By Ted Nuyten
LegalShield membership reaches a new record high for thirteenth consecutive month.
LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it has grown its membership base to exceed 1,743,000 members, making December 2017 the best member production month in the company’s 45-year history.
In December, LegalShield continued its pace of adding new memberships to the base and achieved a 13th straight month of record high active members.
In addition to the record high in memberships, the company recruited nearly 45,000 new associates in 2017 – a 23 percent increase from 2016.
With the continued increases in production, this is also LegalShield’s ninth consecutive month of membership churn at two percent or below. Additionally, the company’s Business Solutions division surpassed its projected 2017 budget by more than 10,000 units with outstanding execution of annual enrollments for LegalShield and IDShield voluntary benefits.
“While we are certainly proud of these achievements, our December and 2017 results were no surprise. We planned and prepared to expect the best,”
said CEO Jeff Bell. “Our dedication to continuous improvement and excellence in execution paid dividends as we exceeded expectations. We are fulfilling our dream to provide equal access to the liberty, opportunity, equality and justice that every human deserves, and we are truly just getting started.”
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses.
The 45-year-old company has more than 1,743,000 members that are covered by its legal and identity theft plans. IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million individuals. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 22 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues.
Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.