Members Save Time and Money with Products and Services to Better Their Business
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) strives to provide the best benefits to members to help advance their businesses in new and advantageous ways and also simplify business practices where possible. AFSA currently offers eight “Business Solutions,” endorsed by elected merit shop fire sprinkler contractor representatives, which include: a 401(K) retirement plan, background screening for potential employees, drug testing, freight service, health insurance, office supply discounts, and travel discounts.
“These solutions are an opportunity for AFSA’s members to receive discounts to help business operations run smoothly,” comments AFSA’s Manager of Membership and Chapter Relations Meda Merritt. “These offerings are a great way to save your company money.”
TripPlanet is an invite-only platform that gives you access to deeply discounted airfare and hotel rates. TripPlanet offers members up to a 60-percent discount when compared to other online travel sites–—worldwide access to 500-plus airlines, 900,000-plus hotels, and 50-plus car rental agencies. Travel discounts on cruises, entertainment tickets, vacation homes, and tours are coming soon. Visit the AFSA business member discounts page at firesprinkler.org/member-discounts to access an exclusive invitation.
AFSA Contractors Insurance Solution
This AFSA-endorsed program was created in 1989 and continues to be the program of choice for fire sprinkler contractors nationwide. Operations include system design; fabrication; and installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based systems. Other operations may be included as long as 51 percent of the operations are fire sprinkler installation, service, and repair. (We do not exclude the installation of CPVC jobs.) Visit breckis.com/program/fire-sprinkler-contractors-elite/.
AFSA Member Savings Program
AFSA members can access exclusive discounts on the products and services they use most. The best part is that this service is completely free. No fees, no obligations—just great business and personal saving benefits! Get discounts at many of your business’s most frequented stops, including Office Depot, hotels, Avis/Budget, pharmacies, ADP, and many more. Visit afsa.savingcenter.net.
Background Screening & Drug Testing Service
Quick Search provides AFSA members with background screening and drug testing at a significant discount. Screening your applicant is a small price to pay to eliminate employees who have criminal records, driving violations, or worker’s compensation claims history. With experience searching more than 3,000 county databases, Quick Search’s expert researchers have provided accurate and compliant candidate experiences to more than 5,000 organizations on more than 5,000,000 screening reports. Visit quicksi.com.
Freight LTL Service
AFSA, in partnership with UPS Freight, offers the AFSA/UPS Freight® Savings Program, a program designed to help increase efficiencies and reduce costs. With the AFSA/UPS Freight Savings Program, you’ll receive discounts on LTL freight shipping, trade show services, and cross-border shipping—with no fees or minimum shipping requirements. Visit tforcefreight.com/ltl/apps/home/.
401(k) Retirement Plan
AFSA has endorsed Allan Strange and The Strange Group at Janney Montgomery Scott as its 401(K) retirement plan consultant. AFSA has a longstanding relationship with Allan Strange and his team, who have been managing the Association’s assets for over 20 years. In addition to managing assets for associations and families, The Strange Group partners with employers to provide fiduciary retirement plan management.
Retirement plans have been under significant scrutiny regarding plan administration and investment fund fees, and many large plans have faced class-action lawsuits. The Strange Group’s goal is to consult with every plan sponsor within AFSA to ensure that each AFSA member’s 401(K) plan is up-to-date on cost, service, performance, and operational efficiency. For more information, call (804) 595-9368 or email email@example.com.
Researching health insurance can be very time-consuming and very frustrating for those who aren’t extremely savvy in the healthcare arena. AFSA members can obtain a free, no-obligation quote through Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants, Inc. (MMIC). Now, AFSA membership allows for a free discount pharmacy card, saving up to 60 percent on prescription medications. Visit mmicinsurance.com/AFSA.
Residential Contractor Company Accreditation
CPSE developed the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation Program (ReFSCAP) in cooperation with AFSA, the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Accreditation identifies credible policies, procedures, training, and business practices to assure homeowners and regulators that single-family residential systems are installed properly. Visit publicsafetyexcellence.org.
Let AFSA Help You Better Your Business
AFSA is constantly looking to provide new services and benefits to its members, so check back for new business solutions often! Members can take advantage of these resources and learn more about any of AFSA’s offerings by visiting firesprinkler.org/member-discounts or contacting AFSA’s Membership Department via phone at (214) 349-5965.