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stockfresh_1627257_estate-planning-word-cloud-concept_sizeS-300x300The new year is a time for many organizations to look at their employee benefits programs. It is clear employees want benefits that will help them with issues they face every day. Group legal plans are recommended, but not all provide complete program services. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is different.

Our benefits give aid that employees can use in matters of significant importance. You can categorize our services in several major areas.

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stockfresh_3279849_costs-benefits_sizeS_e3a3fc-300x200It is New Year’s resolution time, and organizations are preparing a bucket list of things to do. Polishing up the employee benefits plans is close to the top of the list. We have gone from the pandemic days to the time of the Great Resignation. Employee benefits are an effective means of retaining high-quality employees. However, the services must be able to help sustain or improve an employee’s well-being. Nobody wants benefits that are essentially window dressing, and group legal plans are what many folks need.

Why Is This Benefit Important?

We live in a society dominated by legal papers. Estates, leases, warranties, living wills, and other documents manage a lot of our personal business. It is easy to get flustered and confused by material written in exquisite legalese. Mistakes have consequences, and it may be necessary to have legal advice, which can be incredibly expensive. Continue reading

The new year is fast approaching, and this is an excellent time to sit down with paper and pencil and make some resolutions for 2022. You can try to accomplish certain things in the new year that will make you better off. We are not just talking about making money or getting promotions. You can make some resolutions that will put your career and personal houses in order, allowing you to face the future with confidence.

It is great when there are employee benefits to help. The advice and guidance that can come from professionals will make resolutions easier to achieve. You can look at specific issues that group legal plans cover like a glove. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has some group legal plan benefits to make new year planning a lot easier.

Think of These Possible Resolutions.

stockfresh_2064336_identity-theft-word-cloud-concept_sizeS-300x300Everyone loves the holidays, and this is when people splurge on gifts. It is fun, and everyone gives and gets something. Online shopping became important during the COVID-19 quarantines and buying on the Internet is the shopping venue of choice for many people. Online shopping is convenient but beware! Cyber thieves and hackers are creeping into the dark of cyberspace.

Common Hazards

Cyber thefts come in many ways as hackers breakthrough security walls or are unintentionally invited into a person’s private information.

Online swindles can trick a person into buying something that is not there and providing credit card information to get it. A consumer can also accidentally compromise anything else, such as passwords. In addition, credit card information and access to bank accounts can happen during the holidays, and the person’s accounts can be maxed out or cleaned out. Continue reading

stockfresh_8628298_sort-index-card-with-referrals-3d_sizeS-300x200Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is proud of its ability to give group legal plan members the absolute best in legal benefits. We have a nationwide network of attorneys, enabling us to assist clients no matter where they or their employees are located. Countrywide gives a quality of service that many other group legal plan vendors cannot. As a result, we can be relied on to help people with everyday legal issues.

When a Referral is the Best Service

Sometimes, a plan member’s needs go beyond the ordinary. For example, the employee may need specialized help in an area such as adoption or immigration law. The unique areas of jurisprudence call for barristers who possess particular knowledge and skills. These legal professionals do not come cheap, unfortunately. Continue reading

stockfresh_260360_read-the-fine-print_sizeS-200x300We all want to believe that we deal with honest people and the legal documents they ask us to sign are legitimate and trustworthy. But unfortunately, that is not always true. A rotten apple sometimes shows up and can have you in an awkward position with a less than honest lease.

Arbitration is the most overused procedure in the American economy. Tenants are asked to sign agreements that require disputes to be submitted to arbitration. As a result, a person signs the lease with an arbitration clause without knowing what is involved.

The tenant pays a hefty price for not understanding what was signed. The landlord, on the other hand, is safe from lawsuits. Additionally, the tenant may be reluctant to file a formal complaint because they think they are not allowed. Continue reading

stockfresh_8439488_keyboard-with-blue-keypad-consumer-protection-3d-illustration_sizeS-300x200You have probably noticed it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The retail industry is ramping up yet another marketing campaign to convince people to shop until they drop. You can’t blame the stores for doing that; they make most of their money from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, sometimes the cash becomes more important than the consumer. Buyers must beware of the possible fraud or consumer protection violations.

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benefits-300x135It is no secret that employee benefits are a way to keep your best employees. Retention has become a critical issue, and the statistics support that urgency. Approximately 4.3 million people left their jobs in August, and the Great Resignation has become a common phrase in our business language.

People appreciate any assistance that helps with daily life. Legal issues such as writing a simple will or a need to review legal documents are important, and group legal plans are created to address such important topics. Continue reading

stockfresh_181218_last-will-and-testament_sizeS_72a2cb-300x225It is a given that the last will is the cornerstone of estate planning. A person’s estate is in some legal jeopardy without that document. Unfortunately, some folks do not want to think about death, and the last will is the last item on their bucket list. It is a bad mistake. Those who die without a will leave their estate, including personal property, real estate, personal investments, and bank accounts in the dark realm known as intestate. That is no walk in a flower garden.

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stockfresh_6387113_gavel-and-stethoscope-on-table_sizeS-300x200A living will is not the same as the last will, although it is sensible to any financial planning. Living wills are the directives you provide to family and healthcare providers should you become unresponsive. The contents of this document mold critical health care decisions, and care needs to be used in preparing one.

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