With everyone busier than ever, most of us are seeking a balance between our work and our personal lives. Technology now enables extensive communications and thereby opportunities that didn’t exist years ago. Nearly every practicing architect engages in some form of “virtual practice” today because responsibilities require it. So, is an entirely virtual practice now […]
Life & Health Articles
Confused over the differences between Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) and Business Overhead Expense Insurance (BOE)? While both plans provide a monthly benefit if you are disabled and unable to work, the purposes are very different: LTD provides a monthly benefit to cover your personal expenses while you are disabled, whereas BOE provides a monthly […]
Wondering how to outsmart travel woes? Easy answer: quality insurance coverage. Whether planning the vacation trip of a lifetime or traveling the world for your architectural firm, AIA members can now travel worry-free with two types of insurance plans offering special member rates:
As of April 2018, there is no group plan nor customized health plans that the AIA Trust can offer to AIA members—but the AIA Trust continues to monitor the situation in the event that changes. At present, the continuing Affordable Care Act (ACA) defines only two ways in which someone can purchase private insurance: through their employer or […]
Until you are left reeling from the untimely death of a loved one, you may not fully understand or appreciate the importance of life insurance and the critical role it can play during that difficult time. Your children, spouse or significant other, parents or other family members, are the ones whose futures you want to […]
The President’s Executive Order issued in October 2017 directed the Secretary of Labor, within 60 days, to propose regulations or guidance to expand access to health coverage by allowing more Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are intended to expand access to employer-sponsored coverage and help reduce the cost of health coverage by increasing bargaining power […]
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?
One of the most difficult decisions in long-term care planning is whether to purchase long-term care insurance (LTCI) and which product best suits your needs. On the one hand, LTCI premiums are high and they may be raised in the future. Plus, if you are in your 50’s and 60’s when purchasing policies, the need […]
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?