While disability income insurance is one of the most overlooked types of insurance, it is one of the most important. It can help provide a safety net for unexpected pitfalls in life, such as injury or illness that prevent you from performing your duties and obtaining your normal cash flow. Some frequently asked questions (FAQs) […]
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As an architect and possibly a firm owner, you work long, hard hours to maximize revenue and manage costs. You wouldn’t think of overpaying thousands of dollars for labor or building supplies, or letting cash go unaccounted for, but unfortunately when it comes to retirement plans, many firm owners leave a lot of money “on […]
Days are busy and the last thing on one’s mind is life insurance. Life insurance is protection against the unexpected to give you peace of mind that your family is taken care of if you’re no longer there. It is important because it protects what matters most to you. However, there are some common myths about […]
The AIA Trust has developed a number of new benefits for AIA members to navigate through national health reform. Check out these resources designed to help you—whether you are a firm owner, full or part-time employee, or contract worker.
If you have disability insurance at work, you may think there isn’t any reason to buy a policy on your own; however, employer disability coverage may not be enough to address your needs. Having disability insurance at work is a great start since the policy can help financially if you become sick or injured and […]
Offering a 401(k) retirement plan for your practice to participate in is a great benefit. Getting your employees to appreciate and take advantage of this benefit is often a challenge. However, a retirement plan with engaged, informed and participating employees is a successful retirement plan.
The AIA Trust just launched a brand new health coverage benefit for AIA members! At the beginning of 2014, the newest and largest phase of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) emerged, raising specific issues that affect everyone, especially those who are self-employed and those with a small staff. The new service offered to AIA members—just in […]
The financial crisis of 2008 has had wide ranging and long term implications for many Americans especially architects who have faced severe hardship—with the closing or downsizing of many firms—leaving architects and their staff jobless for months or even years, according to a 2012 issue of Architectural Record. More recently, there have been improvements in […]
The AIA Trust recently published an article about how recent legislation affects health insurance coverage options for your small firm (if you didn’t see it, click here for the article). Understanding that every firm is different, the Trustees thought it would be helpful to ask our expert to field questions from you, the AIA members […]
“The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney The time for planning for your future is now. But in today’s fast paced, hectic world many people put off important decisions until another day. The excuses—”I don’t have time to plan,” “I can’t afford to invest,” and “I really […]