APSCU offers money-saving affinity programs designed to provide important services to members and help reduce the cost of doing business. Please consider the following programs and speak with APSCU's expert partners to help strengthen your institution's bottom line.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Medline Industries is a full-line manufacturer and distributor of more than 100,000 medical supply items. Medline created an education division in 2009, with 22 senior Medline reps specifically assigned to handle the career college sector. Medline is a market leader in many items used in allied health care training, including gloves, sterile products, disposables, scrubs, uniforms, and equipment. Now, allied health schools can buy direct from Medline, eliminating the middleman. APSCU members can gain substantial savings.
Medline will have more than $4.5 billion in sales to hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, and retailers such as Walgreens. Your institution can place orders online, via phone, or fax. Medline has 30 warehouses across the United States, so all orders should deliver within 48 hours.
To receive special APSCU pricing, just call 800-MEDLINE and ask for your Medline rep. Medline is happy to help you create a formulary of items your school uses. Medline can cross-reference your existing products to ensure an apples-to-apples price comparison.
APSCU D&O/E&O Program
APSCU has teamed with Chartis Insurance Company and Cobbs Allen to offer an insurance program that protects against traditional risks, most of which are excluded by the major insurance carriers. This program is exclusive to APSCU and Cobbs Allen and includes explicit coverage unavailable from other carriers, including coverage for the return of tuition and fees, breach of a student contract, and coverage for deceptive trade practices. The APSCU/CA insurance program also gives institutions the right to use certain prominent law firms with expertise in the PSCU sector. In addition, Cobbs Allen has negotiated steep discounts through Travelers Insurance Company for traditional property and casualty and workers' compensation coverage. For more information download a copy of the brochure and contact Bruce Denson at Cobbs, Allen & Hall, 205-874-1212, or visit the broker's website at www.cobbsallen.com.
APSCU Student Health Plan
APSCU has partnered with United Healthcare and Cobbs Allen to create StudentHealth, an affordable health insurance plan for APSCU students. Each college may customize its plan based on the needs of its students. Offering an alternative health insurance plan is often a piece to the puzzle that enables students to attend school. The StudentHealth plan is a way to attract and retain potential students who otherwise would not have the option of returning to school. For more information, contact Bo Hartsfield at 205-874-1285.
APSCU Health Insurance Plan
APSCU has partnered with UnitedHealthcare and Cobbs Allen to create CareerFit, a discounted health insurance plan for APSCU members. The plan's components include major medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision benefits. The plan is designed to encourage healthy choices and behavior with a focus on prevention. The plan is only open to APSCU members and includes a discount available only through APSCU. For more information, contact Bruce Denson at 205-874-1212.
APSCU Employee Benefits Plan
APSCU has partnered with Hartford Insurance Company and Cobbs Allen to create CareerPro, a discounted employee benefits program for APSCU members. CareerPro contains the essential elements that are a part of every good benefits program. The components include basic life, voluntary life, long-term and short-term disability, and a voluntary plan for employee personal lines of insurance. These plans have flexible designs able to meet each employers needs, while providing employees the means to protect their families' financial future. For more information, contact Bo Hartsfield at 205-874-1285.
Online Training and Continuing Education
In partnership with MaxKnowledge, APSCU offers a variety of training programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of your institution's personnel. The objective is to increase operational efficiency, quality, and profitability. Training areas include the following:
Education (Faculty Training)
eLearning (Training for Online Faculty)
Management and Leadership
Online courses are facilitated by subject-matter experts from private sector institutions, and enrollment is open at any time. Participants receive certificates and continuing education credit upon completion of training. Free learning opportunities are also available to registered users via monthly topical webinars, soft skills-enhancing tutorials, and through The Lounge, the social learning space where professionals share best practices. Register at www.apscutraining.org.
APSCU members receive discounts on every purchase. If you do not have your APSCU Member VIP Discount Code, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.