Legal Insurance Plans - News Release

American Prepaid Legal Services Institute Hosts Annual Conference in Cleveland

Over 100 attorneys from across the country to attend

Cleveland, OH – April 5, 2012 – The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API) will hold its annual conference in Cleveland, May 3 - 5, 2012, and is expected to bring more than 100 attorneys and prepaid legal plan administrators to Northeast Ohio. Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company headquartered in Cleveland and member of API, will sponsor an evening event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Headquartered in Chicago, API is an affiliate of the American Bar Association and a professional trade organization representing prepaid legal insurance plans. Its mission is to advance the industry by providing leadership, education and representation in the public interest.

“Having the API annual conference in Cleveland is great for the city and for the organization,” said Robert Dzik, president of the API and assistant general counsel at Hyatt Legal Plans. “Members will have opportunities to enjoy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, excellent Cleveland restaurants, entertainment, parks and museums, along with all the other wonderful things the city has to offer,” said Dzik.

The API offers a variety of educational opportunities, including the annual conference which is always hosted in a different U.S. city. During the conference, members and non-members will learn about the latest trends in the prepaid legal insurance plans field and have networking opportunities.

Friday Night Event Sponsored by Hyatt Legal Plans

Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company and the nation’s largest provider of group legal plans, will host the Friday night event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s galleries to view the collections and participate in the interactive exhibits.

In 2012, Hyatt Legal Plans celebrates the 35th anniversary of its founding and 15th anniversary as a MetLife company. The company celebrates other major milestones in 2012, as the number of Hyatt Legal Plans customers has grown significantly. Today, Hyatt legal insurance plans are offered as part of the employee benefits programs of more than 1,500 organizations including 153 of the FORTUNE 500© companies.

“We’re extremely proud to be celebrating 35 years of service to millions of Americans,” said Bill Brooks, CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans. “Our management team and associates have made significant contributions to the company’s success, as have the plan sponsors and attorneys with whom we have developed strong relationships over the years.”

Invitation to the Media

The media are invited to attend the conference sessions. Visit the API website for the prepaid legal conference schedule and contact Jennifer Gaglione at 216-535-7713 or to obtain a press pass. For media inquiries about Hyatt Legal Plans, visit their media fact sheet.

About Hyatt Legal Plans

Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife subsidiary, is the country's largest provider of group legal insurance plans, serving two million plan members and dependents through a nationwide network of 5,600 law firms. For more information on Hyatt Legal Plans, please visit Group legal plans are 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.

About the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute

The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API) is a nonprofit organization located in Chicago. API was founded in 1976 by the American Bar Association to act as a clearinghouse and technical assistance source for the prepaid legal services industry, as well as supporting this method of delivering legal services to clients of moderate means. The API, which remains an ABA affiliated entity, also acts as a membership association for those involved in the field.