ACerS brings members access to essential knowledge in the ceramic materials industry, to a community of innovative ceramic materials pioneers, and to many exclusive benefits that will help generate ideas, save time and save money. Review the list below.
Free online access to ACerS award winning journals: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and the International Journal of Applied Glass Science. Members also get greatly reduced prices on print subscriptions to these publications. Save almost $1500 on a print subscription to the Journal if you are a member!
Free print and online access to the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. The most widely read publication in the ceramics field, ACerS membership magazine keeps you on the cutting-edge of technology and on top of the global ceramics marketplace.
Unlimited access to ACerS members-only content with free articles, blogs and forums on current topics and industry news.
NEW! ACerS/Wiley Download Direct Program: ACerS’ publishing partner, Wiley, is making a limited number of article downloads from their comprehensive Wiley Online Library (each valued at $30) available to members for free. Members may download one article per month from any content area of the Online Library. (Not available to Material Advantage Student Members at this time)
Make connections with members-only access to the membership directory; search for colleagues and friends as well as make new contacts in the materials community. This important networking tool allows you to make contact with more than 6,000 industry colleagues and allows them to contact you.
Networking opportunities with ACerS Career Center; post jobs and resumes into an easy searchable application.
|Member Discounts & Savings
Participate in the leading forums for ceramic information exchange. Meetings range in size from 100 to more than 3,000 attendees and offer blends of technical sessions, expositions, and networking opportunities.
More than 200 ceramic materials-related titles are available to ACerS members at 35% off the list price. Visit the ACerS-Wiley Bookstore to review the entire catalog.
Phase Equilibria Diagrams online, software and books containing more than 21,000 critically-evaluated diagrams for ceramic systems. New products include Library Subscriptions for online users, and Version 3.2 CD-ROM boasting 1,200 new diagrams.
Discounts on insurance, shipping, travel and much more.
|Members’ Insurance Programs|
(available to U.S. members only)
Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Protection: Designed to help safeguard you and your family against the high cost of a serious accident.
Group Dental Plan: Reduce your out-of-pocket costs while adding valuable, comprehensive dental coverage at affordable rates.
Group Term Life Insurance - 5 Year Age-Banded Rate: Carefully chosen life insurance can help ease financial strain and provide the money your spouse and dependents need for a secure future.
Group Term Life Insurance – 10 Year Level Premium: Provide a safety net in the event of your untimely death.
Cancer Protection: Designed to help protect your family against potential financial losses associated with cancer therapy.
Disability Income Insurance: Designed to help protect your family’s financial security if you are unable to work due to a covered injury or illness.
Hospital Indemnity: Ease the financial difficulties of a hospital stay so you or your loved one can focus on getting well.
Medicare Supplement: Medicare Supplement insurance helps to fill in the gaps in your Medicare coverage.
Long Term Care: Long Term Care insurance allows you to remain independent of government assistance and from relying on loved ones to provide your care.
|Medical and Vision Care|
Non-Insurance Health Savings Benefits Programs
(available to U.S. members only)
Select Vision Advantage: Big savings on all your family’s eyeware purchases at thousands of independent, regional and national chain eyecare centers such as LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Target Optical, and most Pearle Vision Centers. Contact lens and Lasik vision savings also included.
Select Dental Advantage: Savings of 10% – 60% on most dental procedures for all family members. Choose from over 80,000 provider access points. Includes general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, and more.
Select Health Advantage Rx: Save 10% to 65% on both brand and generic medications. Unlimited access — save on walk-in, mail-order and OTC meds, diabetic supplies and more. All member of the household may use the card. Plan includes Walgreens, CVS, WalMart, Kroger, K-Mart and many others.
Select Hearing Plan: Members can save 50-65% off manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing on major brands of hearing aids including Seimens, GNResound, Sonic Innovations, Starkey, Phonak, Rexton, Oticon, Widex and others.
|Member Discount Programs|
(available to U.S. members only)
Select Members Advantage Program: savings on virtually all your health and family needs. Get complete family coverage at the cost of individual coverage. The plans are non-insurance discounted health and lifestyle plans that have been developed with families in mind and that are serviced by a network of companies in the health care and service industry. Only $14.95/month + $15 one-time registration fee. Included in the Members Advantage Plan are:
eDocAmerica Doctor on Call (CallMD) 24-hour Nurse Hotline Dental Discount Program
Vision Care Identity Theft Program Family Legal Plan Prescription Savings Plan
Hearing Aids Financial Services ePsych Services Vitamins & Supplements
Diabetic Supplies Durable Medical Supplies $500 Cash Rewards Card
Select Road Club: Benefits include 24 hour emergency roadside assistance, towing, battery and tire, 24 hour lockout service, roadside family legal services, map routing and trip planning, personal accident coverage, 24 hour theft, hit and run protection, automotive discounts, vehicle rentals, and much more.
Use the Members-on-Vacation program to get the very best travel values available. You’ll find the largest, most useful set of travel tools in a single source, and they’re all free to ACerS members.
Use the Office Depot Discount program to save up to 86% off your office supplies! Shop on-line or in-store for great member-only savings. There is no cost to join, no application fees, no contract – it’s free to members.
The American Ceramic Society has partnered with UPS®, YRC Freight, FedEx Freight, and Estes to develop a shipping program specifically designed to lower shipping costs. As a member of ACerS, you are eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 34% off select UPS air, ground, and international shipping services and at least 70% off LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments over 150 lbs. with the best carriers in the industry.
Below is an overview of some of the products and services you can take advantage of through ACerS shipping program. It’s free to enroll and there are no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of your member discounts. The carriers are all US based, which means they can pick up freight in the US and deliver it to the US, Canada or Mexico. YRC is the only carrier that has an option to have shipments picked up in Canada.
If you would like to enroll in the ACerS Shipping Program or you would like additional information, please call 1-800-MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F) or visit www.1800members.com/acers.
If you would like a quote on a pending LTL freight shipment please email all pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you the same business day.