Become part of ADDP
ADDP is the only state-wide association that focuses exclusively on issues relating to developmental/intellectual disability and brain injury services. Our excellent working relationships with the Department of Developmental Services, MassHealth, The Arc of Massachusetts, and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts allow for an effective coalition between provider organizations, funders, and advocates. ADDP’s record during the past year illustrates achievement of key goals, as well as successful responses to budget developments, fiscal surprises, and policy implementation.
Click here to download a membership packet & start receiving countless benefits for your organization, your employees, and the individuals supported by your organization.
STRENGTH Your organization’s membership in ADDP keeps the disability community strong... which helps your organization remain equally strong.
MISSION Your organization’s membership in ADDP shows a long-lasting commitment to community unity... which helps your organization maintain a mission-related message to your funders, your staff, and the individuals you support
FOCUS Your organization’s membership in ADDP helps this community focus on important issues... which helps your organization prepare for, adapt to, and implement new policies, best practices, and innovations.
These are precarious times we live in. Providers need leadership and effective representation with Massachusetts’ top decision-makers and legislators. An investment in ADDP membership will pay dividends on behalf of the individuals you support, your organization, and your employees.
If your organization is interested in becoming a member of ADDP, please click here for more information.
ADDP works on behalf of developmental/intellectual disabilities services and brain injury services providers. As a member of ADDP, you receive numerous benefits, including:
In recent years, ADDP has become a leading advocate at the state level. With the force of 120+ organizations behind us, ADDP works very hard to keep our members’ priorities in the minds of lawmakers and policymakers. Our success in bringing our members’ agenda to the state government table has resulted in:
- New legislation
- Budget restorations
- Regulation changes
- Ongoing collaboration with key state agencies
ADDP is known for our communication skills. When you become a member, you receive:
- Communication and information via regular emails from CEO Gary Blumenthal and ADDP staff on critical and timely issues.
- Weekly electronic mailing of news clippings from across the state.
- Quarterly membership meetings to get information, share best practices.
- Contact with decision-makers, and access to legislative leadership.
- Effective advocacy on your behalf, including regular meetings with DDS, MRC, and other administration officials.
ADDP members are welcome to join any of our issue-centered committees, where volunteer groups work to:
- Share best practices
- Make policy recommendations
- Draft ADDP legislative strategies
- Coordinate professional development activities
Your membership entitles your organization’s staff to discounted rates for:
- Professional development workshops on important topics led by experts in the field.
- Best practices forums on timely subjects.
- Fire Safety Trainings, which fulfill state mandates.
- ADDP’s Annual Conference & EXPO
DISCOUNTED EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
ADDP has partnered with IPNE to offer a wide range of discounted employee benefits designed to help our member organizations to save money on dental, vision and life insurance, as well as workers' comp and other administrative necessities. This program is entirely a la carte, and available to any ADDP member organization.
- ADDP members are eligible for special savings offered by many of our Business Members. We encourage you to learn more about them.
- Advertise your employment openings on our Web site - a popular feature for both job posters and job seekers!
Purchase Employee Benefits through ADDP & IPNE - and save!
ADDP has teamed with Insurance Professionals of New England to offer a new cost-saving Benefits Menu exclusively for ADDP member organizations. In order to significantly enhance savings for our member organizations, ADDP has partnered with Insurance Professionals of New England and several key insurance carriers to offer this “a la carte” plan for employee benefits.
Download the entire menu by clicking here.
Your organization is welcome to choose from any or all of the following programs, which have been discounted exclusively for ADDP members. Simply call IPNE directly at (800)539-4763 for quotes, or to enroll.
Here are some of the benefits now available at special prices for ADDP members only:
Dental Benefits... to make you smile!
This plan from Altus Dental gives your organization access to comprehensive dental benefits at very competitive monthly rates. This exclusive offer for ADDP members features:
- Exams, cleaning, x-rays, & fillings covered by a low-cost employee plan.
- Plan rates guaranteed for 24 months.
- A strong dental network! Altus dental offers the state’s largest Preferred Provider (PPO) dental network, including more than 6,000 locations throughout MA, RI and southern NH, as well as access to 100,000 participating offices nationwide through Connection Dental.
There are fixed rate plans available for groups of more than 50 employees that are not only competitive but lower than other similar Association plans. Groups of less than 50 employees will still have market competitive rates available to them as ADDP member.
Long-term, Short-term, Life, and Disability from UNUM
Your organization can receive a 7% discount off standard underwritten UNUM Rates on Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage with UNUM, a company with a strong and lengthy reputation and history in the social service market. The ancillary services of enrollment, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance and similar benefit and services have proven to be valuable for our social service clients. Accounts will still have the advantage of individual underwriting and then the ADDP member discount will be applied.
Vision benefits... to see great savings!
The United HealthCare Vision Care benefits that are currently provided to nearly 19,000 employer groups will now be made available to ADDP members at a significant discount. HHC Vision plans include:
- covered-in-full benefits for eye exams, eye glasses & contact lenses
- cosmetic lens options such as progressive lenses
- a national network of over 34,000 providers including both private and major retail chain providers including WalMart and Sam’s Club
3rd party benefits administration services
Benefit Strategies, LLC is recognized as one of New England’s premier TPAs, and are experts in administering Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangement accounts, Health Savings Accounts, COBRA, and Commuter Choice Plans. Benefit Strategies is a preferred partner with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA and Tufts Health Plan. In addition, they are SSAE16 certified and fully WISP compliant. Benefit Strategies partners with hundreds of benefit brokers that serve 1,700 valued clients across the United States. They have a strong reputation, and history and their ADDP discounted prices will help ADDP members pass savings along to their employees.
Stephenson & Brook is a risk management firm specializing in Workers’ Compensation. They were established twenty five years ago and service hundreds of clients throughout the country from offices in metro Boston and New York City. Their client service team includes claims consultants, medical case managers, physicians, occupational health nurses, actuaries and certified risk managers. Stephenson & Brook have worked closely with Insurance Professionals of New England for many years and will offer a 10% discount on comprehensive claims management service to ADDP members.
The Medical Guide
Gary Fradin and The Medical Guide can help lower your medical spending while improving your employees’ medical outcomes. The average employee costs over $10,000 a year in medical premiums. Studies show that up to a third is wasted on unnecessary care that increases costs and risks without improving outcomes. That’s up to $3,300 per employee. The Medical Guide helps employers get that $3,300 back by teaching people to make informed choices about medical care. Better informed employees cost less. Special discounted prices are available to ADDP members through IPNE.
More Money for your mission through fleet management
…or, Do More with Less. Now more than ever, human services organizations are operating under extreme budgetary constraints. Orion Fleet Intelligence guides human services organizations to recapture valuable budget dollars by helping them to permanently cut wasteful operating costs, increase consumer & driver safety, and improve operational efficiency. ADDP Members are entitled to a 90-day Value Discovery Program (a $4,300 value) proudly endorsed by IPNE. This risk-free program provides you with an unprecedented opportunity. Uncover your actual fuel waste, safety issues, and productivity opportunities…Validate that you can recoup these dollars…Build a lasting culture of safety and operational efficiency…and lower your insurance costs.
This program has been arranged for and administered by: Insurance Professionals of New England (IPNE), a division of Starkweather and Shepley, our exclusive ADDP employee benefits broker.
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