Identity Theft and Credit Monitoring Plans

Identity Theft and Credit Monitoring Plans

In addition to our group legal services at Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, we also offer multi-benefit credit monitoring and identity theft insurance plans. We are able to do this through our partnership with one of the nation’s top credit monitoring companies. Our voluntary benefit membership programs can help your employees and their families protect themselves from identity theft and credit fraud.

How Can My Company Benefit?

Instances of identity theft are becoming more frequent as hackers are more sophisticated in their efforts to breach security. Employees are going to worry about personal protection and their attention is going to be focused on their finances when personal identity is compromised. The identity theft/credit monitoring offered by an employee paid benefit helps members safeguard their identities, making them worry less about disastrous consequences. An employer who has a group legal plan that includes such protection is letting all employees know that their individual security is very important. That definitely improves morale and keeps productivity up, and is part of the Platinum ID Protector Plan.

Identity Theft/Credit Fraud Statistics found September 2016

Here are a few sobering statistics about modern life that too many employees must deal with on a daily basis:

  • Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.
  • 1 in every 10 U.S. consumers is a victim of identity theft.
  • 1.6 million households experience compromised bank accounts annually.
  • Stolen wallets and documents account for 43% of identity theft, while 11% occurs online.
  • Victims of identity theft typically spend 200 hours restoring their good name, talking to police and dealing with creditors.

All of this adds up to increased stress and anxiety. Human resource professionals all recognize the danger that stressful distractions can pose to work flow and productivity. Absenteeism brought on by emotional stress result in lost hours and projects not finished on time. These can be avoided if a group legal plan is created that also has an identity theft/credit monitoring element. Employees are better able to keep track of their credit ratings and can act immediately if there is evidence of foul play.

An employer may decide to have other legal services, but an employee still has the possibility of enrolling in the protection services separately. The individual enrollment, by the way, is at a highly affordable price. Whether it is part of the group Platinum ID Protector Plan or an individual service, each comes with comprehensive credit reporting from all three bureaus (ExperianTM, EquifaxTM, and TransUnionTM), access to credit scores, daily credit monitoring, and more. Both are the kind of employee paid benefit program that really offers great protection.

Countrywide has worked with all kinds of employers to provide group legal plans that also include protection from identity thieves. The plan is tailored to the employer’s needs, and the employer could pay for the benefit if it is decided that is better than an employee paid benefit. Any plan designed by Countrywide is easy to administer, and human resources will definitely appreciate that. The most important feature is the solid protection given to members of the plan. Employees can feel safe knowing that their credit score information is available immediately, and either Countrywide identity theft benefit has $25,000 of identity theft insurance. Free customer support as well as high-quality customer service is all part of the benefit that Countrywide can offer any employer for employees in the organization. It is definitely worthwhile to give us a call.

These comprehensive programs also come with the development of customized, corporate marketing materials including brochures, banner advertisements and e-mail communications, as well as a customized user-friendly web page for employee registration. To find out more, call us toll-free at 1-800-550-5297 or fill out our contact form for a speedy response.

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