ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LegalShield, world’s leading provider of affordable legal plans for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today its expansion in Canada with the launch of new LegalShield and IDShield services featuring premium benefits for current and new members. LegalShield Canada is led by President Martine Girotto, who reports to LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell, and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. The new, expanded plans are available in all provinces and territories.
“Our purpose is to protect and empower individuals, families and small businesses by offering affordable access to legal services, privacy management and identity theft protection through our state-of-the-art mobile apps,” said Bell. “Expansion into Canada is a logical next step in our broader growth strategy and we are confident that our member-focused culture and unique value proposition will be well-received. We are dedicated to creating a world where everyone can access and afford legal protection, safeguard their livelihood and feel secure that their personal information is safe.”
LegalShield Canada, through its mobile app, offers both free features such as legal forms and answers to common legal questions, plus new premium benefits. The new, enhanced legal plans give members access to their law firm at a fraction of the cost of what most lawyers charge per hour and provide 24/7 access for covered emergencies. Plans are available for the low monthly rate of $24.95 and include coverage of the member; member’s spouse/domestic partner; never married, dependent children under age 26 living at home or full-time student; children under 18 years of age for whom the member is the legal guardian; and physically or mentally disabled dependents living at home.
The new LegalShield Canada plans include features and benefits such as:
- Advice and Consultation
- Letters or Telephone Calls
- Document Review
- 24/7 Emergency Access
- Mortgage Review and Consultation*
- Uncontested Separation or Annulment*
- Uncontested Divorce*
- Uncontested Adoption*
- Uncontested Name Change*
- Last Will and Testament
- Enduring/Continuing Power of Attorney or Mandate
- Health Care Directive/Living Will
- Speeding Tickets*
- Criminal Defence for Death Related Traffic Accidents*
- Driver’s Licence Assistance*
- Property Damage Collection*
- Trial Defence*
- Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) Assistance*
*Denotes new features added with the expansion across Canada.
“While LegalShield and IDShield have been highly successful in other markets, our Canadian management team has adapted and customized our business model for this specific market,” added Girotto. “We look forward to providing great service and saving my fellow Canadians thousands of dollars, while putting them onto a path of financial wellness.”
IDShield Canada, through its mobile app, begins monitoring the member’s identity in the deep and dark web immediately upon enrollment so that members will begin to receive credit monitoring and internet monitoring as soon as they sign up, without any further action. While members have the peace of mind knowing that at enrollment, basic monitoring has begun, they will be encouraged and reminded to sign into their account and securely add additional personal identity and financial information for monitoring. IDShield Canada offers two plans, Individual and Family, with the Family Plan covering the member, their spouse/partner and providing consultation and restoration benefits to up to 10 dependent children up to the age of 26.
The new IDShield Canada plans include features and benefits such as:
- Continuous Credit Monitoring thru TransUnion*
- Unlimited Service Guarantee*
- TransUnion Credit Report*
- Monthly Credit Score Tracker*
- Data Sweep*
- Wallet Lock*
- Email Breach Search*
- Change of Address Alert*
- Credit Threat Alerts*
- 24/7 Emergency Assistance
- Identity Consultation
- Full-Service Restoration
- Dedicated Identity Theft Specialist
- Credit Report Consultation
- Personal Internet Monitoring
- Dark Web Monitoring
- Fraud Restoration Packet
- Identity Protection Tips
- Social Insurance Number Monitoring
- Driver’s Licence Monitoring
- Credit/Debit Card Monitoring
- Phone Number Monitoring
- Medical ID Number Monitoring
*Denotes new features added with the expansion across Canada.
A trailblazer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s largest providers of online legal subscription plans covering more than 4.375 million people. Its IDShield identity theft solution for individuals and families has more than one million members. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. In addition, 34,000 companies offer LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to qualified law firms and their attorneys with an average of 22 years of experience in family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself online services, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and all provinces and territories in Canada that members can access at a fraction of typical law firm hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of Licensed Private Investigators to restore a member’s identity.
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