Yes. You can use the covered legal issues regime indefinitely throughout the year. MetLife Legal Plans offers fully covered services for the most frequently needed personal legal matters, as well as advice and guidance on an unlimited number of personal legal matters. This service is tailored to your needs, so our network of lawyers is available in person, by phone, email and online, so you can easily communicate with a lawyer or plan your next move. MetLife Legal Plans makes it easy to get the legal help you can take advantage of by offering: After registration, employees have access to a lawyer as if they were in advance, through MetLife Legal Plans` national network of lawyers. Employees can turn to a lawyer for a variety of legal services, including court appearances, identity theft, financial matters, preparing legal documents, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, family matters, and more. Services are available in person, by phone and online. Use MetLife Legal Plans` legal services. Our goal is to help our members get the legal services they need, quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
If you have questions about plan benefits, contact MetLife Legal at 1-800-821-6400 or visit the website at www.legalplans.com. Legal fees are covered by the plan, but not all services related to your legal problem will be paid for by the plan. Costs other than lawyer`s fees such as notary fees or court costs are your responsibility. For example, if you use the plan to create a living trust and transfer ownership of your home to the trust, you are responsible for the county`s fees for registering the new deed in your home and all necessary notarial services. The group legal plan, called MetLife Legal Plan (also known as MetLaw and Hyatt Legal Plans), provides representation for many personal legal services for you and your eligible dependents. Covered legal services provided by a network lawyer are fully paid through the plan. Yes. You can use any lawyer you want. If you choose a lawyer outside the network, MetLife Legal Plans will reimburse you for services based on a fixed fee schedule. 1 Average monthly rate for MetLife Legal Plan. Average hourly rate of $370.00 based on years of legal experience, National Law Journal and ALM Legal Intelligence, Law Firm Industry Survey (2018). With a group legal plan, you`ll have easy access to the expert legal help you need – from estate planning to real estate to traffic issues.
1 participant responsible for paying the difference between the expected reimbursements and the lawyer`s actual fees for the services. Whether you`re buying a home, preparing a will or trust, or encountering an unexpected problem like a speeding ticket, you may need legal advice at some point. Comprehensive coverage for over 60 legal issues, including: Once you`ve signed up for the plan, choose a network lawyer in the specialized area you need, online or over the phone. Your spouse or civil partner and dependent children are also covered by the plan. There is no limit during the year to how often you can use the services of a network lawyer for the legal issues covered. If you need help finding a lawyer, MetLife Legal Plans` Client Service Centre can help. Plans juridiques du groupe de MetLife Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. In some states, group legal plans are provided through insurance coverage signed by the Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Affiliates, Warwick, RI. Not all services are available in all states.
For more information, see your plan description. MetLife® is a registered trademark of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY. ©2020 MetLife Services and Solutions, LLC, MetLife Legal Plans, Inc., 1111 Superior Avenue, Suite 800, Cleveland, OH 44114 Our goal has always been to provide affordable, quality legal aid and to make it easy for you to get that help. We offer access to lawyers for all of the above issues and more for a low monthly fee with no waiting, deductibles, co-payments or claim forms if you use a network lawyer for a covered matter. Our lawyers will guide you from start to finish, no matter how long it takes to resolve your issue. MetLife Legal Plans gives you access to expert legal help so you can safely navigate life`s great moments. A legal plan can help if you: For an affordable monthly fee, our Legal Employee Benefits Program offers value, convenience and security by giving you easy and cost-effective access to lawyers for a variety of personal legal services, including advice and guidance on an unlimited number of personal legal matters. Legal problems arise when you get married, have a baby, buy a house, lose a loved one, or need legal documents. For example, while lawyers typically charge $100 to $500 to prepare a will, the value of a prepaid legal plan is easy to see.
If you use a network lawyer, you don`t have to do anything. Plan services are fully covered and billing is done between MetLife Legal Plans and the network lawyer. There are no waiting periods, co-payments, deductibles or claim forms. If you are a member of a legal plan, you can quickly access the plan members page to view your employer`s legal plan coverage, or call our Customer Service Centre at 800-821-6400 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday). Plans juridiques du groupe de MetLife Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. In some states, group legal plans are provided by insurance coverage signed by the Metropolitan General Insurance Company and Affiliates, Warwick, RI. Not all services are available in all states. No services, including counselling, are provided for: 1) employment-related matters, including benefits or benefits; (2) matters involving the employer, MetLife and affiliates and plan lawyers; 3) matters where there is a conflict of interest between the employee and the spouse or dependants, where services to spouse and dependants are excluded; (4) appeals and class actions; (5) agricultural and commercial matters, including rental matters, if the participant is the owner; (6) patent, trademark and copyright issues; (7) costs and fines; (8) frivolous or unethical matters; 9) Matters in which a lawyer has a relationship with the client before the member becomes entitled to benefits under the plan.
For all other personal legal matters, an advisory service is provided. Additional representation is also provided for certain cases. For more information, see your plan description. MetLife is a registered trademark of MetLife® Services and Solutions, LLC, New York, NY. Signing up for a legal plan is like having a lawyer by your side. If you use a network lawyer for the covered services, all attorney fees are covered by the prepaid legal plan. Payments are made through convenient payroll deductions. If you are considering subscribing to the legal plan offered by your employer, visit our information centre. Your human resources or benefits department may provide you with an access code to register. You can also visit the Covered Services section to see examples of legal issues covered.
You simply choose a lawyer from a specialized area of expertise in the network available online or through MetLife Legal Plans` telephone representatives. You will be assigned a file number that you can share with your lawyer when you make an appointment. It`s as simple as that. You can talk to the network`s lawyers in person, over the phone, or ask questions online to the electronic panel of lawyers – whichever works best for you. And in some legal cases, your lawyer can represent you in court without you having to appear. Network lawyers are here for you if you need advice on personal legal matters or representation in a range of legal services that fall under your plan. 62% of adult workers have been involved in a legal issue in the past three years.3 If you have questions about plan benefits, contact MetLife Legal at 1-800-821-6400 or visit the website at www.legalplans.com. If you need help logging in, contact a performance coach at 1-888-514-8615 Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. MetLife allows you to continue participating in the legal regime for 12 months via a portable plan. Learn more about portability Yes, MetLife Legal Plans encourages members to use the plan to resolve as many legal issues as possible, even if they are pre-existing issues.
The only pre-existing issues that are not covered are those for which you retained a lawyer before you were eligible for plan benefits. This is necessary to protect the existing customer relationship. New employees can only join the plan within 60 days of hiring or during open enrolment. All staff members, with the exception of faculty enrolled in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (ERTP) and reinstated retirees, are eligible for the legislative plan. Call the MetLife Legal Plans Client Service Centre at 800-821-6400. Log in to the MetLaw website: metlife.com/info/stanford-university. Our plan covers a wide range of different legal issues and there are no restrictions on how often you can use your plan. The plan also includes unlimited initial consultations with a lawyer, as long as it is not an excluded issue. Stanford`s partnership with MetLife Legal gives you access to more than 14,000 experienced lawyers in a national network.