Health & Benefits

Shannon McMeel

Shannon McMeel

Group Benefits Department Manager
Schenectady, NY

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

Stephanie Galuski

Stephanie Galuski

Health Benefits Account Manager

Toll-Free:
(877) MERRIAM x 217
(877) 637-7426 x 217

Are you Dealing with Multiple carriers for Group Insurance?
What a hassle!

The only way to see if you are paying too much is to compare prices and plans… do you often wish that someone could do it all for you? It does not have to be a difficult process. You need an agent who makes the process comfortable by getting to know you and your specific needs, who speaks in easy-to-understand terms while helping you understand your options, without pressuring you for a quick decision.

Protecting your family is important. Your experienced professionals at the Merriam Agency, can provide affordable Health Care plans for a single person or a family. These plans include:

  • Well Child/Baby Visits
  •  All Adult Annual Physicals
  • Appropriate Screenings (i.e. mammograms, prostate, heart disease, diabetes, & more…)

Contact the Merriam Agency today to have a plan designed to fit your needs and your budget. If you’d like to provide the basic information for your healthcare expert to review, download and complete the attached application.

If you’d like to provide the basic information for your healthcare expert to review, download and complete the attached census form.

Flexible Spending, Health Reimbursement, and Health Savings Accounts

In addition to affordable benefits, Merriam also offers Flexible Spending, Health Reimbursement and Health Savings Accounts, to better manage your out-of-pocket expenses.

Save up to 40% on expenses not normally covered by a regular health plan, such as:

  • Medical Co-pays and deductibles
  • Prescription Drug Co-pays
  • Vision
  • Parking & Transit expenses
  • Dependent Care

Click below to find out which plan you may be eligible for!

Life Insurance is Insurance for Life

It is a plan that exalts life and defeats the financial impact of death. Through life insurance your income lives on and preserves that which is most precious to you. It guarantees a Mother’s hopes and a Father’s plans for the family’s future. It is food, clothing, shelter, and peace of mind. It is a new hope, fresh courage and strength for the family to carry on.

Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC or LTCI), is an insurance product which helps provide for the cost of Long-Term Care beyond a predetermined period. Long-Term Care Insurance covers care that is generally not covered by regular health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Click here to find out more information or to apply.

You deserve to know if you are getting the coverage you need. Contact us anytime to find out, as well as obtain a FREE no obligation quote! We would be delighted to speak with you about any of our health insurance offerings.

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