Endorsed Service Providers

LeadingAge California is always looking for ways to help its Members save time and money. Thanks to the group-buying power of nearly 700 Members, the association is able to work with companies to provide the most competitive business products, rates and services possible.

Reach out to our LeadingAge California-endorsed service providers to see how they can add more value to your membership and reduce operating expenses. 

Workers' Compensation

Gallagher Lewis

Gallagher's Senior Living team of specialists has intricate knowledge and expertise of the senior living industry, and the unique and complex exposures that go with it. Their team includes a diverse group of expert advisors. with healthcare and senior living industry experience, including attorneys, nurses and legal nurse consultants, accounts, risk managers, safety professionals, and a former state surveyor, to provide you with tailored, effective solutions for your program. 


- Benchmarking and analytics

- Claims and litigation management

- Contract reviews and certificate management

- Loss control services

- Training and education


Learn more about Gallagher Lewis's programs and services offered for LeadingAge California members:

Kevin Veitia
Vice President

Jason Veitia
Vice President

Kelly Ventura
Account Executive







Call 800-745-3947

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. License #0726293

GuardianComp Non-Profit Self Insurance

GuardianComp is a workers’ comp self insurance group available through Lewis and Associates. Since its inception in 2003, LeadingAge California member communities participating in the program have saved over $14 million.

Key Features and Benefits:
• Average savings of 25% - 30% when compared with State Compensation Insurance Fund
• Available to non-profit licensed facilities
• Stringent, comprehensive industry-specific claims handling, loss control and risk management
• Professional claims handling assistance
• Wholly-owned and controlled by its members

Call 800-745-3947
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. License #0726293


The California Affinity Group is a self insurance group that allows Affinity Group members to purchase general and professional liability policies through Gallagher Lewis. This newly available program has the potential to save participating LeadingAge California members up to 50% on liability insurance premiums.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - the only insurance broker on the Ethisphere Institute's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies.

Key Features and Benefits:
• Potential to reduce liability premiums up to 50%
• No up front capital contribution required
• Available only to LeadingAge California members
• Wholly owned and controlled by Affinity Group members
• Free one-hour consultation available

Call 800-745-3947
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. License #0726293


Liability loss experience in the eldercare field continues to be high. This, along with a trend in suing retirement homes has led to skyrocketing premiums and fewer carriers offering insurance. Under such adverse conditions, having a broker who knows your business is an advantage. Gallagher Lewis has more than 30 years experience and a highly specialized staff. (It is recommended that you review your insurance 4-6 months prior to the renewal date.)

Key Features and Benefits:
• Superior underwriting knowledge and relationships
• Loss control seminars and other in-service programs
• Professional claims handling
• Cost control management, including claim control and loss prevention

Call 800-745-3947
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. License #0726293

Employee Benefits

Relation Insurance Services (formerly Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions) is a highly regarded employee benefits and human resource consulting firm.  They specialize in working with non-profits to provide competitive benefits to their employees. LeadingAge California members will benefit from a full suite of benefits consulting services at highly discounted pricing.

Press Release: Ascension Insurance Rebrands as Relation Insurance Services
Key Features & Benefits:
• Flat rate fees at substantially discounted prices for LeadingAge California members
• Association plans and programs with competitive pricing
• Full service benefits and human resource consulting
• Non-profit specialty and experience with senior living providers
• Benefits packages to retain quality employees
• Consolidated billing and eligibility reconciliation to save time and streamline accounting
• Established wellness programs with proven results
• Employer compliance and health care reform expertise

Additional Resources

Learn more about Relation Insurance Services
LeadingAge Case Studies

Contact: Tuan Nguyen by calling 925-937-8787 or Tuan.nguyen@relationinsurance.com

Group Purchasing

Value First

Value First
Value First is a group purchasing organization owned by LeadingAge California, LeadingAge, and 24 other state associations. Value First is designed to combine the purchasing power of senior living communities and LeadingAge members across the country.

Contact: Amanda Jackson at ajackson@leadingageca.org


Residents' Personal Property 

Gallagher Lewis
The GuardianHome residents’ personal property insurance plan is a unique program designed to provide quality, low cost protection for residents in a retirement home setting. The plan covers loss of personal property, as well as personal liability. There are over 5,000 participants.

Key Features and Benefits:
• Low cost coverage
• Available only to LeadingAge California member residents
• The plan is offered on a group basis. Administrative savings are passed on to the residents through lower, more stable rates. Comprehensive personal liability up to $100,000 per occurrence
• Covers replacement cost.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. License #0726293

CNA Employee Benefit

Group Discount on National Association of Health Assistants Membership
LeadingAge California and the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) have established a collaborative partnership. For a $500.00 Annual Membership fee, each CNA/Caregiver at your community receives:

Key Features and Benefits:
• Prescription discount program at 56,000 NAHCA approved pharmacies
• My Caregiver magazine subscription
• Membership Card
• Lapel Pin
• Free usage of the Members Resource Center
• Member access to add on education and benefit programs
• Uniform discount program
• PEP Talks (12 Annually)
• Member discounts for workshops and annual conventions both state and national
• Wall poster

To learn more or to sign up for membership, download the following documents. Or visit www.nahcacares.org for additional information.

NAHCA Executive Summary

NAHCA Membership Application


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