All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 6) - Legal Services
While most voluntary benefits are health-related, such as accident coverage or short-term disability, there are a number of other risks that an employee may encounter that can result in extra stress and expenses. Today we’re exploring a non-health related voluntary benefit – legal coverage.
What It Covers
Legal coverage provides access to a network of attorneys that can help employees in-office or over the phone with traffic violations, family issues such as adoption or divorce, criminal matters, buying a house… the list goes on and on. Employees also have unlimited phone access to network attorneys for legal advice and help preparing documents, letters or a will.
Why It Matters to Employees
Most people will need legal assistance at some point in their life – whether it’s for a major issue such as bankruptcy, or a minor incident like a traffic ticket. Legal coverage works similarly to health insurance where covered employees have access to a network of thousands of attorneys. Most covered legal matters are 100% paid in full when working with a network attorney, allowing employees to focus on getting their matter resolved instead of wasting time and energy searching for the right attorney that fits their budget.
Why It Matters to Organizations
Lawsuits and legal matters can be stressful, leaving employees overwhelmed and distracted. Legal coverage gives employees access to attorneys at no-cost or low-cost, providing peace of mind and helping alleviate the distraction of unexpected or unwanted bills.
Whether your employees are looking for health-related benefits or other coverages such as legal or identity theft insurance, there’s something for everyone when you offer a range of voluntary benefits. To learn more about how you can create a customized benefits package for your employees through our EnrollSMART approach, contact a member of the ‘A’ Team!
- All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 1) – Accident Coverage
- All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 2) - Identity Theft Insurance
- All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 3) - Short-Term Disability
- All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 4) - Permanent Life & Long-Term Care
- All About Voluntary Benefits (Part 5) - Hospital Indemnity
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