You’re suddenly faced with an urgent legal matter.
Do you have an attorney on standby?
That’s where workplace legal plans come in. They’re a reliable and cost-effective method of protecting you and your family from the cost of legal representation—not to mention provide peace of mind.
What is a workplace legal plan?
Let’s say you find yourself in the middle of a legal issue. It happens to about half of us every year.1 Workplace legal plans are a benefit that some employers provide to help with exactly that. The plan gives you access to qualified attorneys, which can prevent you from undertaking a confusing and time-consuming search.
What can legal plan attorneys help with?
Legal plan attorneys can assist you with navigating common legal issues, including:
- Getting married (e.g., prenuptial agreement)
- Buying, selling, or renting a home (e.g., contracts, deeds, and purchase agreements)
- Protecting your family (e.g., creating wills and estate planning documents)
- Dealing with identity fraud, which has increased dramatically2
- Sending kids off to college
- Caring for aging parents
- Handling an unexpected legal issue, like getting audited3
An average attorney's fee for one hour of legal work is $370, depending on experience.4 Legal plans sponsored by your workplace may cost a fraction of that amount. Plus, some legal plans don't have retainer fees, copays, claim forms, or deductibles when using a network attorney for a covered matter. Premiums are deducted from your paycheck, so there's no need to manage bills or payments for plan services.5
Feeling good? You should be.
A workplace legal plan can provide peace of mind for a much lower cost than you’d find outside your employer, making them a great tool for managing legal costs.
And you know what they say about unforeseen events: An ounce of lawyers is worth a pound of lawsuits.
Or something like that.