APhA Employee Benefits

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APhA’s benefits philosophy is to provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package designed to foster the health and financial wellness of our staff and their families, while promoting work/life balance. Fulltime employees are eligible to participate in all of the benefits listed below. Modified Fulltime and Parttime employees are eligible for many of the same benefits, subject to the provisions of specific eligibility requirements for each benefit.

Managing Your Health


APhA currently offers a choice of three different medical plans, available to staff on the first day of the month following 2 months of continuous employment. Coverage for individual employees is fully paid by the Association.

  • HMO: Participants select a primary care physician and stay within the network for all healthcare services. This choice offers maximum cost savings for employees.
  • Select Choice: This point-of-service plan simultaneously covers participants under both a major medical plan and an HMO. The plan design provides participants with the double benefit of HMO cost savings as well as the freedom to choose any healthcare provider each time care is needed.
  • Flexible Choice: This plan offers three healthcare provider options within one health plan giving participants the advantages of choice, flexibility, and access to care.  Participants may move freely among these providers whenever they choose, including Kaiser Permanente Providers, Participating Providers, and Out-of-Network Providers.

Prescription Drug Benefits

Prescription drug coverage is available through each of the health plans.


Discounts on vision exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses are provided through each of the health plans.


Employees may choose between a Standard and Premium plans, both of which provide two cleanings per year, fully covered.

Extra Security for You and Your Family

Life Insurance

Basic Life and Accident (AD&D) insurance is provided at no cost to participants.

Life benefit is three times annual salary, up to a maximum benefit of $300,000.                                 

Disability Insurance

Both short-term and long-term disability coverage are offered with a minimal employee contribution.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

All employees completing authorized travel on APhA business are insured under a group travel accident and accidental death policy, with a basic maximum benefit of $300,000 and a supplemental benefit of $100,000. Fully paid by the Association.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts let you set aside pre-tax earnings to pay for a variety of out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Supplemental Insurance Benefits

APhA offers a voluntary insurance benefits program including whole life insurance, 10-year level term life insurance, critical illness, and accident insurance. Policies are paid for by the employee and may be maintained beyond employment.

Planning for Your Future

401(k) Retirement Plan

The APhA retirement plan allows you to put pre-tax wages into a retirement savings account, and APhA will match a portion of your contributions. Employees are eligible to enroll in this benefit at the first quarterly open enrollment session following their one-year anniversary of employment. APhA matches participant contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 3% of pay. Contributions of 4% of pay are matched by APhA at 3.5%, and contributions of 5% or more are matched at 4%.

Credit Union Membership

Employees may join the US Premier Federal Credit Union, offering savings, checking, and loan services with highly competitive interest rates and benefits.



APhA provides a parking benefit contribution of $100 per month for those employees who pay for parking in APhA-approved parking facilities. Participants pay the remaining cost through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Mass Transit

The Association provides a benefit in the amount of $100 for employees who commute to work via public transportation. Employees may pay for additional eligible mass transit costs, including metro fares and metro-provided parking fees, through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Alternative Commuting

APhA offers a cash allowance of $100 per month to employees who commute by alternative means such as bicycle or by foot, and who forego participation in the APhA parking or mass transit programs. The alternative commuting allowance is treated as additional compensation, and employees electing this benefit will incur payroll and income taxes on the benefit amount.

Professional Development

Tuition Reimbursement

Fulltime employees who have completed at least one year of employment may apply for APhA’s Educational Assistance benefit. This program provides reimbursement of 50% of eligible expenses up to stated annual maximums for approved undergraduate and graduate level degree courses at accredited institutions.

Continuing Education

To encourage employees to develop their job skills and knowledge, APhA provides in-house training, access to educational programs offered outside of APhA and support for professional certification. Pre-approved educational seminars and workshops are paid for at 100% of cost.

Professional Membership

APhA pays the cost of an employee’s job-related professional membership to support employees’ continuing education needs and the development of a strong network of professional colleagues.

Wellness Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Effective upon employment, all employees may use this confidential, professional counseling service for assistance with personal or work related concerns. This benefit is provided free of charge to staff and members of their immediate families living in the same household. Also included are referrals for dependent care assistance, legal and financial services.

Health Club Membership

Special membership rates are available for APhA staff at the Capital City Club and Spa, located on K Street in the Hilton Hotel.

Work-Life Benefits

APhA provides generous paid leave benefits, paid holidays, and opportunities for many staff to participate in flexible work arrangements.


APhA offers a variety of discount programs for our staff, including:

  • Discounts on Geico automobile insurance
  • Alamo and Hertz rental car discounts
  • APhA Select Rewards Visa Platinum Card
  • APhA Travel Desk through Options Travel Consulting


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