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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, based on COVID-19 pandemic response efforts,  ordered all public schools and early childhood education programs to close through the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year.   

As a result, all Bucks County IU offices, programs, and services are closed through June 30, 2020. Families who receive services from the Bucks IU will continue to be provided a continuity of education through online or virtual platforms.

Responses to Right to Know requests will also be delayed until school offices open once again.

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Healthcare Consortium

a calculator, a stethoscope, and a pile of 100 dollars bills sit atop some medical bills

Bucks and Montgomery County Healthcare Consortium

The Bucks IU has been the cornerstone in the development and subsequent management of The Bucks and Montgomery County Schools Health Care Consortium (BMCS Consortium). This group provides high quality medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, and other employee benefits to school entities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The consortium provides high quality coverage to more that 5,400 school employees covering approximately 13,000+ total members from eleven (11) school entities.  

An emblem with the full title of Bucks and Montgomery County Schools Health Care Consortium

The BMCS Consortium showcases the power of local schools working together with labor representatives to provide high quality coverage at reduced costs. By leveraging their collective economies of scale as a consortium, the participating school entities have been able to stabilize healthcare costs and save local taxpayers more than $70 million since its inception in 2012. Considering the cost increases of similar plans for other groups during this same period, this is significant. The plans are exceptional, utilizing top national healthcare and prescription drug providers, offering a variety of coverage options for the participants.

Serving schools. Saving money.


The Bucks IU is proud of the work, services, and coverages they have been instrumental in contracting with the BMCS Consortium and looks to the future for additional opportunities to expand its services, reduce its costs, and enroll more districts.

Timelines showing savings and additional program features between 2012-2020.
To find out more, visit the BMCS Consortium website or email us at info@bmshc.org.