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Legal Assistance Programs Offer Affordable Access to All Employees

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Employers are always looking for ways to enhance their employee benefit offerings. From accident coverage to reproductive assistance and financial support, they continuously add various voluntary benefits to meet their employees' needs and desires. A growing addition to these benefits is legal assistance programs.

This type of program is a way to give employees access to legal services that they may not be able to afford otherwise. Services may include anything from advice, consultation, document review, and legal representation.


Why Offer a Legal Assistance Program?

Employees facing legal issues often find themselves overwhelmed, leading to increased absenteeism, and decreased productivity at work. By implementing a legal assistance plan, organizations can effectively alleviate stress and help employees navigate legal challenges more efficiently. This not only enables employees to refocus on their jobs quicker but also fosters a more positive work environment where they feel supported and empowered.

Offering voluntary legal benefits as part of employee benefit packages also demonstrates a commitment to addressing the diverse needs of today's workforce. From providing legal protection and financial assistance to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, these benefits play a crucial role in attracting and retaining top talent. By offering a range of legal services, organizations can not only enhance their recruitment and retention efforts but also contribute to a healthier work-life balance for their employees.


What Services Are Provided?

Depending on the type of program offered, it can cover a wide range of services including:

  • Family: adoption, guardianship, paternity, civil and social discrimination, cyber bullying legal protection, and domestic violence protection
  • Home: deeds, foreclosure, eviction or tenant issues, mortgages, and refinancing
  • Financial: bankruptcy, debt collection, and contracts/financial disputes
  • Estate: preparation of wills or trusts, and power of attorney
  • Auto: traffic offenses, and vehicle property damage
  • And more

Numerous providers offer a basic plan with the opportunity to upgrade to an enhanced plan that encompasses a wider range of legal services. The program's cost is conveniently deducted from payroll, granting employees access to legal resources and assistance when the need arises.



In essence, legal plan benefits go beyond just resolving legal issues – they contribute to a more resilient and engaged workforce, ultimately driving productivity and organizational success. By recognizing the importance of legal assistance and providing access to affordable legal services, employers can create a supportive and inclusive work environment where employees can thrive. To learn more about legal assistance programs, contact an NIS Representative.

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National Insurance Services is not a law firm and no opinion, suggestion, or recommendation of the firm or its employees shall constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with their own attorney for a determination of their legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, including the interpretation of any statute or regulation, or its application to the readers’ business activities.

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Rick Labian

Rick Labian

Rick Labian lives by the Golden Rule – he is guided by what is best for his clients and treats others as he would like to be treated. Rick acts as an advisor and advocate for his clients, helping to identify goals for their benefit programs and building a strategic plan together. Rick has a rich history with NIS. He has worked for NIS for over 20 years, leading the Eastern region. Rick is the manager and leads the FBC Client Management Team. Rick’s leadership and experience aids our internal staff and all of NIS’ FBC clients. Rick is a licensed insurance agent and is ACA certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters.