Strategic Partners


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Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. and NYSASBO have partnered to develop analytics and Business Intelligence applications for New York State schools. Forecast5 utilizes data from NYSED and other public data sources to provide powerful analytic tools, helping New York school district leaders gain insight and drive decisions. Click here to learn more


The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance is an established energy procurement program designed for school districts, municipalities and public agencies. It uses a New York State public bidding procedure to provide participants with savings and cost stability for electricity, natural gas and other energy supplies and products. Click here to learn more.

The New York Benefits for Educators and Students Trust (NYBEST) is a not-for-profit unincorporated association of New York public school districts. Currently, the organization is governed by a fourteen-member Executive Committee comprised of school leaders from around the state. The NYBEST Agency is a unique not-for-profit insurance brokerage firm, developed in 1999 by and for New York school districts.

In 2013, NYBEST partnered with Gallagher Benefit Services to provide best in class employee benefit and consulting services to 145 school districts in New York. These include group benefits, student accident, individual policies, and voluntary benefits, including Aflac policies. This year we have already saved self-insured NYBEST member districts over $1M in pharmacy claims costs through our unique Pharmacy Benefits Management program. We also work with schools on an employee benefits enrollment and management platform which helps certify the accuracy of coverage and payments. Click here to learn more. 


The New York Liquid Asset Fund (NYLAF) is a cooperative investment program established by participating New York school entities, and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of school business finance professionals. NYLAF provides school entities multiple investment programs in accordance with New York General Municipal Law.  Since 1998, NYLAF has continued to provide an unrivaled experience of investment and client service excellence on a daily basis to every participant in the fund. Additionally, NYLAF is AAAm rated by S&P, which is the highest credit rating available. Click here to learn more.  


Whether you have an experienced procurement team or a department of one, U.S. Communities can put time and money back in your hands through our competitively solicited contracts.  Click here to learn more. 


As NYSASBO’s Strategic Partner, U.S. Employee Benefits is uniquely qualified to provide New York State School’s with Health Care Reform support and reporting. Click here to learn more.