It’s not a surprise that legal issues are frustrating. But employee stress from financial and legal matters—now more than ever—affect their performance, productivity and physical and financial well-being. That’s why more employers are adding legal plans to their voluntary benefits package.
Here are the top 5 frequently used legal services in 2011, according to Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company. >
5. Debt collection defense, powers of attorney, purchase of a primary residence and divorce (tied)
Usage for traffic matters has remained consistent over the past five years, and it traditionally remains among the most frequently used services.
Trust preparation often goes hand-in-hand with the No. 2 legal plan preparation.
For years, the preparation of wills was the most frequently used legal service. But in 2010, another use finally topped it. Still, will preparation remains a strong second.
The number of legal services requested by plan participants for debt and financial matters more than doubled, and requests for bankruptcy counsel increased nearly threefold from 2007-2011, Hyatt Legal Plans finds. In 2010, bankruptcy took over the top spot and remains at the top of the list today.