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Member Benefits

CalSTRS Visits NFT

CalSTRS Benefits Counselor Vickie Holden will be holding a pre-retirement workshop in Novato on April 8. There are a few spots left - Sign up today!

Please email novatonft@verizon.net if you are interested in attending the workshop on Tuesday April 8 at 4:00 p.m. A pre-counsel form must be submitted before March 15.

The workshop will be held in the NFT office at 7075 Redwood Boulevard Suite K in Novato.

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AFT PLUS Member Benefits

AFT PLUS is the name of the member benefit programs available to AFT members and their families. Many of the programs are provided through Union Privilege, the benefit arm of the AFL-CIO; others are unique to AFT and are coordinated directly through AFT PLUS. Explore the site and learn more about the savings and services available to you as a union member.

Click here to learn more about AFT PLUS Member Benefits.

Retirement: Important Information

Do you have a plan for retirement? At a recent CalSTRS workshop the presenter shared how many teachers' "plan" is to work until they can't stand it anymore and "hope" they had enough to retire on. Guess what? "Hope" is not a plan.

Be familiar with your CalSTRS defined benefit plan. Start by looking at your CalSTRS statement. Have you designated a beneficiary (Page 3)? What about the Defined Benefit Supplemental account listed in the statement? How will you designate this?

How will my Social Security retirement benefits be calculated? Read the details of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset and find out how they will affect you in your retirement.

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