California Educator

September 2016

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You think about their future daily. Do you ever think about yours? Introducing the new CTA Retirement Savings Plan What's New in CTA Member Benefits? We have exciting new developments in Member Benefits that can benefit you and your family. Access to Savings Newest addition to CTA Member Benefits offers popular discount program C T A M E M B E R B E N E F I T S provides valuable and exclusive benefits to you, your family and your career. e newest addition is the Access to Savings discount program, which has been enjoyed by some of our state affiliates. Now, as a member of CTA, you can also enjoy this program. With more in-store merchant locations than any other private discount program, Access gives you unparalleled value at places you shop every day. ese are exclusive offers delivering deep dis- counts of up to 50 percent off restaurants, retailers, hotels, theme parks, entertainment, home and garden, health and beauty, auto ser- vice, and many more. e philosophy of the Access to Savings program is simple: e more you use it, the more you save. e Access savings network includes more than 350,000 merchants. Access believes that true value comes when you are able to save at places where you are already spending money. As we do for all vendors being evaluated for endorsement, we did our homework. We were delighted to see many recommendations, such as the following: "I use my card daily on everything from meals to oil changes to vacation packages. ere is nothing you can't save on! I have literally saved almost three times my dues this year — talk about making my association work for me!" — Jennifer Cameron, Georgia Association of Educators "This card saves, saves, and saves where you are or where you plan to go. Great to have." — Helen Harper Cooley, Alabama Education Association We believe the addition of the Access to Savings discounts will be very valuable to our members, and we hope you agree. To begin saving, go to Once you have logged in, you can connect to the Access site and start enjoying your savings. Also, you can get your deals on the go with your My Deals app by downloading it from the App Store or Google Play. ere is no printing required — you simply show your discounts on your smartphone and save. Also, the My Deals app uses geolocation technology that pulls in deals based on your location. Whether you're in San Jose, Los Angeles, Honolulu or New York, you'll be given an automatic download of mer- chants near you. Prepare for Your Future With a new, exclusively endorsed 403(b) plan — the CTA Retirement Savings Plan — which offers lower fees and has easy investment choices. Save Money Enjoy discounts with the Access to Savings program — see story at left and ad on page 51, and start saving today! Reduce Your Debt See our Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Resources, and also check out the new Guide to Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs and video. studentloan Save Time Check out the new CTA Member Benefits Video — a six-minute over view of the CTA Member Benefits program. CTA Member Benefits,, 650-552-5200. Join members saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year with CTA and NEA Member Benefits discounts and exclusive programs. Check out all the pro- grams at to make sure you are taking full advantage of the special programs available to you. 52 CTA & you

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