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MetLife Legal Plans

If you opt to enroll in the legal services program, you will have access to an extensive network of attorneys through MetLife Legal Plans (formerly Hyatt Legal Plans) for various types of legal matters.  Services include, but are not limited to, estate planning, financial and real estate matters, defense of civil litigation, family law, and traffic offenses.  MetLife provides you with telephone and office consultations for an unlimited number of matters with the attorney of your choice. This plan will also cover matters for you and your eligible spouse, domestic partner, and dependent children up to age 26 at no additional cost. The payment for these pre-paid legal services occur through post-tax payroll deductions, which is $19.50 if you are paid monthly or $9.75 if you are paid bi-weekly.

Enrollment in the MetLife Legal Plan is done through the Benefitfocus portal which is accessed via mySwarthmore.  Mid-year changes to enroll or cancel your enrollment are not permitted with this benefit.  You can only make changes during the annual benefits open enrollment period.

Once you are enrolled, create your online account at to see your coverages and select an attorney for your legal matter.  Or, you can call 800-821-6400.  Please reference access code 6090009.

MetLife Legal Plans Product Overview [PDF] and Booklet [PDF]

MetLife Legal Plan Potential Cost Savings [PDF]

MetLife Legal Plans Estate Planning [PDF]

How to Use the MetLife Legal Plan [PDF]