Individual health coverage through the CBA

Apply now if you've had a qualifying event

Members of the CBA and their immediate families now have access to individual health insurance plans through the Columbus Bar Association. Use the CBA's private marketplace to shop for and purchase your own insurance - including health, dental and vision coverage. We’ll help you find the right plan for your budget and lifestyle. It can take as little as 12 minutes!

Open Enrollment has ended, but you may be able to buy your own health insurance before the next Open Enrollment period if you have had a “qualifying life event” (such as loss of coverage through your employer, loss of a job, marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of a child). You have 60 days after the qualifying event to submit your application.

Need help with the online marketplace? Please contact the call center at (855) 288-8189, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-9:00am, EST.


Whether you need health, life, disability, professional liability, or personal lines of insurance, Willis can tailor an insurance plan to meet your needs.


Insurance Coverage for CBA Members

Char Bigelow, 614/326.4907,

Columbus Bar members have access to several types of insurance coverage including health, dental, life/accidental death and dismemberment, long term care, long term disability, surety bonds, structured settlements, pension services, professional liability coverage, commercial property and casualty, personal home and auto, and personal umbrella coverage.

CBA members in small firms can access high-quality health plans with large group rates.

Professional Liability Insurance

Debbie Sothard, 614/326.4923,

Willis is one of the top three insurance brokers in the U.S., specializing locally in all lines of insurance including Legal Malpractice. Willis can provide:

  • a no obligation malpractice quote tailored to your area of practice
  • access to various top rated carriers in the industry
  • specialized knowledge and expertise in legal malpractice coverage
  • quality local resources for customer service, risk management and claims handling
  • $0 deductible program options

Whatever your needs, we’ll work with you to make sure you get the policy that best fits your practice.

Willis Personal Lines, Inc.

Crissy Rich, 614/326.4957,

We live in a complex world. Our goal is to simplify at least part of it. Our personal insurance specialists are always available to answer questions, review your changing needs, explain coverages and resolve claim issues. Securing the best protection in the insurance marketplace is only one piece of the puzzle; your partner in risk management must also make sure the protection evolves as your assets and lifestyle changes. Working with a Willis professional will bring you more than an insurance policy, it will help bring peace of mind.

Probate Bonds

Frank Duffy, 614/340.2036,

CBS Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of the Columbus Bar Association, has been
a reputable provider of probate and court bonds since 2000, offering personalized, local services throughout Ohio. Specializing in probate bonds, fidelity bonds, and notary E&O bonds, CBS Agency, Inc. is staffed by licensed agents who provide exceptional customer service.

As part of the range of benefits and services offered by the Columbus Bar Association, CBS Agency Inc. will write Probate and Court Bonds for attorneys in central Ohio.

Join / Renew Your CBA Membership

Shop for Coverage

CBA Members: Use the Columbus Bar's private insurance marketplace to shop for individual health coverage. You may apply now if you've had a qualifying event.

Looking for Group Coverage?

Please contact Char Bigelow at (614) 326-4907 for information about group coverage options.

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