Hyatt Legal Plans Celebrates 20 Years with MetLife

CLEVELAND, March 27, 2017 – Hyatt Legal Plans is pleased to announce that today is its 20th anniversary as a MetLife company. Over the past 20 years, the company has seen tremendous growth under the MetLife umbrella of products, growing from 55 legal plan sponsors in 1997 to now over 2,200 sponsors.

Hyatt Legal Plans was founded in 1977 as a law firm and expanded into selling group legal plans in 1981. In 1997, the company was acquired by MetLife.

“Being a part of the MetLife family has enabled Hyatt to grow to become the largest group legal plan provider in the country,” says Ingrid Tolentino, CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans. “Having the MetLife brand behind us has enabled us to reach a larger audience and add value to employee benefits packages for more companies throughout the U.S.”

As the largest group legal plan provider in the U.S., Hyatt Legal Plans currently serves over 80 percent of the Fortune 500® companies with a group legal plan and over 10 million participants.

“We’ve seen the legal plan emerge as one of our top voluntary products and we are excited about the potential for growth moving forward,” said Paul Piechnik, Senior Vice President, Product and Pricing for MetLife. “Group legal plans are growing in popularity, and we are confident that Hyatt Legal Plans, with its robust coverage and excellent customer service, is positioned well to succeed in the industry. They’ve been a great addition to the MetLife family, and we are pleased to have had them as a partner for all these years.”

This is a big year for milestones at Hyatt Legal Plans. In addition to this anniversary with MetLife, Hyatt will also mark the 40th anniversary of the company’s founding in November. Here’s a timeline of some biggest highlights of the last 20 years:



About Hyatt Legal Plans

Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife subsidiary, helps Americans address important life issues through legal services plans. The company provides affordable access to the most commonly needed legal services to over 10 million Americans nationwide. MetLaw®, Hyatt’s model group legal plan, features a nationwide network of over 14,000 licensed attorneys and award-winning client service available by phone or online. For more information, visit