Which Benefits Will You Take Advantage of First?
A Full-line Insurance Agency
Choose from over 65 different health care plans, plus life insurance, long-term disability, executive benefit plans and flexible spending accounts. PIASC membership makes it easy to offer a competitive package of employment benefits to your team.
Group Medical Insurance
Choose from over 65 different health care plans, plus life insurance, long-term disability, executive benefit plans and flexible spending accounts. PIA membership makes it easy to offer a competitive package of employment benefits to your team. Note: Availability varies by state.
Get help from our in-house or vetted external experts in printing, safety, sales tax, compliance, environmental regulations, sales, marketing and other areas. From technical questions about printing to VOC calculations, Cal/OSHA compliance, sales advice and more, PIA has the resources and answers you need.
Get everything from sample written programs (Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness Prevention, etc.) to a Forklift Training Manual, complimentary “mock Cal/OSHA” walk-through inspections and more.
Keep your cash flowing with access to three invaluable services: third party collections, discounts on Experian credit reports (check on a prospect’s credit worthiness before you start doing work for them!), and a unique slow pay reporting program whereby members warn other members about potential problem accounts.
Work with pre-vetted vendors and enjoy savings on the services that you need most, from equipment, supplies and shipping to credit card processing, telephony, recycling, background checks and much more.
From Cal/OSHA, DFEH and EEOC to AQMD, EPA and more, there’s an alphabet soup of governmental agencies creating regulations that affect your business—and these regulations are constantly in flux. PIA stays on top of the ever-changing regulatory environment and then keeps you up-to-date through informative articles, online resources and helpful webinars.
Human Resources Support
Call PIASC’s HR expert when challenging labor situations or questions arise. It’s like having a human resources consultant on call…for free.
Work with insurance professionals who truly understand industry requirements. Get all of the insurance coverages you need, all tailored specifically for graphic arts firms.
Attend graphics industry meetings and events, including networking breakfasts and happy hours, the annual Graphics Night gala and awards banquet, holiday parties, surplus paper drives, member outings and more.
Printing Industries Credit Union
Offer a valuable benefit to your employees at absolutely no cost to you. The Printing Industries Credit Union offers great deals on banking, auto loans and other services, and over 50 shared branch locations in the Los Angeles area alone. Note: Only for California.
Let PIA help you stay informed. Use Native.news, a biweekly newspaper, to stay on top of everything from legislative and human resources issues to upcoming events, business and management, technical challenges and more. Read PIA e-Flash, a weekly newsletter with useful tips for running your business.
Save significant time and money with our no-cost staffing services, and let our experienced recruiters find employees for you. Avoid the exorbitant fees charged by traditional staffing agencies, and the hassle of advertising job openings and wading through resumes of unqualified candidates.
Each year PIA’s Print Excellence Awards recognize the best work done by our members, and our Executive of the Year award honors one member’s outstanding contributions to our industry. PIA members are also eligible for recognition at the national level.
Label & Packaging Group
Participate in a group that offers specialized resources for label and packaging printers. Learn about new technology and regulations, attend sub-industry events, and network with your peers at training sessions.
Buy or sell a business, equipment or office furniture, or rent or lease building space. This free service for PIA members is specific to the graphics industry and the Southern California and Clark County, Nevada areas.
Gain access to invaluable resources in the business/technical, environmental, human resources, sales tax and safety areas. Everything is categorized, pre-vetted and conveniently gathered on one site for your convenience.
Take advantage of webinars, conference, workshops, classes and online learning opportunities designed for our industry. You can also arrange to have one of our experts provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and/or Management Training sessions at your facility.
Medical Employee Benefits with an Amazing Level of Customer Service
Most PIA members take advantage of the group insurance plans available through PIBT (the Printing Industries Benefit Trust). With a choice of over 65 different health care plans from three of the top carriers — PIBT Freedom, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente — there’s a plan for every budget and need. Options include PPO, HMOs, EEOs and indemnity plans.
Note: Availability varies by state.
Members also appreciate the ability to offer additional voluntary benefits to their employees: dental, vision, chiropractic, life and long-term disability insurance; executive benefit plans; and flexible spending accounts.
But some of the real magic of the PIBT group insurance program is what happens after your plan is in place, because this is when the Group Health Administrative Services kick in. At absolutely no extra cost, you get:
Someone to deal with the insurance company on your employees’ behalf
When an employee is denied coverage for a requested service, give us a call. Instead of having your employee spend hours during their work day trying to get the situation straightened out, let one of our experts go to bat for them. We have direct access to the right people at the insurance companies, and will keep working on the issue until it is resolved.
Dedicated in-house customer service staff
From providing on-site orientations and helping your employees better understand their coverage to taking care of all administrative issues (including COBRA administration!), our full-service approach saves you time, money and headaches.
Comprehensive Commercial Insurance at Competitive Prices
Safeguard your business with a customized business insurance program tailored for you by an insurance professional with expertise in the unique requirements of the graphics industry. Available programs include:
Credit Union Membership: The Valuable Employee Benefit that Costs You Nothing
Maintaining a happy workforce requires a commitment to your employee’s well-being. That’s why most companies offer extensive employee benefits packages. As a PIA member, offering your employees the benefit of membership in the Printing Industries Credit Union (PICU). Note: Only for California.
At absolutely no extra cost, you get:
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Benefits that are the Right Fit
While all PIA benefits and services are available to all PIA members, here’s what we’ve found to be the top, based on business size.