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4/21/21 (download)
New Educators CTA Member Benefits Enrollment Opportunity Ending Soon

3/11/21 (download)
Protect your paycheck with CTA-endorsed Disability insurance

11/24/20 (download)
Family Status Change Enrollment Opportunity

11/24/20 (download)
Don’t Miss Out On CTA Access to Savings Deals For The Holidays!

2/14/20 (download)
Deep Discounts on Travel: CTA Members Save up to 50%

2/14/20 (download)
Student Loan and Cancer Benefits¹ Exclusively for CTA Members

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New Educators CTA Member Benefits Enrollment Opportunity Ending Soon

[Note to Chapter Leaders: This message is designed for you to share with your new hires who started work after July 2020. If you choose to use the article for your newsletter or website, please use the article in its entirety and do not alter the text in any way other than to change the capitalization, typeface or point size to meet your publication's style guidelines.]

Congratulations, new educator! You have nearly made it through your first year of teaching – and this year, especially, we know how challenging it has been. 

CTA is here to support you in many ways, including in protecting your financial health. One of the best ways you can protect what matters most to you is with CTA-endorsed Disability and Life insurance plans that can help protect your paycheck and loved ones if something happens to you. 

And now you have a limited-time opportunity to apply for this important coverage without answering health questions.   

New Educator Enrollment Opportunity
If you became a CTA member for the first time within your first 90 days of work, your CTA Member Benefits included CTA Introductory Disability insurance from The Standard, at no cost to you. This coverage extends for 9 months. If you were covered under this plan, you must act soon to continue your coverage

You can continue protecting your paycheck, without having to answer any health questions, when you apply to convert your coverage to CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability insurance before your Introductory coverage ends. Continue your coverage today
 
District Transfers Enrollment Opportunity
If you transferred to a new district this school year, you have a special opportunity to apply for 
CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability insurance and up to $200,000 of Voluntary Life insurance without answering health questions when you apply within 270 days of starting work. If you had coverage with The Standard at your prior district, don't forget to reapply at the new school district within 270 days of starting work. 
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Why choose CTA-endorsed coverage?
Watch this quick video to find out.

We appreciate your membership and look forward to continuing to serve you as you build your career. If you have any questions, please contact us at (650) 552-5200 or send us an email. Back to top

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Protect your paycheck with CTA-endorsed Disability insurance

[Note to Chapter Leaders: Here’s some information for you and for you to share with your members. If you choose to use these articles for your newsletter or website, please use the article in its entirety and do not alter the text in any other way than to change the capitalization, typeface or point size to meet your publication’s style guidelines. Please delete anything in red before using.]

 

Do you know how long you or your family can go without your paycheck if you're not able to work due to illness, injury, pregnancy or childbirth? Over half of Americans are financially unprepared for a period of disability.¹ That's where CTA-endorsed Disability insurance can help.

Enrolling in a Disability insurance plan is often one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your paycheck. To help CTA members get quality coverage at group rates, CTA endorses the Voluntary Disability insurance plan by Standard Insurance Company (The Standard).

Learn more
To learn more about CTA-endorsed Disability insurance and how you can apply for coverage, visit CTAMemberBenefits.org/Disability.

 

1 U.S. Social Security Administration, Facts. https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityfacts/facts.html.

For pricing and further details of coverage such as any exclusions, limitations, reductions and benefit waiting periods, as well as the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, contact The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service Department at 800.522.0406, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Standard Insurance Company, 1100 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR  97204   GP190-LTD/S399/CTA.1

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Family Status Change Enrollment Opportunity

[Note to Chapter Leaders: If you choose to use the article below for your newsletter or website, please use the article in its entirety and do not alter the text in any way other than to change the capitalization, typeface or point size to meet your publication's style guidelines.]

If members have experienced any of these events listed below within the last 60 days, they qualify for a family status change enrollment opportunity. That means they’re eligible to apply for CTA-endorsed Disability insurance and up to $200,000¹ of CTA-endorsed Life insurance from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) without answering health questions.²

  • Marriage, divorce or legal separation
  • Initiation or dissolution of a domestic partner relationship
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Death of a spouse/domestic partner or child
  • Commencement or termination of a spouse/domestic partner’s employment
  • Change in employment from full-time to part-time by member or member’s spouse/domestic partner

Members can apply online at CTAMemberBenefits.org/TheStandard

1 Coverage reduces to 65% of the amount in force at age 70, 45% of the amount in force at age 75 and 30% of the amount in force at age 80. Offer not available to retirees.

2 If any previous application submitted with proof of good health was denied by The Standard, then proof of good health will be required.

For costs and further details of the coverage, including exclusions, benefit waiting periods, any reductions or limitations and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please contact Standard Insurance Company at 800.522.0406 (TTY). Standard Insurance Company, 1100 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.  GP190-LIFE/S399/CTA.3    GP190-LTD/S399/CTA.1

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Don’t Miss Out On CTA Access to Savings Deals For The Holidays!

Do you love your CTA Access to Savings deals? Is this the first time you’re hearing about CTA membership savings of up to 50% on everyday things such as food, clothing, car care, travel, entertainment, home and garden and more?

The CTA Access to Savings network offers you exclusive, value-packed, easily redeemable, convenient savings. You may not even notice this update, but we wanted to let you know of an upcoming change related to the emails you receive from the program:

  • The CTA Access to Savings discount email domain name will be changing from email@member-email.com to cta@enjoymydeals.com.
  • Be sure to add cta@enjoymydeals.com to your email address book to ensure you continue seeing these discount emails in your inbox.
  • Enjoy your deals on your mobile device by downloading the MyDeals app with your CTA program code: 200449 and your 10-digit CTA Member ID.

Any questions? Call (650) 552-5200 or visit CTAMemberBenefits.org/access.

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Deep Discounts on Travel: CTA Members Save up to 50%

Going somewhere? Book now and save 10-50% on hotels, car rentals, theme park tickets and more. Over 400,000 hotel, car rental and travel providers worldwide offer members-only discounts.

CTA Access to Savings is an exclusive benefit for CTA members, featuring the nation’s largest private discount network. Find us at CTA Member Benefits: www.CTAMemberBenefits.org/Access.

Help us provide deals where you dream of saving money and tell us where you travel, dine, and shop using our Recommend a Retailer link after you log-in using your CTA member number!

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Student Loan and Cancer Benefits¹ Exclusively for CTA Members

CTA understands the emotional and financial burden members may experience due to outstanding student loans or being out of work on a disability claim due to a Cancer diagnosis. That’s why CTA created and is providing the Student Loan Benefit and Cancer Benefit for CTA members. These benefits are available at no additional cost to CTA members enrolled in the CTA-endorsed Voluntary Disability insurance plan from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard).

Both benefits are paid in addition to the disability benefits from The Standard. Benefits are paid directly to CTA members to help pay for everyday expenses like student loans, rent/mortgage or child care.
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Protection from a partner you can trust
With more than ten years of service to CTA members and a full-time, dedicated CTA Customer Service Department, The Standard is CTA’s partner for endorsed Disability and Life insurance and is a partner you can trust. Just ask any of the 77,000² CTA members who have chosen The Standard to protect their way of life and loved ones.

1 Student Loan Benefit and Cancer Benefit are offered by CTA to eligible members on approved Disability claims who meet additional specific criteria. CTA provides these benefits at no extra cost, and The Standard acts only as the claims administrator of these benefits. Student Loan and Cancer Benefits are not provided under the Disability insurance policy.

2 As of April 1, 2019, based on data developed by The Standard.

For costs and further details of the coverage provided by Standard Insurance Company, including the exclusions, any reductions, benefit waiting periods or limitations and terms under which the policies may be continued in force, call The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service department at 800.522.0406(TTY), 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.

Standard Insurance Company, 1100 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR  97204  GP190-LTD/S399CTA.1  GP190-LIFE/S399/CTA.3

[Note to Chapter Newsletter Editors: If you use the above articles for your newsletter or website, please use the article in its entirety and do not alter the text in any way other than to change the capitalization, typeface or point size to meet your publication's style guidelines.]

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