ACEC Trust Programs

Business Insurance
Life/Health Insurance
Retirement Programs

ACEC's Trust Programs are designed to enhance your membership investment by helping to control your firm's costs. Programs are available for business insurance, life/health insurance, and retirement plans. The ACEC Trusts have created partnerships with reputable administrators and plan providers that offer valuable services with quality and competitive prices. In addition to providing business savings, these programs make for an attractive employee retention program in which individual employees benefit from your ACEC purchasing power.

In order for an engineering firm to take advantage of these excellent business opportunities you must become a member. ACEC membership is available through one of the 51 state and regional councils, called Member Organizations. Click on Join ACEC to begin your first steps to savings for your business. For membership information, call 202-347-7474 and ask for the Membership Department.

For additional information on ACEC's Trust programs, contact Charles Kim at 202-347-7474 and ACEC members can achieve further savings through ACEC's Discount Programs. Click here for more information on these programs or contact

ACEC Business Insurance Trust

The ACEC Business Insurance Trust oversees a program that provides business and professional liability insurance coverage for participating ACEC member firms. The program 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.

Under the Deductible Assistance Program, the BIT may be able to defray all or part of your firm’s deductible for automobile or property claims if you are an ACEC member in good standing and participate in the BIT program. Once your claim is submitted and processed by the BIT’s carrier, The Hartford, you can request the return of your deductible amount up to $1,000 per claim. Click here to download the form needed to request deductible assistance from the BIT for processed property and auto claims.

Further information on the program, including quotations, can be obtained by contacting Kevin Woolley of Marsh at (800) 338-1391 and The ACEC Staff Liaison for the Trust is Charles Kim. He can be reached at (202) 347-7474 and

The Trust is the host of an informative Web site highlighting information on both business and professional liability insurance. Please visit the Web site at the following address:

ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust

The ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust (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, vision, life, disability, and more. With the program, you're backed by the group purchasing power of more than 1,350 firms and 50,000 participants.

The Trust offers two distinct health benefit plans to choose from. The Traditional Plan offered nationwide is administered and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare. Like ACEC member companies who exemplify the highest standards in technology, UnitedHealthcare leverages innovative, leading-edge health care technology to deliver quality, affordable health care solutions.

The Select Plan is offered in 32 states and includes a self-funded feature that provides an opportunity for firms to retain a portion of their medical benefit premiums in years where there is low utilization of healthcare services and claims.

As a Trust member, you receive the following benefits:

  • dedicated ACEC Life/Health Trust sales and service teams waiting to serve you
  • a vast product portfolio of traditional and consumer-driven plans and programs including access to HSAs and HRAs
  • a broad network of physicians and health care professionals and hospitals to offer members convenient access to services nationwide
  • access to a FREE wellness program — Designed Wellness

To find out more about the Trust, or to receive a no-obligation quote, please send an email to Existing Trust employers and members can find more program information at The ACEC Staff Liaison for the Trust is Charles Kim. He can be reached at (202) 347-7474 and

ACEC Retirement Trust

The ACEC Retirement Trust oversees a program that provides retirement plans for participating ACEC member firms. Firms in any national category of membership are eligible for this program. Seven Trustees, made up of senior members of participating firms, oversee the Retirement Trust. The Trustees have selected nationally known consulting firms in the areas of ERISA compliance, investment selection and monitoring, participant education, and recordkeeping to assist them in the operation of their program. For program members, the Trustees assume a significant portion of the required fiduciary protection of each member’s plan, thus allowing firm personnel to spend more time on their engineering expertise and less on the retirement readiness of their employees.

Trust participant education is provided through webinars, newsletters and flyers and is available to participants 24/7 through websites and major social media channels. Call centers are provided where Plan Sponsors and participants can talk to live experts to assist with their questions and needs. Local representatives are assigned to each plan to assist with face-to-face questions and on-site education where desired.

For additional information regarding the Trust or its programs, please contact the Trust's Executive Director:

Bruce McFarland, Executive Director
1510 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075

    The ACEC Staff Liaison for the Trust is Charles Kim. He can be reached at (202) 347-7474 and

    Please visit the Retirement Trust's website at the following address:




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