Open enrollment is beginning for many organizations. Employees will have the opportunity to sign up for medical insurance or make changes in their current coverage. Many people enter this feeling depressed. Their employer might be raising premiums or deductibles. The employer share of certain medical procedures could be reduced, requiring employees to pay more. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has a financial wellness plan to help people manage medical costs.

A Cumulative Effect

Deductibles are rising because group health insurance plans are becoming even more expensive. It is the same reason why the employee share of certain procedures is increasing. A deductible of up to $5000 is not uncommon and employees might face a heavy burden of medical bills because of one or more claims.

Countrywide has a nationwide network of experienced certified counselors. They work with employees to help those folks manage their finances. A budget analysis is a standard service. A Countrywide counselor reviews the income and expense patterns of the individual. Recommendations for a financial wellness plan member comes from this investigation. Continue reading


The open enrollment period is a time of reflection. Employees will look at their coverages in the light of premium and/or deductible increases and decide if any changes must be made. That’s prudent behavior, but there is something left out. There needs to be an answer to a major what – if statement: what if I am in a coma and cannot respond.

Medical Emergencies Come Unannounced

It can be a stroke or cardiac arrest that sends a person into the darkness. Healthcare providers have a mandate to keep a person alive. It means a comatose patient is on life support for extended periods of time. Someone is needed to make decisions. Not all group legal plans have this service, but Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers the drafting of a living will and legal powers of attorney.

The objective of both is straightforward: authorized decision-making in the case of a medical calamity. The living will provide instructions on what to do if a group legal plan member is no longer able to communicate. The living will is a pre-paid legal services benefit that also benefits the healthcare provider. The decisions about medical care are written down and the care provider need only follow them. Continue reading


We understand how organizations do not want boutique employee benefits. These are trendy and flashy, and their ability to attract and retain good employees is questionable. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has been offering employee benefits for more than 30 years. We know how important it is to offer benefits people need and will use. Our financial wellness program is a benefit employees will appreciate.

Recent college graduates have a student loan repayment hovering over them like a dark cloud. They’re not looking for a handout but some advice. Countrywide has a nationwide network of certified counselors who will assist in problem-solving. They can show young plan members how to manage the debt and still have cash for other things. Older employees are grateful for medical insurance coverage. Unfortunately, the deductible requirement can leave a person with thousands of dollars in debt. Our counselors will help plan members negotiate reasonable payments and budget for future bills. Continue reading



Legal documents are written records.They will express compensation in a contract, guarantee the service of a warranty, and the obligations of a lease. There should be no confusion but sometimes there are problems. The best group legal plans will help people interpret the language.

The terms and definitions can confuse a reader. The language is dry and requires definition for understanding. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services would like to assist people. We have a group legal plan benefit covering document review.

A nationwide network of lawyers provides our legal services. They can review even the most obscure legal papers. The attorneys respond to all questions and offer expert advice. Should a group legal plan member forget to ask a question that is a problem. We allow an unlimited number of telephone calls on a given matter. The plan member can easily get answers that he or she requires. Continue reading


Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is proud of its reputation. We have administered legal plans for over 30 years and our clients are very satisfied with what we do for them. The secret to our success is the type of service we offer. It is the best in the industry and that is not just our pre-paid legal services options, either.

The Secondary Services Are Important.

Plan members like having simple wills drafted and foreign-born employees appreciate our help with public agencies. The assistance is not impersonal. Countrywide does more than use webpage Q&As to help people. We make use of a network of highly qualified professionals and each one is available for a conference. We know that not all questions might be answered in the one on one meetings. A group legal plan member may make as many follow-up telephone calls to the attorney as necessary on a given question. Continue reading


Watching a dream slip by is frustrating. Employees who want to buy a house are concerned they will never get the chance. They are well-paid but believe their existing debt holds them back. Also, house buying appears to be very complicated. Frustration makes a person unhappy and can spill over into daily work. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services will help with this problem.

Affording a Home

The house is the largest purchase most people ever make. The Countrywide financial wellness program can make it happen. Our certified counselors help plan members afford the expense. These professionals will perform a budget analysis and suggest ways of making personal capital available (i.e. paying the required minimum on a few credit cards.)

The budget analysis will uncover opportunities to handle debt obligations better. People who are dealing with a medical emergency will face sizable medical bills. Countrywide will show how the payments can be negotiated and the monthly payments reduced. We have already mentioned credit cards, and these can be controlled with a better payment strategy. Millennials saddled with college debt may not know of ways to modify payments; our counselors show them how. After a few one on one sessions, a financial wellness plan member discovers there is money to buy a house and pay the mortgage. Continue reading


We are only a few weeks away from the start of the new academic year. Students are looking forward to returning to campus and alumni remember those college days fondly. Unfortunately, not all new alumni are remembering the good old days. These people are facing the end of the grace period on their college loans They are soon going to be asked to start paying sizable monthly bills.

College tuition has rocketed into the financial stratosphere. Many alumni are facing burdens well into the six figures. They need help in trying to take this burden off their shoulders and not every financial wellness vendor can do that. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has a comprehensive program that can help a person see light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading


Death and taxes are the only things you can be sure of in this life. Employees will sometimes ignore the possibility of death and forget about writing a will. We admit dying is a morbid subject, but it cannot be ignored. Your family’s security depends on a will.

Group legal plans will promote right simple wills and Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is no exception. Drafting a simple will is one of our group legal plan options and a very popular one. Continue reading


Government bureaucracy can be a world of confusion. People dealing with the government spend a lot of time filling out forms and applications. Failure to properly fill in the blanks or provide information can send the process back to square one. Group legal plans should offer help with government agencies but not all do. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, however, will help plan members deal with government Continue reading


Few people like budgets. These are financial boundaries that can restrict a good time. It is easier, and more fun, to not worry about personal finances. This carefree attitude is why so many get in financial trouble.

Emergencies Will Cause Problems

Many employees live from paycheck to paycheck. This works well until a medical emergency or large expense hits the checkbook. Credit card debt is serious and using plastic gets people in financial trouble. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has a financial wellness program to assist in designing budgets.

Many have no experience in developing a budget. Recent college graduates might be too strict and leave little flexibility in their personal budgets. A growing problem is ignoring college loan debt entirely. That can end up with a bankruptcy filing or overuse of forbearance. We can fix these money hassles. Continue reading