California Educator

August 2016

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78 You are eligible for numerous CTA and NEA member benefits that offer savings and exclusive programs to meet your needs. Find detailed information at and 79 New this year is CTA's exclusively endorsed 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, offering high-quality investment options with easy enrollment. Start saving now to ensure you are on track for retirement. Go to or call 855-604-6222. 80 In the CTA Voluntary Disability and Life Insurance pro- gram provided by The Standard, new employees have a special enrollment period of 180 days from their hire date to enroll without proof of good health (i.e., no med- ical questionnaire). Find out more at 81 Join the hundreds of members saving money with the CTA Auto and Home Insurance Program with California Casualty. They are now offering a $25 Amazon gi card for quotes. Go to 82 Remember that if your primary residence or classroom is damaged in a disaster, you may qualify for disaster relief grants. Go to to learn more or to apply for a grant. 83 For more information about these important member benefits, go to; under the Tools and Resources tab, download or order a copy of the new CTA Member Benefits Highlights 2016-17 bro- chure. CTA Member Benefits also has an app that provides easy access to information. Download it at the App store or Google Play. 84 You automatically have both the CTA Death and Dis- memberment and NEA's Complimentary Life plans. If you haven't already done so, now is a good time to submit your beneficiary instructions and save this information in your important records. For CTA, go to, and for NEA, go to 85 CTA Member Benefits has compiled information on fed- eral student loan forgiveness to assist members in reducing student loan debt. Access this resource at 86 If you need help with curriculum or lesson plans this year, check out the resources at 87 Keep up-to-date on your member benefits by signing up for Member Benefits newsletters and articles at CTA Member Benefits "I save hundreds of dollars each year with my coverages with The Standard and California Casualty, and like the quality of their plans. The credit union program is outstanding. Banking with Provident Credit Union is so handy, I can use my phone to deposit checks, and when I travel, my ATM fees are rebated back to me." — Lynda Campfield, San Leandro Teachers Association for You, Your Family and Your Career 49 August 2016

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