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The Effect of Economic Conditions on Insurance Rates

In today’s environment, when material prices are unpredictable, inflation is rising, claims are increasing, and disputes take much longer to resolve, that prediction of the cost of future claims becomes more uncertain. Learn how construction-related professional service firms may face certain future exposures, and how insurers must anticipate and prepare for losses from those exposures.

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Benefits in mind for 2023? Meet Kasa.

Providing employee health benefits doesn’t have to be unattainable. Kasa offers employee benefits solutions for just about every budget out there.  Meet Kasa and register for their upcoming webinar.

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Financial planning for women architects

Saving for retirement is important for all architects.  This article focuses specifically on unique considerations for women in the profession and pairs with a podcast that can earn listeners 1 learning unit credit in addition to financial advice to keep in mind.

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Webinars & Podcasts: Learn and earn!

Webinars & Podcasts: Learn and earn! We know time is precious and schedules are busy.  This is why the AIA Trust works to develop content specifically geared towards information you need.  We also ensure that, when possible, they earn you continuing education credits.

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Updates from the AIA Trust & looking ahead to 2023

In the last news publication of 2022, the AIA Trust shares updates for what it has been working on and what our sights are set on for 2023:   Leadership: Congratulations to the newly appointed 2023 incoming Trustees! The AIA Trust is looking forward to having Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA of Hartman-Cox Architects and Kelly…

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Connecting the Dots: Business Risks and Climate Change

The relationship between business and climate change involves both risks and opportunities. Three risks, in particular, deserve close consideration as each of them highlights future business opportunities.

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Year of the GOAT

As the world plans for summer travel, this travel year may be known for its “bucket list” vibes. From the beaches to the mountains, all kinds of travel destinations and bucket-list experiences are top of mind for many who want  to turn 2022 into the year of the G.O.A.T. – or the “Greatest Of All…

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Do You Know?

Do you know what you need to know about contracting?

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Determining the Right Retirement Plan

For architects, establishing a retirement plan for yourself and your firm if you have employees is one of the most important actions you can take. Selecting the right kind of plan for yourself is also critical.

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Managing Risk Through Contract Language

Managing Risk Through Contract Language, one of the professional liability risk management tools available from Victor Insurance Managers Inc., reviews contractual demands by clients that could increase exposure or compromise professional liability insurance coverage and provides commentary and alternatives.

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What’s Next

We’re all trying to figure out what’s next. Whether you’re considering a career move, an investment, or a retirement plan, it’s important to identify alternatives and their potential results – and plan ahead. If you want to make a change – whether it’s heading to the door for a well-deserved retirement or advancing your career…

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A’22 in Review

Highlights from our time at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2022 in the “Windy City”!

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Infrastructure Opportunity Knocks for Architecture Firms

The opportunity created by the federal stimulus packages passed since 2020 is undeniable, but the capacity to optimize this truly historic moment remains unclear. Firms can now find substantial opportunity in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of November 2021 – and business opportunities for those in the design and construction markets are enormous.

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AIA Climate Impact Survey

The rapidly changing climate is on everyone’s mind, whether the impact is felt with immediacy as severe weather in one’s own locality or the unease experienced from recent climate reports and increasing events that impact every place across the globe.  The message for architects is becoming clearer every day – that the profession has a…

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A’22 Roundtable: Practice Innovation

The AIA Center for Practice is hosting a firm roundtable discussion at the AIA Conference in Chicago, Rising Strategies for Practice Innovation, building on sessions held at A’18 and A’19. This extended Friday afternoon session will include presentations, facilitated roundtable discussions, and resources for practice innovation.

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Don’t Miss A’22 Booth #4454!

At the AIA Conference on Architecture 2022, Chicago, June 23 – 25, the AIA Trust will offer AIA members the chance to share their A’22 experience with everyone – via a touchless photobooth using an AI camera – for a souvenir that you can share!

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Why is Insurance Important for Architects?

This Q & A interview with Mike Murphy, a licensed agent and President and CMO for Hagan Insurance Group, the administrator of the AIA Trust insurance programs for architects, helps to answer your questions about life and disability insurance.

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How to Budget for Retirement

As the pandemic continues, it’s not surprising that consumers are more anxious about achieving their retirement goals than they were pre-COVID. Nearly two-thirds state that they feel at least some concern over how they’ll maintain their lifestyle in retirement according to a 2020 Equitable Consumer Pulse Survey.

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Do You Know?

Do you know that most professional liability (PL) insurers offer a “pre-claim assistance” or “loss prevention” benefit to their PL policies?  When you are confronted with a difficult situation on a project that has not risen to the level of a “claim” (i.e., no one has asked you for money or services to take care…

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