Volume 45 Number 2
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CTA adds value to membership with an ongoing commitment to improve benefit programs and to enhance the lives of our members with greater choice of vendors. CTA, together with NEA, provides a selection of valuable benefits including financial services, insurance programs, credit card services and more.
To assist CTA members with general investment and retirement information, CTA has launched an online website – California Educators Investment and Retirement Guide – www.ctainvest.org. The website features online calculators, webinars, 403(b) and 457 education, CalSTRS and CalPERS information, and articles to help with investment and financial planning decisions. We also urge you to read The California Educator’s Guide to 403(b) and 457 Plans which is available at www.ctainvest.org. The Guide includes tips on choosing the investments in your plan, a checklist of questions to ask your financial advisor and more.
The CTA-endorsed life and disability insurance plans through Standard Insurance Company offer level term-life insurance options ranging from $25,000 to $400,000, and disability insurance with benefits up to 75% of educator’s regular daily contract salary (benefits reduced by deductible income; applicants subject to eligibility requirements). Call The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service Department at (800) 522-0406 or visit www.cta.org. CTA also provides an auto and home insurance program through California Casualty’s A+ Auto and Home Insurance with customized coverage to meet members’ needs. Visit www.calcas.com/cta or call (800) 800-9410 for a quote today.
In addition, CTA and NEA offer automatic benefits and protection for members. The CTA Death & Dismemberment Plan provides an automatic death benefit of up to $2,000 and an additional accidental death and dismemberment benefit of up to $10,000. For more information, contact CTA Member Benefits at (650) 552-5200 or visit www.cta.org. The NEA Complimentary Life Insurance also provides up to $1,000 group term life insurance or up to $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance in addition to the CTA benefit at no cost to members. For questions, contact NEA Member Benefits at (800) 637-4636 or visit www.neamb.com. CTA members can also have peace of mind with added protection through the CTA/NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Insurance. Information can be found at www.cta.org or by calling the CTA Legal Services Department at (650) 552-5425.