars:

Oct 11

Oct 12

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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