Welcome to the SCICU Business Partners Program. The program is designed to enable the SCICU member colleges, their employees, and their students and families attain information about goods and services available from the companies and businesses that have chosen to become SCICU Business Partners. Participation in the program includes no obligations, warranties, or guarantees, expressed or implied, by SCICU or the Business Partners. Thank you for your interest!
Affinity LTC, The Coalition's endorsed broker, has specialized in providing Long Term Care insurance solutions to private, non-profit higher education for over 15 years. Affinity LTC first partnered with The Coalition in 2008 to offer John Hancock and then Genworth group LTCi products with unique benefits and limited underwriting to higher education clients and their families.
The Coalition is pleased to announce that Affinity LTC has a new group LTC offering available to Coalition members. This new product is available in all states except NY, MA, and VT. Affinity LTC is working on a comparable product for those states.
-Allstate Benefits: A+ rated carrier.
-Utilizes Life Insurance with an LTC rider (state specific) which eliminates the "use it or lose it" drawback of a traditional LTC product.
-Completely voluntary program for employees ages 18-80. Full-time and part-time/adjuncts working 20 + hours per week are eligible.
-True Guarantee Issue with benefit up to $175,000 for employees ages 18-70. (Simplified Issue for ages 71-80).
-Can be set up as direct billing or payroll deduction.
-Easy turnkey enrollment - driven towards online employee entered enrollment - no agent pressure.
Allegiance Industries is a facilities management provider to educational institutions specializing in janitorial, electrical, and security services.
Aramark Higher Education is an organization dedicated to service excellence in dining, facilities and conference center management. We create living and learning environments that foster healthy growth, build loyalty and create lasting connections to more than 600 campuses across North America.
Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 years, BlueCross BlueShield of SC is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.
Buffkin / Baker, founded in 1999 in Nashville, TN, is a growing, national, retained, executive search firm. The members of the firm have extensive backgrounds in retained executive search, collectively bringing over 175 years of experience. Buffkin / Baker has offices in Cambridge, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Winston-Salem. The firm has 9 partners nationwide. The professional staff of the firm has conducted over 1,500 searches for a diverse corporate and non-profit clientele.
Buffkin / Baker’s higher education practice is one of the most prominent in the country, having conducted over 700 searches for clients that include leading liberal arts colleges, community colleges, regional private and public colleges and universities, large public and private research universities, HBCUs, AAU institutions, health science centers, and public and private secondary education institutions. While this practice includes a distinct public and private education sector focus, we have also conducted searches for governmental entities and non-education nonprofit organizations. All these searches allow us to serve, and partner closely with elected or appointed boards and/or committees and have included positions such as: President, CEO, Executive Director, Superintendent, Head of School, and other senior level administrators. A brief overview of our higher education practice is included as a separate document.
Buffkin / Baker also has significant experience conducting CEO and other executive level searches outside of higher education. In addition to education, our practice areas include healthcare; digital transformation; private equity; entertainment; technology, media, and telecom; and non-profit organizations. Our clients include respected Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, non-profit organizations, public sector entities, and start-ups.
In addition to our US practice, through our global partnership, Panorama, we can respond effectively to the increasingly international demands of senior-level executive search in the higher education and non-profit sectors, as well as our corporate searches. With 42 offices, and multi-sector expertise across the globe, through Panorama we are able to offer our clients the advantage of a global team of colleagues with a commitment to excellence and service. Our global presence and reach provide coverage across key higher education markets, including Australia, Europe, and the Far East.
Buffkin / Baker is also a member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), a select group of approximately 250 national/international search firms. We adhere to the ethical principles set forth in its “Code of Professional Practice.” For additional information, please refer to our website: www.buffkinbaker.com or the AESC website: www.aesc.org .
Cantey Tech Consulting is a leading provider of technology planning and support services for educators. Cantey Tech handles technology so you can focus on students.
As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving higher education and other nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed. For over 50 years, the firm has served universities, seminaries, and other nonprofit organizations by providing support in the key areas of financial integrity and security.
CapinCrouse offers a wide range of audit, review, tax, advisory, and cybersecurity services to help you achieve your mission. Whether your institution requires assistance with formulating clear financial performance reports, complying with changing accounting standards, assessing and reducing your cybersecurity risk, or evaluating and coaching your financial leadership team, we can customize a solution to meet your specific situation.
With a network of offices across the nation, CapinCrouse has the resources of a large firm and the personal touch of a local firm.
Cengage, the U.S. Higher Education business of global education technology company Cengage Group, serves millions of instructors, learners and institutions. We deliver affordable, high-quality digital products and personalized support to power learning individually and at scale. Our customer-centered approach enables innovation, including Cengage Unlimited, the first and only all-access digital subscription for textbooks and course materials. Our textbooks, homework tools, and flagship online learning platforms, MindTap and WebAssign, help educators and students achieve their goals. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Centrica Business Solutions is an integrator of sustainable energy solutions that works with higher education institutions to remove complexity. We deliver a full range of comprehensive energy solutions and services encompassing energy efficiency and sustainability measures as well as renewable energy offerings. Our targeted approach to energy implementation establishes goals, identifies opportunities, installs solutions, and ensures support in delivering on financial, facility, and environmental agendas.
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Unum Group, provides financial protection benefits to America’s workers and their families when the unexpected happens. The company offers workplace benefits, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. Colonial Life’s benefit services, education and innovative enrollment technology supports over 87,000 businesses and 4 million workers. In 2021, Colonial Life paid $800 million in benefits to policyholders.
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