Two-thirds of employers who don’t offer a group legal plan as part of their voluntary benefits would consider adding it if granted additional information, according to a survey released this week by MetLife. For example, many worry about a legal offering increasing administrative burdens. Of those surveyed, however, 99% find group legal plans at least as easy to handle as other voluntary benefits — if not easier.
MetLife polled hundreds of human resource and benefits professionals about legal services in a voluntary package, and the top reason given among those who make the offering is improving employee satisfaction (69%). Also among the top listed reasons: upping retention and loyalty (44%) and competing with other firms’ benefits programs (32%).
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