Health & Business Insurance and
Retirement Information


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Pacific Northwest Consulting Engineers (PNCE) Health & Welfare Trust
(must be an ACEC Oregon member to join the Trust)   

Members of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon and Washington are
eligible to join the Pacific Northwest Consulting Engineers Health and Welfare Trust (PNCEH&WT). PNCEH&WT has been in existence for more than 50 years and continues to offer engineering firms of all sizes benefit plans designed by engineers.

PNCEH&WT offers comprehensive benefit plans at competitive prices. The PNCEH&WT board,
which consists of local northwest engineering firm principals, meets twice a year to review the
plan offerings and the stability of the plan.

The PNCE Health & Welfare Trust offers a full suite of benefit programs that are only available to ACEC members.  

Click here for general information about the Trust

Click here for a benefits overview

If you’d like a quote, please contact Jennifer Schneider, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. at (503) 416-7755 or

Click here for a request for proposal checklist.


ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust
(must be an ACEC member to join the Trust)   

The ACEC Life/Health Insurance 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, disability, life and more. With the program, you're backed by the group purchasing power of more than 1,350 firms and 41,000 employees.

The plan 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. As a trust member, you receive the following benefits:


  • dedicated ACEC sales and service teams waiting to serve you
  • a network of more than 537,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 4,700 hospitals to offer members broad, convenient access to services nationwide
  • 24-hour NurseLine access
  • wellness representatives assigned specifically to ACEC member companies
  • a vast product portfolio of traditional and consumer-driven plans and programs including access to HSAs and HRAs
  • easy-to-use cost and quality information for physicians and hospitals; and
  • online self-service tools that enable employees to access their personal health records, plan transactions and account information at any time.

To find out more about the Trust, or to receive a no-obligation quote, please call (800) 573-0415 or go to



ACEC Business Insurance Trust (BIT)
(must be an ACEC member to join the Trust)
administered by Marsh USA
Jeff Connelly,
phone 1-800-338-1391
Or on-line at

Providing business and professional liability insurance. The only legal representative of ACEC for property and casualty, comprehensive, general liability, computers, job-site equipment, crime, automobile, worker’s comp, employment practices liability insurance, and umbrella and professional liability insurance for ACEC Oregon members. Benefits are developed exclusively for engineers, by engineers, and are continuously monitored by the Business Insurance Trust to make sure they meet the unique needs of our industry. 

All coverages are administered by Marsh, who dedicates itself to the engineering practice and offers you a single resource to meet your business insurance needs. The program also provides invaluable information to help your firm control losses and minimize insurance premiums. Additionally, the Trust has partnered with both The Hartford and Marsh USA, Inc. for 26 years. These long-standing relationships and experience with engineering firms assures your firm's program will always be tailored to meet your current risks and future challenges with the ever-changing engineering environment. 


Choice Auto and Home Program could help you save up to 15%

For more information, call 1-800-557-5086 or click here.

The real advantage is:

  • You only need to make one call.
  • Coverage includes auto, home, boat, renters, motorcycle, personal articles and much more!
  • Group sponsored programs can help you save up to 15%!
  • Take advantage of easy and affordable payment options, including credit card billing.


ACEC BIT - Putting the Pieces Together

ACEC BIT - Enhancements

Are you getting the best value from your current professional liability insurance program?

Deductible Assistance Program Fact Sheet

Deductible Assistance Program FAQ


Shipley & Associates, Inc.
Dave Shipley, phone (503) 282-3444

Oregon's largest E & O agency specializing in insurance and risk management services for the engineer and architect. Provides loss control counseling and contract review services for clients. Member of the ACEC Oregon Risk Management Committee. Represents all lines of insurance for the design community.


Kibble & Prentice, a USI Company
Morgan West,
phone (206) 441-6300 or (800) 767-0650

For more than 35 years, Kibble & Prentice has helped individuals and companies make decisions that create value and manage risk. We are a leading broker for the insurance needs of design professionals in the Northwest and specialize in risk management and loss prevention education services for clients and ACEC Oregon. Member of the ACEC Oregon Risk Management Committee.



Go to related page on this site, "Focus on Risk Management" for helpful information
about typical A/E business insurance coverages and for links to articles on risk management:

Risk Management Info.


ACEC Retirement Trust

(must be an ACEC member to join the Trust)

Administered by Great-West Retirement Services for participating ACEC firms, the ACEC Retirement Trust allows a choice of flexible plan provisions and investment options; defined benefit, profit sharing, money purchase, 401k and target plans. To learn more about the many benefits of the Trust, please go visit

Why YOU should belong to the ACEC Retirement Trust - Put the power of the ACEC Retirement Trust to work for you.

There's strength in numbers. Members of the ACEC Retirement Trust can take advantage of management costs that are many times lower than other retirement plan options. The Trust has a proven track record of low rates, expense ratios and management costs. Click here for an example of the average investment and plan expenses. See what the collective purchasing power of the ACEC Retirement Trust could mean for you.

To learn more about the benefits of the ACEC Retirement Trust, log onto their website at or contact our educational consultant to the trust, Nancy Barrette at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, at 1-800-521-9463 or via e-mail at


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