Citi Benefits Handbook
What Is Covered
The following fee schedule describes the maximum amounts that the Plan will pay for covered legal services provided if you use an in-network or reimburse you for if you use an out-of-network attorney. Only one fee category per case-type applies to each matter — the fee category that best describes the services that were provided.
The Plan provides only for the personal legal matters listed below. Once you receive services from an out-of-network attorney, you cannot then use an in-network Plan attorney for the same matter.
If you or your non-network attorney have any questions regarding coverage or exclusions, please visit the Plan website at www.legalplans.com or call (800) 821-6400 and ask to speak with Hyatt's Payment Administrator before services are provided.
The list of covered services may change at any time.
Advice and Consultation
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network The Plan Will Pay Up to
Office Consultation and Telephone Advice
100%
$70 (If no further covered services are provided)
Consumer Protection
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Consumer Protection Matters
Excludes disputes over real estate, construction or insurance. Disputed amount exceeds small claims limit and is evidenced by writing.
   
Correspondence and Negotiation
100%
$500
Filing of Suit, Ending in Settlement or Judgement
100%
$2,000, plus Trial Supplement*
Property Protection
   
Counseling, Document Review and Assistance
100%
$125
Small Claims
   
Counseling on Preparing Small Claims Complaint and Trial Preparation
This service does not cover a Plan attorney's attendance or representation at a small claims trial, collection activities after the judgment or any services related to post judgment actions.
100%
$200
* Trial Supplement — In addition to the fees indicated, the Plan will pay the attorney's fees for representation in trial beyond the third day of trial, up to a maximum of $800 per day up to $100,000 total trial supplement maximum.
Debt Matters
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Debt Collection Defense (Consumer Debts)
Excludes defense of matters arising from divorce or post-decree actions. Includes repossession and garnishment.
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$350
Negotiation and Settlement after Complaint and Answer Filed
100%
$600
Trial
100%
$1,050 plus Trial Supplement *
Debt Collection Defense (Foreclosures)
   
Negotiation
100%
$500
Complaint and Answer Filed, Settlement Negotiations
100%
$850
Trial
100%
$1,500 plus Trial Supplement *
Identity Theft
100%
 
Correspondence/Notice to Creditors
100%
$250
Personal Bankruptcy or Wage Earner Plan
   
Chapter 7 Individual or Member/Spouse
100%
$850
Chapter 13 Individual or Member Spouse
100%
$1,400
Tax Audits
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$500
Audit Hearing (Includes Negotiation & Settlement)
100%
$1,200
Defense of Civil Lawsuits
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Administrative Hearing Representation and Incompetency Defense
Excludes defense of matters arising from divorce, post-decree actions or other family law matters, or job related incidents
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$500
Contested Hearings ending in Settlement or Judgement
100%
$1,800 plus Trial Supplement *
Civil Litigation Defense
Excludes defense of matters arising from divorce, post-decree actions or other family law matters or job related incidents .
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$650
Filing Answer, Litigation Ending in Settlement or Judgment
100%
$1,800, plus Trial Supplement*
* Trial Supplement — In addition to the fees indicated, the Plan will pay one half of the attorney's hourly rate fees for representation in trial beyond the third day of trial, for up to a maximum of $800 per day up to a $100,000 total trial supplement maximum.
Document Preparation and Review
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Affidavits
100%
$75
Deeds
100%
$100
Demand Letters
Negotiations and Plan Attorney representation in litigation are not included
100%
$75
Document Review
100%
$100
Elder Law Matters
(Counseling and document review of only documents pertaining to the participant's parents as affecting the participant)
100%
$140
Mortgages
100%
$70
Promissory Notes
100%
$70
Family Law
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Adoption and Legitimization
   
Uncontested
100%
$650
Contested
100%
$1,500, plus Trial Supplement*
Guardianship or Conservatorship
   
Uncontested
100%
$650
Contested
100%
$1,500, plus Trial Supplement*
Name Change
100%
$400
Prenuptial Agreement
Available to Eligible Plan Member only
100%
$750
Protection from Domestic Violence
Available to Eligible Plan Member only (eligible dependents are not covered)
Preparation of Paperwork and Attendance at Hearing
100%
$425
* Trial Supplement — In addition to the fees indicated, the Plan will pay the attorney's fees for representation in trial beyond the third day of trial, up to a maximum of $800 per day up to $100,000 total trial supplement maximum.
Immigration
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network
The Plan Will Pay Up to
Immigration assistance
Counseling on Preparing Forms and Hearing Preparation
Plan Attorney attendance and representation in court is not covered.
100%
$500
Real Estate Matters
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network The Plan Will Pay Up to
Boundary or Title Disputes
Primary Residence
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$500
Trial
100%
$1,500, plus Trial Supplement*
Eviction and Tenant Problems
(Primary Residence - Tenant only)
   
Correspondence and Negotiations
100%
$280
Eviction Trial Defense
100%
$840, plus Trial Supplement*
Home Equity Loan (Primary Residence)
Applies only to attorney who represents the plan member, not the attorney representing the lending institution
100%
$350
Home Equity Loan (Second or Vacation Home)
Applies only to attorney who represents the plan member, not the attorney representing the lending institution
100%
$350
Property Tax Assessment
(Primary Residence)
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$270
File Request for hearing with Attendance at Hearing
100%
$620 plus Trial Supplement *
Refinance of home (Primary Residence, Second or Vacation home)
(Applies only to attorney who represents the Plan member, not the attorney representing the lending institution.)
100%
$350
Sale or Purchase of Home (Primary Residence, Second or Vacation Home)
Applies only to attorney who represents the plan member, not the attorney representing the lending institution
100%
$500
Security Deposit Assistance
This service does not include Plan Attorney representation in lawsuit against a landlord, including an action for the return of a security deposit. Additionally, it does not cover a Plan attorney's attendance or representation at a small claims trial, collection activities after the judgment or any services related to post judgment actions.
   
Counseling on Preparing Small Claims Complaint and Trial Preparation
100%
$150
Demand Letter/Negotiations
100%
$250
Zoning Applications
   
Preparation of Documentation
100%
$250
Documentation / Attending Hearing
100%
$500
* Trial Supplement — In addition to the fees indicated, the Plan will pay the attorney's fees for representation in trial beyond the third day of trial, up to a maximum of $800 per day up to $100,000 total trial supplement maximum.
Traffic and Criminal Matters
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network The Plan Will Pay Up to
Driving Privileges/Restoration of Suspended License
100%
$250
Juvenile Court Defense
   
Negotiation and Settlement
100%
$500
Trial
100%
$1,200 plus Trial Supplement*
Traffic Ticket Defense (No DUI)
   
Plea or Trial at Court form Minor Moving Violations
100%
$250
Plea or Trial at Court for Serious Moving Violations Resulting in Jail Time or License Suspension
100%
$500, plus Trial Supplement*
* Trial Supplement — In addition to the fees indicated, the Plan will pay the attorney's fees for representation in trial beyond the third day of trial, up to a maximum of $800 per day up to $100,000 total trial supplement maximum.
Wills and Estate Matters
Case Type
In-Network
Out-of-Network The Plan Will Pay Up to
Living Wills
   
Individual
100%
$75
Member and Spouse
100%
$80
Powers of Attorney
   
Individual
100%
$65
Member and Spouse
100%
$75
Trusts
   
Individual
100%
$325
Member and Spouse
100%
$450
Wills and Codicils
   
Individual
100%
$150
Member and Spouse
100%
$200
If there is any question about whether a service would be included or excluded, or the extent of coverage of a service, it is important to call Hyatt Legal and receive confirmation as to whether and for how much a service is covered.
Plan Attorneys will handle probate matters at a fee of 10% less than the prevailing rate - subject to applicable law and court rules. The Covered Person must pay the reduced fee and all costs.
Plan Attorneys will handle personal injury matters whether the covered person is the plaintiff at a maximum fee of 25% of the gross award. The covered person is responsible for paying the attorney's fee and all costs.