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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
- Assisted Living and Nursing Home Administrator Certification
- Dementia Training Programs
- Discounted Shipping Program
- Energy Savings Programs
Employee Health Benefits Program
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.
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.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or Nick Cianci, President of Compass Total Benefit Solutions, at
email@example.com for more information.
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!
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
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.
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:
Phone: (203) 416-6568
General and Professional Liability Insurance
p 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
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 Prepcourse 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.
Certification for Assisted Living and Nursing Facility Administrators/Directors
AHCA/NCAL is pleased to partner with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) for its administrator credentialing programs. The goals of the partnership are to increase awareness of advanced certification and professional growth opportunities and to encourage independent professional certification for nursing facility and assisted living administrators/directors. Some of the professional benefits of ACHCA credentialing include:
- National Recognition and Endorsement
- Commitment to the Public
- Enhancement of the Profession
- Personal Satisfaction and Sense of Achievement
- Employer Recognition
As part of the partnership, AHCA/NCAL members will receive an exclusive $50 discount on their single non-ACHCA member credentialing fee when they use promo code AHCANCAL at checkout. For more information about ACHCA certification, go to www.achca.org/certification or call 1-800-561-3148.
AHCA/NCAL state affiliates also have state certification programs. To
find out more about what may be available in your state, click on this
AHCA/NCAL state affiliate directory and contact the AHCA/NCAL state affiliate in your state.
AHCA/NCAL is excited to announce that Mood Media is the newest company to join our member-only Preferred Provider Program. Mood 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 in the Frequently Asked Questions link as well as this exclusive AHCA/NCAL member-only pricing sheet link on the Mood website (password: moodpar
There are three easy ways to reach out to Mood:
- By calling 800-345-5000 (Select Option 4)
- Go to http://partner.moodmedia.com/ahcancal/ (password
- :moodpartner), or
et the perfect Mood in your long term care community. Check out Mood today!
CARES® and essentiALZ® Individual Certification
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.
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 Certification
HealthCare 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.
Discounted Shipping Program
Ship smarter and stay competitive with the AHCA/NCAL
Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®. Members who enroll in this free member
benefit save on select FedEx®
- 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
In addition to small package discounts, AHCA/NCAL members
receive significant discounts on less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, and
special event shipments with leading national carriers such as UPS Freight, YRC
Freight, and many more.
Visit PartnerShip.com/85AHCA for complete program information and to enroll in the free AHCA/NCAL
Shipping Program. If you have any questions, please call PartnerShip at
800-599-2902, or email sales@PartnerShip.com.
Includes a bonus 5% online processing discount. Full details available at www.PartnerShip.com/85AHCA/FedExdiscounts.
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 22 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 667-330-1167.