Articles Posted in Group Legal Services

employee-benefits-300x207Group legal plans offer assistance to help folks with common legal issues. Unfortunately, some vendors will only provide a few options, and that is all. They will stress the low prices for their bare-bones benefits, but sometimes low prices mean poor services. Employees expect more than the basics.

Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services go further than writing simple wills or reviewing legal documents. We will include some benefits that do not cost more and add value to the group legal plan we offer employers.

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stockfresh_2753643_medical-and-gavel_sizeS-300x300No one likes to think of death, but it will happen to all of us. We only have so much time on earth, and then our life is over. It is essential to have a will, but something more is necessary. An individual rendered senseless by a stroke, or other accident cannot relay what type of care is desired to a healthcare provider. A living will communicates a person’s instructions, but there must be an intermediary. The person who will tell the medical staff what is expected has medical powers of attorney. This individual has a life-or-death power.

Not Just Anybody

Group legal plans will draft medical powers of attorney, but it is the individual’s responsibility to select who will be given this authority. However, there are some qualities anyone who has medical powers of attorney should have: Continue reading

stockfresh_3802975_legal-advice-road-sign-illustration-design-over-a-white-backgrou_sizeXS-300x140Some people have negative thoughts about government services, but these benefits are there for Americans to enjoy. Many times, what the government provides is essential to the individual. Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income are well-known federal programs. They are in addition to numerous state and local services that we fund through our tax dollars. Getting required services can sometimes be a challenge.

Stubborn Obstacles

Getting government services can be a frustrating exercise. There are a few hurdles that a person must leap. Continue reading

stockfresh_3429711-250x300Remote working is a significant byproduct of the pandemic. It has changed workplace culture, and there is slight chance that we will ever go back to the cubicle-infested days of the past. It is no secret that many employees like working from home. They are not the only ones who enjoy remote work. Computer hackers love it.

An Easy Scam

Organizations spend a lot of money to build security walls around their financial information and personal data. At the same time, management may give that protection to a remote worker, but it is for the proprietary information of the employer. As a result, an individual’s data can be made vulnerable to cyber-attacks because that employee works from home. Continue reading

stockfresh_210865_mature-businesswomen-discuss-contract_sizeS-300x208We have an intelligence-driven society. Mental exertion has replaced physical effort, and more people rely on technology and the Internet for nearly everything. It can be exciting, and there is so much information available. That can make work more manageable, but it can also create confusion. 

 

The Internet is a source of data glut. We can contact tons of information and opinions. Too often, ideas or notions grab our attention. These are not always correct or useful. Anyone can be overwhelmed by misinformation, which can be dangerous when it comes to common legal issues.

 

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stockfresh_260360_read-the-fine-print_sizeS-200x300Legal document review sounds extremely complicated. A person might think that the review is done on large contracts or agreements with many players involving all kinds of situations. That is not always the case. There are many documents that ordinary people use that should be reviewed by an attorney. The content of some of these papers may have a binding effect on an individual.

Some Papers Need to Be Looked at Carefully

One obvious document requiring inspection is a rental lease. Those who are going to be moving into a new apartment should have the papers checked to ensure that the language of the lease is valid and clarify the obligations a tenant agrees to follow. Warranties should be looked at so that a person knows what parts are covered in the event of an appliance breaking down. An attorney must look at other documents. These include: Continue reading

lastwilltestament-300x200Simple wills are an essential service of group legal plans. Legal services benefits will permit a plan member to have that last will drafted, but it is ordinarily the basic, simple will. For example, if you wanted to establish a trust, you would have to have an entirely different document. The six-page simple will is what most people need.

Some think that drawing up a simple will is easy. Their reason is that ordinary distributions and fundamental instructions do not require an attorney to do the work. Besides, there are templates on the Internet that make writing a will make quite easy. Continue reading

stockfresh_3091602_good-service-makes-the-difference-chalk-illustration_sizeS-300x168Group legal plans base their value on the services which they will provide. We could not agree more. Of course, employees of a client need to use services that will help them manage common legal problems. However, the key to value is the delivery of what the benefit offers.

 

Items such as simple wills or living wills must be airtight to withstand any challenge. The information needed to apply for government services must be accurate and consistent with existing policies and procedures. It is great to offer an employee consumer protection guidance. However, mistakes make employees doubt the quality, and it does not matter if the error was unintentional. Continue reading

stockfresh_1627257_estate-planning-word-cloud-concept_sizeS-300x300Benefits that promote an employee’s financial well-being should be the focus of every organization. The threat of Great Resignation departures is everywhere, and retention is crucial. Security is essential for many, and estate planning is part of the process.

Avoiding Disasters

There is paperwork connected to estate planning that people cannot ignore. A last will is essential. Too many people think they only have to write their wishes on a piece of paper. That would be an easily contested document. The last illness can carve huge holes in an estate, and no one knows what an unconscious person wants to be done regarding final healthcare. Three documents will prevent an estate calamity: a simple will, a living will, and medical powers of attorney. A Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services benefit offers all of these. Continue reading

immigration-doors-300x288Foreign-born workers see America as the land of their opportunity. The jobs they hold enable them to use their skills, and they enjoy the conveniences we often take for granted. However, America is a strange and different country to many. Our way of life is hard for them. High-quality group legal plans help these hard workers successfully handle essential issues.

Common Hurdles

A foreign-born associate often faces these obstacles: Continue reading