Nationwide Retirement Solutions Deferred Compensation Options

The Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), in partnership with Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), and the National Association of Counties, provides county employees with a Section 457 Deferred Compensation Program.

NACo Live Healthy Program

The NACo Prescription – Health – Dental Discount Program, endorsed by the Arizona Association of Counties, provides relief to uninsured and underinsured Americans who face high prescription, health and dental costs. The program is FREE to NACo member counties and it has been offering real savings to county residents across the country since 2004. The program, administered by CVS Caremark includes discounts on prescriptions, vision care, LASIK & PRK vision procedures, hearing aids & screenings, prepaid lab work, prepaid diagnostic imaging, diabetic supplies and dental care.

The prescription portion of the program continues to grow, providing average savings of 24 percent on thousands of medications. The savings range from 15 to 75 percent, and the free discount card is accepted at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Adding the dental discount enables residents to save on all health services through one program. This program helps residents of NACo member counties save 15 to 50 percent on dental care and is honored by more than 110,000 participating providers nationwide. The dental discounts help people who are uninsured, but can also complement health insurance plans or work with health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.

The program is FREE for member counties and inexpensive for residents:

  • Prescription Drug Discount Card: Free for Residents
  • Dental Discount Program: $6.95/month or $69/year for individuals. $8.95/month or $79/year for families
  • Medical Services: $6.95/month for $69/year for individuals. $8.95/month or $79/year for families.

Counties who want to opt in to the program for their residents can get more information here.

The NACo Prescription – Health – Dental Discount Program is NOT insurance.

Public Surplus Program

AACo has partnered with Public Surplus to provide large discounts for our county members when it comes to selling surplus goods in the county in an online auction – this includes real estate sales, office equipment, or fleet vehicles. Once registered, counties will receive savings on any online sale that is done through the Public Surplus platform.

Public Surplus has grown to become the largest government auction service in the country. Register your county department now to begin receiving your discounts. If you have nay questions, please reach out to AACo’s Executive Director.

Over 6,100 government entities use Public Surplus every year and over 7 million citizens attend a Public Surplus auction every day.

Cashvest by Three+One

The Arizona Association of Counties would like to introduce cashVest® by three+one®, our newest Premier Partner. cashVest is a financial technology organization helping counties leverage new data capabilities to maximize the value of all financial resources using the power of liquidity analysis. cashVest complements current public finance practices and, because three+one is neither a bank, registered investment advisor, or financial advisor, it provides the confidence that your entity is receiving independent, unbiased data from a third-party FinTech provider.

Even more importantly, the three+one team is comprised of former public officials; we have been in your position, we know the difficulties facing counties, we have had to make the difficult choices you face and, because of all that, we share your commitment in working for the public good.

Here are some of the ways cashVest by three+one can help your county:

  • Confidence your county is maximizing all financial resources. An objective third-party data provider can complement current efforts of your fiscal team.
  • Peer benchmarking using liquidity data compiled across the country to ensure your county performs at the highest possible level compared to peers.
  • Stress-testing on liquidity to show how vulnerable cash positions are in worst-case scenarios. Provide future forecasts that tell an entity where its cash position will be in the future.
  • Right-sizing of bank fee structures, no matter the rate environment.
  • The potential of a higher credit rating, as advanced liquidity projections and cash flow capacity now make up 10% of the framework for local GO ratings at S&P.

The AACo partnership with three+one is in conjunction with the National Association of Counties and has been deemed as a best practice and COVID-19 resource. We are eager to provide this resource to the AACo membership as cashVest is a proven solution that has brought over $300 million back to the public entities it serves nationwide.

For more information please visit our FAQ Sheet and