Resource Type: Newsletter


Do you know which business type is right for you?

Do you know which business type is right for you?  States generally allow businesses to operate as sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLC), and some have variations on these basic business types such as professional corporations and limited liability partnerships. Each business type serves a specific purpose, situation, or concern relating to…

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Safe Driving at Night

By Katrina Brown Hunt It’s not just paranoia: Driving at night is actually more dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal accidents are three times more likely at night compared with the daytime–but here are 12 tips that could help reduce your risk. The main reason that NHTSA finds driving at night is…

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Life & Health

Helpful Healthcare News

The Covid-19 stimulus bill or American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law in March 2021, contained a very important Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansion, relevant to AIA members. The ARP bill removes the income cap for federal premium subsidies for 2021 and 2022. This means that everyone is now eligible for a federal premium subsidy…

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Do You Really Need Disability Insurance Coverage?

While most people like to think the odds of becoming disabled are pretty slim, the U.S. Social Security Administration (S.S.A. fact sheet here) found that a 20-year-old worker has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before he or she reaches retirement age. Given this statistic—and the potential impact a long-term disability could have—working adults need…

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Financial Planning for Women Architects

All architects share the need for proper financial and retirement saving planning. For women architects, creating a sound financial and retirement plan is even more essential since issues like increased life expectancy, unforeseen changes in family structure, caring for aging parents, and the likelihood of outliving your spouse all present significant challenges for many female…

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Call LegaLine

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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