HOT! Tax season brings increase in identity theft

Imagine sitting down to file your tax returns and finding out that someone else has filed - and collected a refund - as you. It happens more often than you may think. In 2011 the IRS paid $5.2 billion in tax refunds that were from fraudulent filers. Protect yourself with LifeLock's 3 layers of protection; MTA members receive a discount on membership. LEARN MORE

What do these local associations have in common?

Blue Hills Regional Vocational, East Bridgewater, Hudson Education, Hudson School Secretarial, Medfield, Methuen, Montachusett Regional, Tantasqua, Walpole and Weston all have one thing in common – they've already scheduled their disability insurance on-site open enrollment dates! Local presidents, secure your dates to ensure your members' financial security. SCHEDULE NOW

WIN! February giveaway for registered members
This February, all members who were registered on the MTA Benefits website prior to 12/31/14 will be automatically entered into a giveaway for a $25 American Express gift card. No action is needed to enter; the winner will be randomly selected at the end of this month. MORE GIVEAWAYS

Making the right decisions before you buy a home
In the second of a three-part article series for first-time home buyers, Paul Gershkowitz, first vice president of retail lending for Berkshire Bank Home Lending, discusses how first-time buyers can make the right decision in selecting the home that's right for them. FULL ARTICLE