As an AOL member, you have complimentary access to all the benefits of Hyatt Legal Plans.

Your coverage includes:

  • Will Preparation: Free preparation and update of wills, including complex wills, codicils and testamentary trusts.
  • Living Will Preparation: Plan ahead and designate your preferences for medical and financial care.
  • Power of Attorney: Designate power and authority to act on your behalf in regard to personal legal matters.
  • Support: An unlimited number of consultations in person or over the phone regarding legal matters.2

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Am I eligible for services provided by Hyatt Legal Plans?

All members currently on a paid AOL price plan are eligible for the services provided by Hyatt Legal.

How do I take advantage of the services provided by Hyatt Legal Plans?

Check your MyBenefits page to view your available benefits and to activate your Hyatt Legal Plan benefit. Once activated, you will receive a personal Hyatt Legal Plans membership number that you can use to call Hyatt Legal Plans toll-free to start taking advantage of all your great benefits immediately.

How long does the Hyatt Legal Plans benefit last?

Once you’ve activated your Hyatt Legal Plans benefit, you will have continued access to this service for as long as you remain on your AOL Total Advantage plan1. If you move to an AOL service plan that does not offer Hyatt Legal Plans as a benefit, you will lose the service. This also applies if you cancel AOL or move to a Free AOL account.

What is included in the benefits from Hyatt Legal Plans?

Hyatt Legal Plans benefit covers the attorney’s fees for the preparation of Wills, updating of Wills and legal consultations on personal legal matters to advise members on their rights, point out their options and recommend a course of action. This valuable benefit provides members with the following benefits:

  • Unlimited face-to-face consultations and telephone advice from local participating attorneys on personal legal matters2
  • Preparation or updating of your Wills including testamentary trusts
  • Unlimited updates to your Wills
  • Out-of Network option – if you choose to use your own attorney, you will be reimbursed according to a published fee schedule
  • Your spouse/domestic partner and unmarried children under the age of 21 are also covered for the above services

Hyatt Legal Plans has over 35 years of experience providing legal plans and is managed by attorneys. The participating attorney network has over 11,500 and attorneys have an average of over 25 years of experience. Preparation of a Will could cost anywhere between $200-$8003, but with the AOL Total Advantage plan, you get it as part of your membership plan at no additional cost.

Can more than one person take advantage of services provided by Hyatt Legal Plans?

 

Your spouse/domestic partner and unmarried children under the age of 21 are also eligible to take advantage of the following services provided by Hyatt Legal Plans for as long as you maintain an eligible AOL Advantage plan:

  • Unlimited face-to-face consultations and telephone advice from local participating attorneys on personal legal matters2
  • Preparation or updating of your Wills including testamentary trusts
  • Unlimited updates to your Wills
  • Out-of Network option – if you choose to use your own attorney, you will be reimbursed according to a published fee schedule

1The master username on this account will be shared with Hyatt for verification purposes. This benefit can be changed or discontinued at any time.

2Excluded Services - No service, including advice and consultations, will be provided for: 1) employment-related matters, including company or statutory benefits; 2) membership related matters involving AOL, MetLife and affiliates, and Plan Attorneys; 3) matters in which there is a conflict of interest between the primary member and spouse or dependents, in which case services are excluded for the spouse and dependents; 4) appeals and class actions; 5) farm matters, business or investment matters, matters involving property held for investment or rental, or issues when the Participant is the landlord; 6) patent, trademark and copyright matters; 7) costs or fines; 8) frivolous or unethical matters; 9) matters for which an attorney-client relationship exists prior to the Participant becoming eligible for plan benefits.  For all other personal legal matters, an advice and consultation benefit is provided.

3Based on an average hourly rate of $260.00/hour from 2006 Survey of Law Firm Economics, Altman Weil Pensa Publication.