Group Purchasing

Experience the benefits of group purchasing for select products and services from Iowa and national companies to meet your organization’s needs.

The following group purchasing programs are available to members through Extended Care Services of Iowa, Inc. (ECSI), a subsidiary of Iowa Health Care Association, and American Health Care Association’s (AHCA’s) and National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL’s) Member Savings Program.

  • Facility Supplies
    • HPSI – Provides discounts on food service, linens, sanitary supplies, cleaning supplies, office supplies, major medical equipment, prescription drugs and more. Local contact: Chris Schabel, 515-291-2389
    • Partner Ship – Offers member benefit savings on select FedEx services.
  • Employee Benefits
    • HealthiestYou (a subsidiary of Teladoc Health) – Provides telehealth mobile app.
    • Insurance Solutions – Offers a variety of employee health insurance programs available through AHCA/NCAL.
    • PayActiv– Offers a financial wellness platform that provides earned wage access and many additional services.
  • Education Resources
    • CARES – Offers an online person-centered dementia training program for staff.
    • CE Solutions Find educational programming for skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice care, including online e-learning solutions.
    • Gero Nurse Prep – Provides training for the American Nurses Credentialing Center board certification exam in gerontological nursing available through AHCA/NCAL.
  • Information Services/Data Products
    • APPI Energy – Provides a data-driven procurement solution to reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members.
    • BCG Research – Brighton Consulting GroupGet help administering and managing resident and employee satisfaction surveys.
    • Clear Energy– Provides software to audit utility bills.
    • Mood Media – Offers music, messaging and scent services that enhance residents’ experience in any long-term care center.
    • Touche – Offers a digital platform to help complete required background checks, Medicaid applications and more – in one easy-to-access location.
  • Insurance Services
    • Iowa LTC Risk Management Association – Iowa’s largest provider (a group self-insured association formed in 1991) specifically for workers compensation insurance in the long-term care industry in Iowa. Local contact: Dan Johnson, 515-223-9022
    • HealthCap – Provides professional and general liability insurance products. AHCA/NCAL members receive a 10% discount on premiums. Local contact: Jason Norton, Lee Agency, 800-225-9252
    • Independent Insurance Services – Provides personal, business, life and health and employee benefits coverages.
    • Lee Agency – Offers property, liability, auto, life and health, directors and officers liability and employment practices liability coverages.

For more information about ECSI, contact ECSI President Cindy Baddeloo at 800.422.3106.

AHCA/NCAL Member Savings Program is a membership benefit provided by AHCA and NCAL, which is also available to all IHCA and ICAL members. This program offers access to exclusive offers and discounts from national companies.