NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As concerns about identity theft continue to be a priority for employees, MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group benefits plan for legal services, MetLaw®, which is provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company. The new credit monitoring service, available to employers of 1,000 or more employees, strengthens the product’s identity theft protection services for participants.
“The number of employers offering legal service plans has doubled over the past 10 years and the popularity of this benefit continues to grow,” said Randy Stram, senior vice president of national accounts in the insurance business collective of MetLife. “We added the new credit monitoring service to further support employers in their work to meet employee needs for resources that protect against identity theft. With the growth of the odd-job economy, employers are focusing on employee retention and engagement, and benefits tailored to employee needs play a key role.
Through MetLaw®, employees of the organizations offering the plans have access to a network of over 14,000 attorneys to provide advice on potential legal actions arising from identity theft, as well as a variety of other legal issues. routine, including wills and estate planning documents. , powers of attorney, family law, traffic defense and more.
The new credit monitoring service, provided by CyberScout, scours the internet and major credit bureaus to help uncover and minimize fraud in the early stages and provides members with a credit report dashboard to monitor their credit scores. credit. If identity theft is discovered, fraud specialists work to restore the member’s identity. Participants who experience an incident of identity theft can also be reimbursed up to $ 1 million for reasonable and necessary expenses related to the incident, such as lost wages and unauthorized electronic funds transfers.
“We are proud to partner with CyberScout to provide even more robust identity theft protection for MetLaw® plan members, ”said Ingrid Tolentino, CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans. “CyberScout continues to lead the industry in identifying and resolving fraud and we are confident that their best-in-class service will provide significant added value to employers by helping more employees avoid identity theft through the credit monitoring. ”
Employers interested in offering a legal services plan can find out more at www.legalplans.com.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife operates in nearly 50 countries and holds market leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. . For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
About Hyatt Legal Plans
Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife Company, helps Americans solve important life issues with Legal Services Plans. The company provides affordable access to the most commonly needed legal services to more than 10 million Americans nationwide. Hyatt’s model group legal plan, MetLaw®, has a nationwide network of more than 14,000 licensed attorneys and award-winning customer service available by phone or online. For more information, visit www.legalplans.com.