MSBA Launches Association Health Plan to Address Member Health Coverage Needs

NEWS RELEASE: November 2, 2020
Contact: Cheryl Dalby, CEO   612-333-1183

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) – The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) announced today that it will offer an association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to law firms in the state of Minnesota.

The MSBA Association Health Plan ( was developed to meet the unique health care needs of law firms. It will offer a portfolio of health benefits options insured by Medica. The plans are available to law firms that have at least one primary owner in good standing with the MSBA and at least one additional individual on staff. Law firms and their employees will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and Health Savings Account (HSA)-eligible Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHPs).  

Law firms may also select from Medica’s broad access PPO network or from a listing of ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) made available in certain geographic areas throughout the state.  Medica will work with any licensed and appointed agent who wants to quote MSBA Association Health Plan to their eligible member clients.

The Mercer Affinity 365+SM platform will provide members and their brokers access to obtain medical coverage quotes for employees and their families. The platform facilitates enrollment and provides ongoing benefit administration to help drive cost efficiencies and employee engagement.

“Law firms of all sizes face significant challenges in providing affordable health insurance for employees. An MSBA-sponsored health plan has been discussed for a number of years and we’re excited to be launching this new initiative. The plan offers health insurance options for MSBA attorney members and law firms across the state,” said MSBA CEO Cheryl Dalby.

MSBA is quoting these plans for eligible member groups beginning with January 1, 2021 plan effective dates. To request a quote for these plans, interested businesses or their brokers may visit

The MSBA Association Health Plan is an industry-based Association Health Plan (AHP) that’s fully ACA-compliant, serviced by Mercer and sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Medical insurance is underwritten by Medica. Plans are not available to member employers outside of Minnesota.

About the Minnesota State Bar Association:
The MSBA was established in 1883 and serves over 13,000 attorney members. The association promotes the highest standards of excellence and inclusion within the legal profession, provides valued resources to its members, and strives to improve the law and the equal administration of justice for all.

Learn more: Watch the MSBA Association Health Plan overview video here.