The Legal Plan is a voluntary benefit that Macalester offers that is administered by MetLife Legal Plans. MetLife Legal Plans has been in the legal plan business for over 30 years, and is the largest provider of group legal plans in the United States.

The Legal Plan offers employees unlimited telephone advice and office consultations on virtually any personal legal matter.  Plus a wide variety of legal services are fully covered, including:

  • Civil litigation defense
  • Debt matters and identity theft defense
  • Purchase, sale, or refinancing of your home
  • Traffic ticket defense
  • Wills, living wills, powers of attorney and trusts
  • And much more

When using one of the Legal Plan’s 18,000 attorneys for a covered legal matter, the attorney’s fees are fully covered.  No claim forms are needed. An out-of-network attorney option is also available.

You will need to create an account at to access your benefits and use digital estate planning online. You can create the account using the email address of your choice. 

Who is eligible to be covered under Macalester’s legal plan?

Employees working at least .5 FTE are eligible to enroll in the Legal Plan.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $18.00 per month.


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