Benefits of CEA Membership

Benefits You and Your County Will Receive as Members of the CEA:

  • Tax payer savings
  • Better quality of life
  • Sharing and collaboration with other individuals on similar ideas or issues to arrive at quicker execution
  • National support for legislative issues of importance to you and your county
  • Policy research as well as advocacy among federal agencies for county funding; learn where you can go to get the funds your county needs
  • Exclusive programs and products designed to help you manage more efficiently your county, state, and federal officials across the country
  • Discover the best practices in areas like energy conservation, waste management, healthcare, business attraction, transportation and more
  • Access to CEA's public-private and international partnership programs developed to foster local economic growth in a fast-changing global marketplace

Hear From Our Members:


Drug Overcharging

Prescription cost containment solutions is one of the many benefits of CEA membership. CEA provides health insurance solutions through an association with HISI, a Pharmacy Benefits Administrator (PBA) that has a proven track record of performance. At no cost to the county, this Pharmacy Benefits Administrator evaluates, negotiates, manages, and monitors self-funded pharmacy benefit programs - focusing on Specialty medication price gouging.

Albany County, NY, has saved over $11.6 million by partnering with a Pharmacy Benefits Administrator. The Pharmacy Benefits Administrator’s goal is to:

  • Provide best in class service
  • No disruption of service and no switching out of medications
  • Target specialty medication utilization, and help realize significant savings
  • Eliminate cost-sharing for members
  • Reduce overall specialty drug cost for employers
  • Employers save money, and members obtain the medication at no cost
  • Deploy custom clinical programs to meet employers' needs

Drug Deactivation and Disposal

The Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System empowers everyone to safely destroys unwanted drugs – including opioids & fentanyl – to help fight the opioid crisis and protect the environment. Deterra’s active ingredients and award-winning, plant-based packaging prevent harmful drugs from contaminating our natural resources, making the world safer for everyone. CEA members receive preferred pricing on all Deterra products.


Become a Member Today!

Our membership interacts with colleagues from all over the country to share ideas and best practices. Meetings feature relevant topics. Joint lawsuits recoup lost funds, such as the insulin case. CEA’s meetings bring together key players.

Find out more about the benefits of joining the CEA by calling 571-444-7415 or emailing [email protected].