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Editor: Elizabeth A. Bejoian
The MTA Advantage is published three times a year as
a supplement to MTA Today by MTA Benefits, Inc.
According to a recent article in The Wall Street
Journal, “Legal fees cross new mark: $1,500
According to the American Bar Association:
n Seventy-one percent of consumers surveyed
had a legal issue within the past year.
n Forty-five percent of those consumers actually
hired an attorney.
n The expense of hiring a lawyer was seen as the
biggest barrier to securing legal help.
It shouldn’t be this way. But how can members
still obtain quality personal legal representation in
an environment of skyrocketing fees?
LegalShield Legal and Identity
LegalShield, a prepaid legal plan offered through
MTA Benefits, provides affordable legal protection
along with a comprehensive consumer identity
theft plan known as IDT. LegalShield negotiates
with law firms throughout North America to
provide representation for a fraction of what they
MTA members receive special pricing on
n Legal plan: $15.95, no enrollment fee.
n Standard IDT plan: $14.95 stand-alone,
no enrollment fee; or $9.95 if
combined with legal plan.
n Premium IDT: $29.95 stand-alone, no
enrollment fee; or $19.95 if combined
with legal plan.
Members who are enrolled in the legal plan
have access to an attorney hotline 24 hours
a day every day of the year in case of a covered
emergency situation, and they can receive
advice on an unlimited number of personal
(non-employment-related) legal matters from
a qualified law firm. LegalShield has not raised
rates for members in more than 40 years.
There are some events that you can’t anticipate,
such as a car accident, a merchant’s refusal
to honor a guarantee or an audit by the IRS.
But there are others that you can be ready for,
such as preparing a will, planning for elder
care or buying a house. LegalShield can cover
all of these life events and more for less than
$200 per year.
To learn more about how LegalShield can provide
you with peace of mind when you are facing legal
matters, visit www.mtabenefits.com.
End the school year with giveaways
In May, you could be the lucky winner of an Apple Watch. Wearing the Apple Watch enables you to
respond to notifications without having to reach for your phone. A gentle tap on the wrist shows you
that a new notification has arrived, and you can decide whether you want to respond right away or
wait. If you’re looking to stay active and healthy, the Apple Watch can keep track of your heart rate,
daily activity and workouts.
A new season calls for new shoes. You can purchase a new pair or two
from DSW if you are one of the winners of our June giveaway. Three lucky
members will each win a $100 DSW gift card. A new pair of sneakers
would be perfect for warm-weather hiking, running or sightseeing.
Summer calls for sandals, so you’ll want to grab a pair of those as well!
To enter, visit www.mtabenefits.com during the giveaway periods. If you’re not currently registered on
our website, please register now and we’ll send you a giveaway reminder e-mail.
$100 DSW gift card