Benefits that Make Membership Pay for Itself

Which Benefits Will You Take Advantage of First?

Make your PIASC membership your “secret weapon” for building and improving your business’ bottom line. To learn more about each benefit, hold your mouse over an icon.
A Full-line Insurance Agency

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

Group Medical Insurance

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.

Expert Assistance

Expert Assistance

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, PIASC has the resources and answers you need.

Compliance Assistance

Compliance Assistance

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.

Cash Management

Cash Management

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.

Preferred Partners

Preferred Partners

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.

Regulatory Information

Regulatory Information

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. PIASC stays on top of the ever-changing regulatory environment and then keeps you up-to-date through informative articles, online resources and helpful webinars.

HR Support

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.

Commerical Insurance

Commerical Insurance

Work with insurance professionals who truly understand industry requirements. Get all of the insurance coverages you need, all tailored specifically for graphic arts firms.

Events/
Networking

Events/Networking

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.

Credit Union

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.

Marketing

Marketing

Attract new customers with your free listing in Print Access, the largest directory of print and media resources on the web. With thousands of companies from across the nation listed – and no fee for accessing the listings – www.PrintAccess.com is many buyers’ “go to” site.

Publications

Publications

Let PIASC 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 PIASC e-Flash, a weekly newsletter with useful tips for running your business.

Employment Services

Employment Services

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.

Industry
Awards

Industry Awards

Each year PIASC’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. PIASC members are also eligible for recognition at the national level.

Label & Packaging Group

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.

Classified Ads

Classified Ads

Buy or sell a business, equipment or office furniture, or rent or lease building space. This free service for PIASC members is specific to the graphics industry and the Southern California and Clark County, Nevada areas.

Online Resources

Online Resources

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.

Training

Training

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 PIASC 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 — Blue Shield, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente — there’s a plan for every budget and need. Options include PPO, HMOs, EEOs and indemnity plans.

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.

Plus, regardless of how many plans you choose to offer your employees, you get one invoice and one Participation Agreement (per calendar year). What could be more convenient?

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:

Property Insurance
Workers Compensation
General Liability Insurance
Commercial Auto Insurance
Commercial Umbrella Insurance
Mechanical Breakdown Coverage Insurance
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Cost to Correct Insurance
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
Fiduciary Liability Insurance
Cyber Liability Insurance
Earthquake Insurance
401k Plans
Buy Sell Agreements
Crime Insurance (Employee Dishonesty, Mysterious Disappearance and Theft)

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 PIASC member, offering your employees the benefit of membership in the Printing Industries Credit Union (PICU). At absolutely no extra cost, you get:

Free Checking (Direct Deposit)
Auto Loans
Home Loans
Online Banking
Free Online Bill Pay
Convenient Mobile App
Discount Entertainment Tickets
And much more!

Visit the Credit Union’s Website to Learn More

Benefits that are the Right Fit

While all PIASC benefits and services are available to all PIASC members, here’s what we’ve found to be the top, based on business size.

Small Businesses

Medical Benefits
Business Insurance
Human Resources Support
Shipping Discounts
Credit Card Processing Discounts
Expert Assistance

Medium-Sized Businesses

Medical Benefits
Business Insurance
Human Resources Support
Compliance Assistance
Employment Services
Training and Events

Large Businesses

Medical Benefits
Business Insurance
Human Resources Support
Sales Tax Assistance
Employment Services
Legislative Advocacy

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