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Shannon McMeel

About Shannon McMeel

Shannon joined the Agency in September of 2014. She has been administering Flexible Spending Accounts and financing for over 13 years.

Shannon is very passionate about the work that she does at Merriam. She loves working with her clients, visiting employees and educating them about the great benefits we offer.

When Shannon is not working, she is mot likely at her daughter's softball games or practices. If there isn't a game going on, she loves spending time with her family at home.

Group Benefits Department Manager
Schenectady, NY

Toll-Free:
(877) MERRIAM x 203
(877) 637-7426 x 203

Same-Sex Marriages, Domestic Partnerships, and COBRA

June marked the anniversaries of two noteworthy United States Supreme Court decisions concerning same-sex American couples. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held in United States v. Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act—which provided that only opposite-sex individuals could be recognized as married “spouses” for...

New Benefit Services Available

The Merriam Agency now offers Third Party Administrator (TPA) services including Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, and Health Savings Accounts. These are IRS regulated plans that allow an employee, or employer, to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax money to pay for insurance premiums, out of pocket medical...