Member Savings Programs Page ContentStart Saving Today!AHCA/NCAL Provides Cost-Cutting Programs To Save YOU Money!American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day. Start saving money now with our exclusive member benefit discounts only available to AHCA and NCAL Members! Employee Health Benefit ProgramsGeneral and Professional Liability InsuranceROP & Infection Control Trainings & eCompetencies™Gero Nurse PrepDementia Training ProgramsUtility Audit ServicesEnergy Savings ProgramsDiscounted Shipping Program AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions - Employee Health Benefits Program AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions has employee health benefit programs designed with exclusive AHCA/NCAL member savings and discounts for both the fully insured or self-insured member. The program offers health insurance options, voluntary benefit packages, an aggressive Stop-Loss insurance program and a new Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) plan. While Aetna is the primary health insurance carrier for ACA-compliant comprehensive employee health benefits within the program, the AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions Program through our broker, Compass Total Benefit Solutions, is able to work with your existing carrier or any national carrier to secure you the best available insurance package for your company. The new AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions MEC plan was developed by Compass Total Benefit Solutions and offers AHCA/NCAL members two new affordable options for providing the most commonly utilized health benefits employees want with copays they can afford. The Compass 1 plan costs about $1 per hour for a full-time employee or $161 per month. Employers may pay all, part or none of the monthly premiums. A second plan with higher hospital indemnity payments is available for $182 per month. Spouse, children and family plan options are also available. The MEC plans were designed to help long term care employees who cannot afford Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plan premiums or the high deductibles associated with many ACA plans. Even though traditional ACA compliant plans are classified as “affordable,” they are not an option that many long term care employees can afford. These MEC plans give employees affordable access to commonly needed and utilized health benefits at an affordable price with no deductibles. Spouse, children and family plan options are also available. Watch this short video to learn more. To learn more about the MEC plans and other health insurance savings and discounts available to AHCA/NCAL members, please contact Dave Kyllo with AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions at email@example.com or Nick Cianci, President of Compass Total Benefit Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. HealthCap - General and Professional Liability Insurance HealthCap is the leading professional and general liability insurance company dedicated to the senior care profession. HealthCap provides focused claims management services and specialized insurance products serving the spectrum of senior living communities. HealthCap is the AHCA/NCAL preferred provider of liability insurance. AHCA/NCAL members receive: 10% discount for AHCA/NCAL members Lower claims frequency and lower claims severity than other major liability insurance carriers Integrated risk management Onsite risk consult Accredited in-service education – in person or on-line Unlimited telephone support Access to QA Reader, our innovative virtual risk management program Exclusive and local industry expert insurance agents Learn More>> Healthcare Academy® ROP & Infection Control Trainings & eCompetencies™ AHCA/NCAL offers two online programs in conjunction with Healthcare Academy®. Each program incorporates a digital competency platform to allow for documentation of live skills demonstration. The digital checklists included in these programs have been designed by industry experts using evidence-based practices to help organizations develop competent and confident staff. AHCA’s Requirements of Participation eCompetencies ® is designed specifically to help skilled nursing facilities comply with F-Tag 726 under CMS’ Requirements of Participation (ROP). AHCA’s ROP eCompetencies TM is a comprehensive competency tool that is inter-disciplinary and relevant to all facility staff. AHCA/NCAL’s Infection Control Certificate Program features five eLearning modules and 5 eCompetencies TM focused on infection control. This program also is relevant to all assisted living and skilled nursing facility staff. Both programs are designed to consistently train and test competency of staff members, and to electronically document staff performance as their learned skills are being evaluated. Reporting functions make it easy to track skill competency by staff member and share that information with state surveyors. The programs can be used on a laptop, I-Pad, and mobile device. For more information or to view a short demo, go to the Healthcare Academy® website . AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep Clinical competency is fundamental to value-based purchasing and LTC companies need to demonstrate their clinical strength to be competitive with ACOs, MCOs and their local hospitals. Clinical competency is also important to CMS in annual survey inspections. AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep does much more than just prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing. It increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-course test scores. Taking the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course does not obligate a RN to sit for the ANCC Board certification exam. Registered nurses who are interested in increasing their knowledge of gerontological nursing practice can simply complete the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course, receive 30 nursing contact hours, and increase their skills and knowledge of geriatric nursing. The AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse prep course thoroughly prepares those RNs who want to take the ANCC Board certification exam in gerontological nursing. Gero Nurse Prep grads have a passing rate of 96 percent on the ANCC exam on their first try. AHCA/NCAL research shows that nursing facilities with at least one ANCC Board certified RN in gerontological nursing have lower rehospitalization rates and lower off-label usage of antipsychotics. Watch this video to learn more about the engaging AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep curriculum. CARES® and essentiALZ® Individual Certification Supported by AHCA/NCAL and CMSAHCA/NCAL supports the CARES® online person-centered dementia training program for staff. Properly trained staff is key to safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics – one of AHCA/NCAL’s four Quality Initiative goals. CARES® dementia training programs are also recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CARES Meets State Training RequirementsThis interactive U.S. map shows which CARES dementia training modules match and fulfill existing state training requirements for staff in various care settings. Click on your state to see which courses match your state’s training mandates. About CARES®CARES® was developed by HealthCare Interactive and is a series of online video-based dementia care training programs featuring real care providers and people with dementia in real settings. Training is accessible 24/7 and can be completed individually, in small groups or in a classroom-style setting. CARES® Discount for AHCA/NCAL Members AHCA/NCAL members receive a 15% discount on all orders by entering promo code AHCA15 when registering. Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Individual CertificationHealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for successfully incorporating the evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Providers who purchase and train their staff with the HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ are eligible to purchase Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification. Learn more at alz.org/essentiALZ. Check out the CARES program today and remember to use promo code AHCA15 when ordering to save 15% on your purchase. Cleary Energy - Utility Bill Auditing Services Most long term care facilities are being overcharged for one or more of their utilities. Cleary Energy recoups on average 4% to 8% savings on utilities for long term care facility customers. That’s a significant savings!Cleary Energy performs utility bill audits by examining utility, supplier and government charges on utility bills to obtain refunds and/or credits and rate reductions. Specifically, Cleary Energy audits a facility’s electric, natural gas, propane, heating oil, diesel fuel, water, sewer and telecommunications bills without adding new expenses to facility budgets.Cleary Energy guarantees savings or its auditing services are free. Cleary Energy’s fees are based on facility savings on their utility bills. AHCA/NCAL member facilities enter into a shared savings agreement with Cleary Energy that lasts for a period of three years. If no refund, savings or credits are received, AHCA/NCAL members owe nothing and will know with certainty that their facilities are not being overcharged for utilities. The process for engaging Cleary Energy to conduct a utility audit is easy and most information comes directly from the utilities or suppliers.Cleary Energy’s long term care experience sets the company apart. That in-depth knowledge of long term care operations enables Cleary Energy to find the greatest costs savings on utility expenses for AHCA/NCAL members because Cleary Energy knows where to look for savings.Take advantage of this unique no-risk opportunity to save on utility costs. Contact Cleary Energy today at:www.ClearyEnergy.comEmail: AHCA-NCAL@ClearyEnergy.comPhone: (203) 416-6568 Mood Media Mood Media offers exclusive AHCA/NCAL member pricing on music, messaging, and scent services that will enhance the resident experience in any long term care center. Mood’s music solutions are 100 percent fully licensed for all Mood usage applications and are commercial free!More information about Mood’s services and products can be found on the Mood website, by calling 800-345-5000 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST or by email at email@example.com Set the perfect Mood in your long term care community. Check out Mood Media today! PartnerShip - Discounted Shipping Program FedEx Discounts with PartnerShip®Through the AHCA/NCAL Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, members have access to exclusive FedEx discounts off list rates.45% off select FedEx Express services, including international deliveries25% off select FedEx Ground services, including FedEx Home Delivery®Enroll in the AHCA/NCAL Shipping Program today to sign up for your FedEx discounts. For members who are already using the program, but don’t have the current FedEx discounts, make sure you re-enroll to receive the improved pricing. If you currently ship with FedEx, you’ll be able to continue using it the same way you do today. After you enroll, the discounts will be added to your account and then automatically applied to your shipments. Don’t have an account? No problem. A FedEx representative will reach out to help you get started. If you have any questions about the program or would like a free rate comparison, PartnerShip is available to help. APPI Energy The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living have endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S. and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. Our holistic energy management services include efficiency and sustainability consulting related to demand-side management and renewable energy projects. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Carrie Shepard at APPI Energy at 800-520-6685.