ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, announced that it has grown its membership base to exceed 1,753,000 members.
In March, LegalShield recorded the addition of 119,919 members in the last 12 months. This is the company’s largest 12-month expansion since 2002. Additionally, its production for the first quarter is its highest since 2008 and represents a 7 percent increase from the first quarter of last year. To support growth, LegalShield brought on 13,687 sales associates in the first quarter, marking this its greatest first quarter in recruitment since 2011.
“At LegalShield, while we have continued to reach all-time highs in 2018, staying focused on sales maximization and delivering value to our members is paramount going into the second quarter,” said CEO Jeff Bell.
Additionally, with more than 580,000 downloads, LegalShield members have used its app to snap photos of more than 27,000 traffic tickets for submission to their provider law firm for handling.
Last year LegalShield members completed their estate planning with more than 32,000 wills. With the will questionnaire conveniently located in the app, getting started is easier than ever before. A member’s provider law firm takes the completed questionnaire from the app and begins the process to draft a will that accords with a member’s wishes and instructions.
Behind every LegalShield member is a dedicated provider law firm ready to empower and protect. The money the provider law firms have saved or recovered for members through their handling of legal matters adds up. In 2017, LegalShield’s dedicated provider law firms reported to have saved or recovered members over $33,000,000 under the consultation services. For the last five years, the cumulative figure is over $132,000,000, and for the last ten years it is over a quarter of a billion dollars.
Bell concluded, “Moving forward, we will identify new methods for serving and empowering our members. And we will continue making improvements to our operations, especially our industry-leading apps for LegalShield and IDShield.”
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has more than 1,753,000 members that are covered by its legal and identity theft plans. IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million individuals. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 22 years of experience in areas such as 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 websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high 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 on call to restore a member’s identity.
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