We are looking forward to sharing details of our collaborative work as a liason between our business affiliates and our members. This work is led by our  KICA Joint Contracts Advisory Committee (JCAC). It's purpose is: 

1)To provide KICA President with input and recommendations on issues and items where collective contracting could be useful, attractive, and feasible

2)To review proposals for collective contracts and provide KICA President and KICA Board with recommendations on such proposals

3)To support KICA efforts to increase usage of collective contracts among member institutions as well as usage of individual elective contracts (such as those through the Coalition for College Cost Savings)


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The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was conceived as a catalyst for the first comprehensive and collaborative purchasing effort focused exclusively on independent, private higher education. The Coalition’s goals are to leverage the collective buying power of private colleges to reduce operating costs, improve the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lower the cost of delivering education. The Kansas Independent College Association and Fund (KICA) is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings. All Coalition contract programs are available to KICA members because of their membership with KICA. Those programs include: 

Affinity LTC has negotiated a best-in-class employee Long Term Care Insurance benefit that can be offered on a voluntary or employer-paid basis at little to no cost to your institution.
Blackboard Payments powered by Cashnet: simplify electronic billing, accept payments all over campus, offer flexible tuition payment plans, and create online storefronts.
CastleBranch offers technology driven background screening solutions for your students and entire workforce, including employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers and more.
E&I is a member-owned, non-profit sourcing cooperative focused on education. Reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies with E&I’s competitively awarded contracts.
Fastenal: The world’s most efficient supplier of OEM, MRO, and construction products.
FISCAL Technologies provides cloud-based AP Forensics software that identifies AP transactional exceptions – those cases where invoices and payments do not match due to things like fraud, vendor mistakes, and processing errors.
IMA Property & Casualty Insurance and Risk Management leverages the buying power of The Coalition to help its clients achieve significant premium savings.
Liberty Mutual Auto and Home: Voluntary benefits offering savings, service and convenience plus significant group discounts on products your employees need.
Pan-American Life Insurance Group offers three Accident Insurance programs discounted exclusively for member institutions: 1) Travel Medical & Accident Coverage Abroad, 2) Intercollegiate Sports, and 3) Mandatory Student, Faculty & Staff Accident coverages.
Paymerang creates an income stream for schools while facilitating electronic payments between colleges and their vendors, employees and students.
United Healthcare StudentResources: Help your students stay healthy and stay in school with reliable health insurance for losses that may result from an accident or illness.


Visit www.thecoalition.us/programs for further details and contact information for each program or read their latest newsletter here.