Effective July 1, 2015
Table of Contents
Section 1: General Information .......1
Section 2: Summary of Benefits .........3
Section 3: General Provisions . .........5
Section 4: How to Use the Plan . .......10
Section 5: Types of Covered Services . . ......14
Section 6: Exclusions ............18
Dear APEA/AFT Legal Trust Fund Plan Participant:
We are pleased to provide you with this revised booklet that describes the benefits of your legal Plan. If you are an eligible participant, we offer reimbursement for eligible expenses that you incur when you seek legal advice and legal representation in most areas of the law per the terms of this Plan.
The APEA/AFT, the APEA/AFT Legal Plan or its Trustees do not derive any profit from the operation of this Plan or from the performance of legal services by attorneys under this Plan. The sole purpose of the Plan is to promote the well-being and peace of mind of APEA/AFT members and their dependents.
This Plan does not provide legal advice or choose an attorney for you, but simply pays your attorney according to terms of this Plan, as set forth in this booklet. The Trustees cannot attest to the abilities of the attorney you choose; they merely recruit attorneys to work for our members at a reduced hourly rate. In providing such legal services, the attorney will receive no instructions, direction or interference from APEA/AFT, the APEA/AFT Legal Plan, or its officers, directors or agents. The attorneys obligations and traditional relationships shall be with you ‑‑ the client.
Please keep your Plan Booklet with your other important documents so that you may refer to it when you need legal services. Should you need assistance in understanding or using the Plan, please contact the Legal Trust Plan Administrator in the Plan Administrative Office located in the Juneau Headquarters office. Your questions and comments are welcomed and encouraged.
We take pride in serving you.
Board of Trustees
APEA-AFT Legal Trust Fund