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LegalShield Success Guide
business. We recruit people who buy our legal services membership and
we encourage others to do the same. Many top LegalShield Associates
will recommend that you not try to reinvent the wheel as a new
Associate. The key to building a strong and successful business is being
able to duplicate your efforts and train others to do the same!
This Success Guide is designed to help you start your LegalShield
business and to reach the level of success you set for yourself. It will
familiarize you with company policy and includes detailed information
on our products, Associate compensation, the delivery of our product by
our Provider Law Firms, filling out and submitting paperwork correctly,
procedural issues such as advertising guidelines and ordering supplies.
Finally, your Success Guide contains a section on getting started right
with LegalShield, as well as a helpful glossary.
No matter which LegalShield plan you market, you can be sure it’s
backed by over three decades of experience in the legal plan industry.
You can also be sure it’s a product that is needed by consumers today
more than ever before. You can rest assured that LegalShield stands
behind its performance. We want to be sure you are rewarded for your
marketing efforts. That’s why LegalShield offers you and your Associates
a lucrative commission structure, so you can build your business and help
others build theirs.
How much product knowledge is enough? As you prepare for your
future with LegalShield, you may quite naturally question how much
knowledge is necessary to sign up Associates and members. Clearly,
the more you know, the more confidence you will have. As you progress
with LegalShield, your knowledge base will increase. We want you to
have all the product and business-building knowledge you need to be
successful.
With LegalShield, you have quality products, excellent commissions, and
Home Office support behind you all the way.
However, don’t let the amount of information you’ll receive overwhelm
or intimidate you. Keep in mind that at its core we have a very simple
Contents
Section 1: Product
Legal Plans to Fit Every Need States-At-A-Glance Provinces at a Glance Legal Plan Standard Plan Standard Plan (Canada) Identity Theft Plan/Premium Identity Theft Shield (Canada)
Law Officers Legal Plan (LOLP) Business Plan Foster Parent Legal Plan Commercial Drivers Legal Plan (CDLP) Home Business Supplement Home Based Business Rider Legal Plan for the Self-Employed Regulatory Complance Licensing & Appointment Info Benefits From Selling No Need To Oversell The Product Section 2: Delivery
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How the LegalShield Membership Works 25
Wills for Your Family 27
Motor Vehicle Coverage 28
Law Firm Network Selection 30
Provider Law Firms 31
Working with Your Provider Law Firm 32
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Section 3: Compensation
Advancing Through the
Compensation Plan Commission Payment Options Sample Compensation Plan Compensation Plan Overrides The Power of Building a Team Performance Club PCQ 4 Life Compensation Q & A Renewal Income Associate Summary Explanation
Associate Summary Commission Check Disbursement Direct Deposit (EFT) Section 5: Policies & Procedures
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Section 4: Paperwork
Associate Agreement Explanation (U.S.) 62
Associate Agreement (U.S.) 63
Associate Agreement Explanation
(Canada) 65
Associate Agreement (Canada) 66
Membership Application
Explanation (U.S.) 68
Universal Membership
Application (U.S.) 69
Membership Application Explanation
(Canada) 71
Universal Membership Application
(Canada) 72
Membership Payment Methods 74
Add-ons & Reinstatements 76
Reasons for Returned and
Pending Business 77
Submitting Business To
Corporate: UPS 78
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Associate Policies and Procedures 79
Vesting 83
Entities as Associates 84
Associate Complaints 84
Name, Address & Number Changes 85
Sponsor Changes 87
1099 Information 88
Canadian Tax Schedule
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Canadian Policies 90
Canadian Withholding & Reporting 91
Supply Ordering Instructions 92
Business Cards 93
Letterhead 93
Refunds 94
LegalShield Approved Vendors 95
Advertising Guidelines 96
Associate Information Center 100
Assoc. Info Center - 800 Number info 101
Assoc. Info Center - Local Number Info102
Member Advantage Services (MAS) 103
Section 6: Getting Started Right
Get Connected Recognition 104
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Apendix A: Glossary
Apendix B: Reference Numbers
LegalShield Success Guide
Product
Legal Plan to Fit Every need
Identity Theft Plan
On the following pages you’ll find descriptions of the
products you’ll be offering to companies and their
employees. Rest assured you can stand behind our
products and the services you’re offering.
The Identity Theft Plan (IDT) provides valuable protection
and coverage for one of America’s fastest-growing crimes.
IDT may be purchased by individuals as either a standalone product for $14.95 per month, or as an addition to
the LegalShield Legal Plan for only $9.95 per month. Plan
benefits include your credit report from a secure website,
a detailed analysis of your credit score and continuous
monitoring with email alerts of any activity on your credit
file.
Legal Plans
Our legal plans offers toll-free phone consultation
matters, letters/phone calls, Will preparation and more. All
plans provide a guaranteed 25% discount on legal services
not otherwise covered by the plan.
Identity Theft Premium
Small Business
LegalShield’s Identity Theft Premium includes all the
benefits of the Identity Theft Plan, plus continuous triple
credit bureau monitoring along with email alerts of any
activity on your credit file, WebWatcher which is a daily
monitoring for unauthorized use of your SSN, credit/debit
card numbers and other personal information and Public
Persona, the monitoring of any changes involving your
SSN associated with your identity, Lost Wallet Assitance in
case of a stolen wallet or purse, SSN Skip Trace of billions
of records to detect potential fraud and Sex Offender
Watch which monitors records to detect if a member’s
address has been used by a registered sex offender.
We realize how difficult it can be to keep a business
going in today’s market. Having an attorney available
for the legal situations known to arise in the business
environment gives peace of mind to run a business with
less worry. The Business Plan can help with contract and
document review, debt collection, contract disputes,
trial defense, partnerships, consumer fraud, worker’s
compensation, incorporation, and much more.
Professional
The Law Officers Legal Plan (LOLP) provides law
enforcement professionals with 24-hour emergency
telephone access to lawyers. Representation is available
for administrative and post-termination hearings. This plan
also offers many of the popular family legal plan benefits.
Safeguard for Minors - Canada
Is a new benefit that will be added to each Canadian
IDT Plan at no charge. This benefit is geared towards
educating parents on the steps they may take to prevent
identity theft from happening to their children. If
fraudulent activities do occur, Members will be provided
with consultations and remediation assistance. There is
NO detection portion of the benefit as we are limited to
no monitoring.
Foster Parent
Foster parents face unique challenges, and the Foster
Parent Legal Plan was designed to specifically address
their potential legal needs. The plan is available to foster
parents who are members in good standing of a local,
state, or national Foster Parent Association.
If a member is made aware of any situation in which
they feel their dependent has been a fraud victim, they
will contact us and we will assist them in getting to the
fraud investigators so they can provide the member with
a consultation and possible remediation services. All IDT
Canadian members will receive an insert letting them
know their benefits. Those eligible will be any dependent
children under the age of 18.
Special Industry
The Commercial Drivers Legal Plan (CDLP) was
specifically designed for the legal needs of the
professional truck driver. This plan offers an array of
benefits, including representation for moving and nonmoving violations. A new addition to the CDLP product
line is Super CDLP, which provides many benefits of the
family legal plan in combination with CDLP benefits.
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States-At-A-Glance
The States-At-A-Glance is your one-stop guide to show you what plans are available in each state. Get the most
current States-At-A-Glance through Documents on Demand on our website.
To print a copy from Documents on Demand on our website:
1) Go to www.legalshield.com
2) Select Associates Only
3) Sign in (For first-time assistance, please call Web Support toll-free at 800.699.9004)
4) Select “Documents on Demand” and request document #22507
Provinces-At-A-Glance
Provinces-At-A-Glance Explanation
The Provinces-At-A-Glance is your one-stop guide to plans available in Canada. Get the most current Provinces-At-AGlance through Documents on Demand on our website.
To print off a copy from Documents on Demand on our website:
1) Go to www.legalshield.com
2) Select Associates Only
3) Sign in (For first-time assistance, please call Web Support toll-free at 800.699.9004)
4) Select “Documents on Demand” and request documents 23307
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Product
Benefits
Coverage
Not all benefits are available in every state and/or province. Always check the latest States-At-A-Glance or Provinces-At-A-Glance for plan coverage. Review the membership contract for more details.
Those covered by the membership plan include:
•The individual who purchases the membership
•His or her spouse
•Never-married, dependent children under age 26
living at home
•Never-married, dependent children under age 26 who are full-time college students
•Children under age 18 for whom the member is
legal guardian
•Any dependent child, who is mentally or physically
disabled
Plan Benefits Include:
Advice
• Phone consultations for personal legal issues
• One phone call or letter per subject matter on
member’s behalf
• Contract and document review (up to 15 pages each)
Will preparation and updates
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market the Legal Plan although certain states require a license. In order to market
the plan to groups you must be group qualified.
Motor Vehicle Legal Services
Available 15 days after effective date
Availability
• Non-criminal moving traffic violation assistance
• Defense of auto-related criminal charges
• Driver’s license reinstatement assistance
• Collection assistance for property damage
Always check the latest States-At-A-Glance for the most
current product availability.
Trial Defense Services
•Defense of covered civil action filed in court
for member and spouse
•Hours of attorney time increase each membership
year (up to 300 hours of assistance after 5th
membership year)
IRS Audit Services
•Up to 50 hours of professional services from the
Provider Law Firm for IRS audit assistance,
including 3.5 hours of pre-trial assistance and 46.5
hours of trial time
Preferred Member Rate
A preferred member rate of 25% off the Provider Law
Firm’s standard hourly rate for legal services not
specifically covered by the membership
Trial Defense Supplement
The Trial Defense Supplement provides members and their families with the same coverage available under the Legal
Plan, with the added bonus of increased trial defense hours (75 trial hours, 25 pre-trial hours) for only $9.95 more a
month.
Coverage is identical, as are marketing requirements. The Trial Defense Supplement is not available in all states–Always
check the States-At-A-Glance before marketing.
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Legal Plan Exclusions &
Additional Information
Services/Phone Consultation:
• Class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings
in which the covered member is a party (or
potential party).
• Garnishment, attachment or any other appeal.
• Claims, defenses, or legal positions which the
Provider Law Firm determines will not prevail in
court or are frivolous or without merit.
Unlimited phone consultation is available to the extent
the Provider Law Firm deems it necessary to adequately
advise the member on his/her personal legal matter.
One (1) hour of legal research per subject matter will be
completed by the Provider Law Firm if the legal matter
cannot be adequately addressed during the telephone
consultation. Nevada residents limited to 50 hours of
telephone consultation per year.
IRS Audit Legal Services:
Coverage includes the return due on April 15th of the
first membership year. Does not cover garnishment,
attachment or any other appeal, class actions,
interventions or amicus curiae filings, charges of tax fraud
or income tax evasions, Trust returns, business and/or
corporate tax returns, payroll and information returns,
partnerships, corporation returns or portions thereof that
are included in the member’s tax returns, pre-existing
conditions—where member has been notified by the IRS
prior to enrollment, and services rendered by an enrolled
agent.
Letters and Phone Calls:
One letter or phone call per personal legal matter is
available if advisable in the Provider Law Firm’s sole
discretion.
Will Preparation:
Trust preparation is available at the preferred member
rate.
Motor Vehicle Legal Services:
Representation under this benefit is provided when
the member has a valid driver’s license and is driving a
properly licensed motor vehicle. Pre-existing conditions,
charges of DUI/DWI related matters, drug-related matters,
hit-and-run related charges, leaving the scene of an
accident. Criminal moving violations and unmeritorious
cases are excluded. Commercial vehicles with more than
two axles are not covered. Driver’s license and property
damage recovery assistance is limited to two and one-half
(2-1/2) hours of lawyer time per claim, does not include
the filing of a lawsuit, and excludes personal injury and
property claims exceeding $5,000.
Preferred Member Rate:
If the member needs representation in court, he/she must
notify the Provider Law Firm at least five business days in
advance so they may prepare for the case. Hourly rates for
referral lawyers and court appearances may vary.
General Provisions:
Members may use their preferred member rate and phone
consultation benefit for Plan exclusions. Fines, court costs,
penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any
out-of-pocket expenses are the member’s responsibility
and are not part of the membership fees and/or
benefits. A retainer fee may be required prior to services
being rendered for services not otherwise covered by
membership benefits. Due to regulatory requirements,
benefits and rates vary in certain states and provinces. The
information contained on this material is for illustrative
purposes. Please see a Plan contract for actual terms,
coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.
Trial Defense Services:
Matters not covered under Plan benefits and which the
member may use his/her preferred member rate for
services are:
• Dependents (covers member and spouse only).
• Bankruptcy, divorce, separation, annulment, child
custody or other divorce or domestic-related
matters.
• Charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related matters (whether
prescribed or not), hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident, and civil or criminal charges occurring
as a result of operating a commercial vehicle with
more than two axles.
• Lawsuits filed because of something that occurred
prior to the membership or because of conditions
that were reasonably anticipated or foreseeable
prior to enrollment (even if the lawsuit is filed after
enrollment).
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Plan benefits vary from state to state and province.
The information contained in this material is for
illustration purposes only and is not a contract. It
is intended to provide a general overview of Plan
coverage and exclusions; only a Plan contract can
give actual terms, coverage, amount, conditions
and exclusions.
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Standard Plan
Benefits
Coverage
Not all benefits are available in every state and/or province. Always check the latest States-At-A-Glance or Provinces-At-A-Glance for plan coverage. Review the membership contract for more details.
Those covered by the membership plan include:
•The individual who purchases the membership
•His or her spouse
•Never-married, dependent children under age 21
living at home
•Never-married, dependent children under age 23 who are full-time college students
(No age limit for full-time college students in
Washington)
•Children under age 18 for whom the member is
legal guardian
•Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is
mentally or physically disabled
Plan Benefits Include:
Preventive Legal Services
• Phone consultations for personal and business
matters
• One phone call or letter per subject matter on
member’s behalf; two business letters/calls per year
• Contract and document review (up to 10 pages each)
Will preparation and updates
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market the Standard Plan
although certain states require a license. In order to market the plan to groups you must be group qualified.
Motor Vehicle Legal Services
Available 15 days after effective date
• Moving traffic violation assistance
• Defense of auto-related criminal charges
• Driver’s license reinstatement assistance
• Collection assistance for personal injury and
property damage
Availability
Always check the latest States-At-A-Glance for the most
current product availability.
Trial Defense Services
•Defense of covered civil or work-related criminal charges for member and spouse
•Hours of attorney time increase each membership
year (up to 300 hours of assistance after 5th
membership year)
IRS Audit Services
•Up to 50 hours of professional services from the
Provider Law Firm for IRS audit assistance,
including 3.5 hours of pre-trial assistance and 46.5
hours of trial time
Preferred Member Rate
A preferred member rate of 25% off the Provider Law
Firm’s standard hourly rate for legal services not
specifically covered by the membership
Expanded Plan
The Expanded Plan provides members and their families with the same coverage available under the Standard Plan,
with the added bonus of increased trial defense hours for only $9 more a month. Coverage is identical, as are marketing
requirements. The Expanded Plan is not available in all states where the Standard Plan is available. Always check the
States-At-A-Glance before marketing.
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Standard Plan Exclusions &
Additional Information
Services/Phone Consultation:
covered. Driver’s license and personal injury/property
damage recovery assistance is limited to two and one-half
(2-1/2) hours of lawyer time per claim, does not include
the filing of a lawsuit, and excludes personal injury and
property claims exceeding $2,000.
Unlimited phone consultation is available to the extent
the Provider Law Firm deems it necessary to adequately
advise the member on his/her legal matter. One (1) hour
of legal research per subject matter will be completed
by the Provider Law Firm if the legal matter cannot be
adequately addressed during the telephone consultation.
Nevada residents limited to 50 hours of telephone
consultation per year.
Trial Defense Services:
Matters not covered under Plan benefits and which the
member may use his/her preferred member rate for
services are:
• Dependents (covers member and spouse only).
• Bankruptcy, divorce, separation, annulment, child
custody or other divorce or domestic-related
matters.
• Charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related matters (whether
prescribed or not), hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident, and civil or criminal charges occurring
as a result of operating a commercial vehicle with
more than two axles.
• Plan benefits apply only to charges of job-related
criminal actions. Benefits do not cover instances in
which the member is named in a civil lawsuit or
has criminal charges filed against him/her because
he/she is listed as an owner, manager or associate
of the business and he/she had no direct
involvement with the act or matter that gave rise
to the lawsuit or criminal charge.
• Lawsuits filed because of something that occurred
prior to the membership or because of conditions
that were reasonably anticipated or foreseeable
prior to enrollment (even if the lawsuit is filed after
enrollment).
• Class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings
in which the covered member is a party (or
potential party).
• Garnishment, attachment or any other appeal.
• Claims, defenses, or legal positions which the
Provider Law Firm determines will not prevail in
court or are frivolous or without merit.
Letters and Phone Calls:
One letter or phone call per subject matter is available if
advisable in the Provider Law Firm’s sole discretion.
Contract and Document Review:
Nevada residents limited to five personal legal documents
reviewed per year.
Will Preparation:
Trust preparation is available at the preferred member
rate. A standard Will with yearly updates provided for the
primary member at no additional cost. Covered family
members can also have their Will prepared for $20 each,
with yearly updates for only $20.
Motor Vehicle Legal Services:
Representation under this benefit is provided when
the member has a valid driver’s license and is driving a
properly licensed motor vehicle. Pre-existing conditions,
charges of DUI/DWI related matters, drug-related
matters, hit-and-run related charges, leaving the scene
of an accident, and unmeritorious cases are excluded.
Commercial vehicles with more than two axles are not
IRS Audit Legal Services:
Coverage includes the return due on April 15th of the
first membership year. Does not cover garnishment,
attachment or any other appeal, class actions,
interventions or amicus curiae filings, charges of tax fraud
or income tax evasions, Trust returns, business and/or
corporate tax returns, payroll and information returns,
partnerships, corporation returns or portions thereof that
are included in the member’s tax returns, pre-existing
conditions—where member has been notified by the IRS
prior to enrollment, and services rendered by an enrolled
agent.
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Additional Information Cont.
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Preferred Member Rate:
If the member needs representation in court, he/she must
notify the Provider Law Firm at least five business days in
advance so they may prepare for the case. Hourly rates
for referral lawyers and court appearances may vary.
General Provisions:
Members may use their preferred member rate and
phone consultation benefit for any Plan exclusions. Fines,
court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail
bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are the member’s
responsibility and are not part of the membership fees
and/or benefits. A retainer fee may be required prior
to services being rendered for services not otherwise
covered by membership benefits. Due to regulatory
requirements, benefits and rates vary in certain states
and provinces. The information contained on this material
is for illustrative purposes. Please see a Plan contract
for actual terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and
exclusions.
Plan benefits vary from state to state and province.
The information contained in this material is for
illustration purposes only and is not a contract. It
is intended to provide a general overview of Plan
coverage and exclusions; only a Plan contract can
give actual terms, coverage, amount, conditions
and exclusions.
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Standard Plan (Canada)
Coverage
The Canadian Standard Plan consists of a wide array of
valuable benefits for members and their family, including:
Those covered by the membership plan include:
n The individual who purchases the membership
n His or her spouse
n Never-married, dependent children under age 21
living at home
n Never-married, dependent children under age 23
who are full-time college students
n Children under age 18 for whom the member is
legal guardian and
n Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is
mentally or physically disabled
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Phone consultations on any subject matter,
personal or business
n One phone call or letter per subject matter; one
phone call or letter for up to two non-related
business matters per year
n Will preparation with yearly reviews and updates
n Power of Attorney preparation
n Review of unlimited number of contracts and
documents up to 10 pages each; one business
document review up to 10 pages each year
n Warranty assistance
n Review of lease agreements
n Help with contacting government agencies
n Debt collection assistance
n Tenant legal advice
n Small claims court advice
n Consumer protection assistance
n Social assistance legal advice
n Estate settlement legal advice
n A preferred member rate of 25% off the Provider
Law Firm’s standard hourly rate on services not
otherwise covered by the plan
n A 33% discount off the Provider’s standard
hourly rate for representation on legal services
performed outside a lawyer’s office
n Round-the-clock access to a lawyer in cases of
arrest or detainment
Plan Exclusions
Phone Calls and Letters
A letter or phone call per subject matter is available if
advisable at the Provider Law Firm’s sole discretion.
Additional phone calls and letters for the same subject will
be provided at a 25% discount off the Provider Law Firm’s
standard hourly rate.
Will &
Powers of Attorney Preparation
Other covered family members may have their Wills and
Powers of Attorney prepared and executed at the offices
of the Provider Law Firm for $30 per person. If the Wills
and Powers of Attorney are executed at the offices of
another law firm, arranged by the Provider Law Firm, the
rate for the Named Member is $50. If executed by other
family members at the same time as the Named Member’s
Will and Powers of Attorney, the rate is $50 per person; if
done at a different time, the rate is $75 per person. Yearly
reviews and updates follow the same fee schedule as
initial Wills and Powers of Attorney. Trust preparation is
available at a 25% discount off your Provider Law Firm’s
standard hourly rate.
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market the Standard Plan
in Canada, although certain provinces require a license.
In order to market the plan to groups you must be group
qualified.
Availability
The plan is currently available in Ontario, British Columbia,
Alberta, and Manitoba.
Preferred Member Rate
A retainer may be required for services to be rendered
under this benefit. At least five business days are required
for preparation for in court representation. Telephone
advice is available immediately.
Access to a Lawyer for Arrest or Detainment Does not
cover cases involving allegations of alcohol use, stalking,
or domestic violence.
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Identity Theft Plan/Premium
(United States)
• Email alerts will notify you of any activity on your credit
file (This email will direct you to our secure site where you
can log in to view the alert data.)
Web Watcher
• Daily web monitoring for unauthorized use of your SSN,
credit/debit card numbers and other personal information on
sites across the Internet.
Public Persona
• Monthly monitoring of any changes involving your SSN or address history associated with your
identity will be implemented.
Lost Wallet Assistance
• On request, assistance will be given if your
wallet, purse or sensitive documents are lost or
stolen.
• Help with canceling and replacing cards and IDs,
placing temporary fraud alerts, and disputing
any fraudulent charges.
• Taking preventative measures to reduce the subsequent
likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft.
Social Security Number Skip Trace
• On request, search of your SSN through a
database of over 34 billion current public
records to detect potential fraud will be
conducted.
Sex Offender Search
• On request, search of sex offender databases to
detect if a member’s address has been used by a
registered sex offender will be available.
The identity theft plans offered by LegalShield offer valuable protection and coverage for one of America’s fastest
growing crimes. These plans may be purchased as stand
alone products or purchased alongside a
LegalShield Legal Plan.
Coverage
The Identity Theft Plan provides coverage for the
member and spouse for one low monthly fee.
SafeGuard for Minors provides additional services
for up to 8 dependent, minor children.
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market IDT.
Pricing
$29.95 Stand Alone Identity Theft Premium
$19.95 Identity Theft Premium with Legal Plan
$14.95 Stand Alone Identity Theft Plan
$9.95 Identity Theft with Legal Plan
Identity Theft Plan Benefits
Credit Report
• Conveniently log in to our secure website for
access to your credit report and personal credit
score from Experian upon activation.
Personal Credit Score with Analysis
• In addition to your credit report, we provide a
detailed analysis of your Personal Credit Score with
your first credit report.
Get to know Kroll
LegalShield has partnered with a leading identity
theft consultant, Kroll, to provide the best identity
restoration possible. With almost 40 years of
experience in security and risk mitigation, Kroll
Licensed Investigators are always ready to provide
you with the information you need to take action.
Continuous Monitoring with Activity Alerts
• Activate continuous credit monitoring via our secure website.
• Your Experian credit file will be monitored
continuously.
• Email alerts will notify you of any activity on your
credit file. (This email will direct you to our secure
site where you can log in to view the alert data.)
Comprehensive Restoration
(included in both plans)
If you become a victim of identity theft while a
LegalShield Plan Member, Kroll Advisory will do
everything in their power to restore your identity,
for as long as it takes, until all resolvable issues
have been addressed. When you provide Kroll a
Limited Power of Attorney, a dedicated Licensed
Investigator at Kroll will perform comprehensive
identity restoration services on your behalf.
Regardless of the length of time it takes to
complete, your Investigator will work to remediate
the identity theft issues and restore your identity to
pre-theft status.
Identity Theft Premium Benefits
Identity Theft Premium includes all the benefits of Identity
Theft Shield, plus the following premium features:
Triple Bureau Continuous Credit Monitoring
• Activate continuous credit monitoring via our
secure website.
• Your Experian, TransUnion and Equifax credit files
will be monitored continuously.
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in both plans
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Safeguard for MinorsSM
This special service covers up to 8 dependants
under the age of 18.
Safeguard Material
• Valuable information will be available on credit
education for minors, advice on the best practices
for the use of a child’s SSN
and personal identifying information, and more.
Monitoring and Alerts
• Monitor for the existence of a credit file in your
child’s name.
• Receive alerts if any credit files are found.
Consultation
• Consult the experts on any identity theft
questions or concerns regarding child identity
theft.
Note: IDT as an add-on plan may only be sold in
conjunction with an English or Spanish Legal Plan
membership
Do not solicit IDT memberships to an existing group that
is not in your name.
**IDT documentation is not available in Spanish.
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Identity Theft Plan
Identity Theft Plans Quick Comparison
Identity
Plan
Identity
Premium
Member and Spouse Covered......................................................................................X........................ X
Safeguard for MinorsSM ..................................................................................................X........................ X
Credit Report with Score and Analysis....................................................................X........................ X
Comprehensive Restoration Service by Kroll.........................................................X........................ X
Unlimited Identity Theft Consultation.......................................................................X........................ X
Single Bureau Credit Monitoring and Activity Alert............................................X........................ X
Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring and Activity Alert........................................................................ X
Web Watcher................................................................................................................................................. X
Public Persona............................................................................................................................................... X
Lost Wallet Assistance*............................................................................................................................. X
Social Security Number Skip-Trace*..................................................................................................... X
Sex Offender Search*................................................................................................................................. X
*Services available to members upon request.
Identity Theft Limitations & Exclusions
•Pre-existing Stolen Identity Event Limitations - If the victim
either had knowledge of, or reasonably should have had
knowledge of, the pre-existing stolen identity event based on
information provided to the victim prior to enrollment in the
program, such an event and the consequences related to it are
not covered.
Kroll provides a wide range of identity theft restoration
services for all LegalShield Plan members. In order to perform
comprehensive ID restoration services for an identity theft victim,
however, the victim must provide to Kroll Advisory a signed and
notarized copy of Kroll Advisory’s Limited Power of Attorney,
a copy of the police report citing the instance of identity theft,
copies of government-issued photo identification (such as a
driver’s license), and other identification information, including
Social Security card and utility bill(s) (for proof of address), a
completed Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Affidavit
citing the instance of identity theft, and any other additional
items that may be relevant to the type of fraud committed.
• Business - A covered stolen identity event does not include
business losses, including, but not limited to the theft or
unauthorized or illegal use of the victim’s business name, DBA or
any other method of identifying the victim’s business activity.
• Dormancy or inactivity - If the victim cannot or does not
provide the items designated in paragraph one above, or,
having initiated restoration, if the victim fails to respond to
or cooperate in activity facilitated by Kroll Advisory for the
purpose of ID restoration.
Coverage is not provided for the following events:
• Legal Remedy - Any Stolen Identity Event where the victim is
unable or unwilling to prosecute the person who caused the
victim to suffer the fraud or its consequences.
• Dishonest Acts - Any dishonest, criminal, malicious or fraudulent
acts, if the Member(s) who suffered the fraud personally
participated in, directed or had knowledge of such acts.
• Incurable - Because of the nature of the activity associated
with identity theft, some issues cannot be resolved. For
example, if a fraudulent act results in the victim’s name being
improperly placed on a government agency’s restricted list
(e.g., a ‘no fly’ list) neither Kroll Advisory nor LegalShield can
promise removal of the victim’s name.
• Financial Loss - Membership Services do not cover any
financial losses attributed to the Stolen Identity Event,
including, but not limited to, money stolen from a wallet or
other monetary losses, unauthorized purchases of retail goods
or services online, by phone, by mail or direct.
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• Legal services are not separately provided under ID theft
restoration services. LegalShield Plan Members should consult
their individual plans to determine availability of legal services.
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Identity Theft Plan
(Canada)
Expedited Consumer
Credit Disclosure
With the Identity Theft Plan, a trained expert will take the
steps to help restore your name and credit for you!
Help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and time
spent away from work with valuable services from
detection to resolution. Let our investigators do the
work for you.
Our investigators will work on your behalf to help
correct identity theft issues you have with affected
agencies and institutions, including:
• Credit card companies
• Financial institutions
• Credit repositories
• Phonebusters
• Reporting Economic Crime Online (RECOL)
• Internet Fraud Complaint Centers (IFCC)
• Passport Canada
• Law enforcement personnel and other
organizations that may maintain information
about you
• Fraud alert notifications will be sent on your
behalf to all three credit bureaus and financial
institutions when appropriate.
Consumer Credit Disclosure through Northern Credit Bureaus (NCB) helps you make sure your financial records
are accurate. Your credit standing is one of your most important financial assets. It not only affects your ability to
get credit, often it also dictates the interest rate at which
you can borrow. It can also affect your ability to purchase
insurance or to find employment. Both insurance companies and prospective employers use your credit rating
to gauge your sense of responsibility and you want to
ensure it is a true reflection of your credit worthiness.
Experts recommend you review your credit report regularly; your membership makes this easy. You are entitled
to expedited delivery of an up-to-date consumer credit
disclosure based on data from NCB at no extra charge!
Expedited Delivery of Consumer
Credit Disclosures Quarterly
Learn of suspicious activity before your credit is ruined.
By ordering your consumer credit disclosure from Northern Credit Bureau (NCB) quarterly, you will be actively involved in helping to monitor your own credit information.
We provide easy to use forms you can use to request
expedited delivery of your consumer credit disclosure
once every 3 months.
Coverage
The Identity Theft Plan provides coverage for the member
and spouse for one low monthly fee.
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market IDT.
Your credit file will be provided to you free of charge by the credit bureau as required by provincial credit reporting legislation. This product
offers expedited delivery of your consumer credit file disclosure as an
additional benefit of the service. No purchase is necessary to obtain
your credit file disclosure from the credit bureau.
Identity Restoration
IDT as an add-on plan may only be sold in conjunction with an
English Legal Plan membership
(Coverage begins as of your membership effective date.)
Let the experts do the work for you. Identity theft can
be devastating, and the process of restoring your name
and credibility can be overwhelming, time consuming and
costly. You need more than “do it yourself” information
when it happens to you.
Do Not solicit IDT memberships to an existing group that is not
in your name.
IDT is not available in Spanish.
Identity Restoration will not apply if the identity theft is the result of a dishonest, criminal, malicious, or fraudulent act you, your
spouse, or your child participated in, directed, or had knowledge of. Restoration services will not be provided for a known stolen
identity event that occurred prior to enrollment date. You must be an active member to receive restoration services. Services provided do not cover financial losses arising from the identity theft. A signed limited Power of Attorney must be provided to Kroll when an
Identity Theft Restoration case is opened in order for Kroll to work on your behalf. Services are available for pre-existing conditions
at a discounted rate. A stolen identity event does not include the theft or unauthorized or illegal use of your business name, d/b/a, or
any other method of identifying your business activity.
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Law Officers Legal Plan (LOLP)
Benefits
Marketing Requirements
The Law Officers Legal Plan (LOLP) provides a wide array
of valuable legal services to law officers and their families for job-related as well as personal legal issues. Plan
benefits are:
Certain states require a license in order to sell the LOLP,
and you must be group qualified in order to sell the plan
to groups.
Availability
Job-Related
The LOLP is available in a number of states. Check the
most current States-At-A-Glance before marketing this
plan.
• 24-hour, toll-free phone access to the Provider
Law Firm in job-related emergency situations
• Administration and termination hearing
representation
The LOLP is available to law officers employed by
county, city, or state governments.
Personal
Preventive Legal Services
• Phone consultations for personal and business
matters
• One phone call or letter per subject matter on
member’s behalf; two business letters/calls per
year
• Contract and document review (up to 10 pages)
• Will preparation and updates
See Standard Legal Plan for exclusions; Administrative and Termination
Hearing exclusions are noted below.
Administrative and Termination Hearing Representation: Not covered
under this benefit are hearings and investigations or inquiries which
result from any alcohol or drug-related matter or allegation involving
the use of chemicals. Also not covered are hearings resulting from
matters arising other than from the direct performance of job
responsibilities while on active duty, such as reduction in force or
any other termination or separation from service unrelated to job
performance. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
Tragic Accident Representation
Available 15 days after effective date
• Defense of auto-related criminal charges
Trial Defense Services
• Defense of covered civil or work-related criminal charges for member and spouse
• Hours of attorney time increase each membership
year
Up to 300 hours of assistance is available after the 5th membership
year for the Standard Law Officers Plan. An Expanded Law Officers
Plan, which provides for additional pretrial defense hours, is also
available (except in Arizona).
IRS Audit Services
• Up to 50 hours of professional services from the
Provider Law Firm for IRS audit assistance,
including 3.5 hours of pretrial assistance and 46.5
hours of trial time
Preferred Member Rate
• A preferred member rate of 25% off the Provider
Law Firm’s standard hourly rate for legal services
not specifically covered by the membership
Coverage
Those covered by the membership plan include the
named member and:
• His or her spouse
• Never-married, dependent children, under age
21 living at home
• Never-married, dependent children under age 23
who are full-time college students
• Children under age 18 for whom the member is
legal guardian and
• Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is
mentally or physically disabled
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Business Plan
Benefits
The Business Plan provides small businesses with a wide
variety of valuable legal services, including:
Legal Consultation Services
Toll-free phone consultation regarding issues involving the
business
Legal Correspondence Services
One letter per legal subject matter written on the member’s behalf each year. Follow up letters provided at the
preferred member rate.
Debt Collection
Up to 10 separate initial collection letters per month
Contract Review
Up to three contracts, up to 15 pages each, reviewed each
month
Executed Contract Review
Up to one signed contract (10 pages or less) reviewed per
month
Designated Consultations
Two telephone consultations, up to one-half hour per call,
on certain specialized business-related legal issues
Trial Defense Services
Up to 75 hours of attorney time if the business is named
in a civil lawsuit (15 pre-trial hours; 60 actual trial hours)
Reduced Fee Services
Coverage
25% reduction the Provider Law Firm’s corporate hourly
rate for litigation representation and other legal work
The plan is available to companies with fewer than 100
employees. Publicly-held companies and non-profit organizations are not eligible. Membership fees are calculated
based on the total number of employees (from 1 to 50 and
from 51 to 99). If at any time during the year a company
exceeds 50 employees, a plan upgrade is necessary.
Reduced Contingency Fees
Up to a 5% discount from the Provider Law Firm’s standard contingency fee
Marketing Requirements
Availability
You must be certified to market the LegalShield
Business Plan.
The Business Plan is available in a number of states. Check
the latest States-At-A-Glance for the most recent product
availability.
Call Associate Services at 580.436.7424 or visit
Associates only for more information or to register for
training.
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Foster Parent Plan
NOTES
Benefits
The Foster Parent Legal Plan is available for a monthly
membership fee of $15.95 to foster parents who are
members in good standing of a local, state, or national
Foster Parent Association. In addition to benefits available
through the LegalShield Standard Plan, the Foster Parent
Plan contains benefits specifically designed for the
potential legal needs of foster parents.
The Plan Offers:
• Toll-free telephone consultations with the
Provider Law Firm for any subject matter-personal
or business
• Phone calls made and letters written on the
member’s behalf
• Will preparation
• Contract and document review
• Moving traffic violation assistance
• Tragic accident representation
• Administrative inquiry representation
• Administrative hearing representation
• 25% discount off the Provider Law Firm’s
standard hourly rate on other legal services not
specifically covered by the membership
Marketing Requirements
You must attend a Group Training School which
includes Foster Parent Plan training.
Product Availability
The FPLP is available in all states in which
LegalShield conducts business except Massachusetts,
Washington, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Alaska.
Only members of a local, state, or national Foster Parent
Association are eligible for membership in the Foster Parent Legal Plan. This may not include agency employees
or other support personnel. Be sure to inquire about FPA
membership before selling this plan.
You may use the Universal Application
(app.uni)
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Commercial Drivers Legal Plan
Benefits
Availability
Motor Club Plan
You may call the Home Office with membership
inquiries.
The Commercial Drivers Legal Plan was developed to
provide commercial drivers affordable legal services by
providing coverage for personal vehicles and commercial
vehicles. There are three versions of the Commercial Drivers Legal Plan, the Motor Club Plan (underwritten by Road
America Motor Club) the Basic Plan (minus the Road
America benefits), and Super CDLP.
The Commercial Drivers Legal Plan currently is
available in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, and Washington. Always check
the latest States-At-A-Glance for most recent plan availability by state.
See States-At-A-Glance for availability by state.
The Motor Club version of the CDLP provides personal
vehicle coverage for the member and spouse (for vehicles
with no more than two axles) in the following areas: emergency travel expense reimbursement,
ambulance service reimbursement, and theft reward. The
plan also provides car rental discounts and hotel/motel
savings. In addition, commercial drivers receive the following benefits when driving their commercial vehicle: tragic
accident representation, bail bond
service, moving violations, DOT and non-moving
violations, arrest bond protection, license reinstatement,
property damage collection, personal injury
collection, and a 25% discount on all other legal
services.
You must complete two (2) membership
applications if you are selling the CDLP and the
Legal Plan to the same member.
CDLP commissions will not advance until money is
received.
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Basic Plan
See States-At-A-Glance for availability by state.
The Basic CDLP provides commercial drivers and their
spouse representation for tragic accidents, moving
violations, driver’s license reinstatement, and DOT and
non-moving violations. It also provides property
damage and personal injury collection services and a 25%
discount on all other legal services.
Super CDLP
See States-At-A-Glance for availability by state.
Super CDLP covers not only the driver and spouse for the
same benefits as the Basic CDLP, but also adds personal
and family benefits for the driver, spouse and covered
family members. These benefits include driver and spouse
will preparation, IRS audit legal services on a personal tax
return for driver or spouse, uncontested divorce assistance for driver and spouse after first year of membership,
moving violation representation for all covered family
members, and a 25% preferred member discount off the
Provider Law Firm’s standard hourly rate for any other
legal service not otherwise covered by the membership.
Marketing Requirements
LegalShield Associates must be CDLP qualified in order
to sell the Plan to groups or individuals. In order to be
CDLP qualified, you must attend a one-day CDLP training
school. In addition, some states require a license to sell
CDLP memberships (see the States-At-A-Glance), and
you must be licensed for the state in which you sell the
membership.
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Home Business Supplement
NOTES
Benefits
The Home Business Supplement was designed to provide
small business owners access to commonly needed legal
services for a low monthly cost. It can be added only to
the Legal Plan in approved states.
Benefits include:
n Toll-free
telephone consultation with the Provider
Law Firm on business legal matters
n Three business contracts per month
n Up to 6 business letters/phone calls per
membership year
n Three debt collection letters per month
n Trial defense at a 25% discount
n Discounted services — all other at 25% discount
Coverage
The HBS is available to home businesses that are wholely
owned and operated by the member or members. Eligible
business entities must be
for-profit and cannot be publicly traded.
Marketing Requirements
Any LegalShield Associate may market the Home Business Supplement although certain states require a license.
Availability
The Home Business Supplement is available in a number
of states. Check the latest States-at-a-Glance for the most
recent product availability.
For additional information, visit
www.legalshieldbizplan.com.
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Home Based Business Rider
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Benefits
The Home Based Business Rider was designed to provide
small business owners access to commonly needed legal
services for a low monthly cost. It can be added only to
the Expanded Plan in approved states.
Benefits include:
n Toll-free
telephone consultation with the Provider
Law Firm on business legal matters
n Three business contracts per month
n Three business letters per month
n Three debt collection letters per month
n Trial defense at a 25% discount
n Discounted services — all other at 25% discount
Coverage
The HBBR is available to home-based businesses that
have the same home and business address.
Eligible business entities must have three or fewer
employees, be for-profit and cannot be publicly traded.
Marketing Requirements
You must be certified to market the Home Based Business
Rider. For your convenience, a variety of training avenues
are available, including classroom training, at-home video
training, and online certification.
Call Associate Services at 580.436.7424 or visit
www.legalshieldbizplan.com for more information or to
register for training.
Availability
The Home Based Business Rider is available in a number
of states. Check the latest States-At-A-Glance for the
most recent product availability.
For additional information, visit
www.legalshieldbizplan.com.
Make sure you are certified before selling this
product.
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Legal Plan for the Self-Employed
Coverage
Benefits
The Legal Plan for the Self-Employed provides legal
benefits specifically designed for the needs of the selfemployed.
The plan covers for-profit businesses that are not
publicly traded and employ no more than eight people.
The plan also provides personal coverage for the
business owner and spouse as well as:
n Never-married, dependent children under age 21
living at home
n Never-married dependent children under age 18
for whom the member is legal guardian
n Never-married, dependent children to age 23 who
are full-time students and
n Any disabled child, regardless of age, who is
chiefly dependent upon the member for support
Benefits include:
n
Toll-free telephone consultations with the
Provider Law Firm for any subject matter,
personal or business
n One phone call or letter per subject matter on
personal issues per membership year
n Three letters written on behalf of the business
each month [no more than one per subject]
n Document review up to 10 pages on personal
subject matters
n Review of up to three documents (up to 15 pages
each) per month on behalf of the business entity
n Will preparation and yearly updates at no
additional charge; $20 for covered family
members
n Moving traffic violation assistance
n Motor vehicle tragic accident representation
n Drivers license reinstatement assistance
n Motor vehicle-related personal injury and
property damage claims up to $2,000
n Civil action and job-related criminal action
representation for member and spouse
n Up to 50 hours of legal services for IRS audits
n 24-hour access to the Provider Law Firm in case
of arrest or detainment
n Plus a 25% discount off the Provider Law Firm’s
standard hourly rate for personal legal matters
not specifically covered by the membership, and
a 25% discount off the Provider’s corporate
hourly rate for all business matters not otherwise
covered.
Marketing Requirements
You must be certified to market the Legal Plan for Self
Employeed. For your convenience, a variety of training
avenues are available, including classroom training, athome video training, and online certification.
Call Associate Services at 580.436.7424 or visit
www.legalshieldbizplan.com for more information or to
register for training.
Availability
The Legal Plan for the Self-Employed is available in a
number of states. Please call Associate Services for
details or consult the States-At-A-Glance.
Only the Named Member or persons covered under
this plan should be in contact with the
Provider Law Firm.
Make sure you are certified before selling this product.
This membership must be submitted using the Universal Membership Application.
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Regulatory Compliance
NOTES
LegalShield must comply with the laws of the states and
provinces in which we market.
The first step we take in order to conduct business within
a particular state is to file with and obtain approval from
the Secretary of State.
Secondly, we file the membership contract with the
State Insurance Department, which determines how the
insurance laws of their state apply to our membership
contract.
If the state Department of Insurance determines we
have a contract of insurance, we then file for approval
to market our memberships in that state as an insurance
product. In addition to the Company information filed
with the Department, we must also submit all rates and
forms to the Department for approval. Typically, for an
insurance product, the Department will also require the
Associate selling on behalf of the Company to be licensed
through the Insurance Department before sales can be
made.
If the state Department of Insurance determines we
are not offering a contract of insurance, then we are
not required to submit the company information nor
the rates and forms for approval. Since the membership
contract is not a contract of insurance but is instead a
service contract, Associate licensing is also not required.
However, Texas, South Carolina, and Virginia require that
Associates register with the appropriate state office. For
more information call Licensing at 580-436-7424.
Who should I call if I have concerns or questions about
the Company’s status in my state or about licensing
requirements?
Please do not contact any government agency
regarding licensing procedures or any issue regarding
LegalShield. We at the Home Office work very closely
with government officials; any contact other than from
previously established channels at our offices may cause
unnecessary strain on good relationships and can even
jeopardize our standing.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact
a Licensing Consultant at the Home Office at
580-436-7424 for the most current and accurate
information.
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Licensing and Appointment Information
The states and provinces
that require a license are:
Do I have to have a license to sell LegalShield?
Certain states do require that you be properly licensed
and appointed before selling LegalShield.
If you plan to market the Commercial Drivers Legal Plan,
please note that certain states require a license to sell the
plan.
For more information:
1) See the States-At-A-Glance for licensing
information by state or
2) Call a Licensing Consultant at 580.436.7424, or
3) Check out the Quick Reference section of
Associates Only on our website at
www.legalshield.com
Can I submit apps and receive
commissions before I’m licensed?
• We cannot process an application nor can you receive
commissions on memberships until after you are properly
licensed and appointed.
• Alabama
• Arkansas
• Florida
• Illinois
• Massachusetts
• Mississippi
Can I be licensed in more than one state?
• The Canadian province of Manitoba also
• No—you must be licensed and the Corporate Office
must have notice of the license and complete the appointment process before you begin marketing.
If I live in a state that does not require a
license and I want to market in a state that
requires a license, do I still need a license?
What are the licensing policies if
I’m marketing under a company name?
Yes. You must be licensed in the state in which the
prospective member lives. Certain states require special
licenses for nonresidents, and the fees may differ from instate licenses.
Certain states require that the company or entity under
which you’re marketing be licensed. Please call a
LegalShield Licensing Consultant for details
in this case.
Do I have to renew my license?
Most states require annual or bi-annual renewal of the
license/appointment. The Home Office will notify you of
the renewal date, but it’s your responsibility to promptly renew any license and/or appointment according to
guidelines.
What about husband/wife teams?
In a state where a license is required to market, a husband
and wife must both be licensed and appointed for both to
be able to sell. They may operate under the same Associate Agreement and Associate number. Both names may
appear on the Associate Agreement (John/Mary), but this
is not necessary. If both names do appear on the Agreement, both spouses must submit a license application.
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• Texas
• Virginia
• Wisconsin
requires a license.
In certain situations you may be licensed to sell in more
than one state. For more information, please call a Licensing Consultant at 580.436.7424.
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• Missouri
• Montana
• Nebraska
• New Jersey
• North Dakota
• South Carolina
Can I recruit new Associates before I’m
licensed?
Yes. Although you are not allowed to sell a membership
before being properly licensed and appointed, you can
still recruit Associates into the company.
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Benefits From Selling
Just One Membership
When you qualify for the Associate Benefits Plan, you have access to discounts from these vendors and
more. LegalShield has agreements in place with select suppliers to save you money on services you currently
use.
The Associate Benefits Plan:
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You do NOT need to oversell
the product. It is that good!
We offer plans to fit many different types of needs, but our Legal Plan and
Identity Theft Plan are by far our most popular offerings.
When it comes to our product
•
•
•
•
Underpromise
Undersell
Undercommit
Overdeliver!
For full details about the plans available in your state or province, please refer
to your plan brochures and contracts. Be sure to present your prospects the
benefits as well as the limitations and exclusions.
Use Your Membership
• Write down one thing you could call the Provider Law Firm about this week:
• Write down your Provider Law Firm’s phone number:
• When are you going to call your Provider Law Firm about the above issue?
• When is the law firm Open House usually held?
• When is the next Open House?
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How the LegalShield Membership Works
How can your members get the most value from their
LegalShield membership?
What is included in your membership
Your Provider Law Firm is ready to offer you advice
and consultation on any personal legal matter. You’ll
have your questions answered and get the facts you
need— at no additional cost to you.
Every LegalShield member has access to quality,
convenient legal help and advice. The value of the
membership is determined by how often your members
actually use the benefits to which they are entitled.
Courtesy Consultation
If necessary, you can have a courtesy consultation
with your Provider Law Firm as soon as you enroll as
a member. Once your membership is processed at
the Home Office all the benefits under your contract
become available.
To show the value of the plan and to
encourage members to use the plan, ask
questions such as:
n
Do you feel the personal decisions you make
could benefit from legal advice
or
n Have you ever been asked to sign a document
you didn’t understand?
n Have you made commitments in everyday trans actions without understanding your legal rights
and obligations?
Benefits listed in this section may not be
available in all states and provinces. Please
consult the States/Provinces at a Glance for
plan availability by state or province.
For many members, the most popular benefit is the tollfree legal consultation. There is no longer a reason for
LegalShield members to make decisions without knowing
their rights. They can call for legal consultations from the
privacy of their home or office.
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Member Satisfaction is Important to Us!
Our goal is for members to know exactly what to expect
when they use their membership and for them to be
satisfied with the service they receive. As an Associate,
you can help encourage usage and member retention by
sharing the following information with your members.
Telephone Consultations
One of the most powerful tools you can have is a clear
knowledge of the law. Understanding your rights and how
to protect them is the first step to resolve any problem.
How it Works
Call your Provider Law Firm–at no additional charge–any
time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Your call will be answered by your Provider Law Firm
Customer Service Representative. You will be asked your
name, membership number, the nature of your legal
situation, and the names of any related parties. A lawyer
experienced in that area of law will return your call within
eight business hours.
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How the LegalShield Membership Works
Contract & Document Review
Phone Calls & Letters
Every legal document you sign has been written by
someone else’s attorney. Have your Provider Law
Firm review your documents–you’ve already prepaid
for their time.
Have you ever received an unfair bill? Is your credit
report incorrect? Does someone owe you money
and has refused to pay?
These are just a few of the potential legal problems
we face every day. Even if you are a responsible,
law-abiding citizen that doesn’t guarantee you
won’t encounter a computer error the bank won’t
fix or an unscrupulous car mechanic.
How it Works
Call your Provider Law Firm–at no additional
charge–any time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and
5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A letter or a phone call from your Provider Law Firm
lets the other party know you have the power and
the resources to stand up for your rights.
After discussing your situation, your Provider Law
Firm will ask you to fax or mail a copy of the contract or document in question. After careful review,
your Provider Law Firm will call back and discuss
the potential legal pitfalls you need to address. They
may also recommend changes you should make in
the contract or document to ensure your rights are
protected.
How it Works
Call your Provider Law Firm–at no additional
charge–any time between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After discussing your situation, your Provider Law
Firm may recommend a letter or a phone call as the
best legal recourse for you. After drafting the letter,
a copy will be mailed to you to keep in your member kit. If a phone call is made, your Provider Law
Firm will communicate the results to you over the
phone.
What is included in your
membership
Your Provider Law Firm will review all of your personal contracts and documents, up to 10 pages in
length, to make sure your rights are protected, at no
additional charge.
Save money with your preferred
LegalShield Legal member
discount
What is included in your
membership
Your Provider Law Firm will provide one phone call
or one letter for each matter. For your personal legal
needs.
Any additional personal contracts and documents
longer than 15 pages in length are covered with your
preferred LegalShield member rate. If you need a
contract or document prepared, your Provider Law
Firm will be more than happy to help you. As a
LegalShield member, you will always save money by
only paying your preferred member discounted rate.
Save money with your preferred
LegalShield Legal member
discount
Any additional correspondence for your
personal needs is covered with your
preferred LegalShield member discount rate.
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A note about Wills in Canada
Wills for you and your family
The named member may have his or her Will prepared by
the Provider Law Firm. Covered family members may have
their Wills and Powers of Attorney prepared and executed
at the offices of the Provider Law Firm for $30 per person.
If the Wills and Powers of Attorney are executed at the
offices of another law firm, arranged by the Provider Law
Firm, the rate for the Named Member is $50. If executed
by the covered family members at the same time as the
Named Member’s Will and Powers of Attorney, the rate is
$50 per person; if done at a different time, the rate is $75
per person. Yearly reviews and updates follow the same
fee schedule as initial Wills and Powers of Attorney. Trust
preparation is available at a 25% discount off your Provider Law Firm’s standard hourly rate.
Many Americans do not have a current Will. As a LegalShield member, you can rest easier knowing your
family’s legal rights are protected with the preparation of
a standard Will.
How it Works
Included in your LegalShield Membership Guide is an
easy-to-understand Will questionnaire. As you and your
spouse fill out the questionnaire, you can call your Provider Law Firm for assistance–at no additional charge–any
time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will receive a package from
LegalShield with additional information regarding your
membership.
Save money with your preferred LegalShield Legal Services member discount
Your Provider Law Firm is knowledgeable in the estate
laws of your state. This is one of the most important
benefits included in your LegalShield membership. Do
not wait to fill out your Will questionnaire. After you have
completed all sections of the form, simply mail it to the
Wills and Estate Department of your Provider Law Firm.
Your Provider Law Firm will also assist in setting up any
additional legal documents you may need at a preferred
member discount, available only to
LegalShield members.
If your Provider Law Firm has any questions, they will call
you to discuss their concerns. You will then receive your
legal and binding Will in the mail. Then, have it notarized
(almost any bank can do this). Place a copy in your Member Kit and in a safety deposit box. A copy also is on file
with your Provider Law Firm.
Additional Will Questionnaires can be found in member’s only section of www.legalshield.com.
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Make sure your family knows where they can find copies
of your Will and other important legal and financial documents in the event of your death.
What is included in your
membership
A standard Will for you will be prepared at no additional
charge. Any covered family member can also have a standard Will prepared for them; yearly updates or changes
arealso available. You can have your Will updated as often
as once a year–at no additional charge. Members are also
providedLiving Wills and Health Care Power of Attorneyndocuments
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Motor Vehicle Legal Coverage
Automobile damage recovery legal expenses
(This includes assistance with the filing of a lawsuit to
collect claims of up to $5,000.00 or less for property
damages received as a result of the member driving,
riding in, or being struck by a motor vehicle.)
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15-day waiting period
How it Works
If you receive a moving traffic violation or have been involved in an auto accident, call your Provider Law Firm–at
no additional charge–any time between the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Limitations and Exclusions
Save money with your preferred LegalShield member
discount. If you have received any traffic tickets before
your 15-day waiting period has passed, your Provider Law
Firm will provide services at your preferred LegalShield
member discount rate.
After discussing your situation, you will fax or mail copies
of your traffic ticket, your driver’s license and insurance
information to your Provider Law Firm. In the case of
moving traffic violations, your Provider Law Firm will call
you to discuss the best alternatives for your defense.
Unmeritorious cases or similar charges are covered with
your preferred member discount.
What is included in your
membership
Under the Legal membership plan, commercial vehicles
with more than two axles are not covered.
If you or a covered family member received a non-criminal traffic ticket 15 days or later after the effective date of
your membership, your Provider Law Firm will assist you
with moving traffic violations.
Exclusions on charges where the covered member is
driving without a valid operator’s license as well as
charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related charges (whether
prescribed or not), hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an
accident, unmeritorious cases or similar charges are
covered with your preferred member discount.
If the unthinkable happens and a covered family member
is involved in a car accident that involves a fatality and
is charged with manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter,
negligent homicide or vehicular homicide - your Provider
Law Firm will defend you. Win, lose or draw. No matter
how long it takes.
Under the family membership plan, commercial vehicles
are not covered.
Also included in your membership are 2.5 hours of your
Provider Law Firm’s time to help you with:
Driver’s license services
(This benefit is applicable in cases where the member’s
license has been suspended or revoked, and the member
has the right to appeal the decision; or when assistance is
needed to reinstate or maintain a license for job-related
matters or medical reasons.)
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Trial Defense Coverage
What is included in your
membership
Being sued can put your family’s financial future at stake.
Your membership protects you from unexpected legal
costs when you or your spouse is the named defendant in
a civil action.
As soon as you become a member, up to 60 hours
are available to be used if you or your spouse is
named defendant or respondent in a covered civil
or job-related criminal action filed in a court of law.
Of these 60 hours, 2.5 hours may be used for all
legal services rendered in defense of the covered
suit prior to the actual trial. Up to 57.5 of the
remaining hours are available for actual trial time
including covered criminal preliminary hearings.
2nd year renewal: 3 hours of pre-trial time - plus 117
hours of trial time at no added cost.
3rd year renewal: 3.5 hours of pre-trial time - plus
176.5 hours of trial time at no added cost.
4th year renewal: 4 hours of pre-trial time - plus
236 hours of trial time at no added cost.
5th year renewal: 4.5 hours of pre-trial time - plus
295.5 hours of trial time at no added cost.
How it Works
Once you receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed
call your Provider Law Firm–at no additional charge–any
time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
After discussing your situation, the Provider Law Firm
will ask you to fax or mail any documentation pertaining
to your case. Each case is unique and your Provider Law
Firm will lead you through the process as they offer you
the best possible defense.
Additional exclusions
Trial defense coverage does not apply if you are named
in a civil lawsuit or have criminal charges filed against
you because you are listed as an owner, management
or Associate of the business and you had no direct
involvement with the act or matter that gave rise to the
lawsuit or criminal charge. Such charges are covered with
your preferred member discount.
NOTES
If the lawsuit was filed because of something that
occurred prior to your membership or because
of conditions that were reasonably anticipated or
foreseeable prior to your enrollment, then the lawsuit is
excluded from your Trial Defense benefit. This exclusion
applies even if the lawsuit is filed after you become a
member. These lawsuits are covered with your preferred
member discount.
Class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings in
which the covered member is a party (or potential party)
are excluded. Also, this coverage does not include
garnishment, attachment or any other appeal. Always
consult with your Provider Law Firm to determine the
extent of your coverage under the family membership
plan.
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If you decide — at any time, for any reason — to
cancel your membership, simply notify LegalShield in
writing and your membership will end immediately.
Law Firm Network Selection
The LegalShield Services Provider Law Firm network
sets the company and its products apart from other legal
service companies. The network is the result of over 40
years of experience working with thousands of lawyers
across North America, and is one of the company’s most
valuable assets.
LegalShield
Member Services
P.O. Box 145
Ada, Oklahoma 74821
800.654.7757
We take Provider Law Firm selection seriously.
LegalShield contracts only with established law firms
committed to providing quality legal services to meet the
needs of the general population.
LegalShield will not cancel your membership, no matter
how often you use it. The only exceptions are if membership fees are not paid or if fraud related to your membership is found.
Provider firms must demonstrate understanding and
empathy with our members’ legal problems We expect
each Provider Law Firm to provide courteous and
professional service to our members and explain the legal
aspects of each situation so that every member can be
comfortable about the decisions made.
Corporate Exclusion
All benefits are suspended when a covered member becomes involved in a lawsuit or action against the company.
What Sets Us Apart
Prospective Provider Law Firms must be in good standing
with their state bar association or with the Law Society
of Canada and have a history of practicing a service
philosophy parallel to the high standards of LegalShield.
They must also understand and appreciate the legal issues
facing most middle-income families, and they understand
that when a LegalShield member calls, they are speaking
to their largest client in most cases.
LegalShield is one of the oldest and most experienced
providers of legal service plans in the United States. Not
only have we built an impressive network of quality
Provider Law Firms, we have implemented the most
effective, time-tested method of delivering top-rate
services. While we have an extensive referral network
securely in place, we have chosen to provide services
primarily through a provider network of reputable firms
across the country.
Provider Law Firms are selected to serve members
based on extensive investigation by LegalShield. This
investigation includes on-site evaluations as well as
interviews with prospective attorneys. On-site evaluations
ensure that the Provider Law Firms offer convenience
to customers with location and parking facilities. They
must also show that they employ an adequate number
of staff support, that they use the current level of office
technology, and that their customer service philosophy
meets our own.
Because we are their largest client in most cases, our
Provider Law Firms have a significant incentive to keep
our members satisfied. Their continued receipts of the
monthly per capita require that they meet rigid standards
of service and receive high marks from our members on
the surveys and monthly evaluations we send.
When one of our members calls, the law firm is receiving a
call from one of their largest clients: it makes sense that a
firm receiving a significant compensation from one client
would treat that client as their first priority. The alternative
— paying a large number of firms on a fee-for-service
basis— simply does not provide the same incentive for
quality services.
Contingency Fee Discount
As a courtesy LegalShield has arranged for contingency
fee type cases to be reduced 3-5% as permissible by law.
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Time Tested Quality
Complaint Resolution System
We have found over the years that partnering with a
relatively small number of quality Provider Law Firms is
simply more effective in providing the kind of service for
which we have become well known.
Any calls we receive from our members concerning
their attorneys are handled immediately by our Member
Services Representatives. First, all relevant information is
obtained from the member, and the call is documented.
Then a specially trained Attorney Liaison contacts the
member to review the facts. The Provider Law Firm is
contacted right away and given detailed information
regarding the situation. The law firm will then research
their records and call LegalShield with an explanation and
resolution of the situation. Satisfactory resolution is our
immediate priority.
Provider Law Firms
LegalShield has quality Provider Law Firms across the
United States and Canada who provide service to our
members. A distinctive feature of our company is that
members have direct, toll-free access to their Provider
Firm rather than having to call for a referral or choose
from a catalog of attorneys.
When members call the Provider Law Firm, they are asked
the nature of their legal question by a Provider Law Firm
Customer Service Representative. Members will then
be contacted within eight business hours by a lawyer
knowledgeable in the appropriate area of law for their
legal need or question. In certain cases members may
be referred by their Provider Law Firm to a local lawyer
for assistance. Provider Law Firms are responsible for
maintaining a referral attorney network in their region to
service members. Currently there are Provider Firms in all
states except Alaska.
Continuous Training
LegalShield provides continuous training to the Provider
Law Firm and their support staff. Through on-site
training we can observe the attorneys as they directly
assist our members. We encourage the Provider Law
Firms’ continued commitment to our high standards. We
especially emphasize to them the importance of a high
level of personal service, because service to our members
is our only business.
Conferences
Through biannual support staff conferences at our
Corporate Office, staff representatives of provider firms
receive up-to-date information on our company as well as
customer service tips. We let them know how important
they are to the success of LegalShield. At our annual
Provider Law Firm Conference, we supply additional
training, round-table discussions, and motivating
presentations, giving them many ideas on how they can
continue to “make a difference” in our member’s lives.
Referral Law Firms
LegalShield uses thousands of referral law firms across
the United States and Canada. In rare cases in which a
Provider Law Firm has not yet been selected, members
call the Home Office and are referred to a local referral
law firm to handle their case.
A list of referral law firms is not available to Associates
or members. Associates may, however, request that a
list be sent to prospective group accounts of over 100
employees.
Daily Monitoring
Currently 100% of our Provider Law Firms are
“on-line” with LegalShield. They are using specially
designed LegalShield software that enables our Attorney
Resources Department to receive daily statistical reports.
The daily reports indicate the Provider Law Firms’
timeliness, service request status, telephones statistics,
etc. No other legal service company invests the amount
of resources to ensure you receive quality, timely legal
services. If for any reason you or one of your members is
concerned about the service of your Provider Law Firm,
please contact Member Services at 800.654.7757.
Quality Control
We regularly conduct random surveys of our members
who have used the legal services of their Provider Law
Firm. The firms are immediately notified of the survey
results in their state.
We are proud that our firms consistently receive
“excellent” to “very good” overall ratings! If a member
indicates that the legal service rendered did not meet his
or her expectations, we contact the member immediately
to resolve the issue.
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Working with Your Provider Law Firm
Seek help early.
pay a retainer fee for services beyond contract benefits.
This applies to all preexisting conditions as well as for
assistance and/or representation not fully covered under
your contract. Keep in mind that in certain states and
provinces a judge fines and penalizes the lawyer and his
or her client for frivolous cases.
Establish clear ground rules.
What should I do if things don’t seem to
be going well with my case?
By the time it occurs to you that legal advice may be
needed, it probably is. The earlier you seek help, the
more options you and your Provider Law Firm will have
and the greater your chances of eliminating the problem
altogether. Preventive law works.
A good relationship with your Provider Law Firm depends
on good communication and a firm understanding of your
respective needs and responsibilities. Nothing breeds
misunderstandings more than assumptions. Be clear
about what you want. Ask questions and listen to the
answers. Your Provider Law Firm should listen carefully to
you as well. They should clearly explain your options and
discuss a timetable.
If the legal matter isn’t going the way you expected, if
nothing seems to be happening, if you don’t understand
what is happening, speak up. Call your Provider Firm if
you want more information. Also, let the Home Office
know about the situation and we will be happy to assist
you.
Respect your Provider Firm’s judgment.
NOTES
Your Provider Law Firm is working with you in mind
and should not make any important decisions without
discussing them with you. You must, however, respect
their judgment and allow them to do their job. Remember
that the law does not always allow a resolution to your
problem in a way that is completely satisfactory to you.
Allow your Provider Law Firm to be an
intermediary between you and a third
person.
It is not always necessary to take a case to court. Trials
are costly, and sometimes the solution may be reached
amicably without going to court.
What level of contact will I have with my
Provider Law Firm?
Some people want “yes or no” answers; others want
full explanations. Some clients want their Provider Law
Firm to do everything and just tell them when it’s done.
Be sure to discuss what level of contact you want. Your
Provider Law Firm will give you legal advice but cannot
advise you accurately if you do not follow the advice
given. Keep the lines of communication open.
What should I expect if my case requires
representation?
If, based on the consultation, it is determined that your
matter requires representation, you may be required to
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The LegalShield Compensation Plan allows you to build long-term income through overrides and
residual income. This section will give you a quick overview of how you will be paid, how to advance in the compensation plan, and what it can mean to you as you build your business long term.
You Create Your Opportunity
You earn compensation through the following:
•
•
•
•
Personal ___________
Overrides
Residuals
Incentives and ______________
Advancing Through The Compensation Plan
Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
As a Junior Associate…
•
•
•
•
This is your starting commitment with the company.
Your first membership sale qualifies you for the Associate Benefits Plan.
You remain fully vested for as long as you maintain your ___________________
Commissions are paid at a 50% advance on your first five sales, but through Fast Start Qualification, you can receive a_________ percent advance.
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Advance from
Jr. Associate
to Associate
Within your first 30 days
Fast Start Qualify by:
• Personally enroll five members (5 points).
• Personally enroll three members and recruit one
of the three (5 points).
OR
• Personally enroll two members and recruit both
of them to earn (6 points).
Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
Executive
Director
The fastest way to move from Jr. Associate to Associate is to Fast Start Qualify.
OR After 30 days:
• Personally accumulate 10 Performance Club points
OR 10 sales (organizational/personal) and get promoted to the Associate level.
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Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
Executive
Director
• Attend a Basic Training class.
• Create at least three active legs with an Associate in each leg AND make 30
organizational (including personal) sales.
NOTES
Advance from Sr. Associate to Manager...
Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
• Create at least three legs with an active Senior Associate in each leg.
• Make 100 organizational (including personal) sales.
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Advance from Manager to Director
Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
Executive
Director
• Create at least three legs with an active Manager in each leg.
• Make 200 organizational (including personal) sales.
NOTES
Advance from Director to Executive Director...
Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
Executive
Director
Monthly Qualification to achieve/maintain Executive Director.
• Director level Associate with 50 membership sales (organizational and personal) each month
with no more than 20 sales from any leg.
• If you are a Sr. Associate or above with 6 months tenure at LegalShield, you qualify with 50
personal sales each month.
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Jr.
Associate
Associate
Sr.
Associate
Manager
Director
Executive
Director
As an Executive Director...Keep going!
When Associates achieve Jr. Associate through Director level, they stay at that
level. As an Executive Director, the Associate must qualify each month to achieve/
maintain the Executive Director Level.
BRONZE ED
PLATINUM 3 ED
1 Executive Director Leg
6 Executive Director Legs
SILVER ED
PLATINUM 4 ED
2 Executive Director Legs
7 Executive Director Legs
GOLD ED
PLATINUM 5 ED
3 Executive Director Legs
8 Executive Director Legs
PLATINUM ED
PLATINUM 6 ED
4 Executive Director Legs
9 Executive Director Legs
PLATINUM 2 ED
PLATINUM 7 ED
5 Executive Director Legs
10 Executive Director Legs
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1. Partial Advance
You may request partial advances at any time. For
example, you may request a 6 or 8 month advance rather
than a full 1-year advance.
Example:
On the $19.95 Legal Plan: At Director level, the 1-year
advance amount on personal sales is $115.09. A 6-month
advance would be $57.55.
An 8-month advance would be $76.73.
• Receiving partial advances does not affect your
annual earnings.
• Partial advances apply to all personal and downline
sales.
• Once you qualify, all commissions are fully
advanced.
• Other partial advance amounts also are available. If
you wish to take less than a full advance, please call
Associate Services at 580.436.7424. Written
verification of the request is required.
• Advances will create a debit balance that is offset
by earnings.
2. As-earned
As-earned commissions are earned/paid only as the
member pays. Since commissions are paid “as earned,”
no debit balance is created. Monthly earnings can be
determined by dividing the advance commission on a sale
by 12 or by 36 on the 3-year Earnings Plan.
• Commissions are paid on an as-earned basis on the
first 3 membership sales.
• Commissions on semi-annual membership
payments are paid on an as-earned basis because
of the poor persistency of this business.
• Quarterly memberships are not accepted.
• Commissions on memberships paid for by money
order will be paid as-earned.
• All earnings will go towards reducing your debit
balance.
3. Payment Earnings
Payment Earnings are advanced to you per month as cash
is received rather than reducing your debit balance. As
payments are applied, you receive earnings. (For Group
Business only. )
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• You receive commissions each month through
month 12 as payments from the group are received
and applied.
• Payment earnings do not reduce your debit
balance.
• Monthly payment earnings can be determined by
dividing the advance commission on a sale by 12.
• You earn commissions each month through month
12 as payments from the group are received and
applied.
• As-earned commissions first go toward reducing
your debit balance*.
• Monthly earnings can be determined by dividing
the advance commission on a sale by 12.
For example:
If you’re selling the $18.95 Standard Plan, at Associate level
(Level 1), you’ll receive a 24% commission rate of $4.56 per
month as LegalShield collects membership fees through month
12. This amount will be included as part of your total commission check.
For example:
If you’re selling the $18.95 Standard Plan, at Associate level (Level 1), you’ll receive a 24% commission rate of $4.56 per month
as LegalShield collects membership fees through month 12. This
amount will be included as part of your total commission check.
Commissions will be paid on an as-earned basis for:
Commissions will be paid through Payment Earnings for:
• Liquor stores
• Beauty schools
• Barber shops
• Beauty salons/suppliers
• Day Care Facility
• Lounges/bars
• Public and Private clubs
• Casinos
• Hotels, Resorts and Inns
• All fringe groups (full or partial)
• Care programs (nursing homes, home health, assisted
living facilities, adult day cares, group homes,
developmentally disabled adult homes, in home care, etc.)
• Auto-related businesses with fewer than 10 employees
(body shops, detail shops, paint shops, quick lubes, etc.)
•Food service employees, including management
•Non Profit-Community Services
• Memberships paid through semi-annual payments,
due to the lower persistency of this business.
(Quarterly membership payments are not
accepted.)
• Memberships paid for by money order.
* If you initially are paid exclusively through as-earned
commissions, no debit balance will be
created since no commissions will be advanced.
NOTE
•Any business that the Corporate Office considers
to have poor persistency will be paid in payment
earnings.
•You will be paid through Payment Earnings on any
group (regardless of type) which is reinstated but
was originally cancelled for delinquency.
•Groups originally set up on Payment Earnings will
not be changed to full advance.
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Reserve Balance
Reserve Balance was specially designed to help Group
Marketing Associates have more level income to help cover chargebacks from cancelled memberships.
Who is on it?
You will be on Reserve Balance when you meet ALL 3 of
the following qualifications:
1) You have made at least 10 personal sales
2)You have opened at least one Group
3)You personally write 15% or more of your
organizational business
How does it work?
Fifteen percent of your commissions will be set aside in
your reserve balance account.
Can I choose to be on Reserve Balance
even if I don’t meet these 3 qualifications?
Yes, any Associate may choose to be on Reserve
Balance.
Can I have more than 15%
withheld in my account?
Yes, you may increase the amount to 20%, 25%, etc.
What’s the maximum
amount I can have in reserve?
LegalShield will stop withholding 15% of your commissions
when your Reserve Balance reaches $10,000.
Can I choose to have more than $10,000
held in my Reserve Balance account?
Yes, you do have the option of going beyond the $10,000
cap in your account.
Can I withdraw the money in my Reserve
Balance account?
No, your reserve balance will be withheld to help cover
chargebacks from cancelled memberships for as long as
you are selling.
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Sample Compensation Plan
Compensation Plan
$39.85
(Legal Plan + Two $9.95 Supplements)
Effective January 1, 2014
Personal
Sales Advance
$279.72
Executive Director
Achieve this level by being a Director level with
50 sales (personal or organizational). Associates
cannot count more than 20 sales from any one
leg in your organization. Qualify in one month for
commissions at this level the following month.
$229.91
Director
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with
an active Sr. Associate in each leg AND 200
organizational (including personal) sales.
$191.60
Manager
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with an
active Associate in each leg AND 100 organizational
(including personal) sales.
$153.28
Sr. Associate
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with
an active Jr. Associate in each leg, AND 30
organizational (including personal) sales.
$114.96
First Five Sales
1/2 Advance:
$38.32
This is money advanced to the first
active upline Associate at a higher level.
FOR EXAMPLE
If you are a Director, and your
Manager personally recruits a
Jr. Associate who makes his/her first
sale, your advance would be the
override above your Manager.
Your Manager would receive the
advance override above his/her
Jr. Associate.
If you are an Executive Director:
Director
Manager
Sr. Associate
Associate
Jr. Associate
$49.81
$88.13
$126.45
$164.77
$203.09
If you are a Director:
Associate
Achieve this level and Fast Start Qualify by having
three (3) personal sales and personally sponsoring
one (1) new Fast Start recruit (with a membership)
OR by having five (5) personal sales OR by
personally sponsoring 2 (two) Fast Start recruits*
each with a membership within your first 30 days. If
you do not Fast Start Qualify, advance to this level
by having 10 Performance Club points or a total of
10 sales (personal and/or organizational).
$76.64
Cumulative Override
Bonus Advance
Jr. Associate—Welcome to Your Business
As a Jr. Associate, commissions on your first five
(5) personal sales are paid as 1/2 advanced and 1/2
“as earned.” If you Fast Start Qualify (see Associate
advancement above), you will receive your pending
“as earned” commissions as an advance.
Manager
Sr. Associate
Associate
Jr. Associate
$38.32
$76.64
$114.96
$153.28
If you are a Manager:
Sr. Associate
Associate
Jr. Associate
$38.32
$76.64
$114.96
If you are a Sr. Associate:
Associate
Jr. Associate
$38.32
$76.64
If you are an Associate:
Jr. Associate
$38.32
Things you need to know: Commissions are paid based on membership sales, either personal, or when an eligible Associate on your team makes a sale.
Commission amounts shown represent a one-year advance. If a membership cancels during the advance period, you will be charged back against future commission
advances. Commissions are paid daily via direct deposit with a minimum of $20, if you have submitted a processable membership during the month (or previous
month if Executive Director). This program is based on membership sales, not production counters. For example, sell a Legal Plan, Identity Theft Plan and supplement/
rider to the same person, and it counts as one membership sale. If a person already owns a LegalShield or IDT membership, the addition of an IDT or LegalShield
membership does not count as a “new” membership sale since the person is already a member. NOTE: When an Associate in your organization makes a sale, you will
receive the Override Bonus Advance for each level between yourself and the next active Associate in your downline.
Compensation is subject to change without notice and is subject to all company policies and procedures. All Associates with a production date prior to the last revision
of the advancement criteria will need personal activity (which may include a personal membership sale or personal recruit) to promote through new advancement
criteria. Organizational memberships include all personal and downline memberships. You will be charged a $35 non-taken fee (in addition to the chargeback amount)
for memberships on which money is not collected. See online Success Guide for details about compensation.
*Associates who attend a Basic Training class in their first 30 days will have 30 days from their training date to Fast Start Qualify.
Associates that reside in a license state will have 60 days from their effective date to get their license appointed with the
Corporate Office and 30 days from their license appointment date to Fast Start Qualify.
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Platinum ED: See You At The Top!
Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Executive Director Levels
Applicable only to Associates at Platinum level or
above at the time of the membership sale.
Bronze - Platinum 7 ED represent the highest levels in the
LegalShield commission structure. The Platinum levels pay a
Generation Bonus Advance on all memberships through three
generations of Platinum Executive Directors*.
Commission amounts are from the $39.85 Plan
($19.95 Legal Plan + TDS + IDT)
Compensation Plan
$39.85
(Legal Plan + Two $9.95 Supplements)
Effective January 1, 2014
Executive Director (ED)
Personal
Sales Advance
Platinum 7 ED
Cumulative Override
Bonus Advances
(Paid to First Active
Upline at a Higher Level)
$311.93
$0.77
$311.16
$0.77
$310.39
$0.77
$309.62
$0.77
$308.85
$0.77
$308.08
$0.77
$307.31
$3.07
$304.24
$6.13
$298.11
$7.66
10 Executive Director Legs
Platinum 6 ED
9 Executive Director Legs
Platinum 5 ED
8 Executive Director Legs
Platinum 4 ED
7 Executive Director Legs
Platinum 3 ED
6 Executive Director Legs
Platinum 2 ED
5 Executive Director Legs
Platinum ED
4 Executive Director Legs
Gold ED
3 Executive Director Legs
Silver ED
2 Executive Director Legs
Bronze ED
$290.45
$10.73
1 Executive Director Leg
Executive Director
$279.72
Achieve this level by being a Director level
with 50 sales (personal or organizational).
Associates cannot count more than 20
sales from any one leg in their organization.
Qualify in one month for commissions at
this level the following month.
If you are at Platinum 2 ED level, and your Executive
Director sells a membership, you will receive a
cumulative override of all amounts between you
and the Executive Director (if there are no other
qualifying EDs between you and the sale).
NOTE: When an Associate in your organization makes a sale, you will receive the Override Bonus Advance for each level between
you and the next active Associate in your downline. See Success Guide for complete details about compensation.
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EXAMPLE:
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Overrides: The Power Of Building A Team
By building a team or sales organization you gain
leverage through more time and more income because
you have many people doing a little bit instead of just one
person doing a lot.
You’ve also recruited Sally, who is a
Senior Associate…
Team Override Advances
Sally’s team makes 10 sales, and you will be paid a
$76.64 override on each of those sales (as long as
she is at Senior Associate level) and you are the first
Director in the upline. So $76.64 multiplied by 10 is
another $766 you are paid in commission overrides.
Finally, say for example you’ve also recruited 2 new
Associates…
They go out and market a membership. As a Director,
you receive a $114.96 override, and if they each do 5,
you’re paid another $1149 (or $574 each).
In this example Sally is a Senior Associate, you are a
Director, so your override is $76.64.
n
When you’re at the Associate level, you can start
earning overrides on all the memberships your Jr.
Associates market.
n When you’re a Manager, you start earning $38.32
overrides on the memberships your Senior
Associates market and $76.64 overrides on your
Associate membership sales. $114.96 overrides on your Jr. Associates sales.
In the following example, the Associates
used as examples must be firstline to you.
NOTES
Here’s an example showing the power of
building a team:
Say for example you’re a Director and market 2
memberships 5 days a week for a total of 10 sales a
week. At the Director level, you’ll receive $229.91 advance
commissions on each of those 10 membership sales, so
you’ll receive $2299 in personal income. But let’s also say
you’re developing a team.
Let’s say you recruited your friend, Bob,
who is now a Manager…
Every time one of the people on Bob’s team markets a
membership, regardless of who it is, you would pick up a
$38.32 override on each one of those memberships (as
long as Bob remains at Manager level) and you are the
first Director in the upline. So let’s say that same week
that you marketed 10, and Bob’s team also marketed 10.
You would receive a $38.32 override multiplied by those
10 memberships, so you would actually be paid another
$383 through those override commissions.
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So, with those 40 memberships, you’ve personally
marketed 25% of them, but you made $3000 that week
in income. Take $3000 and multiply it by 4 weeks in a
month, and you’ve got about $12,000 in one month!
So how much would you receive using this example?
You and your team marketed 4 memberships that month.
You sold 5 personally, your Manager team sold 27, your
Senior Associate team sold 6, and your Jr. Associate
group sold 3. You’d pick up $1037.05 in personal income,
$250 on your Manager overrides, $500 on your Senior
Associate override, and $750 on your Associate overrides.
Compensation Examples
As a Director...
Monthly Total
Commissions
Paid = $2,800.12
Potential advances
based on sale of
$39.85 combination plan
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Additional Income Opportunities
NOTES
Director Generation Bonus Advance
Beginning with Director level, you have the opportunity to
receive additional income in the form of bonus advances.
An additional six levels of advanced commissions are
paid starting with the second Director. An override
commission is paid on six generations of Directors and
their organizations. Commissions reflect advance periods.
Who qualifies for this bonus?
Directors who have at least 15 organizational sales with
no more than five sales in any leg OR Directors with at
least 15 personal sales qualify. Personal and organizational sales can be combined for the 15 total sales to qualify.
You qualify in one month and receive the bonus on the
next month’s business.
All Directors will have qualification requirements waived
for first 12 months after their production date.
If a membership cancels before the end of the advance period, chargebacks will occur.
Commission amounts are from the $39.85 Plan
($19.95 Legal Plan +TDS + IDT)
Compensation Plan
$39.85
(Legal Plan + Two $9.95 Supplements)
Effective January 1, 2014
Breakaways—Director and Executive Director
Qualified Director (QD):
At least 15 organizational sales (with no more than 5 in any leg) OR at least 15 personal sales.
NOTE: Directors receive this bonus in their first 12 months after becoming an Associate.
EXAMPLE:
Qualified QD distance
from the sale:
Director
QD Breakaway 6
$1.53
QD Breakaway 5
$3.07
QD Breakaway 4
$4.60
QD Breakaway 3
$6.13
QD Breakaway 2
$7.66
QD Breakaway
1
$9.20
Director Bonus Override
$38.32
QD Breakaway 3
QD Breakaway 2
QD
QD
Breakaway 1 QD
Director Bonus
Override
D
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from the sale:
QD Breakaway 3
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NOTES
Executive Director Generation Bonus Advance
The ED Generation Bonus Advance is a one-time advance
that pays through 7 ED levels. Earnings apply through
the first year of the membership. When you qualify in one
month for Executive Director, the ED Generation Bonus
Advance is paid on the next month’s business. When your
organization breaks new front line Executive Directors, it
allows you to advance to a higher level. As demonstrated
below, the EDs in a straight organization line will count for
one level advancement.
Compensation Plan
$39.85
(Legal Plan + Two $9.95 Supplements)
Effective January 1, 2014
n
To qualify, you must be an Executive Director and
have an Executive Director in your organization for the
Executive Director Breakaway Generation Advance.
Breakaways—Director and Executive Director
n
Those who qualify will receive the Breakaway
Qualified
(QD):
Generation
advanceDirector
the month
directly following the
At least 15 organizational sales (with no more than 5 in any leg) OR at least 15 personal sales.
month in which they qualify.
NOTE: Directors receive this bonus in their first 12 months after becoming an Associate.
PLUS!
Platinum Breakaway Bonuses!
Receive $1 on all memberships through 3 Generations of EXAMPLE:
Qualified QD distance
Platinum Executive Directors.
Applicable to Associates at from the sale:
Director
Platinum or above at the time of the membership sale.
QD Breakaway 6
$1.53
QD Breakaway 5
$3.07
QD Breakaway 4
If a membership
cancels before $4.60
the end of the
QDchargebacks
Breakaway 3 will
$6.13
advance period,
occur.
QD Breakaway 2
QD Breakaway 2
QD
$7.66
Commission QD
amounts
are from
the $39.85 Plan
Breakaway
1
$9.20
($19.95 Director
Legal Plan
+
TDS
+
IDT)
Bonus Override
$38.32
QD Breakaway 3
QD
Breakaway 1 QD
Director Bonus
Override
D
Sale is made HERE
EXAMPLE:
Qualified ED distance
from the sale:
Executive Director
ED Breakaway 7
$0.77
ED Breakaway 6
$0.77
ED Breakaway 5
$1.53
ED Breakaway 4
$1.53
ED Breakaway 3
$4.60
ED Breakaway 2
$7.66
1
$15.33
ED Bonus Override
$49.81
ED Breakaway
QD Breakaway 3
ED Breakaway 2
ED
ED
Breakaway 1 ED
ED Bonus
Override
ED
Sale is made HERE
PLUS! Platinum Breakaway Bonuses! $1.53
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Performance
Club
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You became a LegalShield Associate
because you understood how great this
opportunity truly is. Now, let’s take a
moment to understand how great your
rewards can be when you’re a member of
the Performance Club.
As you begin to build your successful
LegalShield business, we believe
you deserve accolades for every
step forward. That’s why your
Performance Club recognition
begins after your very first month of
qualification.
To be a part of the
Performance Club, you
are required to earn a
minimum of
Rewards
At your four-month anniversary, you will receive the exclusive PCQ4LIFE! keychain.
Then at your 8-month anniversary, you will be paid a one-time bonus of $150*. Then
when you reach your one-year anniversary, you will receive a monthly bonus for $300*
as long as you continue to meet your monthly 5 point requirement.
*Cash bonuses also require a persistency qualification.
exclusive PCQ4LIFE! keychain
4 consecutive months
150 bonus [one time]
$
300 per month performance bonus
$
8 consecutive months
12 consecutive months
OR lllll
A New Car
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When Performance Club members reach their 12th consecutive month in the club,
they are eligible to increase their monthly bonus to $500* if they purchase/lease a
qualifying BMW, like the 328i**. Performance Club members may receive special
discounted pricing for this model through the Associate Benefits Plan.
5 points each
month. You can earn
points in the following
manners:
*To receive the increased bonus of $500 per month, qualifying Associates must submit a copy of their purchase/lease
agreement to the Home Office. To continue receiving the adjusted payment, they must maintain possession
of a qualifying BMW (a 2000 or newer model). They will be required from their first $500 payment to
annually send the Home Office:
• a copy of their title or lease/purchase contract on the BMW in their name
• updated vehicle registration in their name
• a recent photograph of themselves with their BMW
• recruit a new Fast Start
Associate and earn
See official guidelines for more details.
**A qualifying BMW is defined as a 2000 or newer model.
2 points
[even more recognition]
• help your new recruit
Fast Start qualify and earn
1 point
• sell a membership and earn
1 point
Meet your monthly Performance
Club requirement for the first time,
and see your name proudly displayed
on the LegalShield website. Meet your
requirements for six consecutive months,
and the cash rewards begin rolling your
way!
Consistency is key, and your benefits will
keep getting bigger and bigger!*
*Additional rules may apply.
1 month qualifiers will be listed on the LegalShield website
4 consecutive month qualifiers will be listed in The Connection magazine
Performance Club members who purchase or lease a BMW 328i** series car are
invited to share a photo of themselves and their new car online in a special section of
the LegalShield website dedicated to the Performance Club. Show others your
dedication to consistency and persistency. Be an example of success for others to see
and emulate!
Annual Trips
Every year, LegalShield sends its top sales Associates on an exclusive trip to a fantastic
destination, like Cancun, Hawaii, or the Bahamas! Maintain your monthly Performance
Club requirement [and meet all other contest rules] and you and a guest could be swept away
to paradise because consistent Performance Club qualification plays an important
role in determining those invited to attend this annual trip.
Not only is this a well deserved reward for our hard-working Associates, but it’s an
excellent opportunity to network with other leaders from all across North America and
share your stories of success.
For full details regarding Performance Club points, recognition
and rewards, see official details.
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POINTS:
• A new Fast Start recruit must have a membership to issue
points. If the new recruit is placed, the points will be given to
the placing Associate. (In a non-licensed state, a new recruit must have a
• For the monthly bonuses, you will receive the bonus every
month you have met the 12 consecutive months of qualification
and your personal persistency, on a rolling, 12-month basis, is
75% or greater.
LegalShield membership in order for Performance Club points to be issued. For
licensed states, an Identity Theft membership will be sufficient for issuance of
Performance Club points.)
• Associates are only eligible to receive the 4-month keychain
and the 8-month bonus 1 time.
• An Associate must be a Fast Start Associate to Fast Start
qualify.
• Falling below the required persistency to receive the bonus will
not require you to restart the consecutive month qualification.
For example: if you qualify during months 12-23 in the
Performance Club with 5 points and meet or exceed the
required 75% persistency rate on your business during 8
months, you will receive eight $300 bonus payments.
• The points will be issued in the month the Associate qualifies.
• A membership is a new purchaser of a plan regardless of which
plan is purchased or what combination.
• The first time an individual purchases a membership, 1 point
will be issued. If an individual purchases an additional plan at
the same time or at a later date, there will be no additional
point issued.
• If you fail to earn enough points to meet the monthly
qualification during any calendar month, you lose your status
and your consecutive months of qualification will be reset to
zero. However, to make it easier for you to continue qualifying
each month, you can “carryover” points from the previous
month.
• Commercial Drivers Legal Plan memberships will not count
toward your point requirements, nor will they affect
persistency.
• The Small Business Plan and Legal Plan for the Self Employed
will count as 2 points toward Performance Club qualification.
• When you earn more than 5 points in any 1 month, up to
5 “extra” points will count toward the 5 point requirement
for the next month.
• Membership reinstatements count as points provided that the
membership has lapsed for a minimum of 6 months, has a new
writing agent, and follows reinstatement guidelines included
in the Success Guide. Associate reinstatements count as points
provided that the Associate has been canceled for at least 5
years, pays the Fast Start Associate fee, and has a membership.
• Extra points cannot carry over more than 1 month. For
example: You earn 11 points during the month of June. Five of
those points will count toward your June qualification and
another 5 points will count for your qualification the next
month (July). However, the final 1 point will not count toward
your qualification for August.
• Add-ons will not count.
• The Grace Month: Associates who have Performance Club
qualified for 36 or more consecutive months will receive one
“grace” month per 12-month period. The grace month can
be utilized for any month after reaching the 36th consecutive
month of qualification. For example, if the grace month is
used in April 2012, the Associate would become eligible for
another grace month in April 2013. When an Associate, who
has qualified for 36 or more consecutive months, misses
qualification one month and utilizes their grace month, they
must Performance Club qualify the next three consecutive
months before their Performance Club bonus will resume.
• No corrections will be made to Performance Club data unless
brought to the Company’s attention within 30 days of the
business/data in question.
• LegalShield reserves the right in its sole discretion to change
any award, program or bonus to be given upon qualification in
the Performance Club.
CASH BONUSES:
• The decision to acquire a new or used BMW is solely the
responsibility of the Independent Sales Associate. Any contract
signed by the Associate is exclusively between said Associate
and BMW, dealer, seller or lessor. LegalShield will not guarantee
any purchase or lease payments and cannot offer any advice
as to the Associate’s ability to finance a qualifying BMW. Please
contact Associate Services to request more information and/or
the official guidelines regarding the LegalShield BMW Program.
• Bonuses will not be added to your cash accrued, and will
in no way affect your debit balance. They are processed on
approximately the 7th of each month.
• To receive the 4-month Performance Club keychain, you must
qualify for 4 consecutive months and have a persistency rate
of 90% or higher for the qualifying months.
• To qualify for the 8-month bonus, you must qualify for 8
consecutive months and have a persistency rate of 85% or
higher for the qualifying months.
ANNUAL TRIP:
• While Performance Club membership plays a key in the
determination of annual winners for the incentive trip, contest
rules may vary annually. Please consult each year’s official rules
for complete contest details.
• For the purposes of qualifying for the monthly bonuses, you
must Performance Club qualify for 12 consecutive months, and
have a rolling 12-month personal persistency of 75% or greater.
(“Rolling Persistency” is defined as the persistency of personal
business from the most recent 12 months.)
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Performance Club is the engine
that drives your business.
QUALIFIERS:
There are a lot of people who are making
incomes based solely on personal sales. That’s
outstanding, but personal sales are only one of
the ways you can earn income.
People who build wealth, multimillionaires, CEOs,
business owners, all use the power of leverage to
increase earnings.
Leverage is based on the concept that your
business success is not solely dependent on
the work you do, but also on what gets done
through others.
With LegalShield’s new
program— PCQ4LIFE—you can
now earn your Performance
Club qualifications through
organization sales and recruits
instead of personal activity
alone!
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•
Minimum of 12 consecutive
months of personal qualification
upon initiation of this program
•
Maintain each month, 25
downline Performance
Club qualified associates
•
Maximum count of five (5)
Performance Club qualified
associates in any leg
•
No maximum on number of
legs with Performance Club
qualifiers
•
Initial qualification period
begins October 2013
•
At any time, an associate can
maintain Performance Club
qualification with their
personal activity
•
Retention qualification remains
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How often will I get paid?
Direct Deposit (EFT) - LegalShield offers Electronic
Fund Transfers (EFTs) on daily, weekly, and monthly
frequencies.
Monthly Commission Check - You may choose to receive
a monthly commission check instead of Direct Deposit
(daily and weekly frequencies are not available).
Can I get a commission statement if I
haven’t submitted business in a while?
If you have not accrued $150.00 during one month, a
pending statement can be sent at your written request
for a $5 handling fee per statement. A pending statement
details the activity the same as a regular commission
statement. Don’t discard this statement as it is the only
detail of that activity you’ll receive. All pending dollar
amounts will continue to accrue and be paid to you when
the amount reaches $150.00 or more.
What is the difference between
“advances” and “earnings”?
*If a membership cancels before the end of the
advance period, chargebacks will occur.
You’ll receive “advance” commissions when you make a
membership sale. You’ll “earn” commissions as the member pays for his or her membership each month. Commissions you receive during the advance period will not
actually “earn out” until the end of the advance period.
Earnings are first applied to any outstanding debit balance and are payable only after all sums advanced have
been earned. You have the option of receiving reduced or
‘partial’ advances. For example, you may elect to receive
a 6 or 8 month advance, regardless of your level. Taking a
lower advance will not lower your monthly earnings on a
sale.
What is a “debit balance”?
When commissions are advanced to you, it creates what’s
known as a debit balance. The debit balance is the difference between the total advance commissions paid to
you and the total earnings through monthly payments by
the member to LegalShield. All earnings apply to reduce
the debit balance until the debit balance reaches zero,
at which time earnings will be paid to you as long as no
new advances are made. You are ultimately liable to LegalShield for the debit balance.
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What exactly is a “chargeback”?
Because commissions are advanced on an earnings period schedule, all commissions you are paid will not actually earn out until the end of the earnings period. If the
member cancels during the advance period, you will be
“charged back” any remaining balance of the amount you
were advanced when you sold the membership.
100% of the unearned advance on cancelled memberships will be deducted from your future commission
advances. If the member cancels after the 12th monthly
payment, you will not be charged back because you will
have fully earned your advance amount.
To figure chargebacks:
1. Take the total amount advanced and divide it by 12.
This represents your monthly earned commissions.
For example: 1-year advanced commission at
Senior Associate level = 76.64.
76.64÷ 12 (months) = $6.39 Monthly earned
commissions on the $19.95 Legal Plan
2. Take the monthly earned total and multiply it by
the number of payments received from the
member. This represents the total earnings of the
membership. 6.39 x number of monthly payments
made by the member (4) = 25.56 Total earnings =
25.56w
3. Subtract the total earnings from the total amount
advanced to determine the 100% chargeback
amount. 76.64 - 25.56 = 51.15 (100% chargeback)
This amount is subtracted from your cash accrued.
Chargeback Amounts
($19.95 Expanded Plan; Senior
Associate level)
(100% Chargeback)
Cancels after payment
0$76.64
1$70.33
2$63.94
3$57.55
4$51.15
5$44.76
6$38.37
7$31.95
8$25.56
9$19.17
10$12.78
11$6.39
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How can I keep my membership
cancellations and chargebacks to
a minimum?
Cumulative earnings after monthly
membership payments are made by member:
Earnings Plan Payments Received
1$6.39
2$12.78
3$19.17
4$25.56
5$31.75
6$38.37
7$44.76
8$51.15
9$57.55
10$63.94
11$70.33
12$76.64
You can help minimize cancellations and chargebacks by
seeing the sale and the member’s purchase as a longterm decision. Some helpful suggestions are:
1. Properly explain the plan to your prospects.
2.Avoid over promising what the plan can do.
Remember: under commit and over deliver! Our
product is that good; there’s no need to oversell.
3.Help them see the value of their membership
immediately by encouraging them to get their Will
prepared.
4.Thank them for and congratulate them on their
wise decision.
5.Keep in touch with them and make yourself
available to answer any ongoing questions they
may have.
Are commissions paid if a membership
cancels and the member wants to
reinstate?
When an Associate reinstates a membership that has
been cancelled over 6 months, a new writing Associate
can be assigned. If you were the original writing agent,
no counter will be issued, but you will receive as-earned
commissions. The new Associate will receive a $40
reinstatement commission and a counter ($30 if the
member was originally paying
less than $10 a month) as well as be able to earn on the
membership through future years.
When an Associate reinstates a membership that has
not been cancelled over 6 months, the original writing
Associate will remain as the Associate and continue to
earn on the membership. If the membership has been
cancelled for five (5) years or longer, the new writing
agent will be paid advance commissions on the sale as a
new membership.
* See the Success Guide for further details about compensation.
If I receive an advance commission, how
much will I earn each month?
If you’re at the Senior Associate level and sell a $19.95
Expanded Plan membership, you’ll be
advanced $76.64, which represents your earnings over a
period of 12 months.
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Renewals
For Example:
Renewals are amounts you earn on memberships that
“renew” or continue paying after the first 12 months of the
life of the membership. Since you receive a commission
advance amount representing your commissions for the
first 12 months of payments made, all additional payments
made by the member after month 12 represent renewal
payments you earn. The persistency of your business
and the business of your team–calculated on a month by
month basis– is the key element in renewal income. Your
personal and organizational persistency is calculated
separately.
Continuing with the above numbers of 20 personal
membership sales and 100 organizational membership
sales:
Personal Persistency 14/20 = 70%
If your 14 personal sales were made at Senior Associate
level, you would receive renewal amounts annually
shown in the 66-75% column for Junior Associate PLUS
Associate Level PLUS Senior Associate.
Organizational Persistency
62/100 = 62%
When will I be paid?
If you originally received override commissions at
Senior Associate level on 20 out of the 62 remaining
organizational memberships and at Manager level on 42
of them, you would receive renewal amounts annually in
the 56-65% column for Senior Associate level for 20 and
Manager override renewals for 42.
You will begin receiving renewal earnings from residuals
at the beginning of month 16—including all renewal
payments made by the member prior to the end of
month 15. Renewal earnings will first be applied to any
outstanding debit balance you may have or be paid to you
(if no debit balance exists).
That persistency rate will be locked in for the life of the
membership and will be established in exactly the same
way for memberships you sell each month. You literally
establish your future income on a month by month basis
by what you do TODAY.
So how exactly does all this work?
Say, for example, you personally sell 20 memberships
and your team sells 100 memberships in August of 2010.
Persistency is established on the first 12 months of the
membership but cannot be determined until the end of
month 15 because of the 45-day pre-cancel window. At
the end of month 15 (which would be the end of October
2011 in this example), your persistency levels for the block
of memberships you and your team sold in August 2010
will be established. Using this scenario, say 14 out of
the original 20 personal sales are still active or made 12
payments before cancelling and 62 out of the original 100
memberships your team sold are still active or made 12
payments before cancelling as of month 15 (October 2011).
n Your personal persistency would be 70%
n Your organizational persistency would be 62%
(See example next page)
The renewal amount you’ll earn depends on the
persistency levels established at the end of month 15 AND
on the level you were at when you originally received
personal or override commissions on those sales.
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Renewal Income
Compensation Plan
$39.85
(Legal Plan + Two $9.95 Supplements)
Effective January 1, 2014
Renewals
Persistency Levels
Platinum Generation 3
Platinum Generation 2
Platinum Generation 1
ED Breakaway 7
ED Breakaway 6
ED Breakaway 5
ED Breakaway 4
ED Breakaway 3
ED Breakaway 2
ED Breakaway 1
Director Breakaway 6
Director Breakaway 5
Director Breakaway 4
Director Breakaway 3
Director Breakaway 2
Director Breakaway 1
Platinum 7
Platinum 6
Platinum 5
Platinum 4
Platinum 3
Platinum 2
Platinum ED
Gold ED
Silver ED
Bronze ED
Executive Director
Director
Manager
Senior Associate
Associate
Jr. Associate
Up to 55%
56-65%
66-75%
76-85%
Over 85%
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.05
$0.05
$0.10
$0.10
$0.29
$0.48
$0.96
$0.10
$0.19
$0.29
$0.38
$0.48
$0.58
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.19
$0.38
$0.48
$0.67
$3.13
$2.41
$2.41
$2.41
$2.41
$4.81
$0.19
$0.19
$0.10
$0.10
$0.19
$0.19
$0.58
$0.96
$1.92
$0.19
$0.39
$0.58
$0.77
$0.96
$1.16
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.39
$0.77
$0.96
$1.35
$6.25
$4.81
$4.81
$4.81
$4.81
$4.81
$9.62
$0.29
$0.29
$0.15
$0.15
$0.29
$0.29
$0.87
$1.44
$2.89
$0.29
$0.58
$0.87
$.15
$1.44
$1.73
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
$0.58
$1.15
$1.44
$2.02
$9.38
$7.22
$7.22
$7.22
$7.22
$7.22
$14.43
$0.38
$0.38
$0.19
$0.19
$0.38
$0.38
$1.16
$1.92
$3.85
$0.38
$0.77
$1.16
$1.54
$1.92
$2.31
$0.19
$0.19
$0.19
$0.19
$0.19
$0.19
$0.77
$1.54
$1.92
$2.69
$12.51
$9.62
$9.62
$9.62
$9.62
$9.62
$19.24
$0.48
$0.48
$0.24
$0.24
$0.48
$0.48
$1.44
$2.40
$4.81
$0.48
$0.96
$1.44
$1.92
$2.40
$2.89
$0.24
$0.24
$0.24
$0.24
$0.24
$0.24
$0.96
$1.92
$2.40
$3.37
$15.63
$12.03
$12.03
$12.03
$12.03
$12.03
$24.05
*Due to rounding, the above multipliers may not produce exact figures. A variance of $0.01 to $0.03 should be expected.
Things you need to know: Renewals are amounts you earn on memberships that “renew” or continue paying after the first 12 months (1-year) of the life of the
membership. Since you receive a commission advance amount representing your commissions for the first 12 months of payments made, all additional payments made
by the member after months 12 represent renewal payments which you earn.
When will I be paid? You will begin earning renewals from residuals at the beginning of month 13 (1-year). Renewal earnings for months 13-15 are applied in month
16 (cumulative), after a 3-month evaluation time. All earnings will first be applied to any outstanding debit balance you may have. Once the debit balance is recovered,
future earnings will be paid to you.
What is a “persistency level” and what does it mean for my renewal income? Persistency level is the average number of memberships still on the books at the
end of month 12. For example, if you sell 10 memberships in one month, and no later than the 15th month LegalShield has received
the 12th month payment on seven (7) of those initial 10 memberships, then your persistency level for that month’s business is 70%.
You can calculate your earnings for the life of those remaining memberships from the third column.
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Associate Commission Summary Explanation
Your Associate Commission Summary is available to review at
www.legalshield.com in Associates Only/Reports/Associate Commission Statements
22. Residual Earnings: The amount of earnings received from
memberships after the initial advance commission paid is
earned.
23. Residual Earnings Transactions: Total number of all
personal and organizational transactions per level that continue
to generate earnings in excess of the original advance.
24. Residual Earnings Commissions: The amount of earnings
received from memberships after the initial advance commission
paid is earned.
25. Total Earned Commissions for Period: Total amount of
earnings generated by memberships that remain active and
continue paying their premiums.
26. Associate Commission Advance Balance Calculation:
Balance of commissions advanced but not yet earned. This
balance is increased by advances received and decreased by
earnings, both advance earnings as well as residual earnings,
until the balance is zero.
27. Commission Advance Balance from Previous Statement:
Ending commission advance balance from previous period.
28. Advanced Commissions (Current Period): The total amount
of advance commissions added to your current commission
advance balance. See #16 for additional advance commissions
explanation.
29. Earned Commissions (Current Period): The total amount
of earned commissions subtracted from your commission
advance balance. See #25 for additional earned commissions
explanation.
30. Earned Adjustments: Any debits or credits made to your
commissions from transactions outside of the compensation
plan; such as non-taken fees, commission corrections, and any
other applicable charges.
31. Ending Commission Advance Balance: This amount
represents the total accumulation of your advance balance
after all credits and debits have been applied from the current
summary.
32. Associate Reserve Balance Calculation: The reserve balance
is a portion of your advance commissions set aside to offset
membership cancellations and the resulting advance recovery.
33. Reserve Balance from previous period: Ending reserve
balance as calculated on previous summary.
34. Reserve Applied to Advance Recovery: The portion of your
reserve balance available to be utilized to offset any advance
recovery incurred.
35. Reserve Withheld from Advance: The amount withheld from
advance commissions to offset future advance recoveries.
36. Withholding Percentage: The percentage of advance
commissions you have elected to be withheld and placed into
your reserve balance. Please refer to documents on demand,
document #23331, for more detail.
37. Ending Reserve Balance: Your total reserve balance available
after any advance recovery offsets and new commission
additions.
38. Adv Trans: Total number of all personal and organizational
advance transactions per level you have received since the date
of your last Commission Summary.
1. Associate number: Your assigned LegalShield Associate
number.
2. Associate name & address/city/state/zip code: The address
LegalShield currently has on file for your Associate Agreement.
3. Level: Your current level on the day the Associate Summary
was printed. Commissions on different memberships on
your statement may vary, depending on your level when the
application was processed.
4. Statement Country & Effective Date: Denotes whether this
statement represents Canadian or US commissions as well as
the effective date of your Associate Agreement.
5. Commission Levels: These levels correspond to the
commission amounts itemized on the Company’s compensation
plan, which includes items such as the Executive Director bonus,
Fast Start bonuses, Regional Manager & RVP overrides, etc.
6. Advance Transactions: Total number of all personal and
organizational advance transactions per level received since the
date of your last Commission Summary.
7. Advance Commissions: Total amount advanced on personal
and organizational transactions per level.
8. Cancellation Transactions: Total number of all personal
and organizational transactions as a result of membership
cancellations.
9. Advance Recovery: Total amount of advanced commissions
recovered by LegalShield due to membership cancellations.
When a member cancels before the advance is earned,
LegalShield will recover the outstanding portion of the original
advance.
10. Totals: The amount of advance commissions received and
total amount of Advance Recoveries.
11. Total: Totals from previous page.
12. Applied Reserve Balance: If participating in the Reserve
Balance program, commissions will be applied from your
Reserve Balance to cover any advance recovery.
13. Remaining Advance Recovery: Any excess advance
recovery remaining after your reserve balance has been applied.
14. Advance Net Adv Recovery: The total amount of advance
commissions after subtracting any advance recovery.
15. Reserve Deduction: Calculation of the amount of advance
commissions withheld for your Reserve Balance.
16. Net Advance Commissions: The total advance after Reserve
Balance deductions.
17. Commission Adjustments: Any debits or credits made
to your commissions from transactions outside of the
compensation plan; such as non-taken fees, commission
corrections, and any other applicable charges.
18. Commissions Paid for Period: Total commissions paid for
period. This amount should also correspond to your check and/
or direct deposit amount.
19. Advance Earnings: Earnings from memberships still in their
advance period, thus offsetting the original advance.
20. Advance Earnings Transactions: Total number of all
personal and organizational transactions per level that continue
to offset their original advance.
21. Advance Earnings Commissions: Earnings from
memberships still in their advance period, thus offsetting the
original advance.
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Commission Check Disbursement
Commission Check Disbursement Procedures
Monthly checks are cut on the last business day of the
month. See chart below for details.
Commission statements are not mailed automatically. 90
days of commission statements are available online under
“Associates Only” at www.legalshield.com.
If you do not qualify to receive a check, a pending
statement can be retrieved from Associates Only or sent
at your request with payment of a $5 handling fee per
statement. A pending statement details the activity the
same as a regular commission statement. Do not discard
this statement as it is the only detail of that monthly
activity you will receive. All pending dollar amounts will
continue to accrue, and be paid to you when the amount
reaches $150 or more.
Requirements for ED pay:
Executive Directors will need to make a personal sale the
previous month to qualify for direct deposits the next
month. For example, ED’s that made a personal sale in
October will get direct deposits for the entire month of
November. To qualify for December they will need to
make a sale in November.
Associate Lives in Canada
Associate Lives in U.S.
U.S. Membership Sold
60
Canadian Membership Sold
Checks mailed at month end if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $50.00
Checks mailed at month end if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
Checks mailed at month end if:
n No membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
n
n
n
n
Will be Canadian Funds
15% Taxes Withheld
Will be U.S. Funds
No Taxes Withheld
U.S. Membership Sold
Canadian Membership Sold
Checks mailed at month end if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
Checks mailed at month end if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $50.00
n
Checks mailed at month end if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
Will be U.S. Funds
n 30% taxes withheld unless
Associate has an 8233 form on
file with LegalShield
n
See Canadian policies for more
information on Form 8233
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Direct Deposit (EFT)
Fax: For those not writing personal business, direct deposits
are made on the last business day of the month when you
have accrued $150.
To set up or change Direct Deposit, fax or mail a signed,
written request (DOD #22983) along with a voided check
or a letter verifying your account on bank letterhead to:
Email: [email protected]
Associate Lives in U.S.
Daily Direct Deposit
The deposit minimum is $20.00 with one piece of
business for the month. You may check the IVR system or
log into Associates Only to inquire about daily deposits
made.
ATTN: Associate Services - 580.310.6916
Mail: Associate Services
LegalShield
One Pre-Paid Way, Ada, OK 74820
Your request must include pre-printed routing and
Associate number(s) and your signature. Associates will
be able to choose daily, weekly, or monthly EFT’s
U.S. Membership Sold
Canadian Membership Sold
EFT Released Daily if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $20.00
EFT Released Daily if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
EFT Released Weekly if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $75.00
EFT Released Weekly if:
n One membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
EFT Released Monthly if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
EFT Released Monthly if:
n No membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
n
n
Will be U.S. Funds
Must be sent to U.S. Bank Account
n No Taxes Withheld
Will be Canadian Funds
Must be sent to Canadian Bank
Account
n
n
Associate Lives in Canada
U.S. Membership Sold
Canadian Membership Sold
EFT released daily if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $75.00
EFT released daily if:
n One (1) membership personally sold
n Minimum cash accrued $25.00
EFT released at month end if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
n No membership personally sold
EFT released at month end if:
n Minimum cash accrued $150.00
n No membership personally sold
n
Will be U.S. Funds
Must be sent to U.S. Bank Account
n 30% taxes withheld unless
Associate has an 8233 form on file
n
n
Will be Canadian Funds
Must be sent to Canadian Bank
Account
n
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Associate Agreement Explanation (US)
n Please print! Illegible Associate Agreements will delay processing.
n Faxed Associate Agreements are not accepted for processing.
n We cannot guarantee the order in which Associate Agreements are processed.
n We will not accept Associate Agreements which have been altered with correction fluid. If you or your
prospect makes a mistake while filling out an Associate Agreement, do not cover up the mistake with correction fluid. Simply cross out the incorrect information and reenter the correct information. All changes must be
initialed by the member and the Associate. NOTE: If the Associate Agreement information or effective date
changes, a new Agreement must be completed.
Payment Information
Applicant’s Personal Information
14. The Associate Agreement Entry fee.
15. LegalShield License Application Fee: You must include a
separate check for applicable LegalShield license application
fees. Completed license application must accompany the fee.
16. Paid by: Check the appropriate box for method of Associate
fee/license fee payment. Note: When sending in multiple apps,
be sure to send in separate checks for each one.
17. Amount to be charged to the credit card indicated
18. Credit card info: Clearly write in the credit card number. Also
include the total amount to be charged and the expiration date
and have the cardholder sign on the space provided.
19. Signature of applicant
20. Procurement of Consumer and/or Investigative Consumer
Report: LegalShield will request a consumer and/or investigative
consumer report on all Associate applicants. All Associate
Agreements are placed on hold pending results of Consumer
report.
21. Direct Deposit: Check and list the information if you want
your commissions directly deposited into your bank account.
Include a voided check from the account in which commissions
are to be deposited unless you are paying your Associate
Agreement Entry Fee by check from the same account into
which you want your commissions directly deposited.
22. These questions must be answered! Include the applicant’s
LegalShield membership number and answer YES or NO to the
questions listed. If answering YES to any question, the applicant
must include all information regarding the situation.
23. signature of applicant: Signature of the new Associate.
24. Applicant’s LegalShield Membership Number
25. Applicant’s SSN or Federal Tax ID Number
1. Bar Code: Used for the imaging process which speeds
application processing.
2. Today’s Date
3. Applicant’s Assigned Associate #: The number assigned to
the new Associate by LegalShield. Must be included to ensure
correct processing for commission payments. You can obtain
this # by calling the IVR line toll-free at (800) 699-9004.
4. Company Name: Print the new Associate name here if
operating under a company name.
4a. Primary Contact for Company Named in No. 4
5. Applicant’s Name: The exact name the new Associate wishes
to use to receive commission checks. Commission checks will
not be cut to any Associate using a name containing the words
LegalShield. The name must match the SSN or Fed. ID used.
6. Co-Applicant’s Name: A spouse may be listed by entering
the name in the appropriate space. If both spouses are listed
on the Agreement in a licensed state, both must submit license
applications and become licensed.
7. Applicant’s SSN or Federal Tax ID #: The Social Security
number of the new Associate. Earnings are reported to the
IRS under the # listed here. The primary person whose # is
listed is responsible for any actions, filing reports, etc., on the
Agreement. Fill out the applicable blank only. Include both your
SSN and Federal Tax ID number on apps for licensed states (AL,
AR, FL, IL, MA, MS, MT, ND, NE, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI) if the SSN
and Tax ID are different or Fill in if Associate is writing
7a. New Associate Date of Birth
8. Any name the applicant may be know by other than the name
listed above
8a. Recognition Name: Name used when applicant is recognized
in publications and at events.
9. Mailing Address: Associate’s complete mailing address.
Include apartment or suite numbers.
9a. Shipping Address: where supplies may be sent. Do not list
P.O. boxes here! Supplies can not be sent to P.O. boxes. Be sure
to list the City, State, and include the Zip Code + 4 whenever
possible.
10. Home Phone Number: Telephone numbers of the new
Associate where the Associate can be reached during the day.
10a. Cell Phone Number
10b. Business Phone Number: Telephone numbers of the new
Associate where the Associate can be reached during the day.
10c. Fax Number: The FAX # of the new Associate.
11. Email Address: Very important in order to receive valuable
and timely Company updates via email blasts from the Home
Office!
12. Sponsoring Associate: The number and signature of the
sponsor under whom the new Associate is being placed.
13. Placing Associate: The Placing Associate who personally
recruited the new Associate.
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AA.APP 12.21.12 51008
Corporate Offices: One Pre-Paid Way • Ada, OK 74820
www.LegalShield.com • 580-436-7424
Advancement Preference:
Traditional
Group Services
Today’s Date
MM
/
2
DD
/
YYYY
Fill in either the Individual SSN OR the Federal Tax I.D. No. for Business Entity. • Income will be reported to the number you list below.
The SSN or EIN must match the name listed. Please print in ALL CAPITAL letters. Use ONLY BLUE or BLACK INK. FAILURE TO PRINT
LEGIBLY can cause DELAYS IN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION.
ASSOCIATE APPLICATION
Personal Information
Applicant’s Assigned Associate No.
3
If applying under a company name, print here
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Applicant’s Name
Ms.
5
Last
*Co-Applicant’s Name
Dr.
6
Last
Applicant’s SSN or Federal Tax I.D. No.
If Applicant is known by
another name other than the
one listed above, Please PRINT HERE
Recognition Name - name used
when applicant is recognized in
publications and at events.
8
8a
7
4a
First
MI
First
MI
City
Shipping Address
DOB
City
MM
/
/
7a
DD
YYYY
Apt. # /Ste #
State
9a
Zip + 4
Apt. # /Ste #
State
10
10a
10b
10c
Zip + 4
)
Phone # (
Home
)
Phone # (
Cell
)
Phone # (
Business
(
)
Fax #
Email
*If applicant is an individual, Co-Applicant
refers to Spouse or Domestic Partners, Civil
Union Partners, Same-Sex Partners, or other
term specifically defined by any local, state
or federal statute. LegalShield may request
supporting documentation when necessary.
9
Address
(If different
than mailing
address)
4
Primary contact if
company named above
Ext.
11
(Your privacy is a priority with us! We will not sell your email address or personal information of any kind to third party vendors.)
Sponsoring Associate (Associate under whom the new Associate is being placed or is signing under)
I certify that I understand I am responsible for working with the new Associate listed on this Associate Agreement.
Sponsoring Associate No.
12
Associate Name & Phone No.
Placing Associate
I certify that I understand I personally recruited this new Associate and placed him or her in my organization under the Sponsor listed.
Placing Associate No.
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Associate Name & Phone No.
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Sponsoring Associate (Associate under whom the new Associate is being placed or is signing under)
I certify that I understand I am responsible for working with the new Associate listed on this Associate Agreement.
Sponsoring Associate No.
Associate Name & Phone No.
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I certify that I understand I personally recruited this new Associate and placed him or her in my organization under the Sponsor listed.
Placing Associate No.
Associate Name & Phone No.
Receive Commissions by Direct Deposit!
CHOOSE ONE: Daily Weekly Monthly
Payment Information
Fast Start Entry Fee
14
21
(Subject to minimum accrual and other criteria established by the company)
Your credit card charge or check is your receipt.
We need your account information for direct deposit.
CHOOSE ONE: Checking
Savings OR
$149.00
Use the same account used for the Associate Agreement Entry Fee.
License Application Fee
To be paid by direct deposit, you must include a voided check or
deposit slip from the account into which the commissions are to be
deposited unless you are paying your Associate Agreement Entry Fee
by check from the same account into which you want your commissions
directly deposited. If you do not provide information for direct deposit
and check one of the options above, you will be paid commissions by
check on a monthly basis subject to minimum accrual and other criteria
established by the company. Associate fees will not be refundable unless
the Associate Agreement is terminated by the Associate within the first
30 days after the effective date, any marketing materials or supplies
are returned in usable condition and the Associate has not sold any
memberships or recruited any other Associates.
Include if required by your state. Must be a separate check.
Completed license application must accompany application.
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Total license fees:
Paid By:
Money order
Check
$
Credit Card
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Amount to be charged
Name on Card
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16
$
UNDER PENALTIES OF PERJURY, I CERTIFY THAT:
1. The number shown on this form is my correct taxpayer identification
number.
2. I am not subject to backup withholding because: (a) I am exempt
from backup withholding, or (b) I have not been notified by the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) that I am subject to backup withholding as a
result of a failure to report all interest dividends, or (c) the IRS has
notified me that I am no longer subject to backup withholdings.
Your Credit Card Number
Exp. Date
X
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Signature of Cardholder
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PROCUREMENT OF A CONSUMER AND/OR INVESTIGATIVE
CONSUMER REPORT
By submitting this application, you understand that LegalShield
may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer
report on you. You also understand that at LegalShield’s
discretion subsequent consumer and/or investigative consumer
reports may be procured during the term of your contract
with LegalShield. These above-mentioned reports may include
a Social Security Number verification. You are entitled to a
complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any
investigative consumer report of which you are the subject upon
your written request, if such is made within a reasonable time
after the date hereof. You may receive a written summary of your
rights under 15 U.S.C. § 1681et. seq. and Cal. Civ. Code §1786. Your
independent contractor position with LegalShield is contingent
upon the successful completion of the above referenced
investigative consumer report.
COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
eService: It’s more than a website. After your Associate Agreement
has been processed and accepted, you can create a login name and
check out various services! A subscription to eService for a fee provides your own legalshield.com marketing websites, subscriptions
to regular company associate magazines and more.
Go to www.legalshield.com to learn more.
I authorize LegalShield, to make direct payment by charge or draft of my
checking/savings account from the financial information listed below.
This authority will remain in effect until I notify LegalShield in writing to
terminate the authorization. When I provide a check as payment, I authorize LegalShield to convert the paper check to an electronic fund transfer from my account. Funds may be withdrawn from my account as soon
as the same day payment is received. My account will be drafted for the
same amount each month on or about the effective date of my membership. I waive my right to notification of continued payment. If the amount
or date of your payment changes, LegalShield will notify me at least ten
days before the payment date. For inquiries, please call 580-436-7424.
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1. Have you pled to, or been convicted of, a felony? Yes No
2. Has anyone who might write business under this Associate Agreement
Yes No
pled to, or been convicted of, a felony?
3. Has any professional license (i.e. an insurance license) held by you in
Yes No
any state been suspended or revoked?
4. Has any professional license held by anyone who might write
business under this Associate Agreement in any state been suspended
Yes No
or revoked?
5. Do you, or does anyone who might write business under this
Associate Agreement, have any unresolved pending arrests and/or
Yes No
charges?
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If you answered “Yes” on any of these questions, please send documents concerning the
matter. Having a felony will not necessarily preclude your acceptance as an Associate. If any
changes occur to the answers you’ve given above after your Associate Agreement is approved, you are required to notify LegalShield immediately.
*Please provide me with a copy of my investigative consumer
report (CA, OK & MN residents only).
Yes
No
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NOTE: You must cross out item (2) above if you have been notified by the
IRS that you are currently subject to backup withholding because of under
reporting interest or dividends on your tax returns.
The following questions MUST be answered, if applicable, or the
application will be returned.
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• I have had explained to me the LegalShield membership and
compensation plan and understand the benefits of both.
• I have read the Policies and Procedures on the reverse of this form
and been given a copy and agree to them as in effect from time to
time.
• If paying by check, I agree that LegalShield may convert my check
into an electronic debit to be drawn on my account for the face
amount shown on the check I’ve provided.
• By signing this form, I certify that I accept the placement of my Associate Agreement under the sponsoring Associate. I understand this
agreement is subject to approval by a duly authorized officer/representative of LegalShield.
Signature of Applicant
By Authorized Representative
if Business Entity
X
X
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Applicant’s LegalShield Membership No.
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Applicant’s SSN No. OR Federal Tax ID No.
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Applicant’s Personal Information
Payment Information
14. The Associate Agreement Fast Start Entry fee. Add applicable
taxes and write the total. A Canadian tax schedule is available on
Docs on Demand on our Website (#23305).
15. Paid by: Cheque the appropriate box for method of Associate
fee payment. Note: When sending in multiple apps, be sure to
send in separate checks for each one.
16. Amount to be charged to the credit card indicated
17. Credit card info: Clearly write in the credit card number. Also
include the total amount to be charged and the expiration date
and have the cardholder sign on the space provided.
18. Signature of applicant
19. Procurement of Consumer and/or Investigative Consumer
Report: LegalShield will request a consumer and/or investigative
consumer report on all Associate applicants. All Associate
Agreements are placed on hold pending results of Consumer
report.
20. Direct Deposit: Cheque and list the information if you want
your commissions directly deposited into your bank account.
Include a voided check from the account in which commissions
are to be deposited unless you are paying your Associate
Agreement Entry Fee by cheque from the same account into
which you want your commissions directly deposited.
21. These questions must be answered! Include the applicant’s
LegalShield membership number and answer YES or NO to the
questions listed. If answering YES to any question, the applicant
must include all information regarding the situation.
22. signature of applicant: Signature of the new Associate.
23. Applicant’s LegalShield Membership Number
24. Applicant’s SIN or Federal Tax ID Number
1. Bar Code: Used for the imaging process which speeds
application processing.
2. Today’s Date
3. Applicant’s Assigned Associate #: The number assigned to
the new Associate by LegalShield. Must be included to ensure
correct processing for commission payments. You can obtain
this # by calling the IVR line toll-free at (800) 699-9004.
4. Company Name: Print the new Associate name here if
operating under a company name.
4a. Primary Contact for Company Named in No. 4
5. Applicant’s Name: The exact name the new Associate wishes
to use to receive commission cheques. Commission cheques will
not be cut to any Associate using a name containing the words
LegalShield Services, LegalShield, LegalShield, Legal Service, or
any combination thereof.
6. Co-Applicant’s Name: A spouse may be listed by entering
the name in the appropriate space. If both spouses are listed
on the Agreement in a licensed state, both must submit license
applications and become licensed.
7. Applicant’s Social Insurance Number: This number will be
used to report earnings to Canada Customs and Revenue
Agency.
7a. New Associate Date of Birth
8. Any name the applicant may be know by other than the name
listed above
8a. Recognition Name: Name used when applicant is recognized
in publications and at events.
9. Mailing Address: Associate’s complete mailing address.
Include apartment or suite numbers.
9a. Shipping Address: where supplies may be sent. Do not list
P.O. boxes here! Supplies can not be sent to P.O. boxes. Be sure
to list the City, Province, and include the Postal Code.
10. Home Phone Number: Telephone numbers of the new
Associate where the Associate can be reached during the day.
10a. Cell Phone Number
10b. Business Phone Number: Telephone numbers of the new
Associate where the Associate can be reached during the day.
10c. Fax Number: The FAX # of the new Associate.
11. Email Address: Very important in order to receive valuable
and timely Company updates via email blasts from the Home
Office!
12. Sponsoring Associate: The number and signature of the
sponsor under whom the new Associate is being placed.
13. Placing Associate: The Placing Associate who personally
recruited the new Associate.
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AA.APPCAN 12.12 80102
Corporate Offices: One Pre-Paid Way • Ada, OK 74820
www.LegalShield.com • 580-436-7424
Advancement Preference:
Traditional
Group Services
Today’s Date
MM
/
2/
DD
YYYY
Fill in either the Individual SIN OR the GSI Registration No. for Corporations. • Income will be reported to the number you list below.
The SIN must match the name listed. Please print in ALL CAPITAL letters. Use ONLY BLUE or BLACK INK. FAILURE TO PRINT
LEGIBLY can cause DELAYS IN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION.
ASSOCIATE APPLICATION
Personal Information
Applicant’s Assigned Associate No.
3
If applying under a company name, print here
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Applicant’s Name
Ms.
5
Last
*Co-Applicant’s Name
Dr.
If Applicant is known by
another name other than the
one listed above, Please PRINT HERE
Recognition Name - name used
when applicant is recognized in
publications and at events.
Address
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City
7
4a
First
MI
First
MI
DOB
8
8a
9a
10
10a
10b
10c
Province
7a.
/
/
MM
DD
YYYY
Postal Code
Apt. # /Ste #
Province
Postal Code
)
Phone # (
Home
)
Phone # (
Cell
)
Phone # (
Business
(
)
Fax #
Email
*If applicant is an individual, Co-Applicant
refers to Spouse or Domestic Partners, Civil
Union Partners, Same-Sex Partners, or other
term specifically defined by any local, province
or government statute. LegalShield may request
supporting documentation when necessary.
Apt. # /Ste #
City
Shipping Address
(If different
than mailing
address)
Primary contact if
company named above
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Last
Applicant’s Social Incurance No.
4
Ext.
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(Your privacy is a priority with us! We will not sell your email address or personal information of any kind to third party vendors.)
Sponsoring Associate (Associate under whom the new Associate is being placed or is signing under)
I certify that I understand I am responsible for working with the new Associate listed on this Associate Agreement.
Sponsoring Associate No.
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Associate Name & Phone No.
Placing Associate
I certify that I understand I personally recruited this new Associate and placed him or her in my organization under the Sponsor listed.
Placing Associate No.
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Sponsoring Associate (Associate under whom the new Associate is being placed or is signing under)
I certify that I understand I am responsible for working with the new Associate listed on this Associate Agreement.
Sponsoring Associate No.
Associate Name & Phone No.
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I certify that I understand I personally recruited this new Associate and placed him or her in my organization under the Sponsor listed.
Placing Associate No.
Associate Name & Phone No.
Receive Commissions by Direct Deposit!
CHOOSE ONE: Daily Weekly Monthly
Payment Information
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Fast Start Entry Fee
$
Total to LegalShield
$
Paid By:
Money order
Check
Credit Card
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Amount to be charged
Name on Card
We need your account information for direct deposit.
CHOOSE ONE: Chequing
Savings OR
$149.00
Applicable GST/HST/PST
Use the same account used for the Associate Agreement Entry Fee.
To be paid by direct deposit, you must include a voided cheque or
deposit slip from the account into which the commissions are to be
deposited unless you are paying your Associate Agreement Entry Fee by
cheque from the same account into which you want your commissions
directly deposited. If you do not provide information for direct deposit
and cheque one of the options above, you will be paid commissions by
cheque on a monthly basis subject to minimum accrual and other criteria
established by the company. Associate fees will not be refundable unless
the Associate Agreement is terminated by the Associate within the first
30 days after the effective date, any marketing materials or supplies
are returned in usable condition and the Associate has not sold any
memberships or recruited any other Associates.
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$
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Your Credit Card Number
Exp. Date
X
The following questions MUST be answered, if applicable, or the
application will be returned.
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1. Have you pled to, or been convicted of, a felony? Yes No
2. Has anyone who might write business under this Associate Agreement
Yes No
pled to, or been convicted of, a felony?
3. Has any professional license (i.e. an insurance license) held by you in
Yes No
any state been suspended or revoked?
4. Has any professional license held by anyone who might write
business under this Associate Agreement in any state been suspended
Yes No
or revoked?
Signature of Cardholder
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CONSUMER REPORT
By submitting this application, you understand that LegalShield
may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer
report on you. You also understand that at LegalShield’s
discretion subsequent consumer and/or investigative consumer
reports may be procured during the term of your contract
with LegalShield. These above-mentioned reports may include
a Social Security Number verification. You are entitled to a
complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any
investigative consumer report of which you are the subject upon
your written request, if such is made within a reasonable time
after the date hereof. You may receive a written summary of your
rights under 15 U.S.C. § 1681et. seq. and Cal. Civ. Code §1786. Your
independent contractor position with LegalShield is contingent
upon the successful completion of the above referenced
investigative consumer report.
5. Do you, or does anyone who might write business under this
Associate Agreement, have any unresolved pending arrests and/or
Yes No
charges?
If you answered “Yes” on any of these questions, please send documents concerning the
matter. Having a felony will not necessarily preclude your acceptance as an Associate. If any
changes occur to the answers you’ve given above after your Associate Agreement is approved, you are required to notify LegalShield immediately.
• I have had explained to me the LegalShield membership and
compensation plan and understand the benefits of both.
• I have read the Policies and Procedures on the reverse of this
form and been given a copy and agree to them as in effect from
time to time.
• If paying by cheque, I agree that LegalShield may convert my
cheque into an electronic debit to be drawn on my account for the
face amount shown on the cheque I’ve provided.
• By signing this form, I certify that I accept the placement of my
Associate Agreement under the sponsoring Associate. I understand
this agreement is subject to approval by a duly authorized officer/
representative of LegalShield.
*Please provide me with a copy of my investigative consumer
report (CA, OK & MN residents only).
Yes
No
COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
eService: It’s more than a website. After your Associate Agreement
has been processed and accepted, you can create a login name and
check out various services! A subscription to eService for a fee provides your own legalshield.com marketing websites, subscriptions
to regular company associate magazines and more.
Go to www.legalshield.com to learn more.
I authorize LegalShield, to make direct payment by charge or draft of my
checking/savings account from the financial information listed below.
This authority will remain in effect until I notify LegalShield in writing to
terminate the authorization. When I provide a check as payment, I authorize LegalShield to convert the paper check to an electronic fund transfer from my account. Funds may be withdrawn from my account as soon
as the same day payment is received. My account will be drafted for the
same amount each month on or about the effective date of my membership. I waive my right to notification of continued payment. If the amount
or date of your payment changes, LegalShield will notify me at least ten
days before the payment date. For inquiries, please call 580-436-7424.
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(Subject to minimum accrual and other criteria established by the company)
Your credit card charge or check is your receipt.
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Your Right to Privacy:
By signing this application, , I confirm that I have read and
understand the Privacy Policy and Proceduresfound on the
reverse side of this application and understand that it applies to
this application, and related agreements andarrangements, and
any modification, extensions and renewals thereof. I consent to
the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information as
outlinedin the Privacy Policy and Procedures.
Signature of Applicant
By Authorized Representative
if Business Entity
X
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Explanation (United States)
• Please print! Illegible applications will delay processing.
• Faxed applications are not accepted for processing.
• We cannot guarantee the order in which membership applications are processed.
• We will not accept applications which have been altered with correction fluid. If you or your prospect makes a mistake while
filling out an application, do not cover up the mistake with correction fluid. Simply cross out the incorrect information and
reenter the correct information. All changes must be initialed by the member and the Associate. NOTE: If the Associate
information or effective date changes, a new application must be completed.
1. Bar Code: For Home Office processing use.
2. Check One: Check the box of the appropriate
LegalShield operating subsidiary in the state where the
plan is being sold.
3. Office Use Only: Used for Home Office purposes only.
4. (MAS) Check if you would like to try to Increase
Retention by enrolling in Member Advantage Services
(MAS), an in-house management system which can be
purchased by Associates for a per-member fee to help
encourage retention of the membership.
5. Today’s Date: Since a new member is covered
immediately, the date must be correct to ensure
accurate coverage of the member. Note: The Corporate
Office has the right to change the membership
effective date if 1) the member’s employer requests a
specific effective date or 2) if the membership
application is not received within 10 days of the
effective date on the application.
6. Check all that apply: Check the box of the appropriate
plan and/or rider being purchased. If the plan is not
listed, write it in the “Other” space. Note: Some plans listed are not available in certain
states. Make sure the plan you are selling is available in
the member’s state.
7. Social Security Number: This number must be printed
legibly. for ID purposes only.
8. Name of applicicant member: List full name of the new
member. DO NOT USE INITIALS. If initials are the
member’s legal name, write “Initials Only.” Be sure to
spell the member’s name correctly. Nothing is more
important to someone than his or her name.
9.Co-Applicant: List the full name
10. Mailing Address: The home address of the member. Be
sure to include the zip code or zip + 4 when available.
To ensure the membership contract arrives on a timely
basis, double check the member’s address.
11.Phone: List the member’s work phone number and
home phone number.
12.Email Address: List the member’s email address. This is
very important for retention purposes! Members will
receive valuable info by email to help encourage usage
of the plan and possibly increase retention rates.
13. Please indicate, on a voluntary basis, if applicant is
deaf or blind
14. Dependents: The full name of each dependent child
listed separately, along with his or her date of birth. If
additional space is needed for dependent children’s
names, please attach a separate sheet of paper. If
member has no dependents, write “None.”
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15. Associate number: The selling Associate’s assigned Associate number. Note: When writing business under
your tax ID number, list it as your Associate number
and put your SSN on the “Associate SS Number” line.
16.Associate Name: The exact name the Associate wishes
to use to receive commission checks.
17.Associate Social Security # (if licensed): The selling
Associate’s license # if it is different than his/her
Associate #.
18.Business Phone: Be sure to include your business phone
number should the Home Office need to reach you
regarding processing of your business.
19.Associate License Number (In Florida): For Florida
Associates only: Please fill in your license number here.
20. Payment Option One - Select the payment method
you prefer: The member must select ONE type of
payment method from those listed.
21. Bank name, Acct #, Institution Transit #: The bank
name, correct account number, and the institution
transit numbers are a must.
Checking or savings: Designate if the account to be
drafted is a checking or savings account. If the account
to be drafted is a savings account, additional
information is required. Include a voided check or a
verification of account letter on bank letterhead
verifying the account holder and transit and account
numbers from the account to be drafted if different
from the check used to make the 1st payment. For
savings, provide a bank document indicating your
savings account number.
In the box directly under Payment Information above,
enter 1) Enter the monthly or annual bank draft
amount; 2) Enter the enrollment fee amount; 3) Enter
the total enclosed by check or charged to credit card
22. Payment Option Two - Credit Card:
In the box directly under Payment Information above,
enter 1) Enter the monthly or annual credit card draft
amount; 2) Enter the enrollment fee amount; 3) Enter
the total enclosed by check or charged to credit card
23. Enter Name of Credit Card Holder, Credit Card
Number, and Expiration Date
24. Payment Option Three - Annual Direct Bill or
Semi-Annual Direct Bill: Check here if Applicant wishes
to pay by annual or semi-annual direct bill. A check
should be enclosed for the correct amount.
25. Signature of applicant: Be sure this signature is exactly
the way the name is listed in full on the application.
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Explanation (Canada)
Bar Code: For Home Office processing use.
Office Use Only: Used for Home Office processing
purposes only
Signed on (Today’s Date): (MM/DD/YYYY) Since
a new member is covered immediately, the date
must be correct to ensure accurate coverage of the
member. Note: The Corporate Office has the right
to change the membership effective date if 1) the
company requests a specific effective date or 2) if the
application is not received within 10 days of the effective date on the application.
4. Check all that apply: Check the box of the appropriate
plan and or rider being purchased. If the plan is not
listed, write it in the “Other” space.
5. SIN (Social Insurance Number): For ID purposes only;
must be printed legibly. The membership number will
be assigned by LegalShield and will be included on
the membership card and contract.
6. Date of Birth
7.Name: List full name of the new member. DO NOT
USE INITIALS. If initials are the member’s legal name,
indicate “Initials Only” in that space. Be sure to spell
the member’s name correctly.
8.Co-Applicant: The full name
9. Mailing Address: The address is the home
address of the member. Be sure to include the postal
code. To ensure the membership contract arrives on a
timely basis, double check the
member’s address.
10.Phone: The member’s day & home number.
11.E-mail: List the member’s e-mail address. This is very
important for retention purposes! In the
future members will receive valuable info by e-mail to
help encourage usage of the plan and increase retention rates.
12. Please indicate, on a voluntary basis, if the
applicant is deaf or blind
13.Dependents: The full name of each dependent child
listed separately, along with the date of birth. If
additional space is needed for dependent children’s
names, use the reverse side of the application and
write “OVER” on the front side of the application. If
member has no dependents, write “NONE.”
14. Associate number: Your assigned Associate Number
15. Associate Name: This should be the exact name
the Associate wishes to use to receive
commission checks.
16. The selling Associate’s Social Identification Number.
Be sure your SIN number is on the application.
Note: When writing business under your tax ID
number, list it as your Associate number and put your
SIN in the Associate SIN space.
17. Business Phone: Be sure to include your business
phone number should the Home Office need to
reach you regarding processing of your business.
18. Associate’s license # if it is different than his/her
Associate #.
19. Payment Option One - Select the payment method
you prefer: The member must select ONE type of
payment method from those listed.
20. Bank name, Acct #, Institution Transit #: The bank
name, correct account number, and the institution
transit numbers are a must.
Chequing or savings: Designate if the account to be
drafted is a chequing or savings account. If the account
to be drafted is a savings account, additional
information is required. Include a voided cheque or a
verification of account letter on bank letterhead
verifying the account holder and transit and account
numbers from the account to be drafted if different
from the cheque used to make the 1st payment. For
savings, provide a bank document indicating your
savings account number.
In the box directly under Payment Information above,
enter 1) Enter the monthly or annual bank draft
amount; 2) Enter the enrollment fee amount; 3) Enter
the total enclosed by cheque or charged to credit card
21. Payment Option Two - Credit Card:
In the box directly under Payment Information above,
enter 1) Enter the monthly or annual credit card draft
amount; 2) Enter the enrollment fee amount; 3) Enter
the total enclosed by cheque or charged to credit card
22. Enter Name of Credit Card Holder, Credit Card
Number, and Expiration Date
23. Payment Option Three - Annual Direct Bill or
Semi-Annual Direct Bill: Check here if Applicant wishes
to pay by annual or semi-annual direct bill. A cheque
should be enclosed for the correct amount.
24. Payroll deduction authorization: Must be completed and signed by the applicant and given to
the payroll representative.
25. Aplicants right to privacy. After applicant has
read and understands this section, have them sign
in the space.
Notice Regarding Buyer’s Right to Cancel:
Consumer protection information for regulatory
compliance purposes.
26. Signature of Applicant: Be sure this signature is
exactly the way the applicant’s name is listed in
full on the application.
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2.
3.
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Membership Payment Methods
The following payment methods are available to
members. A nonrefundable $10 enrollment fee is required
for individual sales of the LegalShield Legal Plan in all
states and provinces, as well as member reinstatements
after a lapse of six months or more.
Remind the member that the bank account is drafted on
the same date as the member’s effective date or the next
business day thereafter.
n You must attach a bank document with preprinted
name and account # or a verification of account
letter bank letterhead verifying the account holder
and transit and account numbers. If bank
documents are not included, we will contact the
member by mail to obtain the information.
This may hinder timely processing of the
application and delay availability of benefits to
the member, and or payment of commissions to
the Associate. It may also affect contest
requirements, ED requirements, or Performance
Club.
1. Monthly/Annual Bank Draft
Initial payment of one month
The membership may be paid monthly or annually by
automatic bank draft transfer from the member’s bank
account. After the application and the first month’s or first
year’s membership fees have been received, the member
is notified of the deduction through his/her monthly bank
statement. When writing a membership application, be
sure the Authorization to Honor Checks or Electronic
Transfers section is signed, and the monthly or annual
amount filled in by the member.
a) Membership fee: Fill in the correct monthly or annual
membership fee.
b) Signature of account holder: The bank draft
authorization must be signed the same way the account
holder signs on his or her checking account. We cannot
accept the Associate’s check for the membership fee,
except for immediate family. Commissions will be paid as
earned.
n Membership Fees for Canadian Members must be paid in Canadian dollars.
A $35 “Non-Taken” fee will be charged to the
Associate if a member cancels his/her
membership without making a payment.
NOTES
A check must accompany the application. Payment
for the first month’s or year’s membership fee and
enrollment fee must accompany all bank draft business.
Thereafter, the monthly membership fee will be drawn
automatically from the member’s checking account.
Remember, you must write separate checks for
membership fees and Associate fees.
If the first month’s membership fee is paid through
money order or cashier’s check or temporary check
n Commissions will be paid as earned
n You must include a voided check and appropriate
bank draft information
Cash will not be accepted.
Drafts may be made from a savings account if clearly
marked on the authorization.
n Verify with the financial institution that the savings
account can be drafted.
n A bank document verifying the savings account
number, name on account, and transit number is
necessary.
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2. Credit Card
A member may pay the first and subsequent membership
fees by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
(In Canada, MasterCard and Visa only.) Use the credit
card portion at the bottom of the Universal Membership
Application to check the type of card and write in the
complete card number, expiration date and the amount to
be charged. We will accept LegalShield, reloadable credit
cards that are set up to receive regular and consistent
deposits. Commissions will be paid As-Earned.
Credit card payments may be monthly or annually. The
member will continue to be charged when payment is due
until a written request from the member to stop charges
is received in the Corporate Offices. If an applicant wants
to pay one time only by credit card, specify in writing
on the credit card authorization and the member will be
billed for an annual payment next year.
Statistically, credit card members have a lower retention
rate. Prepaid/Reloadable Cards will pay As-Earned.
3. Annual Direct
The member may choose to be billed annually for the
membership fee. The completed and signed application
should be forwarded along with a personal check, money
order, or cashier’s check for the annual amount plus $10
enrollment fee. The member will be sent a statement each
year thereafter.
n Quarterly payments are not accepted.
n Semiannual payments are accepted but will be
paid as-earned.
4. Payroll Deduction - Group Sales Only
For more information on group sales, contact Marketing
Services. You must be qualified for group sales before you
approach a group.
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How are upgrades and add-ons done?
Remember: Always include a Bank Draft Authorization
with bank information, or credit card number and
expiration date.
In order to add-on to an existing plan, members must
fill out a new membership application. The bank draft or
credit card information must show the new monthly bank
draft amount. “Add-on” must be written across the top of
the membership application.
When bank draft is selected as the preferred payment,
you may call the bank with the account to be drafted for
the bank’s transit number (always 9 digits in the U.S.) —
OR— you can find the transit number at the bottom of the
check.
Note: Many times the check number appears in this string
of numbers. DO NOT INCLUDE IT IN THE TRANSIT OR
ACCOUNT #.
Important Note:
The member must authorize total new amount to be
withdrawn in the bank draft, not just the amount of the
add-on.
If, for example, a member wishes to add-on a supplement
to an existing Legal Plan, a new membership application
must be filled out with the new bank draft information
completed and the application must be submitted to the
Home Office.
Final check before mailing:
n Designate the desired plan and riders.
n Make sure the application is completely filled out
(mail in the white copy).
n Make sure the authorization for bank draft or credit
card information on the application is filled out.
n Include a check for the fees plus enrollment fee.
Also include a voided check or a verification of
account letter on bank letterhead verifying the
account holder and transit and account numbers
if monthly drafts are on a different account than
the first’s month’s payment.
n If you know the member is reinstating or adding
benefits, indicate either “REINSTATEMENT” or
“ADD-ON” at the top of the application.
n Use the pre-addressed envelopes supplied to send
business to the Corporate Offices.
n Do not use staples. Paper clips are preferred.
How are reinstatements done?
When an Associate reinstates a membership that has
been cancelled over six months, a new writing Associate
can be assigned and membership counter issued. If
you were the original writing agent, no counter will be
issued, but you will receive as-earned commissions.
The reinstating Associate will receive a reinstatement
commission as well as be able to earn on the membership
through future years.
When an Associate reinstates a membership that has
not been cancelled over six months, the original writing
Associate will remain as the Associate and continue to
earn on the membership.
What you leave with the member immediately:
n
A leave behind card showing member’s name and
membership number
n Pink copy of the membership application
If the membership has been cancelled for five (5)
years or longer, the writing agent will be paid advance
commissions on the sale as a new membership.
What you need for your records:
n
The yellow copy of the membership application
Helpful Reminders
LegalShield membership fees
The first month’s fee provides coverage for the month
paid, thereafter to be paid by automatic bank draft
each month. The Associate’s check is not acceptable for
payment unless it is for a family member* (commissions
will be paid as earned). If a money order is submitted,
commissions will be paid as earned.
n
Attach a note to the application explaining
relationship of the member to the Associate.
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Reasons for Returned and Pending Business
If the membership application or Associate Agreement
you write is not processable, the business will be returned
to you. However, in some cases it will be held in the
Home Office pending more information. The Company
is obligated to promptly notify the member that his/her
coverage is not in force. You will receive a copy of any
correspondence that must be returned to the member
if the Home Office can identify you by name or number.
Letters are sent with the membership application
outlining requirements for application completion. Please
follow the instructions carefully. The most common
reasons for returned or pending business are listed below.
Thoroughness Pays...
Make sure none of your business has to be returned. A little extra attention to details when
writing memberships and Associate Agreements
will pay off in the long run!
Please do not use LegalShield envelopes except
for LegalShield business. Because of the preprinted bar code on the bottom of our envelopes, they
are mailed directly to our office regardless of the
address on them. This applies even if the bar code
is marked through.
Reasons for pending business
1. Money order, cashier’s check, or cash received for
membership fee without voided check and appropriate
bank draft information.
NOTES
2. Questions 1 through 4 on Associate Agreement
regarding License and Felonies not answered.
Reasons for returned business
1. Bank information is incomplete or signature of payor is
missing.
2. Cannot accept the Associate’s check for membership
except for immediate family members (mother, father,
child, brother, sister, grandparent, or grandchild).
3. No money was received with the Associate Agreement.
4. Associate is not licensed in the state in which the
member resides.
5. The state or province in which the membership was
purchased is not open for business or for the plan
requested.
6. Payroll deduction selected for an individual sale
(available only to groups).
7. Commercial Drivers Legal Plan applications do not
include the state in which the membership was purchased
in addition to the member’s state of residence.
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Submitting Business to Corporate
LegalShield has enabled you to conveniently overnight
your applications via UPS to the Corporate Office for
$10.25 from U.S, and $18 (Canadian) from Canada. Hawaii
and Alaska $18.50.
I’m ready to send a package.
Where do I start?
n
First log on to “Associates Only” at
www.legalshield.com.
n Click on the “UPS Shipping” from the Resouces
link.
n If you’re ready to send a package, click on
“Make the Label”
Please note: The Corporate Office is not
responsible for labels that do not print
properly from user’s home or office printer.
n Once your label has been printed, click on the
“UPS Drop Off Locator” link to locate a
convenient drop off point.
What if I don’t have supplies but want to
send a package to LegalShield?
n
If you have a UPS Account you can call UPS or go online at www.ups.com to place your order for
free supplies.
n You can also find free supplies at authorized UPS
Drop Locations.
n If you do not have a UPS account, order supplies
through the LegalShield Supply Store in Associates only.
(Shipping charges will apply when you order through
LegalShield supplies.)
NOTE: The recommended UPS supply to begin shipping
is the “UPS Next Day Window Envelope”
- item number: 010195103
How will this be billed?
The rate for your shipment will be charged to your
credit card at the time you purchase the label online in
Associates Only at legalshield.com.
Can I get this rate on all my UPS shipping?
Note: Each label may only be used one time or
additional charges may be assessed
No, this special rate applies only to LegalShield
Associates shipping UPS by purchasing a shipping label
online in Associates Only. Labels are pre-addressed to
the LegalShield Corporate Office.
Should you have any questions regarding the
process, please call 800-699-9004, OPT 3
Where do I take the package for shipping?
We encourage you to drop your UPS envelopes at
UPS Drop Off Locations, if possible. You can login to
Associates Only or contact UPS directly (www.ups.com or
800.PICKUPS) to find the nearest Drop Off Location. Or
you can hand your completed UPS Next Day Air package
to any UPS driver you see.
How can I make sure my package has
been received at the Home Office?
1) Visit the UPS website by going through Associates
Only at legalshield.com and clicking the “UPS Shipping”
link.
2)You will be able to track your package by using
your Associate Number in the tracking area of the UPS
Shipping link on Associates Only!
3)The UPS website will provide you with proof of delivery
or current delivery status of your package.
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Guidelines for Conduct
We at LegalShield, believe that our business should be conducted in an ethical, honest, and fair manner, using the “Golden Rule” as a basic principle in
all business activities. We expect our Associates to present our products/services in an honest and truthful manner, with dignity, always conscious of
the reputation and integrity of LegalShield and its Associates.
1 An Associate is an independent contractor and does not
have a franchise, distributorship or other exclusive right
to sell arrangement with LegalShield. LegalShield reserves
the right to accept or reject any Associate Agreement in
its sole discretion. An Associate is not an employee for
federal tax purposes or any other purposes. An Associate
is neither an agent, partner, nor involved in a joint venture
with LegalShield. The Associate will be responsible for
all costs or liabilities incurred by the Associate in the sale
and/or distribution of all LegalShield products/services.
The Associate shall not enter into any agreements or
make any purchases in the name of, or on behalf of,
LegalShield.
prohibited by applicable federal or state law.
In addition, an Associate initiating the transmission of
unsolicited commercial electronic mail (spam), agrees
to comply with all LegalShield policies regarding such
advertising, as well as to applicable state and federal laws
governing such transmissions.
(c) Any Associate sponsored website shall comply with
these policies and any other policies of LegalShield
relating to Associate websites.
5 There are no territory exclusives. Any Associate may
sell products/services in any state in which LegalShield is
authorized to do business, except in those states where
an insurance or other license or appointment is required
unless the Associate meets those requirements. However,
an Associate may recruit other Associates in any state in
which LegalShield is authorized to do business, provided
the prospective Associate is properly licensed in that state
if so required for the sale of products/services.
2 An Associate at his/her own expense (if any) shall be
responsible for the filing of any and all reports required
by local law or public authority with respect to the sale of
any products/services marketed by LegalShield and shall
abide by any and all federal, state, county, and municipal
laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances with respect
to all sales. The Associate is responsible for providing
LegalShield his/her Social Security number or Federal Tax
Identification number for tax reporting purposes.
6 The Associate and the Associate’s spouse and the
Associate’s children, will normally be regarded as one
Associate for purpose of placement, downline or lineages.
However, a spouse, may complete a separate Agreement
(and submit the necessary fee), provided the Agreement
is sponsored by the same person or entity. In the event
of a dispute, the Applicant is the responsible party for all
income as well as information on the account.
3 An Associate does not have the authority to waive,
change, or modify a LegalShield product or service in
any way. Furthermore, no modification of any service is
binding upon LegalShield unless authorized in writing
at the corporate offices of LegalShield by an authorized
officer of the Home Office.
7 The accepted practice is for a new Associate to be
sponsored by the first person who contacted him/
her regarding a particular LegalShield product/service.
LegalShield will continue to support this practice. However,
the relationship as to who sponsored the new Associate
will be determined by the first completed Associate
Agreement processed by LegalShield for that particular
product/service.
4 Regarding advertising:
(a) Only advertising and promotional material that is
pre-printed, pre-approved, and properly licensed by
LegalShield may be purchased or used in the promotion
or sale of LegalShield products/services. An Associate
agrees to pay for all supplies and marketing materials
needed. Supplies should be obtained directly from
LegalShield. If an Associate wishes to return supplies
and obtain a refund, he/she must return the supplies in
usable condition and request a refund within 15 days of
the purchase date. If an Associate wishes to exchange
a supply item for another, he/she must return the item
in usable condition and request an exchange within 30
days of the purchase date. Obsolete material will not be
eligible for refund or exchange.
(b) An Associate may not contact prospects by using
auto dialers, unsolicited telemarketing, unsolicited
advertisements to fax machines and/or any other method
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8 The identity of an Associate’s downline is confidential,
proprietary information that belongs to LegalShield. The
Associate may not disclose the identity of the downline
to third parties and may not use the information for any
purpose other than promoting LegalShield during or
after his or her relationship with LegalShield. In addition,
the Associate shall not disclose to any person other
than LegalShield any non-public information concerning
members he/she acquires in connection with processing of
membership applications.
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9 A change in the relationship between sponsor and
Associate may be made by an active Associate filing a
written resignation with the LegalShield product/service
and remaining inactive in the product/service for the
specified time frame. After that time, the Associate may
be re-sponsored by a different person or entity by paying
the appropriate fee. Resignation time frames range from
six months to one year. Any sponsor change will result in
the Associate losing his/her current level in the marketing
plan and any downlines in place.
or earnings claims contrary to any Company material; (v)
reveals any LegalShield trade secrets or confidential and
proprietary information, including without limitation names
of Associates, members or corporate accounts or business
plans or strategies; (vi) calls on an existing group account
assigned to another Associate, interferes with an existing
group account’s servicing schedule, or takes any action
contrary to the interests of the group account. (d) By
LegalShield when an Associate fails to meet the continuing
qualification requirements outlined in # 15 below.
An Associate who terminates his/her Associate Agreement
or who is terminated by LegalShield will, effective on the
date of termination, no longer be entitled to any bonuses
or commissions, including renewals, advanced or earned,
personal or downline.
10 The Associate Agreement and all rights and
responsibilities thereunder may be passed by an Associate
upon death by will, trust or other appropriate and legally
executed provision. If there is no will or other instrument
providing otherwise, LegalShield will deem the rights of
this Associate Agreement to be held by (i) the Associate’s
spouse identified on the agreement; or (ii) if no spouse
as provided by the law of distribution. In any transfer of
the Associate Agreement, any outstanding debit balance
of the deceased Associate at the time of death will be
charged back against earned commissions, including
renewals.
Associate fees will not be refunded unless the Associate
Agreement is terminated by the Associate within the first
30 days after the effective date. Associate returns any
unused marketing materials, and the Associate has not
sold any memberships or recruited any other Associates.
13 Advance commissions for sales produced by the
Associate or in the Associate’s downline shall be paid
only when sales of LegalShield products/services
have occurred, and shall be earned only as fees on
LegalShield products/services are received by LegalShield.
LegalShield reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to
change commission advance rates, pay commissions
on an as-earned basis or to place commissions on hold
on an individual or overall basis. Any sums advanced
to the Associate shall create a debit balance which
will be a loan to the Associate from LegalShield. This
balance will normally be repaid by withholding earned
commissions, including renewals, but the Associate is
liable for repayment upon demand by LegalShield. An
Associate may request commissions be paid on less than
a 100% advance basis. Advance commissions are made
in connection with the business of selling LegalShield
products or services and the Associate agrees that they
are not for the Associate’s personal, family or household
purposes.
11 An Associate may wish to sell his/her organization
to another Associate. However, an Associate may not
sell his/her organization in the first 12 months he/she
is an Associate. After the first 12 months, the sale of an
organization is permissible provided that a) LegalShield is
notified of the sale and agrees in writing to the sale and
to the effective date of the sale, b) LegalShield is provided
a new tax identification number to which future income
is reported, c) the appropriate fee is paid, and d) the
selling and purchasing Associates comply with any other
LegalShield policies relating to sales. Policies relating to
sales are available from the Home Office of LegalShield.
12 An Associate Agreement with LegalShield may be
terminated as follows: (a) At any time upon written notice
by the Associate; (b) By LegalShield, in its sole discretion,
with thirty (30) days written notice to the Associate
if the level of persistency of the Associate’s business
remains below a level considered by LegalShield to be
acceptable; (c) Immediately by LegalShield for actions or
statements by an Associate which LegalShield, in its sole
discretion, determines to be contrary to the Company’s
best interests, including without limitation, if an Associate
(i) violates the terms of the Associate Agreement or
these Policies and Procedures as in effect from time
to time; (ii) misrepresents the Company’s name or any
products or services; (iii) violates any other LegalShield
policy; (iv) solicits memberships by using the name of the
Provider Attorney firm; makes product or service claims
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14 Any and all Associate accounts, including joint accounts
and accounts of a related business entity of the Associate,
shall be considered as one account for debit balances.
15 So long as the Associate Agreement is in effect, an
Associate will continue to receive commissions on a
product/service line only so long as he/she produces at
least three personal sales in the product/service
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line each quarter of the calendar year or maintains a
personal membership. After qualifying for forty (40)
quarters through the personal sales criteria, the Associate
will be qualified in that product/service until the Associate
Agreement is terminated. An Associate is not required to
maintain a personal membership but may do so if desired
for purposes of this section.
organization during the term of the Associate Agreement
and for 2 years after the date of any termination hereof.
21 The failure of LegalShield to insist upon strict
compliance with any of the Policies and Procedures herein
shall not be deemed to be a continuous waiver in the
event of any future breach or waiver of the Policies and
Procedures. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency
between these Policies and Procedures and any other
marketing materials of LegalShield, including the Success
Guide, these Policies and Procedures shall control.
16 Group accounts are the property of LegalShield and
may be assigned to another Associate. Best efforts will
be made to honor and preserve group accounts secured
by an Associate. The Company reserves the right and
authority, in its sole discretion, to reassign or reaffirm any
Associate on a group account, for reasons, including but
not limited to the following:
(a) when servicing is one year of more delinquent;
(b) when no new memberships are written in a given year
except when 60% or more of the eligible employees are
enrolled in a plan; (c) when disputes arise between one or
more Associates regarding a group account; or
(d) when, LegalShield determines, in its sole discretion,
that the servicing of the group is inadequate.
22 In the event that a provision of the Associate
Agreement or these Policies and Procedures is held to be
invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed
only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and
the balance of the Agreement and Policies and Procedures
will remain in full force and effect.
23 The Associate Agreement and Policies and Procedures
will be governed by and construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of Oklahoma. The Associate
Agreement and Policies and Procedures constitute the
entire agreement between the Associate and LegalShield
and no amendment may be made, either written or oral,
without the signature of an authorized LegalShield officer,
provided that these Policies and Procedures may be
amended from time to time by LegalShield by publication
in a means reasonably available to Associates generally,
including publication in periodic communications to
Associates or on the LegalShield website. All disputes and
claims related to LegalShield, the Associate Agreement,
these Policies and Procedures and any other LegalShield
policies, products and services, the rights and obligations
of an Associate and LegalShield, or any other claims or
causes of action between the Associate or LegalShield
or any of its officers, directors, employees or affiliates,
whether statutory in tort in contract or otherwise, shall
be settled totally and finally by arbitration in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, in accordance with the Commercial
Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
However, Associate understands and expressly agrees
that LegalShield may seek a temporary restraining order
and/or preliminary injunction in state or federal court to
maintain the status quo pending determination of the
dispute. If any Associate files a claim or counterclaim
against LegalShield or any of its officers, directors,
employees or affiliates in any such arbitration, an
Associate shall do so only on an individual basis and
not with any other Associate or as part of a class action.
Judgment on any award may be entered in the Pontotoc
County District Court or in the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The Associate
consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such arbitration
and such courts.
17 Advance and earned commission percentages on
groups with more than 300 members will be determined
on an individual basis by LegalShield.
18 LegalShield reserves the right, in its sole discretion,
at any time to no longer accept new membership sales
or Associate recruitments from any Associate, or credit
you with any new organization activity, and to adjust or
change any compensation plan and incentive program
at any time without prior notice. LegalShield may, in its
sole discretion, add, change or terminate any services
offered by LS to any or all Associates at any time, in
whole or in part, including but not limited to supplies,
communications, newsletters, eservices, voice response
systems or website services.
19 No LegalShield products or services may be sold or
offered in combination with any other product or service
without prior written approval from an authorized officer
of LegalShield. An Associate may not sell or offer to sell
any legal service plan or product, or identity theft product
other than LegalShield products or services without prior
approval from an authorized officer at the Home Office.
Insurance professionals offering products (e.g. auto/life/
home insurance) which contain ancillary identity theft
services are exempted from the “Identity Theft product”
rule above, providing no “stand-alone” Identity Theft
product is offered.
20 An Associate may not proselytize, recruit or solicit in
any manner any LegalShield Associate, including without
limitation his or her first line, into any other company or
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Vesting
In order to be eligible to receive commissions, Associates
must have an active Associate Agreement. In order to
keep an active Agreement Associates must do one of the
following:
n Maintain an active personal LegalShield
membership*
OR
n Make three personal membership sales per
calendar quarter
If an Associate fails to do either, his or her
Associate Agreement will be placed in a precancel
status for one quarter. During the precancel
quarter, the Associate must either:
May I reactivate my Associate Agreement if it has been
dropped?
Yes. Once dropped per vesting you may reactivate your
Associate Agreement in one of the following ways:
n
n
Reinstate their personal LegalShield membership
OR
n Make six personal membership sales
Within 60-90 days of the date the Associate
Agreement was dropped per vesting, the
Associate may submit written releases from his or
her sponsor and first Executive Director in his or
her upline. The Associate must also have an active
LegalShield membership if one is available in his or
her state or province. This is the only way the
Associate can be reinstated with all downline, level,
counters and qualifications.
n
After 90 days, the Associate Agreement can be
reinstated under the same sponsor, no fee, but
will lose line, level counters and qualifications.
If these requirements are not met, the Associate will
go into a dropped status at the end of the precancel
quarter. Upon the date the Associate Agreement is
dropped, the Associate loses all downline, level, counters
and qualifications and forfeits any pending advanced
commission, earnings and bonuses.
n
Associate must wait six months to change sponsors.
It is the responsibility of Associates to ensure that their
membership is tied to their Associate Agreement and to
stay informed of their status. LegalShield does not notify
Associates of their status.
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Entities as Associates
Associate Complaints
Complaints are filed against Associates for a number of
reasons. Our goal at LegalShield is to handle each complaint with speed and accuracy. LegalShield will listen
to both sides of every complaint. We want to train our
Associates how to correctly market the service to the best
of their ability.
In order to operate under an organization, company, or corporate name, you must include the following information
with the Associate Agreement:
Note: The Associate Agreement will be placed on hold and
commissions will be held until this information is received.
In a state where a license is required to sell the product, the
following additional information is required:
n Verification that all owners and partners are
licensed to do business under this Agreement.
n Verification that the business is licensed as a
General Agency in the state in which business will
be conducted.
The most common complaints are misrepresentation of
the LegalShield product or opportunity, forgery and/or
fraud on a membership application or Associate Agreement, unprofessional behavior at a meeting or elsewhere,
proselytizing, unauthorized advertising and internet-related.
When a complaint is filed on an Associate, we call the Associate to listen to his or her side of the story. If the complaint is substantiated by LegalShield, a verbal warning is
issued to the Associate. Should another complaint of the
same nature be filed on an Associate, a formal warning
will be mailed certified mail. A third offense of the same
nature will result in termination. Extremely serious cases
are handled on a case by case basis.
Each person selling under the Agreement must be properly
licensed in the state. A corporation or business cannot be
licensed in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida. Associates may not receive commissions on memberships sold
prior to their license date.
Corporate names cannot contain the words
“LegalShield.” Associates cannot work under company
names that sound like a law firm’s name or names that imply the Associate is providing the legal services. It must be
evident that the Associate is only marketing the services.
New corporate names to describe this business should be
approved by the Home Office prior to registration.
Non response results in an agreement being placed on
hold.
Termination can result if an Associate answers any questions on the Associate Agreement falsely and purposely
attempts to cover the violation.
Corporations cannot sponsor members of their Board of
Directors, owners of 10% or more of the stock, or any officer of the company.
Internet-Related Complaints
When an Internet-related complaint (usually unapproved
Websites and spamming) is filed against an Associate,
we will notify the Associate by email asking for his or
her side of the story. If the complaint is substantiated by
LegalShield, a formal warning is issued to the Associate.
Should another complaint of the same nature be filed on
an Associate or the Associate is non-compliant, a certified
letter will be sent advising the Associate of termination.
Note:
n Each selling Associate under a corporation,
agency, or entity must include his or her personal
Social Security number on the membership
application along with the Associate number of
the corporation, agency, or entity. This will allow
the Associate’s business to be processed without
undue delay.
n The entity name listed on the Associate
Agreement must match the number to which
income is reported.
n If Tax ID does not match IRS records, then
Associate must provide proof of Tax ID.
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Depending on the severity of any complaint, the first or
second warning may be omitted.
Should you need more clarification on the procedures regarding complaints and how they are handled, call Associate Services at 580.436.7424.
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Name & Address Changes
Name and Number Change Request
Associates that wish to change the name on their Associate Agreement must mail or fax a new Associate Agreement Application (with Name Change written at the top
of the application) and a Name and Number Change
Agreement to the Home Office. This applies to a legal
name change or change due to marriage. Once the name
change is processed the Associate Agreement will be
placed on hold pending verification of the name and Tax
ID.
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The following guidelines are being implemented to assist
you with Name and Number Change requests.
The Home Office must receive a new Associate Agreement Application with “Name and Number Change” written on the top of the application.
n If the Name and Number Change will be from one
spouse/domestic partner to the other, you must also include a written statement with signatures, specifying that
you both agree to the change.
n Name and Number Changes are designed so that an
Associate will remain an owner or shared owner on an Associate Agreement after the change. They are not intended to be used as a change in ownership from one owner
to another.
n If you are the owner of an entity, and will be changing
your Associate Agreement to a corporate name and Tax ID
number, you must send in new Associate Agreement with
the correction information.
n In the event of the death of an Associate, the spouse
may do a Name and Number Change as long as the
spouse is already listed on the Associate Agreement. If
so, the spouse will be required to provide a copy of the
Associate’s death certificate and a written request for the
change. If the surviving spouse is not listed on the Agreement, we will require a copy of the death certificate, Last
Will and Testament (or court documents), and a written
request.
n Your name and Social Security Number/Tax ID must
match IRS records.
n You must have no known or pending levies against you.
n The Associate Agreement will be transferred back to
your name, in the event that the company receives any
type of attachment to your commissions from a third
party, including but not limited to, a levy or garnishment
within six (6) months after a Name and Number Change
has been completed.
n
Associate Tax ID Number Changes
If the Tax ID number needs only to be corrected,
Associates must send in new Associate Agreement with
the correction information. The Associate Agreement will
again be placed on hold for verification of the name and
Tax ID.
MAIL: LegalShield, P.O. BOX 145, Ada, OK 74821-0145
Associates Address/Email/Phone Number
changes
Associates that wish to change the address, email or
phone number listed on their Associate Agreement may
contact Associate Services at 580.436.7424, or mail,
email or fax a written request.
EMAIL: [email protected]
FAX: 580.310.6916
MAIL: LegalShield, P.O. BOX 145, Ada, OK 74821-0145
Name and SSN/Tax ID on file must match IRS
records. Change will cause hold for verification.
Name and Number Change Agreement
By signing this form, I agree to the guidelines above, and
permit a Name and Number Change from the name currently listed on my Associate Agreement, to another name
already listed as a writing agent on my Associate Agreement, or, to an entity name.
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NOTE: If you are sending in a Name and Number Change Agreement,
“I” Status Information
you must also send in a new, completed Associate Agreement as well in
An Associate may be placed in an
order for changes to be completed.
“I” status for an invalid address or
for providing only a P.O. Box on his
or her Associate Agreement. The “I”
status will remain until the Associate
Name and Number Change Agreement
submits a change of address. No
commission checks will release while
the Associate Agreement is in this
By signing this form, I agree to the guidelines above, and permit a Name and
status.* Associates are notified of this
Number Change from the name currently listed on my Associate Agreement to
by checking their status on the IVR.
another name, or, to an entity name.
*Direct Deposits will still release.
Assigned Associate Numbers
Associate numbers are assigned.
You can obtain a new Associate’s
number in one of two ways:
1. To receive their number before
submitting their paperwork, New
Associates can call the IVR at
800.699.9004. The system will walk
them through the process of getting
their number assigned.
This number should be written across
the top of their application. If the
application is submitted without this
number, a new Associate number will
be assigned during processing.
Note:
They still need to put their Social
Security number on the application
for tax purposes.
2. To receive their number after
submitting their paperwork
Associates may call the IVR
system, and enter their Social
Security number to retrieve their
new Associate number. The new
Associate will not be required to
enter a pin number to retrieve their
Associate number.
_______________________________/______________
Associate Name & Associate Number
____/____/____
Date
This Name and Number Change request will allow for my Associate Agreement
to be changed from:
______________________________/_______________
Your Name & Social Security/Insurance Number, or, Tax ID/GST Registration Number
To a new name, as specified on the line below:
______________________________/_______________
New Name & Social Security/Insurance Number, or, Tax ID/GST Registration Number
This Agreement may be mailed or faxed to the Home Office:
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
Attn: Marketing Clerical
One Pre-Paid Way
Ada, OK 74820
Fax: (580) 310-6916
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Sponsor Changes
Releases are not required for Associates who have had
no business activity in the last 2 years. Contact Associate
Services for a list of required releases.
What is a “sponsor change”?
Most generally, a sponsor change is done, to move an
individual or writing agent from one organization into
another organization.
Duplicate Associate Agreements
LegalShield reserves the right to deny or approve a duplicate Associate Agreement.
What is the procedure for changing sponsors?
While not encouraged, sponsor changes are allowed
provided you have been an active Associate for at least
six months.
Associates must be spouse/domestic partner.
LegalShield will not allow one Agreement in an
Associate’s personal name, and another in a company
name.
To complete a sponsor change:
1. Submit a new Associate Agreement
2. Pay the Associate enrollment fee
3. Obtain written releases from your entire upline,
beginning with your sponsor through all Platinum levels.
Written releases must be sent in within ten (10) days of
the date the Corporate Office receives the new Associate
Agreement.
One Membership can vest both Associate Agreements.
Both Associate Agreements must have the same Sponsor.
Must have Duplicate Agreement Form on file.
May be requested from Associate Services.
Releases are not required for Associates who have had
no business activity in the last 2 years.
Note:
Sponsor changes will not count toward level
advancements.
Important Notice:
At the Company’s determination, any Associate
or Associates who encourage, promote or assist
another Associate or Associates to drop-out of the
business and re-enter as part of another organization, will be subject to appropriate disciplinary
action, up to and including possible termination
of all Associates involved. This also includes any
Associate who may assist the effort in any manner
such as allowing business to process through their
account.
It is the Company’s interpretation such
collusion is the equivalent of proselytizing and will
be treated as a serious violation of the Company’s
Policies & Procedures.
If you request a sponsor change, you will lose
all downline, level advancements, counters, and
qualifications. You will continue to receive earnings on
memberships sold prior to the sponsor change. However,
if you terminate your Associate Agreement, you will not
continue to receive earnings. Your existing counters will
not be added to your new upline’s counters. You are
not eligible for another sponsor change for one (1) year
from the date the last sponsor change was processed. If
a check for a sponsor change fee returns, the Associate
who wrote the check will be held responsible. His or
her Associate Agreement will be placed on hold until
replacement fees and returned check fees have been
paid. If you terminate your Associate Agreement (by
written request), you will be eligible for a sponsor change
six (6) months from the date the termination request is
processed. If you do so, you will lose any downline, level
advancements, counters, and qualifications.
Commissions on membership sales submitted during
processing of sponsor change will not be altered.
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NOTES
U.S. Funds
All Associates residing in the U.S. who received more than
$600.00 (U.S. funds) in commission income annually will
receive a 1099. All Associates residing in Canada who
received more than $600.00 (U.S. funds) in commission
income annually will receive a 1042-S. Because of
adjustments which could be made, an Associate’s
1099/1042-S may not be the sum of actual cash received.
Income is defined as ALL money advanced to the
Associate during a calendar year. LegalShield will mail
1099/1042-S by January 31 each year.
If an Associate did not make $600.00, he or she is
still responsible for reporting it, but LegalShield is not
obligated to issue a 1099 or 1042-S.
Tax information is available online for previous years at no
cost.
To Access Online tax reporting - go to Reports under
Associates Only, select Associate Tax Form Request and
enter your SSN or SIN and print your 1099, T4A,
1042-S, or T4A-NR information.
Additional hard copies of a 1099, T4A, 1042-S or T4A-NR
may be mailed for a $5.00 per document handling fee.
Reported money includes cash advances, commission
adjustments, and incentive trips.
Canadian Funds
All Associates residing in Canada who received more
than $500.00 (Canadian funds) in commission income
annually will receive a T4A. Because of adjustments
which could be made, an Associate’s T4A may not be the
sum of actual cash received. Income is defined as ALL
money advanced to the Associate during a particular year.
LegalShield will mail T4A’s by February 28 each year.
All Associates residing in the U.S. who received more than
$500.00 (Canadian funds) in commission income annually
will receive a T4A-NR.
If an Associate did not make $500.00, he or she is
still responsible for reporting it, but LegalShield is not
obligated to issue a T4A or T4A-NR. If you made under
$500.00 and would like an Earnings Letter, please contact
Associate Services.
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Assigning a number for new Canadian Associates
Canadian Associates are assigned an Associate number.
In order to help your new recruit begin immediately, you
may call to obtain his or her Associate number. To do so,
call 800.699.9004.
Canadian Taxes
This step does not apply to Associates enrolling online.
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
PST (Provincial Sales Tax)
QST (Quebec Sales Tax)
HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)
Applicable Canadian taxes must be added to
Associate and member fees at enrollment.
Four (4) taxes which could apply to LegalShield
Legal Care of Canada: GST, PST, HST, QST.
Social Insurance Number
The SIN is required on the Associate Agreement for tax
purposes only. The SIN number on the membership is not
required; however, Associates are encouraged to put their
SIN on the application for tracking purposes.
Tax Card
Refer to the Canadian Tax Card when filling out Membership Applications or Associate Agreements. The enrolling
Associate must also collect taxes on the one-time enrollment fee of $10.00.
Supplies shipped to Canada
Currently LegalShield is shipping to Canada on Tuesday
and Thursday. Orders must be made by 5:00 p.m. CT
the previous day. Intro kits are shipped daily from LegalShield’s Home Office.
Example
You sign up John Doe, a resident of Ontario. You refer to
the Tax Card and see that the Ontario tax would be 13%.
You would collect $25.00 + $1.80 tax + $10.00 enrollment
fee + $0.65 tax for the first month payment = $37.45. The
monthly draft would be $26.80.
Shipping rates to Canada varies and includes GST.
All supply costs must be paid in U.S. dollars + GST.
LegalShield currently does not offer overnight shipping
into Canada.
The
Canadian
Tax
Schedule is
available on
Documents
on Demand
(request
document
#23305).
Schedule of Applicable Taxes Canada
$26 Monthly
Membership Fees
Initial $36 Fee
W/Enrollment Fees
Regular
$249
Province
Type of Tax
Percentage Amount Percentage Amount Percentage Amount
Alberta
GST /HST
PST
5%
EXEMPT
12.45
0.00
5%
EXEMPT
5%
12.45
5%
British Columbia GST
Manitoba
HST
GST/HST
PST
7%
17.43
5%
12.45
EXEMPT 0.00
7%
5%
EXEMPT
1.80
0.00
1.80
2.52
1.80
0.00
$24.95 Monthly
$9.95 Monthly IDT
Membership Fees Membership Fees
$12.95 Monthly IDT
Membership Fees
Percentage Amount
Percentage Amount Percentage Amont
5%
EXEMPT
1.30
0.00
5%
EXEMPT
1.25
0.00
5%
EXEMPT
.50
0.00
5%
EXEMPT
5%
1.30
5%
1.25
5%
.50
5%
7%
5%
EXEMPT
1.82
1.30
0.00
7%
1.75
5%
1.25
EXEMPT 0.00
7%
.70
5%
.50
EXEMPT 0.00
7%
5%
EXEMPT
New Brunswick HST
13%
32.37
M E M B E R S H I P N O T AVA I L A B L E I N T H I S P R O V I N C E
HST
13%
32.37
M E M B E R S H I P N O T AVA I L A B L E I N T H I S P R O V I N C E
Nova Scotia HST
15%
37.35
M E M B E R S H I P N O T AVA I L A B L E I N T H I S P R O V I N C E
Ontario
13%
32.37
Newfoundland
GST/HST
Prince Edward GST/HST
14%
34.86
EXEMPT 0.00
34.86
Island
PST
Total
Quebec
GST/HST
QST
Total
5%
9.975%
12.45
24.84
37.29
Saskatchewan GST/HST
5%
EXEMPT
12.45
0.00
PST
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3.38
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3.25
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1.30
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Canadian Policies - Withholding and Reporting
(U.S. residents receiving Canadian commissions)
Following are the steps for Associates marketing as individuals:
If you are a U.S. resident marketing in Canada, Revenue
Canada Regulation 105 Requires 15% withholding on any
payment to a nonresident regardless of whether or not
the payment is taxable under treaty.
Step 1:
Complete Form W-7 and return it to the Internal Revenue
Service. The IRS will then issue you an ITIN (Individual
Taxpayer Identification Number), which you will use to
complete Form 8233.
The company is required to issue all U.S. residents who
received commissions from Canadian membership sales a
report indicating commissions paid and amounts withheld. This report is called a T4A-NR and will be issued
by the end of February. Individual Associates have until
April 30 to file a return with Canada Customs & Revenue
Agency (formerly
Revenue Canada). The form to be filed is T-1 Income
Tax and Benefit Return. The return should be filed for
the province or territory where the income was earned.
You can also file a T1 General if income was from multiple
provinces or territories.
n
Form W-7 (“Application for IRS Individual
Taxpayer Identification Number”)
To facilitate the U.S. filing requirements, the non-U.S. resident Canadian independent
Associate will be required to obtain a U.S. Individual Tax
Identification Number (ITIN). Form W-7 is used for this
purpose. If you do not
have an ITIN, complete this step first.
Step 2:
Once you have received your ITIN, complete Form 8233
and submit it to LegalShield, along with your ITIN for our
records. Until we receive your ITIN and Form 8233, LegalShield is required to withhold 30% from your commissions on U.S. sales.
For corporations receiving commissions the form to be
filed is a T2 and is due six months after the end of the corporation’s fiscal period.
Associates can obtain the proper forms for filing on the
Website maintained by Canada Customs &
Revenue Agency.
n
Form 8233 (“Exemption from Withholding On Compensation for Independent Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual”)
Form 8233 is used to claim exemption from withholding
on some or all compensation paid for independent personal services (self-employment). Under the terms of the
Associate Agreement you sign when you become associated with the company, you are considered an independent sales contractor of the company. You are not an
employee.
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
on the Internet
The Website for Canada Customs & Revenue
Agency is www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca.
Once you are at their Website:
Choose the language option you prefer
Go to Forms & Publications on the top bar
On the sidebar, choose the “All forms”
option
n Then select T1 returns, forms and schedules
n
n
n
On line 12A write in “U.S./Canada Treaty Article XIV”. On
line 12B write, “All compensation is exempt.”
Form 8233 must be filed with the company for each tax
year. This form will be required when you initially become
an Associate for the first tax year and each December
thereafter.
Do all Canadian Associates have to file withholding waiver forms?
It’s your decision. Internal Revenue Code Section 1441
requires 30% withholding on payments to foreign persons
(nonresident aliens) with U.S. source income. However, the
30% withholding may be waived if you submit properly
completed forms as outlined to the right.
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corporation (a corporation in this case is defined as a
marketing entity with a federal tax ID separate from your
own SSN):
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NOTES
If you are a U.S. resident marketing in Canada, Revenue
Canada Regulation 105 Requires 15% withholding on any
payment to a nonresident regardless of whether or not
the payment is taxable under treaty.
The company is required to issue all U.S. residents who
received commissions from Canadian membership sales a
report indicating commissions paid and amounts withheld. This report is called a T4A-NR and will be issued
by the end of February. Individual Associates have until
April 30 to file a return with Canada Customs & Revenue
Agency (formerly Revenue
Canada). The form to be filed is T-1 Income Tax and Benefit Return. The return should be filed for the
province or territory where the income was earned. You
can also file a T1 General if income was from
multiple provinces or territories.
For corporations receiving commissions the form to be
filed is a T2 and is due six months after the end of the
corporation’s fiscal period.
Associates can obtain the proper forms for filing on the
Website maintained by Canada Customs &
Revenue Agency.
The IRS On The Internet
The Website for the Internal Revenue Service
is www.irs.ustreas.gov. Once you are at their
Website:
n Go to Forms & Publications
nGo to Forms & Instructions Box
nScroll through until you find the form you
are searching for
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Supply Ordering Instructions
You may order supplies several ways:
Supply Order Refunds
All supply orders must be returned to the address
below in reusable condition, along with a letter of
explanation, within 15 business days in order for a
refund to be issued. After 15 business days, a 30day exchange policy takes effect.
Internet
1)
Go to our Website at www.legalshield.com
2) Select Associates Only
3) First time users must create an account
(for help, call Web Support toll-free at
800.699.9004.)
4)After logging in, select “Supply Store”
from the Resources Tab at the top of the
screen
5) You may order LegalShield supplies
through credit card payment only
Send the supplies to be returned and the letter of
explanation [including your name and
Associate number] to:
LegalShield
14870 CR 1560
Ada, OK 74820
When you provide LegalShield with a check presented as payment, you authorize
LegalShield to use the information from your check
to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from
your account or to process the payment as a check
transaction. Funds may be withdrawn from your
account as soon as the same day payment is received. For inquiries, please call: 580-436-7424.
Mail
LegalShield
Associate Services
Attn: Supplies
P.O. Box 145
Ada, OK 74821-0145
Phone
Call Associate Services at 580.436.7424. All
orders placed by telephone must be paid for
by credit card.
NOTES
Home Office
A 48-hour notice must be given to
Associate Services if you pick up supplies
while at the Home Office.
What are shipping rates?
Shipping rates and taxes on supplies will be calculated according to weight and destination. Please
call Associate Services if you have questions regarding shipping costs. Shipping costs apply to all
orders.
How soon will my supplies be sent after I
place my order?
All orders placed before 11:00 a.m. (CT) will go out
the same day. All orders placed after that time will
be shipped the following business day.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Yes, based on your state of residence.
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Business Cards and Letterhead
It is important for all Independent Associates to use
business cards that represent LegalShield in a consistent
manner. Associates may choose from professional
styles with our Company logo and customize with their
personal information. We will not approve new or altered
versions of LegalShield business cards.
An approved URL for your Website...
n All Websites must be approved before orders can
be processed.
n Submit Doc #23371
Purchasing cards from unauthorized vendor or creating
your own version is prohibited.
Official LegalShield business cards are available from the
following authorized vendor.
“Must-haves” for ordering business cards:
The correct title...
n Your title of “Independent Associate” must be on
the card.
n If you are group qualified you may include “Group
Benefit Specialist”.
n Title of “Regional Vice President”, “Regional
Manager”, and “Group Vice President” are also
acceptable. No exceptions.
JFA Printing
PO Box 17188
Wichita, KS 67217
Toll Free 866.532.6654
www.jfaonline.com
Send your order and payment directly to the vendor, not
to LegalShield Corporate.
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Associate Agreement Refunds
If a check is returned to LegalShield unpaid, the
Associate will be charged a $25 service charge, plus the
amount of the original check. The Associate who wrote
the check will be responsible for the charge and his or
her Associate file will be placed on Hold. LegalShield
reserves the right to do a commission adjustment on
the Associate’s account if the Associate does not send
LegalShield a money order for the full amount.
An Associate may request a refund within 30 days of
his or her production date. The Introductory Kit must
be received to terminate and refund all Associate
Agreements. Refunds are only considered if there
is no downline activity on the account (placed or
personal) no corporate sponsored training has been
attended, and all introductory materials for a refund
are received. Associates should call Associate Services
at 580.436.7424. (Business In A Box Intro Kit must
be received within 30 days of Associate Agreement
processing.)
Electronic Bank Drafts that are returned unpaid will not
be assessed a $25 return check fee.
The Associate will be refunded in the same manner in
which the Associate fees were processed. Refunds via
check will be issued 15 days after receipt.
NOTES
Supply Order Refunds
All supply orders must be returned to the address below
in reusable condition, along with a letter of explanation,
within 15 business days in order for a refund to be issued.
After 15 business days, a 30-day exchange policy takes
effect.
Send the supplies to be returned and the letter of
explanation [including your name and Associate number]
to:
LegalShield
14870 CR 1560
Ada, OK 74820
Note:
All third party vendors handle their own refund
procedures.
Stop Pay/Returned Check Policy
If an Associate puts a stop pay on his or her initial fees to
LegalShield, it will be considered as a written termination
and the Associate may not reactivate his or her Associate
Agreement until all fees are paid.
The Associate will also be responsible for the returned
check and any return check fees that may be assessed.
If the initial check for an Associate Agreement is
returned to LegalShield, a letter will be sent to the
Associate advising him or her of the returned check. The
Associate will have forty-five (45) days from the date of
the letter to send payment plus a $25 service charge for
the returned check. If the Associate does not respond
within 45 days, it will be considered written termination.
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LegalShield Licensed Third-party Vendors
LegalShield Communication System
Name Badges and Personalized Gifts
TeleVox Communication
888.871.4950
www.lsevo.com
Trophies & More
740.383.1945
www.LSbadges.com
LegalShield Online Marketing System
LegalShield Apparel
Building Lasting Success (BLS)
Provided by Network Online
1.888.276.0932
www.buildlastingsuccess.com
Freedom Team, Inc.
816.741.5635
www.freedomteam.biz
Personalized Brochures and
Industry Specific Brochures
LegalShield Business Cards,
Letterhead and Apparel
LegalShield Ad Genorator
www.legalshieldondemand.com
JFA Online
866.532.6654
www.jfaonline.com
LegalShield Audios, Videos
& Multimedia Presentations
VideoPlus
800.388.3884
www.tools4ls.com
LegalShield Banners and Signs
Fast Signs
405.942.0317
800.779.6582
www.LSfastsigns.com
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Advertising Guidelines
Ads and Your Business
Note: The LegalShield name and logo are copyrighted
items which may not be used or printed without
permission.
For some companies, advertising is a necessity. They will
gladly tell anyone that their advertising works, and that
it continues to get customers to buy their products or
services. What they usually don’t say is whether or not
the advertising helps keep their customers.
Definition of Advertising
Any type of communication that mentions the LegalShield
name, product, opportunity, or commissions. If the
purpose of the ad is to promote your LegalShield business
either through sales or recruiting, your ad must be
approved. This includes magazines, websites, business
cards, classified ads, radio/TV ads, display ads, trade show
booth displays, magnetic signs for cars, posters for public
display, banners, presentation materials, brochures, fliers,
telemarketing, email, etc.
That’s where we differ. Instead of spending huge
amounts of money on advertising that may or may not
add members to our service, LegalShield invests in your
efforts. As Independent Associates, you give us much
more than any advertising campaign can. You gather
members in a very unique fashion. As the owner of your
own LegalShield business, you recruit those you know by
explaining how the LegalShield membership benefits you.
You build strong relationships and these relationships do
more than any conventional advertising ever will. They
help recruit and keep our members. Your Associates and
your members don’t just get a great service, they help
you build and maintain your business.
Ad Guidelines for Success
nOnly
And while we don’t advertise often on a corporate level,
we don’t want to limit your ability to build and market
your business. LegalShield offers many marketing tools
to help those who feel advertising can help build their
businesses. LegalShield has quality materials to help. Just
ask your Associate Services consultants to recommend
the item that best suits your needs.
Associates are permitted to advertise only in accordance
with LegalShield advertising policy. All ads are required
to be submitted to the Corporate Office for review of
content according to regulatory guidelines. It is the
Associate’s responsibility to see that the ad is used in
accordance with all local, state and federal laws. If a state
requires licensing to sell our products and services, you
must be licensed before you can advertise in those states.
All ads must be faxed or emailed to LegalShield.
-Fax ad copy with Ad Review Request
(Doc #23369) Form to 580.421.6305 for approval
-Email [email protected]; attach or copy
paste request form and your advertisement
-Mail ad copy and request form to the Corporate
Offices (attn: Marketing Communications.)
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Once submitted, your ad is reviewed for use in your state/
province as listed in your Associate file, unless you note
otherwise. If approved, your ad is for your use only and
may not be given to your downline without prior approval
from the Corporate Office.
If you intend to use ANY form of marketing or
communication to solicit for the LegalShield
membership or opportunity, it MUST be
pre-approved.
Violation of any LegalShield advertising requirement
may result in substantial penalties, including termination
of your Associate Agreement.
If you have a question about advertising the LegalShield
products or about these advertising guidelines, please
call Associate Services. We’re here to help and are
committed to your success.
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Director level and above Associates may
submit advertisements for approval.
Any and all items of any media for advertisement
or distribution, for distribution to other sales
Associates or for the purposes of sales and
recruiting opportunities must be approved by the
Corporate Office prior to use or distribution.
Advertisements will be given in two stages:
regulatory approval and branding approval. All
advertisements must meet regulatory approval,
however, advertisements that do not meet brand
requirements will be allowed but without use of the
LegalShield logo(s) and/or tagline(s). Renewal
requirement: All advertisements must be resubmitted every six months to ensure current
approval status.
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Allow 72 hours for approval, and if the ad is three
pages or more, allow one week for approval. Only
EDs may create and submit presentation/training
materials for approval. We do not listen to ads, or take
or give ad approvals over the phone; we must see a
visual. We will return the approval by email. All ads will
be returned with a written response from Marketing
Communications. Questions regarding advertising,
other than Internet, may be submitted to [email protected]
legalshield.com.
Do not alter or reproduce Provider Law Firm brochures.
For example, do not add contact information or your
name/phone number.
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Do not give out the Provider Law Firm information until
after a membership is purchased.
This includes name, phone number, or brochure. Violations
put the company and the Provider Law Firm in jeopardy
because of various state and bar requirements. Violation is
grounds for termination of your Associate Agreement.
n
Do not print your own material,
You may not produce and/or sell any material used to
promote the LegalShield business opportunity and/or
product without written approval from the Company.
You may not create materials and make them available
to your downline, or to those outside your downline,
without written approval from the Company. Materials
must be made available as an inventory item through
the Corporate Office. Selling of materials to LegalShield
Associates without written permission is unacceptable
and grounds for termination. n Do not reproduce Company-issued material
in any fashion.
Associates may not duplicate or reproduce copyrighted
LegalShield materials. Duplication, reproduction and/or
distribution of such materials is grounds for termination
of your Associate Agreement. Copyrighted materials
include, but are not limited, to videos, audios, brochures,
manuals and our website.
n
The correct material for writing business in each state
or province must be used.
When you sponsor a new Associate in an opened state /
province other than your own, the Company automatically
sends material to the new Associate for use in his/her
state/province of residence. Do not send or take your
material into another state/province. The Introductory
Pack is sent immediately after the Associate Agreement is
processed in the Corporate Offices.
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Multimedia Guidelines
n Radio or TV interviews:
You must be at least Platinum Level to participate in live
interviews. Contact your immediate Director if you are
invited to interview on radio or television.
Radio or TV commercials:
You can produce your own; however, all scripts must be
sent to us for approval prior to production. We also need
to see an outline of graphics for TV commercials. Clips of
LegalShield videos or other materials can not be used to
create a commercial.
n
Independent Associates devising, utilizing, reproducing,
selling or otherwise distributing unapproved pieces
will be in violation of Company policy. Independent
Associates utilizing unapproved pieces regardless of
their involvement or non-involvement in production
of these materials are in violation of Company policy.
Examples include, but are not limited to printed
materials, CDs, videos, audios, T-shirts or signage of any
type.
Videos and audios:
No video or audio approvals will be processed unless
accompanied by a written script. This will expedite the
approval process. We will not allow the altering, copying,
etc., of any company videos or audios. Please note that
the duplication and/or distribution of any copyrighted
LegalShield materials is unlawful and grounds for
termination of your Associate Agreement. This protects
important copyright and legal issues, and ensures
consistent, high-quality video and audio products.
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Marketing materials and additional supplies are
available for purchase through the Corporate Office and
licensed vendors.
A current list of Licensed Vendors is available at
LegalShield.com under the Supply Store link. Use only the
marketing materials supplied to you by the Company or a
licensed vendor. Call Associate Services at: 580.436.7424
to order a Supply Catalog or to place an order by credit
card. You may also place your order online at: www.
legalshield.com.
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Telemarketing
Check federal and state/province laws before
telemarketing, whether solicited or unsolicited. With all
telemarketing, you must submit a written script to the
Corporate Office for approval. Following are specific
guidelines addressing certain telemarketing methods.
n Newspapers/classified:
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You CANNOT list the opportunity in the newspaper
under either the Help Wanted or Employment
sections. You must list it under “Business
Opportunities.” When advertising the membership we
suggest the category “Legal Service Plans.” Unless
you have received sample advertisements or approval
from the Corporate Office within the past six months,
your ad must be submitted for review.
n Auto
Dialers:
Do not contact prospects by using auto dialers. This
is a violation of the Telephone Consumers Protection
Act, which bans the transmission of unsolicited
advertisements.
n Public
Distribution of Materials:
Unsolicited distribution of advertising materials is not
allowed in certain public areas. This includes public
distribution of fliers, brochures, business cards, or
other advertisements on any portion of a motor
vehicle not owned by you, and unlawful distribution
of materials in mailboxes without postage. Fliers,
posters, or other advertisements may not be posted
on public utility poles. LegalShield related materials of
any kind cannot be distributed on property occupied
by a court house.
n Faxing:
Do not fax unsolicited LegalShield materials to
prospective members or Associates. The Telephone
Consumer Protection Act of 1991 prohibits the
transmission of unsolicited advertisements to fax
machines. Violations may result in substantial penalties.
Also, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
requires that each fax transmission has printed on the
first page of the transmission the date and time the
transmission was sent, the identity of the sender, and the
telephone number of the sender. Fax cover sheets must
be submitted for approval. Your fax must identify you as
a LegalShield Independent Associate.
n Email
Advertising:
Unsolicited email advertising is considered SPAM and
is subject to specific guidelines. Please see Internet
Advertising Guidelines in this publication for more
details.
n Answering
machines and voice mail:
Your message is also a way of promoting your business
and must follow LegalShield’s ad guidelines. If you give a
description of the product or opportunity, your message
must be submitted for approval.
n Office
Signs:
Office signs must show that you are an Independent
Associate. Your office cannot look like a branch office
of LegalShield.
Example: LegalShield
Jane Doe, Independent Associate
or Jane Doe, Independent Associate of
LegalShield
Voice Mail sample message:
Hello, you have reached the office of {your name}, an
Independent Associate for LegalShield. Please leave a
message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you for calling.
Display Ads, Classifieds & Other
n LegalShield
Logo:
The website image cannot be used in advertising. Please
do not copy from the website.
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Don’t use present tense in ads. For example: Need
an attorney?” Instead, say “If you needed an attorney,
would you know who to call?”
n Don’t alter quotes. Always use exact wording and
include source of quote.
n When referring to the Company, don’t state that
we operate “debt free”.
n Your URL should not sound like you are providing
legal advice or services.
Musts
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You must submit your advertisement for review.
Please include an “Ad Review Request Form.” This
form is available on the Documents on Demand system.
(Document #23369.)
n You must include the words “Independent Associate”
in all advertising, written or recorded.
n You must allow at least 72 hours for ad approvals.
This is for “regular” one or two-page ads. Bookletlength, complicated, or audiovisual advertising will take
longer to review.
n You must refer to the proper subsidiary for the state
or province in which your advertisement will appear.
Important Contact Information
Marketing Communications Department:
Fax: 580.421.6305
Mail: P.O. Box 145 • Ada, OK 74821-0145
Don’ts
Ad Approvals
email: [email protected]
fax: 580.272.2845
Don’t make ads sound like employment.
You are not “hiring” and you do not have “positions
available.” Your ad cannot request a “resume.”
Commission checks are not “paychecks.” Instead,
say “Commission deposited daily” and “Looking for
marketing representatives” or “Wanted: marketing
representatives.”
n Don’t say “for a limited time only.” There are no limited
time offers with the LegalShield membership; therefore,
LegalShield memberships should not be advertised with
any coupons or expiration dates.
n Don’t say “FREE.” It’s not free because you have to
pay for a membership. You can say “at no additional
charge,” “at no added charge,” or “free with your paid
membership” when referencing services.
n Do not use the statement: “lawyers on retainer.”
Associates should not make any reference to “having a
lawyer on retainer”or compare the membership to having
a lawyer on retainer. A retainer fee may be required for
some services rendered, so this is not a true statement.
nYou may not say, “top quality law firms.” You may say
“quality law firms.” Do not make reference to Martindale
Hubbell or the AV rating system.
n Don’t say “a legal HMO.” You can say “It’s like an HMO,
but for legal coverage.” Or you can call it an “LMO–a
Legal Maintenance Organization.”
n Don’t state a persistency (renewal) rate. The only
way you can do this is by using an exact quote from the
Annual Report—and sourcing it.
n Don’t quote dollar amounts as an income potential
or make income claims. You may say “unlimited income
potential” or “determine your own income.”
n Don’t use the word “protect” or “protection” alone.
Instead say “protect your legal rights.”
n Don’t say “free legal advice.” You may say “free legal
information and/or forms.”
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Web Approvals
email: [email protected]
fax: 580.272.2846
We cannot listen to ads, or take or give ad approvals
over the phone. We must have a copy for our
records. Your ad review will be returned to the
email address listed in your Associate file. All ads
will be returned with a written response. Getting the
appropriate information to the correct department
helps to ensure a speedy reply.
NOTE: Due to varying provincial and state
regulatory issues, these guidelines are not all
inclusive.
You may be put in a position where others ask
for advice on a legal matter. Always state that
you are an Independent LegalShield Associate.
Do not imply that you are a lawyer or give any
legal advice.
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Associate Information Center
The Associate Information Center option is
accessible 24/7 and provides quick and easy access to
your LegalShield business information.
Associates can verify personal members, sponsorships,
check UPS packages, counters, commissions, cash
accrued, and licensing information! They can check
personal information like the status of eService and their
personal membership status. With this new system, they
can check on business when it’s convenient for them:
nights, weekends and even holidays. Associates can also
get their AA#/PIN.
If you choose the web support menu they can access their
login name and be instructed how to
reset their password through the automated system.
There’s more! If they call Associate Services during regular
business hours (7 am to 7 pm, M-F, CT) you can opt to
speak to an Associate Services representative at any
point, simply by saying, “representative.” It’s that easy!
Or they can follow the prompts for the department they
chose to speak to.
Voice Print
We’ve also added a voiceprint enrollment feature that will
further enhance a high level of security regarding personal
information. Voiceprint utilizes our voice recognition
software to confirm identity more quickly and accurately.
This service is optional and can be activated via the new
system. (Associates are able to enroll two voiceprints).
Once you enroll in Voiceprint, our representatives can
access your information faster than ever!
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Associate Information Center (800-699-9004)
Language Menu
Spanish press 2
No response = English
Authentication is required for entry into self service functions of Associate Information Center.
Log In Menu
ED's and RVP's can reach the ED line by saying "Representative" after they login with
their AA# and PIN.
1)New Associate Number
2)Existing Associate Number
3)Associate Information Center
1)Verify Membership
2)Verify Sponsorship
3)Check Packages Received
4)Personal Information
1)Counters
1)Organizational Counters
2)Membership Counters
3)Sponsorship Counters
4)First Line Counters
5)Production Counters
2)Commissions
3)Earnings
4)Licenses
1)Get Fax Number
2)License Renewal
3)Check License Requirements
1)Resident License
2)Non-Resident License
4)Check License Status
5)Representative
1)Licensing Representative
2)Associate Services Representative
5)Check Associate Status
4)Web Services
1)Password Reset
2)Get User Name
3)Website Support Representative
Authentication is required for entry into Web Support from the toll free number.
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Associate Services Main Local Number (580-436-7424)
When callers contact Associate Services, they will choose
from the following options:
Log In Menu :
Enter AA#
Enter Pin
(AA# and Pin must be entered here to access Associate Information Center)
**At any time the caller can say "Representative" to speak to a consultant.**
ED/RVP Callers Only: Can press "0" for a Representative
Associate Services Main Local Number (580-436-7424):
1)Information Center
1)Verify Membership
2)Verify Sponsorship
3)Check Packages Received
4)Personal Information
1)Counters
1)Organizational Counters
2)Membership Counters
3)Sponsorship Counters
4)First Line Counters
5)Production Counters
2)Commissions
3)Earnings
4)Licenses
1)Get Fax Number
2)License Renewal
3)Check License Requirements
1)Resident License
2)Non-Resident License
4)Check License Status
5)Representative
1)Licensing Representative
2)Associate Services Representative
5)Check Associate Status
2)Supplies
3)Registration
4)Web Services
5)Associate Services
6)Licenses
1)Get Fax Number
2)License Renewal
3)Check License Requirements
1)Resident License
2)Non-Resident License
4)Check License Status
5)Representative
1)Licensing Representative
2)Associate Services Representative
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Member Advantage Service (MAS)
We’ve brought the services in house and lowered the cost!
One Call Resolution - No delays, no reports to work - we can resolve issues with a single call.
No one can do a better job than LegalShield with helping you build and maintain your business.
Our staff members are experts with no less than six weeks of intense classroom training, and a real-call mentoring program gives them the opportunity to learn from the best of the best in LegalShield Member Services.
Incidentally, our MAS Membership Retention team has an average of 5 years of experience with
LegalShield, and they post impressive track records in membership conservation!
One Call Resolution Advantage
We will verify the membership data in our files on
the very first call, and make changes immediately
as needed to ensure the membership record is
complete and serviced well.
Our expert staff will fully explain the benefits
and answer any questions the member may have.
Essentially reselling the membership!
We provide the Provider Law Firm contact
information, and make sure the member understands
how to use it.
Membership Pre-Cancel
Advantage (for the life of the membership!)
When one of your members enters pre-cancel
status, our experts rush into action. LegalShield
Member Advantage Services will call your
member to answer any questions, and assist
them in making payment method changes ON
THE SPOT, that may conserve your membership
sale and directly affect your overall membership
retention in the process!
Go online in Associates Only at www.legalshield.com to
sign up for LegalShield Member Advantage Services today.
You’ll be glad you did.
Our experts will help begin the process of Will
preparation (if the member wishes).
Member Advantage Services is now available in Spanish
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Certification is necessary to market in a number of
areas including: Commercial Drivers Legal Plan,
Business Plan, and Group Marketing.
Associates may become Group Qualified in one of the
following ways:
Two-Day Seminar:
Ada, Oklahoma (ONLY)
Basic Training
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Training costs included in New Basic training
Associate fee
Trainings conducted nationwide
Group Services
Two-Day Seminar
Jr. Associate Level
Welcome to your LegalShield Business!
As a Jr. Associate, commissions on your first five (5) personal sales are paid as 1/2 advanced and 1/2 “as earned”.
If you FAST START QUALIFY (see Associate Advancement below), you will receive your pending “as earned”
commissions as an advance.
Associate Level
Achieve this level and FAST START QUALIFY by having
three (3) personal sales and recruiting one (1) new Jr.
Associate OR by having five (5) personal sales within 30
days. If you do not FAST START QUALIFY in your first
30 days, advance to this level by having 10 organizational
sales.
$119 Training Fee, All Associates must
pre-register and pre-pay. All charges are
non-refundable and non-transferable.
Retake Fee $85
*No-Kit Retake $50
*This applies only to Associates that have taken
group school after 8/01/2013. No-Kit Retakes will
not receive training materials.
Husband and wife teams marketing under the
same Associate number may both attend for the
same price.
Associate marketing under an agent agreement
or one tax ID number must pay for each agent
attending.
Achieve this level by having three (3) active legs with a
Jr. Associate in each leg, and 30 organizational (including
personal) sales. You must also attend a Basic Training
Class OR, with prior LegalShield approval, complete the
online Basic Training.
Manager Level
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with an active
Associate in each leg AND 100 organizational (including
personal) sales.
Seminar must be an approved Corporate Group
Seminar scheduled through Group Services.
Instructor must be an approved State Group
Instructor in order for those attending the
seminar to be qualified.
Commercial Drivers Legal Plan
CDLP training schools are held across the United
States on a monthly basis. Please call Group Services at
580.421.6326.
Director Level
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with an active
Sr. Associate in each leg and 200 organizational (including personal) sales.
Business Plan
You must complete a special small business training class
with a qualified trainer or become Small Business Certified
online at www.legalshieldbizplan.com.
Executive Director Level
Achieve this level by having three (3) legs with an active
Director in each leg AND 75 sales. These sales can be
personal sales and/or include up to 20 sales in any leg in
your organization. Qualify in one month for commissions
at this level the following month.
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Seminar fee - $49.00
Monthly in Ada, Oklahoma
Associates pay own expenses
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NOTES
LegalShield’s Corporate website provides you with
immediate access to the information you need most — at the
click of a button.
The website has eight major areas:
n Our Plans
This link allows prospective members to see our plan
information by state and/or province. Leads from this area
are distributed via email to eService subscribers by state.
n About Us
Tells the history of LegalShield profiles the company
headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma and corporate executive
management.
n Member Stories
n About Your Membership
n Consumer vs Group Benefit Plans
n Find An Associate
n Members Only Login
This link is a secure area for members to get information
about their membership, access a will questionnaire online,
find info on their provider law firm, and more!
n Associates Only Login
See next page for a full description of the many valuable
benefits of this area.
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As a LegalShield Associate you can take advantage
of the convenience and power of the Internet with the
LegalShield Web Package known as “eService.”
2) Recruiting/membership site
For only $19.95 per month for those paying via bank draft
and $20.95 per month for those paying with credit card
draft, (plus a one-time, non-refundable $10 administration
fee), eService subscribers receive a number of valuable
benefits to help build and manage their LegalShield
business.
3) Plan membership site
Contains recruiting as well as membership information.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/go/your login
name
Contains membership information. Does not contain
information about the LegalShield opportunity.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/info/your login
name
4) Identity Theft Shield site
eService Benefits
Contains information about the IDT product and allows
online enrollment.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/idt/your login
name
n Fully functional and customizable eCommerce
websites with lead generation and online signup
capabilities for qualified Associates
n A subscription to the Connection magazine, a
monthly, glossy magazine for LegalShield
Associates
n A professional email address:
your login [email protected]
n Back Office Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week on legalshield.com
n Online genealogy & reports to help you track
your business
n Downloadable documents and presentations
For on-line membership signups you will receive
advanced commissions on your first five (5)applications
a month. Starting with your 6th on-line membership you
will begin receiving payment earnings.
5) Business Plan site
(Available to Business plan qualified Associates only)
Contains information about the LegalShield Business
Legal Plans and allows online enrollment.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/biz/your login
name
6) An Employee Benefit site
(Group Site)
(Available to group qualified Associates only)
Contains information about our plans offered as an
employee group benefit, directed to human resource
managers.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/group/your login
name Contains Flash Presentation
Your own LegalShield.com Website
As an eService subscriber you can receive up to seven
separate legalshieldassociate.com URLs (Internet
“addresses” or websites), known as“Multisites,” which
allow the online signup of members and Associates with
Daily Direct Deposit of commissions. if you have chosen
daily direct deposit.
7) CDLP Site
(Available to CDLP Qualified Associates Only)
Contains information about our Commercial Drivers Legal
Plan (CDLP) along with flash presentations and online
enrollments. Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/
cdlp/your login name
1) “HUB” site
You can use this site as your “grand central station” to
direct prospects to your LegalShield site that interests
them. Pick from several unique templates as to which
links will appear.
Example: www.legalshieldassociate.com/hub/your login
name OR:
yourloginname.legalshieldassociate.com.
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Associates must have a personal membership before members
may use website to sign up. It is against company policy for
the Associate to enter members information online themselves.
The site was designed for the new members and Associates to
enter their own personal information themselves.
Associate must have an active LegalShield membership to
submit applications online or an IDT membership in licensed
states.
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Back Office Support on “Associates Only” at
legalshield.com
Place New Associates
This area of prepaidlegal.com provides updates on
upcoming events, promotions, the latest company news
and a number of valuable tools to help you build your
business. Following are contents of each section of the
site:
Contact Us
Update Personal Contact Information
Benefits Association
Link to more information about the many benefits
available to Associates through the LegalShield
The “Associates Only” area is your information source at
the tip of your fingers--24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Have a question about LegalShield marketing? Here’s
where to find out who to go to for the best, most efficient
service possible.
Email Setup
Lead Manager
Check your email by using the web, http://email.
legalshieldassociate.com or a secondary email program,
such as Outlook Express or Eudora. For instructions on
email setup, click on the ‘Email Setup’ link.
This is where you accept or reject leads received on the
Corporate website or through the Corporate Office. Lead
guidelines are as follows:
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Email contained in your “Junk” folder will be purged
by the service after 30 days from the date of receipt.
Email contained in other folders you create are subject
to this disclaimer, but will not be purged by the service
intentionally. You may download and save your email to
your PC using Microsoft Outlook, or Eudora.
When you download your email, you are able to save it on
your personal computer indefinitely. Your account storage
is limited to 20 megabytes and email messages may not
be processed if they exceed this limit. Instructions about
how to use the programs mentioned to download your
legalshield.com email can be found by clicking the email
setup link.
Customize Your
legalshieldassociate.com Websites
Allows you to customize the business card content
of your website, including your contact information
and featured plan preference.
Update Credit Card Information
for your eService billing
Member Advantage Service (MAS)
Leads cannot be replaced
MAS is an in house service provided to Associates
who elect MAS. It assists with member retention and
conservation — helping your business to be strong. See
information online in Associates Only for details.
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You must have eService
You must be Performance Club qualified for the previous month and Performance Club
Retention must be 75% or better to receive
Corporate Leads
You must be at the Director level or above to
receive Corporate Leads
You must be properly licensed if required
to be so
You must be Group and/or Small
Business Qualified for specialized inquiries of
those respective types
Corporate distributed leads will expire if not
accepted within 24 hours and will be
redistributed to another Associate immediately
Corporate distributed leads which have been
rejected by an Associate will be immediately
redistributed to another Associate
Personal leads (from any of an Associate’s
Multisite extensions) will not be redistributed
and do not expire
Your Platinum(s) will receive a daily report of
lead activity
You must accept a corporate lead before you
can view the details
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You will receive an email in your LegalShield
account when you are assigned a lead
Be sure to check your lead manager on a
regular basis. Quick action is essential for
successful lead follow up and certain types of
leads can be lost if not confirmed quickly.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format Training
Presentations
Associate Commission Statements
approved banner ads that may be used on other websites
on the Internet. These ads will link directly to your
legalshieldassociate.com website.
View your last three month’s commission statements.
Online Genealogy Report
The online genealogy feature updates automatically
after nightly procedures, which usually occur each
evening during the week and are completed by 9:00
a.m. CT. Occasionally, however, due to other processing
requirements such as those at month-end, procedures will
be combined with the following day’s business. For help
with abbreviations used on the genealogy report, see the
genealogy key link located on the same page.
Small Business Plan Marketing Tools
eService Genealogy Report
Allows you to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader
(PDF) format files for use at weekly business briefings.
Select Banner Advertisements for use on
Websites Allows you to download Corporate-
Links to the Small Business Support Center’s Website
containing audio tapes, Small Business online course,
post cards and more.
Access your online eService genealogy report! This report
is updated daily and shows your downline’s name, level,
membership status, eService status, effective date, home
phone number, office phone number, and login name.
Docs on Demand
An extensive archive of information, designed specifically
for you. Get forms, compensation plans, and more! All
documents are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.
Custom Genealogy Report
This versatile tool makes it easy to build reports that have
only the data you want, and display it how you want it
displayed. Choose columns, sort options, depth limits,
format, and more!
UPS Shipping
We have secured a special rate through UPS for you to
send your paperwork to the Corporate Office.
Frontline Organizational Counter Report
Verify Your New Members
This report is used to view the Organizational Sales totals
for each of your Front Line Associates.
Legacy Online
Corporate Registrations
Legacy Online is designed to help you manage your
organization more efficiently and effectively in a hundred
different ways. The Organizational Tree presents your
organization in a resourceful “Tree View” allowing you
to maneuver through the legs accessing information
regarding each Associate in the organization.
See who in your downline is registered for the next big
event.
Organizational Membership Production
A quick reference to view your organization’s progress.
(Updated daily)
My Statistics
Personal Membership Production
• Access to your personal information: address, email
address, effective date, level, qualification, your Associate
number, membership number, licenses, tax reporting
information and Servicing Agents report, Conservation
Group Report
•View counters for personal and organizational
membership/sponsorships from inception to date, cash
accrued information, check/direct deposit information,
and license inquiry
•Check your Fly You There miles accrued and/or
redeemed information from inception to date
•Keep up with information about your active upline,
active Director, ED, Regional Manager and RVP
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A quick reference to view your personal progress.
(Updated daily)
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Renewal Retention Report
Tax Reports
Details the persistency of your personal and organizational
business. This report shows overall production numbers and
the effect of membership cancellations on your persistency
statistics. You will have access to statistics for your first and
second generation Associates. (Updated monthly)
Click here to enter your SSN or SIN and print your 1099,
T4A, 1042-S, or T4N-NR information.
Unprocessed Business Reports
LegalShield Training Center
Organizational Performance Club Qualifiers
This training program is designed to help you get your
LegalShield business started quickly.
See who in your organization has qualified at least two
consecutive months. (Updated daily)
States & Provinces at a Glance
Servicing Agent Report
(Group Qualified Only) This report contains your current
Groups and the members of each group.
Quick access to plan availability, Provider Law Firm
information, licensing requirements, and RVP/RM
information.
Conservation Report (Group Qualified Only)
FAQs
Active Member Report
Group Marketing
Cancelled Member Report
CDLP
See a report of your conservation groups. This information is
updated daily. This report contains group memberships from
1973 to present.
Contains answers to some of your most frequently asked
questions about commissions, advertising, Canada,
licensing, Televox, eService, supplies, and more.
Information about your active memberships from 1986 to
current. Includes the member’s number, name, home phone,
effective date, paid to date, and plan cost. (Updated daily)
Valuable information for Associates involved in
marketing LegalShield to employee groups. (Available to
Group Qualified Associates only.)
The online cancelled member report gives you information
about your cancelled memberships. This report contains
memberships from 1986 to current. (Updated daily)
Identity Theft
Supply Store
Active Members Written by Dropped
Purchase your Marketing supplies online securely.
Includes photos and descriptions of our products.
Associates (Executive Director Only)
This report details active members in your downline without
an Active Sponsoring Associate. (Updated daily)
Events
MAS Reports
Corporate Events
This area contains information about Corporate
sponsored events such as the Company’s annual
International Convention. You’ll find travel information as
well as registration forms.
Pre-Cancel Report
The online precancel report can be used to help you
prevent your members in a precancel status from losing
their services. Help increase your renewal income by taking
a proactive approach to this information. (Updated daily,
Tuesday through Saturday)
Performance Club Points
Access your Player’s Club Point report online! (Updated
daily)
Area Meetings
A listing of Business Opportunity meetings throughout
North America.
Performance Club Retention Reports
See your current persistency for the car bonus program.
(Updated monthly)
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Annual Recognition
Production Achievement Award
Production Growth Award
Formerly known as the “Golden App Award,”this
awardwill be presented at the International Convention to
Associates who have written 1,000 personal membership
sales [from their inception as an Associate to December
31 of the previous year]. Associates will continue to
receive additional Production Achievement Awards for
every
increment of 1,000 sales they make thereafter. Additional
awards will be based on the same criteria as their first
award per calendar year.
Personal
Personal Growth Awards will be presented to the Top 20
Associates whose personal membership production data
for the calendar year shows the greatest percentage of
growth over the same data from the previous year.
Team
Team Growth Awards will be presented to the Top 20
Associates whose organizational membership production
for the calendar year shows the greatest percentage of
growth over the same data from the previous year. Team
Growth will be presented in two categories; small volume
(10 slots) and large volume (10 slots).
Retention
Team Wealth Creation
Awards for organizational retention will be given in two
categories – large volume (10 slots) and small volume
(10 slots). Membership data will be collected from the
previous calendar year. [For example, data for the 2014
International Convention will be pulled from the 2013
calendar year.] To determine an Associate’s retention
level, the Associate’s total number of members active as
of January 1 for the
current year will be divided by the total memberships
written during the time period being measured.
Business Builder
The Top 20 Executive Directors with the highest
percentage of Fast Start qualifications in their open line
(this means a direct leg of their organization with no
other Executive Director in the leg) during the calendar
year will be recognized at the International Convention.
Special Recognition
Millionaire Club Members
Associates who earn one million dollars or more during
their LegalShield careers are eligible to be a part of this
elite club.
Personal Wealth Creation
Awards for personal retention will be given in two
categories – large volume (10 slots) and small volume
(10 slots). Membership data will be collected from the
previous calendar year. [For example, data for the 2014
International Convention will be pulled from the 2013
calendar year.] To determine an Associate’s retention
level, the Associate’s total
number of members active as of January 1 for the current
year will be divided by the total memberships written
during the time period being measured.
Six-Figure Ring Earner
Associates who earn a six-figure income in a
12-consecutive - month period – and are in good standing
with the Company – have the opportunity to earn the
LegalShield Ring. There are four different rings denoting
different income levels;
$100,000.00, $250,000.00, $500,000.00
and $1,000,000.00. Associates will receive an additional
diamond to be placed in their ring as they achieve a new
level of the ring. New Ring Earners will be recognized at
the International Convention
Top Producer
This award will consist of two categories but will be
presented as one group. LegalShield will recognize the
top 10 individual producers and the top 10 new accounts
producers as a unified group of the top 20 Associates
with the most membership sales for the calendar year.
Top Recruiter
The Top 20 Associates with the most new recruits
during the calendar year will be recognized as the
Company’s top recruiters at the International Convention.
New recruits must be active and own a LegalShield
membership in order to count in this category.
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Recognition
Manager
Top Producing State/Province
Top 10 states/provinces are listed for sales and
recruits on a monthly basis in The Connection
magazine (overall and by market penetration)
nCertificate
n Listing in The Connection
Director
All recognition and awards given contingent on
Associate meeting company standards.
nCertificate
n Listing in The Connection
n Director Lapel Pin
Top Producer/Top Recruiter
Executive Director
Recruiters adding four or more Associates in a month
are listed in The Connection**. Associates selling 30
or more memberships are also included for special
recognition in The Connection**.
nCertificate
n Listing in The Connection
n Access to “800” ED Phone Number
n Executive Director Lapel Pin (must qualify
three consecutive months)
n Special Seating at Convention
n Invitation to Executive Director Dinner
n Inclusion in Profiles of Success (Must be paid ED
bonus for at least 8 months during the calendar
year to be considered for inclusion.)
All recognition and awards given contingent on
Associate meeting company standards.
Hall Of Fame
Associates who are Production Achievement Award
Earners, Ring Earners, Millionaire Club Members or
Platinum World Jacket Earners are featured in the
Hall of Fame. There is also a special section for our
outstanding Provider Law firms.
Platinum World
Platinum Executive Director for 3 consecutive months
n Full Page Story in the Connection Magazine
n Eclipse Platinum Lapel Pin
n $10,000 cash bonus
n $1000 per month lifestyle bonus
n The Platinum World Jacket and Tie or Scarf
Ring
This special recognition program is highlighted at
Executive Director Dinners. Rings are awarded as
follows:
$100K/12-months Ring with one diamond
$250K/12-months Ring with second diamond
$500K/12-months Ring with third diamond
$1M/12-months Ring with 4th diamond
Time frame is a rolling 12 months.
For example, July 2011 to July 2012.
Platinum Executive Director for 6 consecutive months
n Upgraded room for all Performance Club Incentive
Trip winners to the extent available
n $1,500 per month lifestyle bonus
Platinum Executive Director for 12 consecutive months
n Invitation to the Platinum Only annual retreat
n Upgraded room for all Performance Club Incentive
Trip winners
n $25,000 cash bonus awards at next LegalShield
International Convention
n $2,000 per month lifestyle bonus
n Or Participater in the Luxury Car Program
n Membership in the Platinum Profit Sharing Pool
(Note: Rings are sent to Home Office for diamond placement.
Additional rings for spouses/partners can be purchased.)
Inclusion in the Profiles of Success
Must be active/producing to be considered for
inclution.
** As space allows.
All recognition and awards given contingent on
Associate meeting company standards.
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Active Associate -An Associate who maintains a
personal membership or makes three (3) personal
membership sales per calendar quarter.
Counters - Personal counters are generated by
membership sales or Associate Agreements that list
you as the selling/sponsoring Associate. Organizational counters are generated by membership sales
or Associate Agreements that are sold/sponsored
within your downline.
PMTD- Previous month to date,
MTD-Month to date
YTD-Year to date,
ITD-Inception to date
Active Member - A member whose membership is
paid to date.
Add-on - Purchasing additional coverage for your
existing membership.
As Earned - Pays 1/12th of the advanced amount
each month that the member makes a payment.
Downline - Your first line Associates and any Associates below them.
Advance - A 100 percent commission paid to
Associates when a new membership sale is made
based on a 12-month period.
D-Status - An Associate Agreement may be placed
in a “D” or dropped status for one of the following
reasons:
1) The Associate’s LegalShield membership is no longer in effect and he or she has not met the requirements of three (3) personal membership sales per
calendar quarter;
2) the Associate has submitted a written cancellation; or 3) the Associate has been terminated by
LegalShield.
Advanced Commission Balance - Represents individual and override commissions advanced when
sales are made that are not yet earned by the Associate.
Advance Recovery - Withholding future sales
commission to recover advances for cancelled
memberships.
Earnings - The residual income available as long as
the membership remains active. Earnings accrue
monthly when payment is received for a membership. All earnings apply to reduce the debit balance.
Agent of Record - Someone who is authorized to
do business on an Associate Agreement. Usually
corporations have agents of record if more than one
person is doing business on an Agreement.
Effective Date - The date when the Membership
Application or Associate Agreement was signed by
the new member or Associate.
Associate - An individual or entity who markets
LegalShield memberships.
Small Business Plan - This plan covers for-profit
businesses and requires advanced training to market.
Enrollment Fee - The fee paid for processing a new
membership.
eService - Web package available to
LegalShield’s Independent Associates that provides
a Website, email, reports, and more.
Cash Accrued - Commissions accumulated to your
Associate Agreement that have not yet been released by check or direct deposit.
First Line - An Associate sponsored or placed directly beneath you.
CMC - Certified Meeting Coordinator. Appointed by
Regional Vice President.
Genealogy - A report showing the status of your
organization.
Commission Adjustment - An adjustment made to
your commissions.
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Group Rate - Discounted membership rate with no
enrollment fee offered to employee based groups.
Associates must be group qualified to sell to groups.
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Hold - An Associate Agreement may be placed on
hold for returned checks, improper business being
conducted, when company information is needed or
in other situations the Company may deem appropriate or necessary. Commissions will not release
while the Associate Agreement is in hold status
although the Associate may continue to market.
Pending Business - File where your business is held
if a credit card declines, you have an invalid sponsor
number, future effective date, etc.
Pending Statements - A statement generated at the
end of each month if the cash accrued balance on
your Associate Agreement is not large enough to
generate a check or direct deposit. Available only
upon request at a cost of $5.
Hub Site - A package available to LegalShield
Independent Associates that provides a Website to
send prospects to to learn about legal plans and the
business opportunity.
Placing Associate - An Associate who recruits a new
Associate and places them somewhere in his/her
downline.
“I” Status - Associates may be placed in an insufficient or “I” status for an invalid address on their
Associate Agreement. The “I” status will remain until
the Associate submits a written change of address.
No commission will release while the Associate
Agreement is in this status. Associates are notified
of this by checking their status on the IVR.
Processable - Membership Applications or Associate Agreements completely and accurately filled
out with all necessary documentation required by
LegalShield.
Processing - The series of steps Membership
Applications and Associate Agreements go through
upon their arrival at the Home Office.
License Appointment Date - The date upon which
LegalShield receives a copy of an Associate’s
license and appointment fee to be eligible to sell
memberships. License requirements vary from state
to state.
Proselytizing - Soliciting, directly or indirectly,
LegalShield Associates into any other network marketing organization. Associates proselytizing in any
fashion are subject to termination.
License Date - The date an Associate becomes
licensed by the state to be eligible to sell memberships.
Provider Law Firm - A law firm with which LegalShield contracts to perform services to LegalShield members and which is responsible for
contracting with and maintaining a referral law firm
network to service members regionally.
Member Advantage Services (MAS) - MAS is an
outbound contact service that welcomes new
members on behalf of the selling Associate to explain the benefits in detail and create a relationship
between the members and the provider firm. The
focus of MAS is to create a long lasting relationship
with the member and
LegalShield and should the membership ever go
into a precancel status, the membership will be
moved to conservation and worked to prevent the
cancellation.
Realignment - Occurs when an Associate moves
from one sponsor to another in the same organization within the first 15 days of the effective date with
written releases (Only for Web Applications).
Referral Law Firm - A law firm with which a
LegalShield Provider Law Firm contracts to perform
services to LegalShield members.
Member - An individual or entity who pays a fee to
receive benefits.
Reinstatement - Selling a membership to someone
who has previously owned a membership.
Membership Upgrade - Occurs when a member
moves to a plan with additional coverage.
Reserve Balance - A percentage of commission set
aside in your reserve balance account to help cover
advance recovery from cancelled memberships.
Payment Earnings - Distributed to you as cash is
received rather than reducing your debit balance.
As payments are applied, you receive earnings. (For
special types of business only.)
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Return Business - File where your business is held if
any paperwork is filled out incorrectly. Examples: Need
voided check, no address, no Social Security Number,
etc.
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NOTES
RM - Regional Manager. Appointed by Regional Vice
President.
RVP - Regional Vice President. Appointed by
LegalShield.
Special Draft - When a new membership is received
without payment, a special draft will be created to obtain the first month’s premium.
Commissions will be paid when the funds have been
applied to the membership.
Sponsoring Associate - The Associate who is directly above you and who sponsored you into LegalShield.
Stacking - A situation created by an Associate who
submits more than one Associate Agreement to collect multiple levels of commissions on one membership. Stacking is a violation of LegalShield policy.
Terminated - Associate Agreement placed in a
dropped status either by written request or by LegalShield.
Upline - Your sponsor and any Associates above him or
her.
Vesting - Keeping your Associate Agreement in an
active status either by making three (3) personal
salesper calendar quarter or maintaining a LegalShield personal membership.
Writing Agent - Someone who is authorized to do
business on an Associate Agreement. Usually
corporations have agents of record if more than
one person is doing business on an Agreement.
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Apendix B Refernces Numbers
Associate Services Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Central Time
(Friday not available between 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
Associate Services: (580) 436-7424
(For questions about your business, (580) 436-7513 (Spanish)
commission statements, and supplies)
(580) 272-0763 (TTY)
[email protected]
MAS (Member Advantage Service)
questions:
[email protected]
Associate Services FAX:
(580) 310-6916
Ad Approvals FAX:
(580) 272-2845
Web Approvals FAX:
(580) 272-2846
Associate Services on the Web:
www.legalshield.com
For Web Support call (Web questions only):
(800) 699-9004, Opt. 2
To receive email updates from Corporate: Email: [email protected]
Member Services (for members only): Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., CT
(800) 654-7757
(800) 944-9933 (Spanish)
(866) 274-5790 (TTY)
Member Services FAX:
(for members only: bank & address changes)
(580) 436-7565
Emergency Access Hotline:
(for LegalShield members only )
(877) 825-3797 (toll-free)
Associate Benefits:
Associate Benefits
c/o LegalShield
PO Box 145 • Ada, OK 74821
Direct your LegalShield P.O. Box 145 (Miscellaneous)
business or inquiries to:
P.O. Box 1379 (New business and resubmitted or returned business)
P.O. Box 2629 (Bank changes and membership
reinstatements)
All P.O. Boxes are in Ada, OK 74821
Street Address:
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One Pre-Paid Way • Ada, OK 74820
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