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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 Programs
  • General and Professional Liability Insurance
  • Gero Nurse Prep
  • Dementia Training Programs
  • Discounted Shipping Program
  • Energy Savings Programs


ahca_insuranceogo_color.pngAnnouncing the New AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions Program

AHCA/NCAL  has developed a new comprehensive insurance program available exclusively to our members. Our program is 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, and an aggressive Stop-Loss insurance program.

While Aetna is the primary health insurance carrier 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. To date, savings and discounts are available with Aetna, Aflac, Humana, Sun Life, Transamerica, and Voya and more carriers are coming on board all the time!

If you are interested in learning more about the savings and discounts available to you please contact Dave Kyllo at or Nick Cianci, COO and Director of the AHCA/NCAL Insurance Marketplace for Compass Total Benefit Solutions at for more information.

As a “members only” program, we ask that the brief initial contact with us be made by the AHCA/NCAL member directly or the company’s HR staff.


Health Cap logoGeneral and Professional Liability Insurance

HealthCap is a leading professional and general liability insurance company dedicated to the senior care profession. HealthCap provides focused claims management services, and specialized insurance products to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, independent living, and continuing care retirement communities.

HealthCap is the AHCA/NCAL preferred provider of liability insurance. AHCA/NCAL members receive:

  • 10% credit for AHCA/NCAL members
  • Dividend potential
  • Integrated risk management
  • 24-hour legal support hotline

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AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse 

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.  AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep prepares RNs for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s board certification test in gerontological nursing – the GOLD standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care.

The Gero Nurse Prep program provides great value.  RNs earn 30 CEUs by completing the Gero Nurse Prep program and those that complete the self-paced program have a 96% pass rate on the ANCC exam.   Watch this video to learn more about AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep.  You can also see a course preview to get a quick view of this engaging on-line curriculum.     Go to to learn more about this highly recommended program designed exclusively for RNs working in the long term and post-acute care profession. 

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Supported by AHCA/NCAL and CMS

AHCA/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 Requirements

This 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.  AHCA/NCAL members receive a 10% discount on all orders by entering AHCA10 when registering. 

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Individual Certification

The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification program was developed for both professional care providers and family members of a person living with dementia. The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.  The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn more at

Check out the CARES program today and remember to use code  AHCA10 when ordering and save 10% on your purchase.

Employee RelationsEmployee Screening Services

Employee Relations, Inc. specializes in providing comprehensive employment screening services for providers throughout the health care industry. Employee Relations has an online system allowing employers to choose the necessary screening services. 

  • Pre-Verify: A money saving tool that screens out applicants before a complete background investigation.
  • Background Checks: Choose from ID trace, criminal and civil records, former employment and education, sex offender, federal sanctions, and drug testing.
  • E-Verify: Checks the work status of new hires online by comparing information from an employee's I-9 form against SSA and DHS databases.
  • Employee Hotline: Helps management take action early.

Employee Relations provides a host of human resource solutions and extensive national database searches for employee screening and reduces liability risks in the staff hiring process. Go to our website secure the special AHCA/NCAL pricing. 


Discounted Shipping Program
AHCA/NCAL members receive significant discounts on domestic and international shipments through FedEx®, the nation’s premier small package carrier. This program is FREE, with no obligations and no minimum shipping requirements, and the discounts apply whether you are shipping or receiving the packages.

  • Save up to 29%* on select FedEx Express® services
  • Save up to 20% on select FedEx Ground® services
  • Save up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
  • Save up to 20% on select print and copy services at FedEx OfficeSM stores

TradeShow Select PartnerShip Trade Show Select is a comprehensive tradeshow freight program designed to drastically reduce your shipping costs to and from tradeshows and conferences.  Think of us as your “Tradeshow Shipping Headquarters,” providing you with unparalleled customer service and exceptional savings.

LTL Freight Discounts With the AHCA/NCAL PartnerShip Program you can reduce what you spend getting larger shipments into your business by 10% to 40% or more. Take control of the cost to ship products into your business and watch your bottom line grow! PartnerShip works with leading national carriers such as UPS Freight®, Con-way Freight, YRC and many others. Easy, free, and no obligations. PartnerShip Select Services®...Simply a better way to manage your freight.

Start saving online today or call 800-899-2902 (Promo #4782)


Flowers and Specialty Gifts
FTD brings you their best-selling selection of flowers, plants and gift baskets that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.  Recognizing staff promotions, special events and birthdays is easy when using AHCA/NCAL members save 15% on flowers and specialty gifts. This discount is also available to all staff members, family members and residents so spread the word.

Order online or call 1-800-SEND-FTD and ask for promotion code 2626.



Incident Notification


Everbridge  is the world recognized leader in incident notification technology and AHCA/NCAL members can receive deep discounts on the services.  A true incident notification solution is about keeping people safe, minimizing the financial impact of business interruptions, keeping your organization running, and protecting your reputation. To do that, you need a partner that can provide effective incident notification technology in addition to knowledge and expertise about how people, processes, and messaging work together as integral parts of an effective incident notification solution. That’s the kind of expertise Everbridge brings to you. From routine staff announcements to emergency responses, Everbridge quickly and efficiently delivers messages. Discover how improved communications can enhance your care facility’s operational efficiency.

• Reduce Staffing Challenges with Real-Time Notifications
• Reduce Critical Response Times to Urgent Situations
• Increase Resident Satisfaction and Environmental Quality
• Effectively Reach Staff Through Multi-Modal Communication
• Serve as a Communications Partner When Disasters Occur
• AHCA/NCAL Members Receive Deep Discounts on the Programs

Reach Bob Hillman at or visit Everbridge at for more information.

Credit Card Processing


Take full advantage of your member-only credit card processing program.

Members save on payment acceptance with this exclusive, members-only program through TSYS Merchant Solutions. 

American Health Care Association has joined forces with TSYS Merchant Solutions to provide your business with credit card processing. TSYS, a 30 year veteran of the payment processing industry, serves thousands of merchants across the U.S. and processes over 4 million transactions each day.

Offering you competitive rates and a top-notch products, TSYS Merchant Solutions will provide you with a simple, secure and cost-effective program customized to your unique payment environment.

For more information, please visit our website at or contact us at 888-749-7890.

APPI Energy

Since 2003, AHCA has 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 the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers.

Recommendations to AHCA members regarding when to buy energy, and which contract length is best, are based on extensive data analytics and more than 20 years of transaction experience. This includes evaluation of current supply contracts, proprietary price analytics, energy tariff analysis, regulatory tracking, and complete customer service. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Carrie Shepard at APPI Energy at 667-330-1138.