Inc. 5,000 Recognizes Legal Access Plans

Inc. 5,000 Recognizes Legal Access Plans

One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, for a Second Year

Houston, Texas – Legal Access Plans and the LegalEASE Group have once again been named to Inc. Magazine’s List of top 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.  This is the second consecutive year that Legal Access has been named to this prestigious list of companies that have had a significant amount of growth in the past year.

We are honored to be named to this list of great companies that have experienced a substantial amount of growth. We are very proud of our dedicated employees who worked hard to make sure we experienced this growth,” said Robert L. Heston, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Legal Access Plans.   “We are also very thankful for our client companies and the employees and members who are part of our legal insurance and legal access plans. Without them, this growth and the recognition would not be possible.”

Legal Access Plans and its legal insurance brand, LegalEASE, have experienced marked growth, despite the recessionary climate.  Legal Access has reported almost a 40% growth rate in each of the past two years and this year ranks as #3577 on the Inc. 5,000 List.  “We have experienced the fastest growth in the fully insured legal plan market which is a testament to strong human resource and benefits market interest. Companies want to add legal plans to their company’s voluntary benefits portfolio.  Human Resources has begun to realize the tremendous toll the economy has taken on employees, in terms of unexpected legal emergencies and expenses and the value a legal plan brings,” Mr. Heston said.

Legal Access Companies is a diversified employee benefits company engaged in plan administration, network management, technology management and insurance, based in Houston, Texas. Legal Access and LegalEASE have broad experience with small and large clients alike, in the public and private sectors, government employees, unions, employee assistance programs, worklife companies, and professional organizations. Legal Access emphasizes customer experience in all aspects of their products, and excels at providing support for Human Resources, the broker community and plan members.  Using a different access system to ensure members find the best attorney for each of their unique legal needs, Legal Access has earned the reputation for service excellence.

Inc. Magazine and the Inc. 500 / 5,000 rank American Companies according to the percentage of annual revenue growth over a three year period.  In order to qualify, a company must meet the eligibility criteria and undergo a detailed information analysis.  The eligibility criteria requires that a company be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., be independently owned, generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2009 and  generated at least $ 2 million in revenue in 2011.