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Oct. 28, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Support Toys for Tots, Grab a NATCA Beanie, Ford X-Plan, and Much More!

C90 Toys for Tots
Chicago TRACON (C90) Supports Toys for Tots

C90 is holding a fundraiser to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program with an ugly Christmas sweater t-shirt drive for the next month. 

Please help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.



Mission: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. 

There are two separate shirt designs. One featuring C90 and one featuring ATC. Thank you for your support! Order here.


NATCA Beanie
NATCA Store Item Of the Week: Beanie Hat

Features: Our 100 percent acrylic NATCA beanie hats will keep your head warm from the cold weather to complete your winter gear.

Dimensions: One size fits all (Approximately 8.5″ long)
Colors: Black, Navy, Charcoal, and Orange
Price: $12
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].


2017 Pocket Calendars
Log in to the NATCA Portal for (1) free copy of the 2017 NATCA Pocket calendar. Please insure 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 November 11th. 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. 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].


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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 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: How do I access my TSP without Penalties?
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is similar to a 401(k) plan in that everything in the TSP is tax-deferred. Because it is tax-deferred, there are rules and restrictions if you retire before a specified age and withdraw money from your account prior to age 59 ½. The TSP is unique in that any Federal employee who retires in the calendar year in which they are 55 or later can access any and all money in their TSP account without penalty. However, if you retire prior to the year in which you are age 55 there is a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty on all withdrawals prior to age 59 ½ unless you withdraw funds based on actuarially projected life expectancy.

There are two possible withdrawal methods:

  • Substantial equal installments based on actuarially projected lifetime payments
  • A true annuity

Both of these withdrawal options are available at any age with no early withdrawal penalties.

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:

4 Square 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].


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:

EDGE Seminars

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].