Spotlight on Benefits… LegalShield

Spotlight on Benefits…  LegalShield

The Benefits Spotlight is on... LegalShield

Protect Yourself  From Crippling Legal Expenses

What happens when you find yourself in need of the services of a lawyer? It can happen as suddenly as a traffic accident or tax audit, or as everyday and normal as buying a house or preparing a will. Can you pay for these services as you need them? Would you rather keep your life savings for yourself and your family?

These are the questions that inspired the creation of LegalShield more than 40 years ago, when its founder had a terrible car accident. Although the other party was determined to be at fault for the accident, they filed suit against him. The costs of legal defense depleted his life savings.

This got him thinking, that although we have insurance for everything else, we don’t have insurance for our legal needs. Inspired, he formed LegalShield (then known as The Sportsman’s Motor Club), one of the first companies in the United States organized solely to design, underwrite and market legal expense plans to consumers.

LegalShield now provides legal services to approximately 1.4 million families across the US and Canada. For one low monthly fee these legal plans, called memberships, offer a variety of legal services in a manner similar to medical reimbursement plans or HMOs.

Members have direct, toll-free access to their provider law firm, rather than having to comb through the yellow pages for a referral. Provider firms are carefully selected and the quality of service is closely monitored to maintain the highest of standards.

The Legal Needs Study

To read more about the effects of Legal Issues on employees, read LegalShield’s Summary of the Legal Needs Study here:

The Legal Needs Study: Group Marketing Summary

So, how does it work?

LegalShield is now available as a Voluntary Benefit!

LegalShield offers our legal plans to families, small business owners, and to employees of companies as a voluntary benefit through payroll deduction added as an enhancement to compensation benefits packages.

Benefits Connection offers LegalShield plans that give you access to a wide variety of legal services from a carefully-selected law firm for a low monthly rate. In addition, you can get add-ons to your plan – Identity Theft and Safeguard for Minors.

Want to watch a short video from LegalShield? Here it is:
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Who is included in the plan?

  • The member
  • The member’s spouse
  • Never-married dependent children of the member or member’s spouse who are under 21 and living at home
  • Children under age 18 for whom the member or member’s spouse is the legal guardian
  • Full-time never-married students under 23 years old if the student is a dependent of the member or member’s spouse
  • Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is incapable of sustaining employment because of mental or physical disability and who is chiefly dependent on the member or member’s spouse for support

What is included in the plan?

Protect yourself and your loved ones with LegalShield

  • Advice
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Letters and Phone Calls on Your Behalf
  • Legal Document Review (up to 10 pages each)
  • Standard Will Preparation
  • Motor Vehicle Legal Services
  • IRS Audit Legal Services
  • Trial Defense

Tell me about the Add-Ons…

In addition, LegalShield offers a superior Identity Theft product, which in combination with our legal plan, creates a wall of security that is unsurpassed in the industry to fight the growing issue of identity theft. Benefits Connection also provides you with a NO-COST Identity Theft Awareness Training.

And because children under the age of 18 have a much higher risk of identity theft than is commonly realized, Safeguard for Minors was created. For only $1 more per month for the family, up to four minor children can be enrolled. Thieves target minors because the child’s information may be used for years without discovery – until the minor is old enough to establish credit. With Safeguard for Minors, dependent children up to 18 are covered for consultation and restoration.

Click to view informative videos!   >>> 6 Great Sources for Identity Theft Information <<<

Add LegalShield to your Voluntary Benefits!

LegalShield’s nationwide premier network of 2,500 high-quality legal firms provides you with affordable access to the legal system.

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