HYATT LEGAL PLANS' ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL APPOINTED TO THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDING COMMITTEE ON GROUP AND PREPAID LEGAL SERVICES
Cleveland, OH, August 29, 2007
Robert Dzik, Panel Operations Director and Assistant General Counsel of Hyatt Legal Plans, has been appointed to a three-year term with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services. As part of this appointment, Mr. Dzik will also serve on the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API).
Mr. Dzik joined Hyatt Legal Plans in 1996 with over 25 years of legal experience. He currently oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Hyatt’s nationwide attorney network.
Hyatt Legal Plans was founded by attorneys who have been actively involved in the API for more than two decades. “It is an honor to be appointed to these positions by our industry’s top professional trade association,” said Dzik. “It’s exciting to be a part of the API at a time when group legal plans are experiencing robust growth.”
The key to the company’s market leadership is its management by seasoned attorneys who have practiced law and are dedicated to providing quality, affordable service to legal plan members. Hyatt Legal Plans provides service to four million plan members and dependents through 4,700 participating law firms. Hyatt recently conducted a survey of its panel, the results of which showed that Hyatt is the dominant referral provider to law firms that are on multiple panels. The survey also found that the participating law firms are highly satisfied with the support they receive from Hyatt, which, in turn, helps them provide superior service to Hyatt’s legal plan members.
“We’re proud of these results which exemplify Hyatt’s commitment to providing the nation’s best service to our plan members, sponsors and participating law firms,” said Bill Brooks, CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans.
Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife® subsidiary, is the largest provider of group legal plans in the country, serving four million plan members and dependents through a nationwide network of 4,700 law firms. For more information on Hyatt Legal Plans, please visit www.legalplans.com. Group legal plans provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, OH. In certain states, plans are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Affiliates, Warwick, RI.
MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit www.metlife.com.
The API is a professional trade organization representing the legal services plan industry. Headquartered in Chicago, the API provides a valuable service to legal plan administrators and attorney providers. For more information on API, please visit www.aplsi.org.