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Reviewed Date: May 31, 2017

Original Author: 
Stokes, Richard
Date Created: 
Aug 26, 2005


Subjects:
Municipal government--Services--Surveys

Pre-Paid Legal Survey

Summary: 
Thirty-one cities, counties, and departments were asked several questions about their use of pre-paid legal services.

Knowledgebase-Pre-Paid Legal Survey

Pre-Paid Legal Survey

Total Responses - 31

1. Does your organization provide pre-paid legal services as part of your employee benefit package?
Yes - 4 No – 27

Organization Pre-Paid Legal
Alcoa Yes
Gatlinburg Yes
Morristown Yes
Springfield Yes



2. Is the benefit set up as a pay-roll deduction?
Yes - 4 No - 19

Organization Yes Pay-roll Deduction
Alcoa Yes
Gatlinburg Yes
Morristown Yes
Springfield Yes


3. Does the organization pay any portion of the cost?

Yes - 0 No - 23

4. Please explain:

Organization Comments
Alcoa The program is not closed, we have some employees “grandfathered” in.
Brentwood Before I came to the City, the service was offered as a purely supplemental benefit paid 100% by employees via payroll deduction. There was very little interest among employees, so the program was never implemented.
Gallatin We have been approached many times on this topic, but we do not feel it adds value to our total benefit package.
Gatlinburg I do not recommend this benefit. We are down to 7 employees (out of 304) that have kept this benefit. It is not productive to offer payroll deductions for 7 employees.
Goodlettsville It’s a huge rip-off.
Hendersonville Do not have and do not plan to have.
MDHA We do not offer prepaid legal services, although I understand that on a very limited basis some legal services may be available through our EAP program.
Oak Ridge Legal is included in EAP we have through the State medical insurance program and both the City and the employee share in that premium cost.
Portland We are looking into this.


Contact Information

Organization
Contact Person
Contact Telephone Number
Alcoa William Brown 865/380-4700
Athens Rita Brown 423/744-2703
Bartlett Larry Hilbun 901/385-6400
Bolivar Jim Lee 731/658-2020
Brentwood Kirk Bednar 615/371-0060
Centerville Debbie Jimmerson 931/729-4246
Chattanooga Jean Smith 423/757-4862
Cleveland Jeff Davis 423/559-3313
Collierville Jeff Sprow 901/457-2292
Columbia Kate Collier 931/380-2700
Crossville Sandra Gruber 931/456-5681
Gallatin Dave Crawford 615/452-5400 ext. 337
Gatlinburg Janet Curry 865/436-1414
Goodlettsville Jim Thomas 615/851-2231
Hendersonville Kaye Palmer 615/264-5314
Knox County Sheriff Gary Hall 865/215-4446
Maryville City Schools Mindy Stooksberry 865/982-7121
Memphis Suzanne Ratcliff 901/576-6438
Millington Cindy Donaldson 901/872-4051
Morristown Kin Sanders 423/581-0100
Murfreesboro Sherry Carpenter 615/848-2553
Nashville Virginia Sharp 615/862-6640
Nashville – MDHA Steve Adams 615/252-8551
Nashville - Water Services Eula Taylor 615/862-4575
Oak Ridge Penny Sissom 865/425-3563
Portland Mary Lou Thompson 615/325-6676
Sevierville Kristi Inman 865/453-5504
Shelby County Government Janet Shipman 901/545-4359
Sparta Marty Carmichael 931/836-3248
Springfield Gina Holt 615/382-2200
Tullahoma Casta Brice 931/455-2648


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