The Resource – May 2024

2024 Employee Legal Needs Study Now Available!

LegalShield’s new 2024 Employee Legal Needs Study unveils insights into the legal challenges employees encounter in their daily lives and how these matters can significantly impact their emotional well-being, productivity, and overall job performance. 

Key Findings in This Study

  • 79% of full-time employees faced at least one legal issue in the past year.
  • Among those who sought legal assistance, 58% agreed that legal guidance and representation notably reduced their stress levels.
  • While legal assistance proved effective in reducing stress for those who sought it, most employees did not take advantage of this valuable resource, leaving their legal needs unaddressed. 

For valuable insights into the top legal matters employees face and how addressing these needs can benefit both employees and employers, download the full report today!

Download here.

For more information, please contact Cheryl!

Your Employees Deserve the Best – IDShield – 

Healthcare Data Breaches on the Rise

Healthcare Data Breach Statistics

The HIPAA Journal has compiled healthcare data breach statistics from October 2009, when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) first started publishing summaries of healthcare data breaches on its website. 

Trends in Healthcare Data Breach Statistics

Our healthcare data breach statistics clearly show there has been an upward trend in data breaches over the past 14 years, with 2021 seeing more data breaches reported than any other year since records first started being published by OCR.

Data breaches increased once again in 2022, with OCR receiving reports of 720 data breaches of 500 or more records. There was no letup in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations in 2023, which set two new records – The most reported data breaches and the most breached records. In 2023, 725 data breaches were reported to OCR and across those breaches, more that 133 million records were exposed or impermissibly disclosed.

Learn more about the most recent healthcare data breaches here.

For more information, please contact Cheryl!

And Here’s Another One…

Kaiser Permanente Suffers a Data Breach that may Impact 13.4M Members 

A Kaiser Permanente Health Plan data breach in mid-April affected 13.4 million members in what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called the largest confirmed health-related breach so far this year. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, which operates as Kaiser Permanente, is one of the leading U.S. health care providers.

Companies covered by HIPAA are required to notify HHS of data breaches involving protected health information, such as medical data and patient records. The company submitted the required documentation to the agency on April 12, and the notice was posted publicly last week. Kaiser spokesperson Diana Yee said the organization would begin notifying affected current and former members and patients who accessed its websites and mobile apps. The notifications will start in May in all markets in which Kaiser Permanente operates. California-based Kaiser also notified its state attorney general of the breach.

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

COLORADO MEMBERS ONLY: Free Will Webinar with your law firm

Please share with ALL EMPLOYEES!

Summer is here, and it’s time to check off your adult To-Do list with estate planning.

Your LegalShield membership offers comprehensive estate planning services at no extra charge, including a will, living will, health care power of attorney, and financial power of attorney for you and your spouse.

Join us for a FREE LIVE will webinar presented by Riggs/Abney, your Colorado law firm. This exclusive event is for ENROLLED COLORADO LegalShield members and will cover essential topics such as wills, living wills, health care power of attorney, and trusts.

Save the date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

Register for the webinar: https://June12Will.eventbrite.com

Need to become a member? Please contact Cheryl.

Why 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 employee’s financial well-being.

Participants have direct access to dedicated professionals, including 24/7 for covered emergencies. Our mobile apps and online web portals make accessing their benefits simple. With easy-to-use features, participants can receive access to the legal and IDT protection services they need when they need it without breaking the bank. On average employees enrolled in LegalShield save $1,500 a year with LegalShield, this does not take into consideration the time saved. With our IDShield benefit and our IDShield identity theft specialists and Licensed Private Investigators resolve 96% of IDT matters in under 2 hours.

Our service-focused and hassle-free implementation process allows new groups to be implemented in as little as 2-3 weeks. We are also compatible with over 100 enrollment platforms.

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

Cheryl Garcia recognized as one of the top 10 women producers for LegalShield

We need more help nationwide. Part-time or full-time. 

Let me know if you know someone that would like more information about LegalShield and IDShield services, contact Cheryl.

Get legal help from experienced lawyers but without the high hourly rates for:

  1. Business-related legal questions
  2. Hiring, disciplining, or firing employees
  3. Classification of employees vs independent contractors
  4. Reviewing an employee handbook
  5. Protecting assets from business risks
  6. Advice for preventing costly business mistakes
  7. Choosing the best business structure
  8. Getting advice on business disputes
  9. Reviewing guarantees before signing
  10. Borrowing money for your business
  11. Managing business credit card liability
  12. Collecting accounts receivable
  13. Handling contract disputes
  14. Understanding licensing laws and liens
  15. Regular contract reviews
  16. Setting business policies and procedures
  17. Resolving landlord / tenant disputes
  18. Planning for business succession
  19. Addressing allegations of discrimination or harassment
  20. Advice on emergency and disaster plans
  21. Dealing with business tax audits
  22. Complying with consumer protection laws
  23. Addressing injuries on your property
  24. Dealing with accidents involving company vehicles
  25. Handling threats of lawsuits

What if, as a business owner, you could have…

  • Unlimited legal consultation and advice on an unlimited number of business legal matters without worrying about high hourly rates?
  • Letters and phone calls made on behalf of the business by a provider law firm?
  • Business related contracts and documents reviewed regularly?
  • Debt collection assistance from a provider law firm?
  • Employee handbooks reviewed?
  • Tax audit services available in the event of an audit?
  • A plan in place to defend against lawsuits?
  • Access to business consultants for business plan and marketing strategies?
  • AND More…

Contact Cheryl Garcia at Info@CherylGarcia.com or 720-371-1736 how you can join the collective buying power of millions today!

Set up an appointment to review our portfolio of small business plans and plan supplements to tailor fit a plan for your business needs!

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 

2024 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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