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The Resource – July 2023

Plan for Fall Open Enrollment Season Now with August Pre-Enrollment Communications

Next month is August and soon it will be open enrollment season for most companies. With summer whizzing by, communications to the employees about the approaching fall open enrollment season may be an afterthought. But employees want more education about their available benefits and how it can personally help them.

In a recent LegalShield survey, 52% of employees said they do not feel they receive enough communication regarding their benefits. The importance of Will preparation is a great educational topic to help employers explain the value LegalShield provides to their employee population, especially during Make a Will Month!

Only 41% of employees self-identified as having a Will. The majority don’t know where to begin (39%) and plan to create a Will or trust when they’re older (35%). Factors like cost (14%) or needing a lawyer (22%) play a strong role as well. Despite the affiliation Wills have with mortality, respondents went as far as to say that they make them feel peaceful (40%), confident (37%), and empowered (26%) when asked to identify all the emotions Wills illicit.

One of the many great benefits of LegalShield is that Will preparation is included in the plan and can easily be prepared using the LegalShield mobile app. Wills are prepared and mailed to the participant within five business days of receiving all information.

To help employers educate employees on the importance of preparing their Will, LegalShield offers virtual Will workshops hosted by a LegalShield provider lawyer and can also provide supporting educational content. 

For more information on LegalShield, please Contact Cheryl.

Ensure Employees’ Privacy and Identity are Protected this Summer

Summer is a popular time for employees to take some much-needed rest and relaxation. While on vacation, the last thing on anyone’s mind should be identity theft. However, even on vacation we still like to be connected, and using public wi-fi can put you at risk. Inappropriate vacation photos that may find their way onto social media could also damage one’s reputation and possibly also the reputation of their employer. IDShield provides the identity, online privacy and reputation management protection needed for today’s digital world. 

IDShield provides the following online privacy and device protection services

  • Online Footprint and Reputation Management
  • VPN Proxy One
  • Password Manager
  • Mobile Security
  • Anti-Malware Protection
  • Online Parental Controls

IDShield’s VPN Proxy One from Trend MicroTM utilizes bank-grade data encryption to prevent incoming and outgoing internet traffic from being tracked, hacked, or censored. It turns a public hotspot into a secure Wi-Fi. IDShield also provides access to anti-malware protection, mobile security, and a password manager.

IDShield’s reputation management service allows the participant to scan their social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for existing content that could be damaging to their online reputation. Participants will be notified of old accounts, high-risk posts, and images, and will have the ability to review and the choice to remove flagged content from their personal accounts. IDShield’s Family Plan provides this service to both the participant and the participant’s spouse.

In the event of identity theft, IDShield provides full-service identity restoration. For more information on IDShield, please contact Cheryl.

LegalShield Saves Employees Time and Money

Hiring a lawyer is costly; lawyers can charge $300 per hour! On average, an employee enrolled in LegalShield can save up to $1,500 annually. LegalShield can help employees with common personal financial legal matters including tax disputes, consumer finance issues, renter disputes with the landlords.

The top five requests LegalShield’s Provide Law Firms receive from plan participants fall into five main areas of law. Some common examples LegalShield plan participants experience include estate planning needs such as Will preparation, billing disputes, adoption, refinancing of a home, and legal assistance with speeding tickets.

LegalShield’s Top Areas of Law:

  1. Estate Planning, Examples: Will Preparation / Revision, Healthcare Power of Attorney and Special Needs Trust
  2. Consumer Finance, Examples: Vehicle Financing Issues, Billing Disputes, Credit Report Disputes
  3. Family Law, Examples: Elder Law, Adoptions, Name Change, Pre / Postnuptial Agreements
  4. Real Estate, Examples: Purchase / Sale of Home, Construction, Refinancing a Home
  5. Traffic, Examples: Speeding tickets, Points Violation, Driving Record

LegalShield has built and successfully maintains the only proprietary nationwide network of provider law firms. 100% of matters are handled in-network and our provider lawyers respond within 4 business hours or less. With LegalShield’s mobile app, participants can have the legal access they need while on-the-go.

By offering LegalShield, employers provide their employees an opportunity to have direct access to an affordable and dedicated provider law firm. For more information on LegalShield, please contact Cheryl.

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Elitch Gardens discount: https://CherylGarcia.com/elitch

As part of the LegalShield or IDShield benefit you have access to MemberPerks.

Legal Advice for Your Business

Small Business has big business problems but not big business resources. We give small business big business resources on a small business budget.

Protect Your Bottom Line

As a business owner, you play a lot of roles. But have you ever tried to act as your own lawyer? Small business owners know that without extensive legal knowledge trying to do it yourself can be risky. You could end up spending a lot more time and money than you planned. Professional legal help is a necessity for any business, trust LegalShield to protect you and your company.

With a small business plan from LegalShield, you can get the expert legal support you need without the huge legal bill. 

  • Join now and speak with a business attorney in as little as four hours https://cherylgarcia.com/smallbiz
  • Get help protecting and growing your business
  • Save thousands of dollars over hiring an attorney directly 

2023 The Year of Helping People and Businesses

My agency’s goal is to help as many families and businesses, as possible, to know about our services. If you have any family or friends who could benefit from our services, or if you know any business owners/ executives who could benefit from our Business Legal Plans, please have them contact me directly. It would be my pleasure to provide them with one-on-one, personalized assistance. 

Cheryl Garcia

Cheryl Blum Garcia,
Benefit & Broker Specialist
LegalShield Business Solutions

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