Based on the idea of helping consumers achieve a higher level of security in their private lives through legal protection, we established a new Norwegian insurance company in 2005.
HELP is the only insurance company in Norway that specialises in legal insurance. Legal insurance is a new way of offering legal services. HELP Forsikring AS acquired a license from the Norwegian Ministry of Finance in October 2005 and opened its doors for business on 1 December 2005. Today we have more than 230 employees in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
From the beginning, HELP has been owned by larger, private financial shareholders: ARAG (Germany), Storebrand Livsforsikring AS and Ferd AS. From 2013, ARAG, a long term majority owner, became the sole shareholder of HELP Forsikring. As an insurance company, we are subject to supervision by the Norwegian Financial Authority, which conducts supervision of all our financial undertakings.
We aim to make legal services more readily available for the private market through wide distribution of our legal insurance products.
We make legal services available to everybody.
Legal power house
HELP is the no. 1 provider of legal protection to individuals in Scandinavia. Our more than 170 in-house lawyers specialise in private law. We want our clients to save time, money and trouble in relation to legal matters. Our clients may regard HELP as their own private attorney.
Family Legal Insurance
Our family legal insurance covers legal aid within important areas of private law, such as family law, heritage law, fixed property matters and consumer purchase of goods or craftsman services. The insurance covers both legal counselling and legal services in case of conflict. 16 of LO´s national unions in Norway and Sweden have collective agreements with HELP and have made Family Legal Insurance a part of their union membership benefits.
Our homebuyer insurance acts as a counterpart to the seller´s insurance, a transfer of ownership insurance. The homebuyer Insurance provides free access to legal assistance in the event of a claim relating to the purchased property. The Homebuyer Insurance is sold by most real estate agents in Norway and can at the latest be purchased from the agent when signing the purchase contract. The Homebuyer Insurance is charged as a one-off fee and has a duration of five years after the take-over proceedings.
Our promise to our customers
Leave your legal concerns to us. You may regard HELP as your own private attorney.
If you wish to receive wordings or information about our products in English, please contact our customer service. You can reach our customer service via the following telephone number: + 47 22 99 99 99 or you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.