Logo, The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care - Health Care Advocacy Group
(518) 462-2296
P.O. Box 1412
Albany, NY 12201


Featured member: The Merriam Agency

As the nation celebrates National Small Business Week, the Employer Alliance has dedicated the month of May to offer a NO COST advertising opportunity for our members. If you are not part of our coalition, now is your chance to join, free of charge, to become an advocate for affordable health insurance AND promote your business. For more information call Pam Finch at (518) 462-2296.

The Merriam Agency: You worry about your business. They take care of the rest

SCHENECTADY - The Merriam Agency is an award-winning full-service insurance agency specializing in commercial insurance, health insurance and employee benefits, for four genearations. Since 1895 we have been helping clients find problems in their policies and solve them.
Your work is your livelihood. You don’t have time to worry about natural disasters, employee dishonesty or rising healthcare cost
and how you will pay for it.

Merriam offers real solutions, to real problems, preserving your time, money and peace-of mind; all of which are of great value.
For more information call (518) 393-2109 or visit htp://merriaminsurance.com/


What is The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care?

The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care is more than 3,100 sole proprietors and small business owners working to create a business environment of affordable, employer-based health insurance.

The SBDC cites New York as the 5th most entrepreneurial state in the country.  Small businesses continue to drive our economic recovery, comprising of 99 percent of the New York State workforce. Despite the undisputed importance of New York’s small business community, the New York State Legislature routinely implements regulatory and health insurance coverage changes that increase small business premium costs.

Despite the onset of the Affordable Care Act, employer-based coverage continues to be the most an important source of health insurance coverage benefitting employers and consumers alike.  State modifications increase costs which are passed directly along to consumers.

Founded in 1997, the Employer Alliance has been a strong force in advocating for change and educating lawmakers about the challenges created by high health insurance costs.

We work with local chambers of commerce and other business associations to educate state lawmakers and the media on the challenges faced by New York State’s small business community. Together we look for practical solutions to help alleviate the financial burden that has increased since the onset of federal reform. We support common sense solutions to give small businesses the relief they deserve.

The Employer Alliance is a volunteer organization. We do not charge for membership, but rely on donations to sustain our advocacy work. For membership information contact Pamela Reese Finch at (518) 462-2296 or email info@employeralliance.com.