A New Alliance

A New Alliance

Nationwide Insurance and the LegalEASE Group Come Together to Offer Employers the Best Legal Benefits

By combining over 40 years of LegalEASE’ group legal experience with Nationwide’s reputation for strength, stability and service, the new alliance offers a world class product and administration platform to the market.   Nationwide is now the underwriter for many of the prepaid group legal insurance contracts marketed and administered by LegalEASE throughout the United States.

This partnership benefits employees and employers in unique ways.
With LegalGuard, experienced specialists provide one-to-one assistance to employees, helping them navigate through the stress of working with an attorney.  This wellness approach helps employees remain as productive as possible during legal issues.  The new plan also offers more covered benefits, so fewer employees will tap their retirement and savings accounts to pay for unexpected legal emergencies.
Nationwide is absolutely the ideal alliance partner for us,” says Robert Heston, LegalEASE’ President and Chief Executive Officer.  “By combining our unique strengths, Nationwide and LegalEASE will accelerate the delivery of wellness solutions in the employer market with respect to legal problems employees continuously face.   Reducing stress associated with finding the right attorney and having the right insured coverages is where we will make a real and measurable difference.”  

Decades of experience offered by both companies will now be combined into a legal insurance product that will help employers trim costs, increase retention and contribute to the overall wellness of their employee base.   
We’re excited about the opportunity to work with LegalEase, bringing these legal benefit products to our customers” says Syed Rizvi, Chief Specialty Insurance Officer for Nationwide.  “Their experience in the market is impressive and their employee- focused approach to legal benefits is a great match with the Nationwide brand.

 By combining the strength of Nationwide’s insurance services and reliability with LegalEASE’s quality HR administration and ease of use, employers and employees will benefit.  One of the most important benefits is an employee-centric, wellness-solution oriented legal plan as a featured voluntary benefit  in any employer’s benefits portfolio.           
 How LegalEase Products Benefit Employers:

• A better benefits package with more benefits than other legal plans for employees
• A complete Voluntary Benefits Plan that costs the employer nothing
• Ease of administration across all platforms
• One of the most trusted names in the insurance business standing behind the legal plan
• 40 years of specialization in legal plan administration from  LegalEASE
• Higher Employer ROI through specially designed legal plan benefits structure. A benefit that reduces absenteeism, presenteeism and helps trim healthcare/ prescription drug costs

Limitations and exclusions apply. Group legal plans are administered by Legal Access Plans, L.L.C, LegalEASE or The LegalEASE Group, Houston, Texas.

Products available in all states. Underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies in all states except HI, ID, KS, NH, NC, OH, SC, TX, and WY, where underwriting is not required. Please contact Legal Access Plans or LegalEASE for complete details.

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