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stockfresh_260360_read-the-fine-print_sizeS-200x300Employee well-being has become a primary issue in the employee benefits arena. Workers want more than the standard group health and life insurance plans. MetLife’s 2020 Employee Benefits Trends Study discovered that whenever employers provide benefits that support the well-being of their associates, that organization is rewarded with better productivity and engagement. The same study showed that 82% of respondents indicated that legal services were either a nice to have or must have employee benefit. Group legal plans are now essential, and an employee wants assistance with issues such as reviewing legal documents. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offer legal document review as one of the benefits options in the group legal plan benefit.

People get Nervous

The pandemic has brought numerous changes that we all need to cope with. There was an eviction moratorium, but that is over with, and tenants must negotiate new rent leases. There may be different conditions in the lease that a tenant is not familiar with and might not be beneficial. For example, a new credit card application might have a clause requesting the right to harvest data, and the applicant might not want to allow that but unknowingly permits it. There are other situations where legal papers are confusing, and a person becomes anxious about signing them. It helps to have some legal advice.

Nationwide Assistance

Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has a national network of highly skilled attorneys ready to help group legal plan members. There is one in every community where there is a Countrywide client, and plan members have priority status.

The attorney will review a legal document of up to six pages and offer an opinion. For example, it can happen that a lease or contract has become invalid due to a recent change in the law. The Countrywide lawyer will point that out and suggest the agreement be renegotiated before it is signed. Likewise, an existing contract might be invalid and require revisions. The review can do a lot for any group legal plan member.

Countrywide services often complement each other and produce an even better pre-paid legal services benefit. For example, we offer simple will composition in addition to legal document review. Both services can dovetail nicely into any estate planning that a plan member is hoping to do. Document review can also enhance the warranty and consumer protection pre-paid legal services that we have.


Higher Quality is Our Goal.

Countrywide lawyers are provided with tools that increase what they will give a group legal plan member. People are permitted an unlimited number of telephone calls to the attorney. In addition, that professional can make telephone calls and write correspondence on letterhead stationery for any plan member.

COVID is still with us, unfortunately, and our lawyers take the necessary precautions. Each one follows safety protocols to protect plan members, and they can be assured every meeting will be safe. We insist that our attorneys show a high level of emotional intelligence and empathy when dealing with a client’s employees. Everyone is treated with respect.

A Client’s Role is Essential

Employers welcome the chance to design their employee benefits, and Countrywide gives that opportunity. We will explain our benefit options to the decision-makers of a prospective client. We answer all questions, and the services chosen by the client will be part of the final plan document. In addition, Countrywide will furnish streamlined administration and superior member services.

We recommend that everyone have legal documents reviewed before those papers are signed. Countrywide will furnish that worthwhile precaution. We want to give the very best we have to your employees. Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience and ask all the questions you want. We want to tell you more about us.