Member Training Programs

CTA and NEA Member Benefits provide a variety of trainings available to UniServs, chapters, and Service Centers. These trainings are designed to meet a variety of financial and personal needs. CTA and NEA Member Benefits can host virtual local Member Benefits meetings - Home Edition!

Request a CTA Member Benefits training by contacting:

CTA Member Benefits Department
1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 552-5200
Fax: (650) 552-5014
Email: member_benefits@cta.org

Request a NEA Member Benefits (NEAMB) training by contacting:

Sean L. Mabey
NEA Member Benefits
Affiliate Relations Specialist
Office: (801) 699-5569
Email: smabey@neamb.com

Request a Prudent Investor Advisors (Prudent) training by contacting:

Prudent Investor Advisors
Phone: (916) 235-9800
Email: team@ctaretirementplan.org

Available Trainings:

CTA/NEA Member Benefits for You, Your Family, and Your Career (CTA Member Benefits & NEAMB) as of November 2020
Harness the value of your CTA/NEA membership with exclusive Member Benefits designed just for educators, just one of the advantages of your association membership!

Member Benefits staff will provide an overview of nearly 50 different programs designed for members that provide savings, insurance protection, discounts on shopping and travel, automatic benefits, financial and retirement services, and more – all with first-rate customer service. Join the thousands of members enjoying the value of Member Benefits every day!
Target audience: All members
Time: 90 minutes

The Value of CTA/NEA-Retired Membership (CTA Member Benefits & NEAMB) as of August 2020
CTA/NEA Member Benefits continue with CTA/NEA-Retired membership. CTA/NEA provides unique services, programs and benefits for retirees. This workshop explains the importance of membership after retirement, and how CTA/NEA Member Benefits programs continue to meet the changing needs of members into retirement.
Target audience: CTA/NEA-Retired members
Time: 60 minutes

Educator’s Guide To A Successful Retirement  (Prudent) as of October 2020
CTA wants you to have a long and happy retirement. CalSTRS and CalPERS generally covers only about half of your income at retirement, so it is essential that members consider a supplementary retirement savings plan as early as possible to make up the difference. There are a lot of plans offered to educators, but many have high fees or surrender charges.

In this session, we help you get started toward a financially secure retirement, review how to avoid suboptimal plans, and discuss the basics of saving for retirement using easy-to-understand terms. We will highlight The CTA 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan which was designed by CTA for educators and the only plan endorsed by CTA. The CTA RSP has high-quality investments at a low cost and a simple “quick enrollment” process that makes saving for retirement easy.
Target audience: All members
Time 60 minutes

More Month Than Money: Understanding Personal Financial Management (NEAMB) - Slides Coming Soon
The most popular training offered by NEA Member Benefits. This training focuses on setting financial goals, learning about various investment vehicles, tracking daily expenditures, creating a cash flow statement, and establishing a budget. We’ll also discuss the various CTA and NEA Member Benefits that can help members meet their financial goals. To schedule a presentation, e-mail Sean Mabey at smabey@neamb.com.
Target audience: All members
Time: 90 minutes

Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness (NEAMB) as of August 2020
Student loan debt is now the second category of consumer debt in America today, with $33,000 as the average amount owed. Due to the educators being lifelong learners, and continuing their education past a Bachelor’s Degree, many educators owe (much!) more. During this session we will focus on the three student loan forgiveness programs available from the US Department of Education, the requirement and process of forgiveness, and how to prevent being denied forgiveness. In addition, NEA Member Benefits has made the “NEA Student Debt Navigator” powered by Savi FREE to all NEA and CTA members for the first year. This tool will analyze members’ specific student loan debt and assist with the paperwork process. To RSVP for a session, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/generation-debt-student-loan-forgiveness-tickets-100580681526
Target audience: Student members & members in their first five years
Time: 75 minutes