DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalShield and the North American Association of Subway® Franchisees (NAASF) announced today that they have teamed up to offer LegalShield's small business legal plan to Subway® franchisees. The new partnership gives over 11,000 Subway® franchisees across North America the power to affordably protect their business, themselves and their employees when facing legal issues.
Subway® franchisees that enroll in LegalShield's small business plan will have access to LegalShield provider attorneys qualified to offer legal counsel and support on the issues affecting their businesses the most, including: contract review, hiring and firing, document review, debt collection assistance and much more. By eliminating the cost barriers associated with obtaining legal counsel, LegalShield's small business plan ensures that the 47,000 currently enrolled members have access to the legal support they need to protect and grow their business.
"For more than 13 years, NAASF has invested significantly in helping Subway® franchisees advance their businesses," said David Tennyson, Chairman, NAASF. "Our partnership with LegalShield is a demonstration of our commitment to enhancing the Subway® brand by providing our members with new and exciting tools to drive growth and profitability."
In addition to LegalShield's small business plan, Subway® franchisees can also join the more than 34,000 companies currently offering LegalShield's personal legal plans as a voluntary benefit to their employees. Through LegalShield's personal legal plans, employees gain access to unlimited personal legal advice from LegalShield provider attorneys on topics such as mortgages, wills, contracts and more. Employees also have the option to enroll in LegalShield's identity theft plans for the added benefits of identity monitoring and identity restoration services. LegalShield's personal legal plans offered as a voluntary benefit effectively reduce employee stress and absenteeism while driving productivity.
"We believe every small business and its employees should have access to affordable legal coverage," said Rip Mason, CEO, LegalShield. "Through our partnership with NAASF, Subway® franchisees and their employees now have the legal support they need to thrive in today's challenging business environment."
For more information about LegalShield's comprehensive legal plans, visit: https://www.legalshield.com/.
LegalShield is one of the nation's leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. LegalShield also offers one of the industry's most affordable identity theft plans. Members receive identity theft protection for the entire family for the cost most competitors charge to cover a single individual. LegalShield legal plans cover more than 1.4 million families and 3.5 million lives across North America. More than 34,000 companies offer the LegalShield plan to their employees as a voluntary benefit. For as low as $17 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys who are experienced in the areas of law that most impact families and small businesses. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates. The attorneys at these firms have an average of 19 years of experience in such areas as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. In 2012 alone, LegalShield firms received more than 2.1 million calls from members. For more information, visit www.legalshield.com or call 800-654-7757.
About the North American Association of Subway® Franchisees:
NAASF, founded in 1999, is the official voice of all Subway® Franchisees in North America, one that is representative, autonomous and accountable to the Subway® Franchisee community. NAASF works with other Subway® entities on business growth and profitability and strengthening our collective investment in the brand. For more information, visit www.naasf.org.