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Insurance Programs

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Mercer Consumer is a registered trade name of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC
In CA d/b/a Mercer Health & Benefits Insurance Services LLC
AR Ins. Lic. #100102691 • CA Insurance License #0G39709

(866) 486-1946 (New Clients)
(877) 783-5434 (Existing Clients)

Mercer Consumer serves as the insurance advisor and program administrator for the City Bar and its members. They design and implement insurance plans available only to members — with discounted pricing, enhanced coverage or both. The following is a brief overview of the sponsored insurance plans and services available to assist you.

Lawyers Professional Liability Program

The Professional Liability Insurance Program* for New York City Bar members counters risks you face and protects you for negligent acts, errors & omissions. Plus now, the New York City Bar Member Professional Liability Insurance Program has been enhanced! New York City Bar members now have access to a NEW Choice Platform, which provides members with a choice of coverage options from leading New York City Bar -approved insurers. For more information call 1-866-486-1946 or visit us at

*The Professional Liability Insurance Program for New York City Bar members is available in the United States. (Coverage options may vary or may not be available in all states.)

Medical Insurance

Group Medical Plans — Mercer can work with you to navigate the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act by evaluating and placing your medical insurance plan in the appropriate market for your situation. Choose from individual or group health plans available from the private insurance market or the New York State of Health marketplace. Premium Tax Credits may be available for both individuals and small groups through the New York State of Health plans. Small groups (2 to 50) can join the Oxford program during the special open enrollment period with an April 1 effective date.

Level Term Life (10 and 20-year term)

Members can protect themselves with a 10 or 20-year term life policy with face amounts up to $1,000,000. Rates are projected to remain level for the first 10 or 20 years of your coverage so that do not experience increases in premium as you get older.* This results in substantial premium savings during the life of the coverage. After the initial 10 or 20-year term period, you can re-apply for coverage at your then attained age or transfer to the regular term life program without underwriting if you no longer qualify for the level term plan.

You may also insure your spouse or domestic partner, and your eligible employees may apply for coverage as well.

*The initial premium will not change for the first 10 or 20 years unless the insurance company exercises its right to change premium rates for all insureds covered under the group policy with 90 days advance written notice.

Long Term Disability Plan

Protect your most important asset — your ability to earn an income! You may apply for up to $12,000 per month in benefits. The plan includes a residual disability benefit which enables you to return to your practice following a compensable total disability. Choose between a long or short term benefit period. A partial disability option is available.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation insurance is required by law and covers your employees in the event of a job-related injury. Coverage is standardized by state law and includes hospital and medical expenses, work-related disability income and a death benefit.

Business Owner's Policy

This coverage provides important business liability and property protection. Protects your practice against financial loss resulting from claims of actual or alleged damage caused to others. Protects your furniture, fixtures and inventory to help repair or replace a loss.

Long Term Care

Members are eligible to receive a 5% premium discount on Long-Term Care policies. The discount also applies to your spouse, parents or parents-in-law. Special plans for group practices can also be developed.

Auto and Homeowners

The Auto and Homeowners Program provides special discounts* on automobile and homeowners (condo/co-op and renters) premiums for members of the Association. There is an additional discount if both policies are purchased through Liberty Mutual Insurance. Call 800-524-9400 for more information.

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Travel Assistance (AssistPlus)

If you’re planning to travel for business or pleasure any time soon, you could run into an emergency you don’t expect. With AssistPlus, just one call puts you in touch with (and pays for) critical medical and travel assistance services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — when you are 100 miles or more away from your home!

AssistPlus is not medical or travel insurance. AssistPlus provides you with access to valuable medical and travel assistance benefits that are not covered by your basic health or travel insurance plan. 

Mercer Consumer and the Association do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your personal advisors on any of these issues. The summary above is only provided as a general overview and should not be used to make decisions on coverage. In the event of any conflict between the information above and the policy, the policy will govern.

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