Thursday, December 9, 2010
Debt Collection Litigation Breeds Fear and Paralysis Among Consumers - MarketWatch
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
paid month after month for doing some thing one time!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
Scores High on Validea's 'Hot List' Portfolio
ADA, Okla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. [PPD] has earned a position as one of the top 20 U.S. companies on Validea's "Hot List" portfolio, a stock screening (selection) system that identifies the highest rated stocks from among 6,000 stocks tracked by Validea.com. Validea utilizes a proprietary software system which is based on the investment strategies of 12 leading U.S. investors, such as Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett and Joel Greenblatt.
In a TheStreet.com article from Jan. 8, 2010, Validea's Founder John Reese highlights Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (PPD) for its overall ranking as the smallest of small cap (capitalization) companies on the list and specifically for its "impressive" ranking among three of Validea's "Guru System" strategies, based on investment methodologies of Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett and Joel Greenblatt.
The Peter Lynch model utilizes a P/E/G ratio (price-to-earnings ratio relative to growth), which is a measure of how much investors are paying for growth. According this model, Reese said, "A P/E/G of 1.0 or less is acceptable, and 0.5 or below is really impressive." Reese said, "Pre-Paid Legal Services' P/E/G is an impressive 0.37."
The Warren Buffett based strategy utilized in the "Guru System" projects an annual increase in stock value over a 10 year period. According to this investment model, an annual increase of 15 percent is acceptable. Reese has written that under the Warren Buffett based strategy, "Pre-Paid Legal Services is expected to earn its investors a remarkable 26.7 percent."
PPD also garnered a high ranking in Validea's "Guru System" strategy based on the approach of investor Joel Greenblatt. The Greenblatt strategy utilizes a ranking comparison of thousands of stocks based on earnings yield, or the earnings per share divided by the stock price, and return on capital, or how profitably a company utilizes its assets. Reese noted that according to this strategy, PPD ranked second among the 6,000 stocks tracked by Validea.com.
In a Kirk Report interview from 2009, John Reese commented on the "Guru System" and the 12 investment strategies that form the basis of the Validea system. "While each strategy is very different, they are all investing methodologies that determine whether or not the stock of a company is a good value based on the underlying fundamentals of the company."
Commenting on the "Hot List" ranking, Pre-Paid Legal Services Founder and CEO Harland C. Stonecipher said, "The Validea.com report is encouraging both as an indication of Pre-Paid Legal Services' value as a corporate investment and because it highlights our value proposition with approaches taken by world-class investors."
PPD has recently been recognized as one of 20 undervalued small cap company stocks by Motley Fool analyst Anand Chokkavelu (October 31, 2009) and as the 4(th) highest rated stock among the 3,500 highest rated U.S. stocks, based on an October 2009 ranking by investor Joel Greenblatt (cited in RealMoney). This past year, PPD was also ranked 66 on the Forbes Magazine listing of "America's 200 Best Small Companies."
About PPD -- We believe our products are one of a kind, life events legal service plans. Our plans provide for legal service benefits provided through a network of independent law firms across the U.S. and Canada, and include unlimited attorney consultation as well as will preparation, traffic violation defense, automobile-related criminal charges defense, letter writing, document preparation and review and a general trial defense benefit. We have an identity theft restoration product we think is also one of a kind because of the combination of outside vendors and our provider law firms. More information about us and our products can be found at our homepage at http://www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/wchconsultan.
Forward-Looking Statements -- Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, regarding our future plans and objectives and expected operating results, dividends and share repurchases and statements of the assumptions underlying such statements, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on certain assumptions that may not be correct. They are subject to risks and uncertainties incident to our business that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in the reports and statements filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including (among others) those listed in our Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, and include the risks that our membership persistency or renewal rates may decline, that we may not be able to continue to grow our memberships and earnings, that we are dependent on the continued active participation of our principal executive officer, that pending or future litigation may have a material adverse effect on us if resolved unfavorably to us, that we may have compromises of our information security, that consumer purchases of discretionary items may be impacted by a downturn in the economy, that we could be adversely affected by regulatory developments, that competition could adversely affect us, that we are substantially dependent on our marketing force, that our stock price may be affected by short sellers, that we have been unable to increase our employee group membership sales, that our active premium in force is not indicative of future revenue as a result of changes in active memberships from cancellations and additional membership sales and that we have repurchased more than half of our outstanding shares. Please refer to pages 18 through 20 of our 2008 Form 10-K/A and pages 7 and 8 of our September 30, 2009 Form 10-Q for a more complete description of these risks. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward looking statements in this release.Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. -Independent Associate
Contact Bill Harrel for more information on how you can become part of a New York Exchange Company. firstname.lastname@example.org - www.presentationppl.com
Sunday, November 15, 2009
When looking at a company you want to look at the company, the need of their services, the Services or products they provide, the compresation, the timing! This comes from HARVARD UNIVERSITY.
Pre-Paid Legal is a NYSE Company, they are publicly traded, they are nationwide, also in Canada. They provide the TOP Services for Legal Access and also offer the #1 Identity Theft Protection from KROLL (also traded Publicly). This two Powerhouse companies are providing the nation with the ONLY TOTAL Complete WALL of Security for you and your family!
They have a legal plan for your company also providing the BEST Services for your company with less than 100 employees. As of right now they offer the services to over 34,000 companies as an employee benefit. Does your company have our services? Get in contact with Bill Harrel, Executive Director of Employee Benefits and also Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist to find out how you too can have the TOP company helping with your legal needs!
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A Pre-Paid Legal Plan is just what it sounds like: an arrangement that gives an employee access to the services of an attorney for a wide range of legal needs. Depending on the type of plan, the possibilities range from assistance in creating a WILL to contract negotiation to representation in divorce proceedings or for a major trial.
The number of employers offering pre-paid legal plans to their employers is growing, but right now, it’s still pretty small, only 34600 companies today offer the services as a benefit. According to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Employee Benefits Survey: U.S. and Canada 2009, about a quarter of respondents say they offer a legal services plan to their participants. The Society for Human Resource Management conducted a similar employee benefits survey and found that about 21 percent offer legal services.
The benefit to the employees is fairly straightforward. "It gives people access to the legal system," says Nick Serba of Pre-Paid Legal Services. "Most people are priced out of the legal system. They can’t afford it, or they don’t know someone who can help them."
Terry Perry, owner of PinkSlip, a three-person company in San Jose, Calif., was grateful for her company’s prepaid legal plan two years ago when she received a speeding ticket while out of town. She called and received an attorney’s assistance to get it settled quickly.
"The benefit is fantastic for those sorts of things," says Perry, who has offered the plan as a benefit to her employees for three years.
So what’s the payoff for employers? Studies have shown that employees who are satisfied with their benefits tend to be more satisfied with their jobs in general. Proponents of prepaid legal plan benefits say access to legal services tends to reduce employee absenteeism because employees can get the services they need. They don’t need to miss work to sort out their legal affairs.
"It keeps the employees in a more productive mode," Serba says.
It can be useful, Perry agrees, but she notes that some people may be reluctant to spend any additional money right now.
"I know people are cautious about how they’re spending their money," says Perry, who asks her employees to pay for this particular benefit if they want to use it.
The cost of offering this service varies, depending on which plan and administrator you choose. The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute estimates that the cost can range from $70 per year per employee to as much as $400 per year.
FOR MORE INFO -contact email@example.com - 1-877-775-9369
Saturday, September 12, 2009
HOT breaking news ... before it has a chance to cool off from the desert heat of Las Vegas. For the next two weeks, the associate fee will be a very special $72 to help with our virial pre-launch.
Keep looking for www.prepaidlegal.com/blastoff It might not be active until later today or Sunday morning. In the mean time look at http://www.pplmediaroom.com/ for some details of the LAS VEGAS CONVENTION, also to be known as the LASt VEGAS SUMMIT convention. A reliable source says that next year it will be held in DALLAS, TEXAS, instead of Las Vegas. http://blastoffcommunications.com/http://blastoffcommunications.com/?page_id=2
See about Bill Rodgers the CEO and FOUNDER There will reportedly be a webinar and video of Bill's Las Vegas presentation available soon. I understand that each PPL ASSOCIATE will have a branded Blastoff home page/website with "downline intact". SO if you are not part of our team- get start - http://www.itsbenefits.com/ - click on becoming an Associate at the bottom of the page. It will work with your enhanced (E-SERVICE) web site. We can give away free blastoff websites and they will generate money for us too. The blastoff network says that anyone can get a blastoff website for free and it explains how they can get discounts, get preferential treatment, and make money by the site. Blastoff is tied to over 400 retailers. See their logo's at http://blastoffcommunications.com/?page_id=16 You'll see Walmart, Target, BEST BUY, DISH NETWORK, MANY CELL PHONE CARRIERS LIKE SPRINT and Verizon, GAP, Dell Computers, Office Depot, I tunes, and too many to name on the list!
It's reported that the PPL IDT Shield "COMPANION" will be a $1/month rider that minor children and cover them up to their 18th birthday. Then they will need to get their own IDT policy. It's reported that we "will" be able to add the coverage by a paper app or by the internet web application to existing IDT members. You get a commission on the $1, just like you would if you add the Legal Shield Rider to a membership.
If you need a membership then go to http://www.itsbenefits.com/
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
In total, the requests for service were from individual, group and business plan members of Pre-Paid Legal Service's legal service plans. The specific breakdown of requests for service from these members (by percentage of total requests) include: individual members (78 percent), group members (14 percent) and business members (8 percent).
"The Pre-Paid Legal Services Top Five List is intended to be a 'snap-shot' of the issues that legal service plan members are facing today, and given the economic hardships that so many Americans are experiencing, it's not a pretty picture," said Pre-Paid Legal Services Founder and CEO Harland C. Stonecipher.
Debt Collection - includes legal assistance to support our members against other parties and defending members from third-party debt collectors, Foreclosure, Eviction- represents legal service to protect members from foreclosure/eviction and support for members in tenant eviction Family Law - includes legal services related to divorce, child support, child custody and child visitation Bankruptcy - includes personal and business bankruptcy Employment Issues - includes termination, wrongful termination, layoffs, unemployment compensation, severance agreements and employee vs. independent contractor issues