Legal Coverage

You may purchase (via post-tax payroll deductions) pre-paid legal services from a network of attorneys administered by MetLife Legal (formerly Hyatt Legal Plans). See below for detailed information regarding this legal coverage benefit, including eligible services, premium costs, and contact information.

Wide Range of Legal Services

By enrolling in legal coverage, you will have access to telephone and office consultations for an unlimited number of personal legal matters with an attorney of your choice. Legal representation will be available for the following services:

  • Estate planning documents
  • Juvenile matters
  • Civil lawsuits defense
  • Criminal matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Legal document review
  • Family law
  • Immigration assistance
  • Elder law
  • Financial matters
  • Document preparation
  • Traffic offenses

Plan Documents

Review the following plan documents for more information about MetLife Legal.

Document What It Is
MetLife Legal Overview Overview of legal coverage benefit MetLife Legal Overview*
MetLife Legal Fact Sheet Complete detail of covered services and exclusions MetLife Legal Fact Sheet
MetLife Legal FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions MetLife Legal FAQ

Many people enroll in the legal coverage benefit to create important estate planning documents. Watch this brief video for an overview of how MetLife Legal’s new website makes this process quick and easy.

Legal Help Made Easy

Once you're enrolled, access your legal services in three simple steps:

  1. Find an attorney – Visit or call 1-800-821-6400 to speak with an experienced service team that can match you with the right attorney and give you a case number.
  2. Make an appointment – Call the attorney you select, provide your case number and schedule a time to talk or meet.
  3. Meet with your attorney – That's it! There are no copays, deductibles or claims forms when you use a Network Attorney for a covered matter.

Any State employee that satisfies all of the following criteria is eligible to enroll:

Enrollment periods

Employees may enroll in or change their election for legal coverage during one of the following periods:

Employees may cancel their legal coverage benefit only during the annual open enrollment period.

Enrollment process

To elect or cancel legal coverage, make your election in Workterra during an enrollment period.

The bi-weekly premium costs for 26-pay period employees are:

2020 2021 2022 2023
Individual $3.11 $3.11 $3.11 $3.11
Family* $4.78 $4.78 $4.78 $4.78

* Covers employee, spouse, and dependents.

The bi-weekly premium costs for 20-pay period employees are:

2020 2021 2022 2023
Individual $4.04 $4.04 $4.04 $4.04
Family* $6.21 $6.21 $6.21 $6.21

* Covers employee, spouse, and dependents.

Please contact MetLife Legal for additional information and assistance: