Legal counsel is expensive. The hourly rate of an attorney can be anywhere from $110 to $350! With LegalShield, $7.36 per pay period will provide you direct access to a dedicated law firm who can review and prepare legal documents, assist with personal legal matters such as speeding tickets, neighbor disputes and family related matters such as adoption.
The legal plan, administered by LegalShield, gives you direct access to a dedicated provider law firm for a wide range of personal legal matters including, but not limited to:
Who is the provider?
How can this help me?
The LegalShield plan includes the following areas of coverage:
For more information, please visit http://benefits.legalshield.com/cookcounty.
Who is covered?
When can I enroll?
After enrolling how can I start to use this benefit?
LegalShield will send you a member number and instructions on how to create your account along with contact information for your dedicated provider law firm when your plan becomes effective. You will need this member number to create your LegalShield account on accounts.legalshield.com. You will be asked to create a username and password.
Once you have created your account you will use your account login credentials to login to the mobile app. You can call your provider law firm directly for legal assistance and provide them with your member number or directly call them through the mobile app at the tap of a finger.
How do you download the LegalShield app?
What are the features of the LegalShield app?
The features of the LegalShield mobile app include:
How do I cancel or change my membership?
You can only cancel your membership at your company’s next open enrollment.
To make any of the below coverage changes, please call Member Services*.
- Address, etc.
*Please note a dependent cannot call in and make changes to coverage.
What happens to my coverage if I terminate employment?
What is considered a legal emergency?
The participant receives toll-free telephone access to the provider law firm on a 24 hour per day basis- by calling 877-825-3797 for the following covered emergencies: