MMC Benefits Handbook
Debt Collection Defense
This benefit provides you with an attorney's services for negotiation with creditors for a repayment schedule, limiting creditor harassment, and representation in defense of any action for personal debt collection, foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, up to and including trial if necessary. It does not include vacating a judgment; counter, cross or third party claims; bankruptcy; any action arising out of family law matters, including support and post-decree issues; or any matter where the creditor is affiliated with the Sponsor or employer.
Identity Management Services
This benefit provides you with access to LifeStages Identity Management Services provided by IDT911. These services include both Proactive Services when you believe your personal data has been compromised as well as Resolution Services to assist you in recovering from account takeover or identity theft with unlimited assistance to fix issues, handle notifications, and provide victims with credit and fraud monitoring. Theft Support, Fraud Support, Recovery and Replacement services are also covered by this service. For more information on identity theft protection, visit http://www.legalplans-idtheft.com.
Identity Theft Defense
This benefit provides you with consultations with an attorney regarding potential creditor actions resulting from identity theft, and attorney services as needed to contact creditors, credit bureaus and financial institutions to advise of the theft. It also provides defense services for specific creditor actions over disputed accounts. The defense services include limiting creditor harassment and representation in defense of any action that arises out of the identity theft such as foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, up to and including trial if necessary. The service also provides the participant with online help and information about identity theft and prevention. It does not include counter, cross or third party claims; bankruptcy; any action arising out of family law matters, including support and post-decree issues; or any matter where the creditor is affiliated with the Sponsor or employer.
Personal Bankruptcy or Wage Earner Plan
This service covers you in pre-bankruptcy planning, the preparation and filing of a personal bankruptcy or Wage Earner petition, and representation at all court hearings and trials. This service is not available if a creditor is affiliated with the employer, even if you choose to reaffirm that specific debt.
This service covers reviewing tax returns and answering questions the IRS or a state or local taxing authority has concerning the participant's tax return; negotiating with the agency; advising the participant on necessary documentation; and attending an IRS or a state or local taxing authority audit. The service does not include prosecuting a claim for the return of overpaid taxes or the preparation of any tax returns.
The need for this service can occur when the IRS or a local or other taxing authority questions items on a tax return. You may have to appear before the authority with receipts and/or other proof of items on the tax return. Under the Plan an attorney will attend the meeting with the taxing authority.