Letter from the President
CCBA Membership Benefits Overview and Insurance Options Survey
By Kari L. Stephens, Esq.
The CCBA offers a myriad of benefits to our membership. Included among such benefits are: CCBA Member Directory and Areas of Practice Listings; CLE Passport and CLE seminars; Las Vegas 51s baseball and Wranglers hockey tickets; and subscriptions to the Communiqué and Las Vegas Business Press magazines. The CCBA is also proud to provide Clark County Lawyer Finder.com, which is an on-line attorney directory service that exclusively lists CCBA members. A complete list and description of CCBA membership benefits can be found on our Web site.
Disability income insurance
The CCBA is continually looking for new benefit opportunities that will provide value to our members. To that end, the CCBA is excited to announce that MetLife will now become the preferred carrier for individual disability income insurance for our association. Active members will be eligible for a 10 percent association discount when they purchase individual disability income insurance from MetLife.
Want more benefits?
The CCBA would like to receive feedback from our members to determine if there exists demand for additional insurance product offerings through CCBA partners at preferred or competitively-priced rates to our members. On page six of the October 2013 issue of the bar journal Communiqué, you will find a letter setting forth an array of insurance products that are available to be offered through the CCBA as a member benefit. We have also included a brief survey aimed at gauging the interest of our members in having the association add one or more insurance products as a benefit to CCBA membership.
At least two of the choices on the list go hand-in-hand with the composition of bar association membership. First and foremost, a competitively-priced professional liability insurance program has strong potential to become a value-added benefit to members. Secondarily, an association-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has the advantage of affording groups of all sizes access to large group pricing, benefits, and features. Another key benefit of an association-sponsored 401(k) plan is the ability to reduce the administrative duties and limit the fiduciary liability of participating Member-Employers.
While health insurance continues to be a reoccurring benefit request, the viability of offering this type of program is closely tied to the ultimate level of participation in the program. Thus, the CCBA would prefer to have positive feedback from a considerable portion of our membership prior to embarking upon the institution of a health plan option. There are, however, a number of more readily feasible options to consider, such as group disability insurance, supplemental insurance, and life insurance.
Let your voice be heard! Please complete and detach the survey on page five of the October 2013 issue of the bar journal Communiqué and return it to the CCBA.
Kari Stephens is Of Counsel with Jeffrey Burr, Ltd., where she practices primarily in the areas of probate and trust. She serves as president of the Clark County Bar Association through December 2013. She encourages you to visit www.clarkcountybar.org, where members can get updates on bar activities and services. Members can also call CCBA at (702) 387-6011.