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What’s New

Association Associates Newsletter

Thank you all for the warm reception and great feedback you’ve given us on AAI Pathways. We hope the newsletter continues to help keep you informed of all the latest news and updates at AAI, your Associations’ Headquarters. This newsletter is packed with association news, particularly news on philanthropic endeavors and association programs. Contact us by email or give us a call at 609-890-9207 to find out the many ways our experienced association professionals can help your organization grow and move forward.

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Healthcare Reform Update

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, making key changes to the nation’s healthcare system and setting new requirements for both health insurance plans and employers. The law requires new accountability for insurance companies and also offers new choices for consumers. The law established a four-year timeline for the launch of specific features and requirements; its timeline spans from the ACA’s establishment in 2010 through 2014, when the final elements of the law will be set into place. Read more about the healthcare reform update.

What’s New at AAI?

We’ve got our heads in the “cloud”

To help keep our clients out in front, AAI has updated its technology, migrating to a virtual, cloud-based server. Secure cloud computing helps to increase our data storage capacity and the security of our files, and enhance our computing functionality without requiring a large infrastructure rebuild and the costs associated with such an investment. And this was provided at no additional cost to our Association clients.

New association benefits: Reduced rates on UPS shipping services

Our clients can now benefit from reduced shipping rates through UPS. A new agreement between AAI and UPS means substantial savings to clients and their members. Contact your association director for more information.

What’s New with You?

Clients help after Hurricane Sandy

In an open letter, New Jersey Propane Gas Association (NJPGA) State Director Robert B. Nicholson III recognized the many New Jersey propane companies and employees who went out of their way to respond to those in need before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. In addition to filling customers’ tanks in preparation for the storm, the industry continued to serve customers as long as they were allowed on the roads. They filled tanks that powered cell towers, cooked meals and heated water when other resources were greatly limited.

BioNJ and HR/NY both made generous contributions to the Sandy Relief Fund. Read more client news.

What’s New with the AAI Team?

Give a little

The folks at AAI love to get involved and give back to the community.

We dressed the part on National Wear Red Day®. In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, the folks at AAI wore red on February 1, 2013, and raised funds to advance medical research in cardiovascular disease, promote greater awareness, and help fund education and community programs.

AAI underwrote the cost of one child to have a seat on the Mercer County Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation’s Annual Mercer County Dreamlift, which sponsored deserving children with a chartered flight to Disney World, park tickets, lunch and souvenirs. The Sunshine Foundation strives to help dreams come true for chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children. Read more about the foundation.

ASAE designation certification

ASAE certifications have been received by AAI’s Linda Quarino, VP, Client Accounting Services, and Kimberly Reichard, Managing Director. The ASAE certificate program was created to enhance individual performance and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Successful certificants have completed five-course training sessions invoking principles of association management excellence.

Debbie Hart named to Innovation Council

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the State’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno announced the creation of the Council on Innovation to improve collaborative opportunities among government, industry and academia. BioNJ President and CEO, Debbie Hart, was named to serve on the Council on Innovation along with leaders selected from both business and higher education communities across the State. The Council will advise the State’s Partnership for Action on how, by working together, business and academic entities can improve New Jersey’s economy and attract more Federal funding.