Resource Type: Guide

2022 Summer Global Travel

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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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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Component Insurance Primer

Because the AIA Trust offers numerous varieties of insurance to AIA members as well as components, we frequently receive questions from AIA components about chapter-specific insurance – such as event cancellation insurance and liability insurance.  Since many components do not carry this kind of insurance, the market is not sufficient for the AIA Trust to…

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National Healthcare Reform Resources

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA—also known as “Obama Care”) continues to raise numerous questions for firm owners and employees alike. The AIA Trust has assembled numerous resources to help answer your questions, including fact sheets about grandfathered plans, Health Savings Accounts, and employee architect options. The AIA Trust will continue to…

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Making the Transition to Running Your Own Firm

In operating a professional practice as a private business, a licensed design professional faces many risks. A prudent design professional entering private practice should consider insurance to cover certain exposures, including professional liability, cyber liability, commercial general liability, commercial auto coverage, and the risk of property loss. In addition, practitioners should be sure they have…

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Financial Planning Guide

This guide will help you determine your financial planning needs, with suggested timelines, asset allocation, retirement products and various types of insurance to consider.

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An Architect’s Guide to Buying Cyber Liability Coverage

Cyber Liability has become a hot topic due to high profile cyberattacks. Increasing awareness has fueled demand for cyber liability insurance and the number of insurance carriers writing coverage has increased. Since there is no standardized policy form, comparing the policy forms to identify key coverage differences is important for the architect to make an…

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An Architect’s Guide to P3s

By Robin G. Banks, Esq. Licensed to practice law in Maryland and DC, Robin G. Banks focuses her practice on construction law, representing design professionals and other industry participants in contract drafting and negotiation and design and construction related disputes.  She serves as Associate Outside Counsel to the AIA Contract Documents Committee and is an…

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An Architect’s Guide to Managing Cyber Threats

By Victor Insurance Managers Inc. Summary It can happen to anyone. An event on a system or network detected by a security device or application: malicious activity that is attempting to collect, disrupt, deny, degrade or destroy information system resources or the information itself. As an architect, if you don’t think you need cyber protection…

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