The University of California and ARAG, a leader in legal insurance, announced a partnership to provide legal benefits to alumni of University of California campuses including UC Davis and UC Berkeley.

ARAG legal insurance is one of the fastest growing voluntary benefits covering critical areas of legal counsel including consumer protection, estate planning and family legal issues.

The benefit is designed around a credentialed attorney network to provide UC alumni with affordable and reliable legal counsel for everyday life matters.

"We are excited to partner with ARAG to give alumni a unique insurance offering," said John Valva, Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Affairs. "Personal legal matters, including family or financial concerns, create stress for our alumni and take them away from their jobs and families. Offering a legal benefit gives them back control of their lives."

"Recent ARAG research shows 74 percent of individuals have experienced at least one legal life event in the past year1," said Dennis Healy, ARAG Vice President of Sales. "A legal plan can reduce stress, improve health and increase productivity at work. We are pleased to offer these benefits to UC alumni."

ARAG legal insurance is available to employers and membership associations such as alumni groups and professional trade associations.

To safeguard against legal issues, check with your employer or association about enrolling in legal insurance. Comprehensive legal plans, such as those offered by ARAG, provide help to plan members for a wide range of legal issues including landlord matters, contract review, adoption, wills and estate planning, real estate matters and traffic tickets.