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AHCA/NCAL Preferred Products and Services Program

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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.

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

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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.  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 Prepcourse, 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.

MoodLogoRGB-800px.jpg.jpegMood Media

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:moodpartner). 

There are three easy ways to reach out to Mood:

Set 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.

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.

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® services.

  • 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 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

 * Includes a bonus 5% online processing discount. Full details available at

appi.pngAPPI 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 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.