For most architects, the idea that one could become disabled due to an illness or injury seems pretty remote. No matter how many times one may say, “It will never happen to me,” there’s no getting around the fact that it does happen—everyday—to people just like you. So what should you know about disability insurance?
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Healthcare reform is a topic that continues to dominate the news. This article provides background on the current situation, what the AIA Trust now offers to AIA members and its future plans.
Emerging professionals work hard—you apply yourself to everything you do. You thrive by embracing the changes you know life brings. Yet starting your career is only the first step toward achieving financial stability—since all of life’s events cannot be predicted. As you start your future, how do you protect your income?
The AIA Trust is always looking for ways to better understand what drives or hinders productivity at your firm. A new HR outsourcing program for AIA members may help you to reduce your administrative workload—so the AIA Trust needs your valuable feedback to ensure we provide the services you need.
Most employers provide some employee benefits for their employees. The question is which benefits do they provide and is it sufficient coverage for you and your family? Will your employee benefits cover the financial disruption a disability or illness could cause? It is important to know the answers as you prepare to review and update […]
A new year is an excellent time to consider how you’re doing financially and set goals for the year ahead. Pursuing your goals may be easier when you focus on one specific priority each month. This calendar of ideas will stimulate your thinking about dollars-and-cents objectives.
First of all, what is a PEO? A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a company that manages all of the moving parts of your firm associated with employee management. These include: payroll, benefits administration, human resources, workers’ compensation, regulatory compliance, and 401k administration. Sometimes known as HR-outsourcing, a PEO essentially manages 100% of your employee […]
There are many threats to our future, and many are beyond our control, but we hedge against them. We rely on our military to protect us from national security threats. We rely on the FDA to protect us from foodborne pathogens and the CDC to protect us from communicable diseases. We each pay for all […]
Is Your Firm Covered? A design professional encounters many risks that can result in financial losses to numerous people. Insurance transfers those risks to an insurance company in return for a premium payment. There are a number of important types of architecture firm insurance that an owner should understand to determine if coverage is warranted.
First off, do you even need life insurance? If anyone currently relies on you financially, you should have life insurance.