Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium (ACSHIC)
Over the past 15 years, the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium (ACSHIC) has provided an important service for the school districts of Allegheny County. The ACSHIC represents over 18,000 school district employees and retirees primarily within Allegheny County. Coverage is provided for one Intermediate Unit, 41 or the 42 School Districts and 4 area Vo-Tech Schools. The Heinz Foundation initially subsidized the Consortium to become the only health care provider in the area for public employees, and encourage all districts to enroll in a p common plan.
The ACSHIC is currently governed by 24 - 12 Management and 12 Labor. The 12 Management representatives include one representative from the AIU, one representative from Higher Education, four Superintendents (one from each region), two Business Managers and four School Board Members. The 12 Labor representatives include four from the PaFT, five from the PSEA, and three from the SEIU.
The Board of Trustees normally meets on the second Thursday of the month. Various sub committees have been established (i.e. Finance, Benefits, Appeals, Wellness), which will meet on an as needed basis.