ASA Provides Access to LegalShield for Legal Assistance, Identity Theft Protection
Member-shops will benefit from a range of affordable plans.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Dec. 7, 2016 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced today that it has joined forces with LegalShield as its latest Sponsored Benefit Provider.
LegalShield can help your facility and its employees with any legal matter, from legal consultation and contract reviews to debt collection and more. Since a law firm is prepaid through LegalShield, its sole focus is serving, rather than billing. This allows ASA members to get the level of legal protection their companies need and provides the peace of mind they desire. Small businesses have big business problems without big business resources. LegalShield gives facilities like yours big business resources on a small business budget.
Eric Morton, of LegalShield, is excited about partnering with ASA to offer this new service to its members.
“Our plans provide an invaluable service,” he said. “They offer peace of mind in an otherwise hectic world. When a legal matter arises, or if you believe your identity may have been stolen, you are just one call away from vetted professionals who are ready and willing to help you resolve any concern or need you have. The majority of adults in the United States do not have a will or an updated will in place protecting their family’s assets. If you don’t have a will or need your will updated, our personal plan covers this service at no cost. This is just one example of the value our legal service provides.”
ASA members can review the range of discounted plans for their business and employees, which vary by state, at www.legalshield.com/info/asashop. As part of their ASA membership, enrollment fees are waived. Once members join, they gain access to a law firm in their area who is experienced in most fields of law and can provide them with advice and counsel on an unlimited number of personal legal issues. LegalShield even provides 24/7 access for covered emergencies.
Employee benefit plans are available for as little as $15.95 per month, and coverage for your business starts as low as $39 per month. Small business plans provide a variety of legal-aid offerings for small businesses that include: consultation on day-to-day matters, debt collection and vendor disputes, contract review, worker’s compensation issues and employee hiring and firing.
In addition to legal service plans, ASA members have access to IDShield, the most comprehensive identity theft protection program on the market. This plan, starting at $8.95 per month, offers comprehensive credit and identity monitoring with alerts, identity theft consultation, access to licensed private investigators and complete identity restoration to pre-theft status. There is a discount on combination packages that cover both LegalShield and IDShield for families that is $33.90/month.
“ASA is always looking for new ways to benefit our members and help them meet the changing needs of our 21st-century society,” said ASA Vice President Tony Molla. “This new benefit offers a cost-effective way to have access to both legal advice and identity-theft protection, which is growing in importance among businesses both large and small.” In fact, the Federal Trade Commission reports that identity theft has been at the top of the list of consumer complaints for the past 16 years.
For more information about this new member benefit, visit LegalShield’s profile at ASA.savings4members.com, an online benefits portfolio; the landing page for ASA members on LegalShield’s website, www.legalshield.com/info/asashop; or contact the ASA Membership Services Department at (817) 514-2900, ext. 132.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit www.ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900.
Contact: Leona Dalavai Scott
For Release: Immediate
News Release ASA-18