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Ways to Save

AIKCU’s cost-saving opportunities give members greater buying power

AIKCU is pleased to help its members save time and money through these three avenues:
 

  • Self-funded employee health insurance through the AIKCU Benefit Alliance.

  • AIKCU service agreements that provide savings on software and library databases.

  • Collaborative business agreements that offer discounts and pricing negotiations on products and services tailored to the unique needs of higher education.

Self-Funded Employee Health Insurance

Members can join a self-funded employee health insurance program through the AIKCU Benefit Alliance, a collaborative health insurance purchasing organization serving AIKCU campuses.

 

The Alliance operates under a jointly administered arrangement with Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Aspirant, and the Know Your Rx Coalition. It administers:

 

  • Medical and pharmacy plans

  • Employee dental plans

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Student-athlete medical plans

 

AIKCU member presidents conceived the idea of the Alliance as a way to better manage health insurance costs. It became fully operational in 2007 and now serves 11 AIKCU institutions and one affiliate member. While the Alliance never guarantees against rising health care costs, participants have seen significant savings. 

 

Contact: To purchase a specific product, contact Aspirant: Details & Contact Info. For general questions about the AIKCU Benefit Alliance, contact Krista Hudson, AIKCU Vice President of Finance and Administration, krista.hudson@aikcu.org.

AIKCU Service Agreements

AIKCU has independently entered into service agreements that let AIKCU members save on library databases and technology.

Contact: To purchase a specific product, contact the vendor directly. For general questions about AIKCU’s service agreements, contact Krista Hudson, AIKCU Vice President of Finance and Administration, krista.hudson@aikcu.org.

LIBRARY DATABASES

 

American Chemical Society

Provided By: AIKCU and ACS

Details & Contact Info

 

ProQuest

Provided By: AIKCU and ProQuest

Details & Contact Info

TECHNOLOGY

 

Adobe Licensing

Provided By: AIKCU and ScholarBuys

Details & Contact Info

 

Cybersecurity Virtual Information Security Office

Provided By: AIKCU and GreyCastle Security

Details & Contact Info

 

Microsoft Licensing

Provided By: AIKCU and ScholarBuys

Details & Contact Info

 

VMware Licensing

Provided By: AIKCU and ScholarBuys

Details & Contact Info

AIKCU Collaborative Agreements

AIKCU offers a wide range of products and services in collaboration with the Coalition for College Cost Savings, E&I Cooperative Services, and the HESS Consortium.

The Coalition for College Cost Savings

The Coalition gives AIKCU members access to national contracts and services that can improve processes and cut costs.

The Coalition uses the collective buying power of 31 member organizations in 29 states to help nearly 900 independent higher ed institutions reduce the cost of delivering education.

E&I Cooperative Services

 

E&I offers its 6,000 member institutions a broad portfolio of competitively solicited contracts with industry-leading suppliers, as well as innovative sourcing solutions.

 

E&I is the only member-owned, nonprofit sourcing cooperative exclusively focused on serving the procurement needs of the education community.

The HESS Consortium

 

HESS offers a variety of technology products and is now a part of E&I.

How to Access Savings

Products and services are listed by category, such as Athletics, Finance, and Health & Wellness. If a product or service applies to more than one category, it will be listed more than once. Each listing links to the vendor’s website and direct contact information.

 

Contact: To purchase a specific product, contact the vendor directly. For general questions about AIKCU’s business partners, contact Krista Hudson, AIKCU Vice President of Finance and Administration, krista.hudson@aikcu.org.

ATHLETICS

 

Intercollegiate Sports Secondary Insurance Coverage and Individual Hard Waiver Plans for Student Athletes

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

 

Emergency Preparedness

Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

ENERGY/SUSTAINABILITY

 

Energy Sustainability Program

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Sustainability
Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

FACILITIES

 

Energy Sustainability Program

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

MRO & Construction Solutions

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Project Financing

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

FINANCE

 

Energy Sustainability Program

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Hotel Revenue

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Lease Accounting Software

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Management Consulting

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Procure to Pay Automation

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Project Financing

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Property/Casualty/Risk Management

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Purchasing Card Program

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Settlement Recovery Services

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

Strategic Spend Assessments

Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

Supplemental Benefits

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

GENDER, SAFETY & EQUITY

 

Harassment & Discrimination Solutions

(Title IX, ADA, Clery, etc.)

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Behavioral Health

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Student Health Insurance

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Telehealth

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Long-Term Care

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Supplemental Benefits

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

LEGAL

Property/Casualty/Risk Management

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

Settlement Recovery Services

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Management Consulting

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

PROCUREMENT

 

eProcurement Solutions

Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

VERVE eProcurement

Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Cybersecurity Insurance

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

The HESS Consortium

Provided By: AIKCU and HESS

Details & Contact Info

 

IPv4 Brokerage Services

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

 

SAFETY & WELLNESS

 

Safety & Wellness

Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

SECURITY

 

Security
Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

 

Supplier Diversity
Provided By: AIKCU and E&I

Details & Contact Info

 

TRAVEL

 

Hotel Revenue

Provided By: AIKCU and the Coalition

Details & Contact Info

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