You're more likely to need legal services than to be hospitalized. Yet, while most people have medical insurance, they have no safety net to handle legal events in their life. With MetLife Legal Plans, you can obtain services from attorneys in much the same way as you do from the doctors who participate in your medical plan.
MetLife Legal Plans provides access to a network of participating attorneys for help with a wide range of legal matters, such as:
Employees can enroll, change, or terminate identity theft coverage at any point during the year. Enrollment is available through the Alight enrollment portal. Please open a ticket via AskHR if you have questions about enrollment.
Note: When you enroll, you are enrolling for the full plan year and must remain in the plan until the next annual enrollment period.
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Legal Plan Overview
Who is the provider?
How can this help me?
Have you ever wished you had an attorney in the family? Someone who could:
Now you can get something even better with your legal benefit. This benefit puts a team of attorneys on your side … ready whenever you need help on legal matters or financial issues. That means you can have an attorney draw up a will. Have a lawyer defend you for a traffic matter. Even get a legal opinion on what to do about a neighbor’s fence that’s sitting on your property—and it’s all covered under your legal benefit. Sound too good to be true? It’s not.
Who is eligible?
Are there any exclusions?
The plan covers most personal legal services. The following matters are excluded from coverage:
Please Note: You are encouraged to use the plan to resolve as many legal issues as possible, even if they are pre-existing matters. The only pre-existing matters that are not covered are those for which you have retained an attorney before becoming eligible for plan benefits. This is necessary to protect the existing attorney-client relationship.
Please refer to the plan certificate for additional details.
What attorney can I use?
You'll have access to a nationwide network of more than 17,500 participating attorneys from which to choose. Network Attorneys have an average of 25 years or more of legal experience and have met stringent selection criteria. If you stay within the network, covered legal services are provided with no additional attorney fees. You also have the flexibility to use an out-of-network attorney and get reimbursed for covered services according to a set fee schedule.
Visit MetLife Legal Plans to find a Network Attorney near you.
How is the attorney paid?
What if my employment status changes?
What happens if payroll deductions cease?
If while on unpaid LOA you have three consecutive pay periods without a deduction, your policy will be cancelled. If you have a need to use your legal coverage before returning back to work, please contact MetLife directly at 800-438-6388 for assistance.
Once you are actively back at work, please reach out to the Benefit Service Center at 855-278-7157 between 5am-5pm PT Monday-Friday, for assistance with reenrollment.
Group legal plans are provided by MetLife Legal Plans, Cleveland, Ohio. In certain states, the plans are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Company and Affiliates, Warwick, Rhode Island.