eNews - November 1, 2012
Legal benefit is back and better than ever
Union offers discounted rate for legal, identity-theft protection
We receive many calls from members seeking legal advice, so we are pleased to introduce a new legal benefit to the membership. Now, all active and retired members have access to legal and identity-theft protection at a discounted rate.
LegalShield is offering you the ability to talk to an attorney on any matter, personal or business (even on pre-existing conditions) without worrying about the high hourly costs and retainer fees of individual attorneys for a monthly rate of $15.95. For $9.95 more ($25.90 per month*), you get the legal benefit and identity-theft protection. Another plus of the program is that a percentage of this rate will go directly to the Local 3 Scholarship Fund – meaning you and the children of Local 3 will benefit from your participation.
With a LegalShield plan, everyone can have access to legal protection – no matter how trivial or traumatic. From real estate and identity theft to divorce advice, LegalShield has your emergencies covered 24 hours a day! See below for just some of the many areas they can help you with.
- Child support
- Child custody
- Juvenile court proceedings
- Name change
- Debt collection
- IRS audit
- Identity theft
- Legal contracts and document review
- Lease contracts
- Landlord/tenant issues
- Traffic violations
- Driver’s-license restoration
- Damage recovery
- Living will
- Will preparation
- Health-care power of attorney
- Revocable/irrevocable trusts
The Legal Plan provides coverage for Local 3 members, their spouses/domestic partners and children up to the age of 21 (or 23 if a full-time student). The Identity Theft Plan provides coverage for Local 3 members and their spouses/domestic partners. (For minors, add $1 more per month.)
How to enroll
LegalShield specialists are available to explain the benefit in more detail and enroll any interested members. Contact them by calling the OE3 LegalShield Benefit Hotline at (877) 507-8774. Visit www.oe3LegalBenefits.com for more information.
* Rates for Hawaii members are slightly higher; contact the LegalShield Benefit Hotline for details.