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The Resource – June

LegalShield Disrupts the Traditional Provider Network Model

The primary purpose of a group legal plan is to provide affordable legal access while removing employees’ anxiety around finding an experienced lawyer. Requiring employees to find their own lawyers while introducing the potential for costs is counterintuitive and counterproductive.

In a study conducted by LegalShield, 34% of people who needed to hire a lawyer spent a day or longer and 54% spent 1-5 hours vetting a lawyer or law firm before reaching out. LegalShield provides plan participants with direct access to a dedicated provider law firm, eliminating the need for research.

Many assume that the most extensive lawyer network, featuring in- and out-of-network coverage and costs (similar to a doctor or dental network), is suited to meet customers’ demands. However, this is not true. Searching for lawyers who have experience in particular areas of law is time-consuming, potentially confusing, and stressful to consumers; it’s similar to trying to identify and work with unfamiliar out-of-network doctors. 

In reality, group legal plans with the most extensive networks are not better if they cannot guarantee 100% coverage with 100% responsiveness, making work for the customer. LegalShield’s Employer Group Legal Provider Networks white paper explores this and other common problems associated with traditional provider networks, while also introducing proven solutions when offering a voluntary benefit.

Read LegalShield’s whitepaper to learn more.

For more information on LegalShield, please Contact Cheryl.

Legal Benefits Help Increase Peace of Mind During Major Life Events

A legal protection benefit can help employees with a wide range of personal legal matters, from Will preparation to traffic matters to landlord/renter disputes. Legal benefits can also help improve employees’ wedding planning experience.

In a recent survey by LegalShield, couples who had a lawyer by their side experienced fewer stressful moments and more positive emotions approaching their big day.

Survey Findings:

  • 56% had to terminate a contract with a vendor, of which 83% hired a lawyer for assistance.
  • 52% who hired a lawyer cited the current economic conditions as having a “major effect” on their wedding planning.
  • 72% of participants needed legal support for marriage-related legal services (name change, prenup, etc.)

With 40% of couples going into credit card debt to finance their wedding, having a lawyer help them navigate the numerous vendor contracts required will help protect their finances. Hiring a lawyer the traditional route though could cost an average of $300 per hour. For an affordable rate, LegalShield provides document review, advice, and consultation on most common wedding-related matters, including:

  • Contract reviews (e.g., vendors, lease, rental)
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Name change
  • Home purchase or sale
  • Creating a Will or trust

For more information on LegalShield, please contact Cheryl.

Implementation is a Breeze with LegalShield and IDShield!

We are the only carrier who offers a proprietary service that provides access to first-class legal and identity theft services. When our legal and identity theft (IDT) benefits are combined, they can provide a holistic solution for an employees’ financial well-being. Both LegalShield and IDShield provide a seamless user experience by providing direct access to professionals and convenient access to their benefits via a web portal and mobile app.

Similar to our benefits, our implementation process is service-focused and hassle-free. We are compatible with our over 100 enrollment platforms and most recently have partnered with Employee Navigator, PlanSource and BenefitFirst.

New groups can be implemented in as little as 2-3 weeks. 

For more information on LegalShield and IDShield, please contact Cheryl.

Elitch Gardens discount:

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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