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.
See how you can save on common personal legal needs with LegalShield!
|Legal Need||Typical Attorney Cost*||LegalShield Cost|
|General Legal Consultation (per hour)||$300||$0|
|Representation in a Traffic Matter||$1,000||$0|
|Preparation of a Purchase/Selling Agreement||$500||$0|
|Review Lease/Rental Agreement||$750||$0|
|Prepare a Prenuptial Agreement||$2,000||$0|
|TOTAL COST||$6,050||$7.36 per pay period|
*Average cost basis for typical attorney costs are associated with the Philadelphia region. Exact costs are determined by law firms. The average hourly attorney rate is based on LegalShield Provider Law Firms lowest and highest hourly rates.
You are eligible to enroll during any qualifying event (new hires, life events) or during the open enrollment period.
To enroll, call 1-800-698-2849, or click the “Enroll Now” button below.
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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: