Membership

Westchester County Bar Association Membership Benefits


Business Development/Coaching & Strategy 

Marketing Partners: WCBA members receive the friends and family discount on coaching, training or retreat planning. 
Contact Carol Schiro Greenwald: 914-834-9320


Credit Card Processor

Cynergy Data: Leading the Way in Payment Processing Solutions

Your endorsed credit card processor, provides members with special discounted rates and offers programs to effectively reduce accounts receivables. Our professional clients save in excess of 20% below current industry rates. 

Contact us for details or if you are currently processing, a no-cost rate comparison. 
Dr. Alan Guber at 914 329-0280, or email dralanguber@cynergyusa.net


Court Reporting

DALCO Reporting: 20% off court reporting services for new WCBA members on your first deposition scheduled. Call 914-684-9009.


Elder Care Services

My Elder Advocate – Westchester places your elder loved one’s needs first to ensure they receive the quality of care they deserve. We've done the research and know who the best providers are in your area. We can help access them and when not available, ensure your elder gets the care they need, especially in a hospital, rehab, nursing home or assisted living community. Our loyalty is to you and your loved ones. We know you have enough on your mind. WCBA members can receive a complementary needs assessment for your loved one by calling My Elder Advocate at 914-292-0444.


Financial Planning

NS Capital works with individuals, families and foundations to help them achieve greater transparency in order to protect their financial interests. We are pleased to offer members of the Westchester County Bar Association complimentary access to our proprietary analytical report – Portfolio X-Ray. This comprehensive analysis provides a holistic review of your financial picture so that you are better positioned to make informed decisions. Please contact Robert Cavallito at 866.676.6002 or email him at rcavallito@nscadvisor.com to take advantage of this offer.


Fitness Clubs

Healthy Fit for Women: $0 Enrollment on Annual Membership (Savings $199) at Healthy Fit for Women in Mamaroneck. 
Contact 914-670-0600.

White Plains YMCA: offers 20% off Adult and Household I & II membership rates and waiver of the Joiner’s fee.  
Contact Zachary Swierat 914-949-8030 / www. whiteplains.ymca-cnw.org


Insurance : Term Life / Liability / Health / Disability / Group Liability and Group Health / LONG TERM CARE / VISION

The following are the WCBA's preferred insurance vendors, who will offer discounted rates, special programs and superior service:

WCBA Vision Plan through VSP. For more information contact Irene Walton at irene_walton@ajg.com

Group term life insurance program, contact Irene Walton at irene_walton@ajg.com

Charles Newman CLU, the local insurance agent for the WCBA, is available for consultation in Peekskill. 914-345-1000 or email chuck@charlesnewman.com

Access to group health insurance and employee benefits through The Charles J. Newman Co. Contact: Charles J. Newman CLU at 914-345-1000 or email him at chuck@charlesnewman.com

Long Term Care Insurance through New York Life Insurance, contact Lucy Banko at 914-253-7214 or lbanko@ft.newyorklife.com

Assured Partners, N.E.: Regina Vetere, Executive Vice President. (631) 844-5195 regina.vetere@assuredpartners.com

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance: Dennis M. Supraner, President at: 914-592-6505 or visit www.plcsi.com.

See information below for more plan details.


WCBA Vision Plan through VSP

Sponsored plan available for members and their employees
Coverage available for Preferred In-Network Providers and Out-of-Network Providers
Annual WellVision Exam: $10 copay
Prescription Glass coverage with $25 copay; higher copay for premium lenses
Discounts on Laser Vision correction
Hearing Aid Discount Program

For more information contact Irene Walton at irene_walton@ajg.com


LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

Assured Partners, N.E. 

Regina Vetere, Executive Vice President. (631) 844-5195
regina.vetere@assuredpartners.com

As specialists in professional liability insurance, Assured Partners insures hundreds of law firms. We have relationships with several insurance companies to offer your firm the most affordable and comprehensive professional liability insurance coverage.  Our goal is to simplify the process of obtaining professional liability insurance tailored toward the needs of your firm.  We will assist you throughout the process, from application to quote and coverage comparisons.  Preferred premium financing is also available to most firms.

Our primary loyalty is to you, not the insurance company.   We provide personal service throughout the year, counseling you when changes occur in your firm, and assisting you should a claim arise.

We can also offer you, and your clients, Employment Practices Liability, Employee Benefit Plans, Office Property and Liability Packages, Directors and Officers Liability and discounted Workers' Compensation insurance.

PLCSI (Professional Liability Consulting Services, Inc.) is a Recognized Provider of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) Insurance for the Westchester County Bar Association.

With thirty-five years of professional liability experience and expertise, and over forty LPL insurance carriers, we will deliver an insurance program which is both comprehensive and cost effective.

For more information, contact Dennis M. Supraner, President at: 914-592-6505 or visit our website at www.plcsi.com.

ELIGIBLE LAW FIRMS*

1. Any size firm, including sole proprietors.
2. Full & part-time practices.
3. Any Area of Practice (AOP), including high hazard and hard to place risks.
4. Non-Renewals Due to: Claims frequency or severity • Underwriting eligibility • Bar grievance, reprimand, admonition, suspension, or other disciplinary action.
5. Corporate In-House Counsel / Employed Lawyers.
6. Primary & Excess Coverage.
7. Admitted & Non-Admitted Coverage.
8. Continuity of Coverage: Prior Acts Coverage will be matched and/or restored.
9. Limits of Liability to $50,000,000+

*All titles, headings and definitions are provided only as a description of general terms and conditions and as a matter of convenience. They are not to be used in the determination of actual coverage. For a complete and accurate description of coverage, please refer to your specific policy (if one is issued) and any attachments thereto.

Long Term Care Insurance

The WCBA has chosen New York Life to be a preferred provider of Long Term Care Insurance for our members. New York Life, the oldest mutual insurance company in the U.S., is listed on the Fortune 100 and has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Contact Lucy Banko at 914-253-7214 or lbanko@ft.newyorklife.com.


Westchester County Bar Association Member Term Life Plan

No one wants to think a atbout death, but if you avoid planning for the future, you could be forcing your family to abandon the lifestyle they are accustomed to. With coverage amounts up to $1,000,000, you can select the amount that best protects your loved ones. And, as your needs increase, you can simply apply for more coverage.
Among other things, the insurance benefit can be used to help:
•    Provide for your family’s expenses (mortgage, bills, car payments, etc.)
•    Safeguard your children’s future (child care, college expenses, weddings, etc.)
•    Secure retirement income for your spouse
•    Settle your estate, pay estate taxes, and satisfy other final expenses so your family won’t be burdened.

Term Life Plan Features:
•    Up to $1 million of coverage available, based on your age
•    For many coverage amounts, no intrusive tests. Just answer a few simple health questions
•    Coverage you can keep, as long as you maintain your association membership and you are under the age of 75*
•    An Accelerated Benefit Option feature allows you to receive 75% of your benefit up to $250,000 if terminally ill with a life expectancy of 12 months or less*
•    Coverage is also available for your spouse/domestic partner and dependent children.
•    Endorsed by your Bar Association as a benefit of your membership
• Coverage amount is reduced by 50% at age 65 and reduced 50% again at age 70.
Download an enrollment form
Download the product brochure

Questions?
Please contact Irene Walton:  Irene_Walton@ajg.com

Westchester County Bar Association Member Term Life Insurance coverage is issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, 751 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102. The Booklet-Certificate contains all details, including any policy exclusions, limitations, and restrictions, which may apply. Contract series 83500. CA COA# 1179, NAIC# 68241

Accelerated Death Benefit option is a feature that is made available to group life insurance participants.  It is not a health, nursing home, or long-term care insurance benefit and is not designed to eliminate the need for those types of insurance coverage. The death benefit is reduced by the amount of the accelerated death benefit paid.  There is no administrative fee to accelerate benefits. Receipt of accelerated death benefits may affect eligibility for public assistance and may be taxable. The federal income tax treatment of payments made under this rider depends upon whether the insured is the recipient of the benefits and is considered terminally ill.  You may wish to seek professional tax advice before exercising this option. This site may contain marketing language, on products issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, that have not yet been approved in all states.
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INVESTIGATIONS

Unique Investigations LLC: Private investigations including (1) auto/personal injury, (2) criminal/defense cases, (3) missing persons, (4) background investigations, and (5) personal protection. WCBA members receive discounts on services—must mention WCBA membership to qualify. Contact: John Mazzuca, President, at 914-294-7788 or jm@uniqueinvestigationsllc.com. Please visit us at www.uniqueinvestigationsllc.com


Law Practice Management: BILLING 

Andrea Prigot: We offer WCBA members a 20% discount on new licenses of PCLaw, Time Matters and Billing Matters – for new customers only. 
Contact Andrea Prigot at 914-738-9148.  


Legal Publications & Research

LexisNexis: 20% off new purchases including ONLINE and PRINT materials. WCBA members receive 20% off the purchase of on-line research for new subscribers; 20% off of Matthew Bender guide books and treatises and other print titles. 
Contact John Kyne at john.kyne@lexisnexis.com or (347) 401-0687.


LEGAL SOFTWARE

MYCASE: is an affordable, intuitive and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution – get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing. MyCase also includes a first of its kind integrated client portal so everyone stays informed and connected. Westchester County Bar Association members get a 10% lifetime discount. Start your 30 day free trial today! Visit us at:  www.mycase.com 

Contact: support@mycase.com or 800-571-8062.


OFFICE SUPPLIES

WB MASON: WCBA members receive special discounts on office supplies, coffee, water, snacks and office furniture. Located in Stamford, CT WB Mason offers free, next day delivery with no minimum order size on all of your supply needs.
Contact Vincent Cannon at 508-468-4289, vincent.cannon@wbmason.com or your local sales rep and mention, “WCBA Member Benefits.”


Payroll Service:

Paychex: WCBA Members receive 25% off  Payroll Services from Paychex. 
Contact: Chris Dress at 646-5860 for more information.


POSTAL SERVICES

UPS: United Parcel Service

WCBA Members SAVE UP TO 26% ON SHIPPING WITH UPS

Your WCBA membership entitles you to discounts on UPS Air and International shipping every time you ship. Whether you send 50 shipments a month or two shipments a week, the savings add up. With UPS, even small businesses save big!  The discounts are for all UPS domestic air services, International Import and International export.  Look for the “ See discounted rates” link below the sign me up area.

For complete details or to sign up, Click here

On the right hand side of the page there is a green box that says Yes, Sign Me Up!  As a WCBA member you have a UPS account.  Please click  on the “I have an existing UPS account” link and follow instructions to sign up. 


Process Server

Finest Services: WCBA Members receive 10% off Process Serving. 
Contact: Bernard Hughes 845-268-8138 and identify yourself as a member to obtain the discount.

Inter County Judicial Services: Significant Discount for Process Service for WCBA members.
GPS tracking on all attempts statewide.
Call 914-328-1069.  Please mention you are a WCBA member when calling.


Professional Office Space & Virtual Offices

Stark Office Suites|  Full-Time Office Space and Virtual Office Plans:
We are the leading independent provider of premium turn-key office space and high-end amenities for professionals and entrepreneurs.

Locations: Westchester: White Plains, Scarsdale, Rye Brook, Harrison & Mt. Kisco
Connecticut: Greenwich & Stamford
NYC: 60 East 42nd Street, One Grand Central Place

We will waive the set up fee for any program for WCBA Members.
Contact: Alyssa Ponce at 914-220-8390.


Technology

CBS A Xerox Company
Receive up to 40% off Xerox products and services. Members also qualify for a complimentary 360 assessment to help identify areas of cost savings. Located in White Plains, CBS Xerox is the #1 office technology provider in Westchester County. Contact Cindy Mellen at 914-346-3290 ext. 28533 or email  cmellen@cbs-gisx.com.


And many more WCBA Exclusive Services!!!

More than 50 WCBA CLE Programs each year, for Free and/or at Reduced Rates - Usually at less than $25 per credit hour!

More than 50 Active Committees & Sections to Advance your Career

A Personal Listing on the Web Site Directory & Access to Members Only web pages

A Bi-Weekly E-Newsletter with Current Listings of CLEs and Events

Comprehensive monthly Westchester Lawyer Magazine

Free Subscription to the Westchester Bar Journal

A collective voice at the State and National level

Social Events & Activities providing unique networking opportunities, including:
 

Meet the Judges Reception, Mid Winter Blues Party, Annual Golf Outing, Happy Hour Socials

Eligibility to participate in the ABA Retirement Program

Fee Dispute Resolution & Mediation programs

Are you interested in member benefits?

Email executivedirector@wcbany.org for more information.

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