Resource Type: Newsletter

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Small firms and sole proprietors with many questions but limited resources often wish for a convenient and cost-effective way to get the risk management assistance that they need to make important decisions. LegaLine is an AIA Trust member benefit service, formerly known as Practice Coach, that offers members access to qualified professionals who can help…

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Professional Liability

Navigating Risk in Digital Practice

Two AIA Trust reports about digital practice risks have recently been updated. The 2021 Guide to Cyber Liability Coverage by independent insurance expert, Insurance Buyers’ Council, Inc., will help you understand what you need to know about cyber liability coverage for your firm. The 2021 update of BIM Me Up, Scotty–Navigating Risk in Digital Practice,…

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How Do You Plan to Retire?

As an architect, you know that starting with a comprehensive plan and building a good foundation is essential for success. You would never begin a project without a blueprint and process in place–but that’s exactly what many architects do when it comes to retirement planning. Many architects don’t know where to begin their retirement planning.…

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Five Financial Tips for Single Parents

There are few experiences in life that are as traumatic as losing a spouse. When life is upended through a divorce or the passing of your partner, it can be highly emotional—and it also presents serious financial challenges. Seeking financial help for single parents is a first step in this new phase of life. As…

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Saving for Retirement and College

You want to retire comfortably when the time comes. You also want to help your child go to college. How do you juggle the two? Saving for your retirement and your child’s education at the same time can be a challenge–but you may be able to reach both goals if you make some smart choices…

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Life & Health

New Health Plan Options for AIA Members

The AIA Trust has just formed a unique partnership with Pendella: a 50-state virtual insurance agency designed to support business owners and their employees with all their individual and employee benefits needs–including health insurance. With over 50 years of combined experience in insurance, human resources, and benefits administration technology, the Pendella team, complete with licensed…

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Architecture Firm Ownership Transitions

By Ed Hord, FAIA, 2014 Chair, AIA Trust & Ann Casso, Hon. AIA, Executive Director, AIA Trust The slowly improving economy has led to an increasing pace of mergers and acquisitions among architecture firms. In addition, ‘baby boomer’ firm owners now considering retirement also fuel various ownership transitions. Privately owned architecture firms in today’s consolidating,…

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Professional Liability

New Policy Expands Definition of Insured

For more than 60 years, the Victor and CNA professional liability program has maintained a solid and stable base policy while introducing innovative expansions of coverage. Just as the design and construction industry has evolved, so has their policy. The CNA policy has now expanded the definition of the term insured in a significant way…

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Choosing Your Beneficiary

Setting up and participating in a retirement plan are important parts of an architect’s financial future. When you have a retirement plan, it is important to name a beneficiary.  Understanding the options involved in setting a retirement plan beneficiary is an important part of your decision-making. Selecting beneficiaries for retirement benefits is different from choosing…

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Employee Benefits Safety & Other

New Member Benefit: Save Money

We are pleased to announce that GEICO is now part of the special AIA member benefit offerings offered to you by the AIA Trust for members and component staff of the American Institute of Architects. With a track record of more than 75 years, GEICO now extends its low rates along with a special membership…

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