Insurance Programs

Members of the Bar Association have access to a number of insurance programs, provided at a discounted, competitive price.

Health Insurance

Ahrens Financial Group
300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 200 N
Amherst, NY 14226

Since 1962, Ahrens Financial Group has been serving the insurance needs of bar members, and their families and employees.

In 2015, the Ahrens Bar Association Marketplace, a multi-carrier private exchange designed for Erie County and Monroe County members was introduced.   Available to both individuals and employer groups, the Ahrens Bar Association Marketplace offers a wide range of health insurance choices and more.

Clients receive one quarterly invoice regardless of the number of different health and voluntary insurance products employees may choose.   This helps to simplify your administration and adds greater flexibility for your employees.  Ahrens will also administer COBRA for terminated employees and their families.  Widows and Widowers of Bar members also maintain coverage for the duration of their lives.   Their list of products includes the following:

· Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare and Non-Medicare Plans
· Independent Health Medicare and Non-Medicare Plans
· MetLife PPO Dental
· MetLife PPO Vision
· AFLAC Group Critical Illness Insurance
· AFLAC Group Accident Insurance
· Norton LifeLock Identity and Fraud Protection
· Nationwide-Pet Insurance offered by Pet Benefits Solutions

Eligible groups may initiate coverage at any time.  Further information may be obtained by visiting our website at or by contacting our Plan Director, Mary Lu Hanna at 716-831-8180 or email

Disability Income and Disability Overhead Expense Insurance

Charles J Sellers

Charles J. Sellers & Co. specializes in insurance protection for professionals, their families, and their practices.  Sellers & Co. offers the following programs for BAEC members:

· Disability Income Insurance – to help offset loss of income in the event you become disabled

· Disability Overhead Expense Insurance – to help cover your practice’s overhead  expenses during a period of disability

For more information, please call Sellers & Co. at 716-627-5400, email, or visit

Long-Term Care Insurance

Ahrens Financial Group has a long history of service and excellence in the insurance and financial services industry.   We have been servicing the financial needs of businesses and individuals for over 50 years.  We have administered the Bar Association of Erie County Health Insurance since 1962.  The complex arena of Long Term Care is of ever growing interest to our clients.  We are able to offer personalized service in the form of Long Term Care planning.  We maintain our Certification from the Corporation for Long Term Care.  The Ahrens Financial Group is able to offer you products from a number of highly rated Long Term Care providers.  To learn more please contact John Ahrens at 716-831-8033 or email

Malpractice Insurance

Charles J Sellers

Charles J. Sellers & Co., Inc. is proud to offer malpractice insurance to our member attorneys.

To apply, or learn more, contact Sellers & Co. at 716-627-5400 or email

Malpractice Insurance

To  learn more, contact Paul Terranova at 716-308-1299 or email

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