ACEC/PA Benefits of Membership
Membership Benefits - Brochure
There are two ACEC/PA membership levels:
-- for firms registered to practice engineering in Pennsylvania; includes
membership in ACEC (national); dues determined according to a formula based on
Membership -- for firms in related professions, such as
insurance, finance and accounting, suppliers, construction, and firms that
provide legal, scientific and technology support; nonvoting, but may
participate in all programs, sit on committees and receive all materials; dues:
If you are
interested in joining, please print and fill out the Membership Application, or complete the online form.
Explanation of ACEC/PA and ACEC 2013-2014 Membership Dues
is a Member Organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Annual Meeting provides networking and educational opportunities in all aspects
of engineering firm business management. The Annual Meeting is held every
Spring in a different location.
meetings are held in the eastern, central and western Pennsylvania locations,
where you will meet with industry leaders and other firm principals to discuss
issues and develop lasting relationships.
Government Affairs Breakfast meetings are held monthly, except during December
and the summer, to bring together principals of consulting engineering firms
and legislative and governmental agency leaders. Discussions include
legislative issues of importance to engineering firms.
PennDOT co-host a yearly conference for principals and/or project managers from
consulting engineering firms and representatives from each PennDOT District and
Central Office to further the partnership between engineers and the department.
Diamond Awards Banquet is held the first Thursday in February to recognize the
engineering achievements of Pennsylvania engineering firms. Project recognition
is given to engineering firms and to their clients.
the year, ACEC/PA conducts educational seminars on business practice topics
important to engineering firms. Nationally recognized speakers present
information necessary for every engineering business.
Through ACEC National, ACEC/PA offers the following benefits to
ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust
The ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust oversees a program that provides life and
health insurance coverage for participating ACEC member firms. The program
offers flexible benefits designed by engineers for engineers. You’ll find the
right plans for your whole firm in one place: health, dental, disability, life
and more. With the program, you’re backed by the group purchasing power of more
than 1,700 firms and 28,000 employees. The plan administrator is HealthPlan
Services and the plan underwriter is Trustmark. For more information,
Business Insurance Trust
Business Insurance Trust oversees a program that provides business and
professional liability insurance coverage for participating ACEC member firms.
The program brand is "The ProShop.” The ProShop offers policyholders
tailored coverage along broad policy terms and conditions. Program coverage
includes automobile liability and physical damage; workers’ compensation; and
the "Spectrum” package policy affording protection for buildings, business
personal property, money and securities, business liability, equipment
breakdown, computers and media. Catastrophe liability protection is available
through umbrella coverage. The plan underwriter is The Hartford, and the plan
administrator is Marsh USA Inc. The Trust has authorized Marsh to make
engineers’ professional liability coverage available to member firms. Neither
ACEC nor the Trust endorses any one PLI provider. It is the objective of Marsh
to offer a choice of providers for PLI coverage. The selection of underwriters
may change from time to time. For more information, click here.
ACEC Retirement Trust
The ACEC Retirement Trust oversees a program that provides retirement plans for
participating ACEC member firms. The program record keeper, Prudential
Retirement, offers full service 401(k), Profit Sharing, Money Purchase, and
Defined Benefit plans with discounted fee schedules to all member firms. Investment
options are comprehensive and are reviewed regularly by an independent
investment advisor retained by the Trust. A dedicated service team at
Prudential ensures professional assistance with all aspects of administering
the participating firms’ retirement plans. For more information, click here.ACEC Bookstore