The AIA Trust understands that many AIA Members have small firms or are sole proprietors—yet still need insurance and retirement plans with comprehensive benefits—at reasonable rates. For this reason, the Trustees work with independent expert advisors to identify, evaluate, design, and monitor programs with the greatest value for you. The AIA Trust has done the research—so that you don’t have to—in order to find quality, specialized benefits for your firm.
While many AIA Trust benefits offer you individual coverage, the following benefits are tailored for your firm—click on each heading for details:
The AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance Program provided by CNA/Schinnerer meets the challenges that architects face today and in the future. It even offers a 5% premium credit to AIA members with eligible firms and Multi-year Policy Terms for small firms. Find out more!
If you have a firm, then this coverage is for you. It covers general and property liability as well as business property off-premises, computers and other equipment, valuable documents, and more—plus you can add employment practices, workers comp, and umbrella as needed. Be sure you have the coverage you need—check it out!
For You and Your Employees…
- Employee Term life insurance can be offered as an employee benefit to your firm’s employees with coverage for groups of 2 or more employees working 20 or more hours weekly, with billing and coverage flexibility, excellent rates & benefits. Attract & retain the best employees!
- Employee disability insurance is an excellent employee benefit for an AIA member’s firms of 2 or more employees—with competitive rates and superior benefits with two quality options. Protect your greatest asset.
- Health Insurance – The AIA Trust offers AIA members a health insurance exchange service to find competitive healthcare coverage for individuals, families and small groups, accessible via this website and via phone. In addition, you can supplement your coverage with vision and dental coverage, as well as other health-related plans such as Cancer Care and Long Term Care Insurance (as well as Medicare Supplement Plans).
Get your questions answered about how the Affordable Care Act impacts your firm and employees, so you can navigate new healthcare options to your advantage.
- The AIA Members Retirement Program, administered by AXA offers AIA members a ‘turn key’ program to ensure you, and your employees, can save for retirement without spending your time on plan administration. The Program offers a variety of 401(k) plans well-suited to small firms and sole-proprietors, with minimal administrative fees. Check out the plans available by clicking above—or call 800-523-1125 (ext. 6652).
Life insurance, with a 10-year-level premium at highly competitive rates is offered to you as an AIA member. As this policy can have $1 Million limits, it can also be used as “key person” insurance for your firm.
Disability insurance – in addition to employee coverage, you can find individual coverage for yourself— extremely important for the sole proprietor or small firm. Disability insurance (also known as Business Overhead Expense insurance) ensures that your ‘doors can stay open’ by covering your business expenses. Likewise, personal disability insurance coverage covers your home expenses (like mortgage, utilities, food) until you’re back at your firm.
Need a Practice Coach? Call LegaLine, the legal information service by & for architects, tailored to provide small firms with easy access to legal information for an annual subscription fee—which may help you avoid or resolve costly situations before they escalate! Click for details, including introductory rates—or call 1-800-688-9780.
Home Office Insurance: Liberty Mutual personal lines of insurance for auto and home offer substantial cost-savings to members on this necessary coverage—and offer home office insurance as well.
Education Credits – The AIA Trust offers numerous opportunities for you to obtain educational credits including webinars, educational materials and self-assessment tests on the AIA Trust website. In addition, the Voluntary Education Program offered by CNA/Schinnerer can satisfy continuing education requirements at no extra charge.
Check out the many resources that the AIA Trust has compiled to assist small and new firms by visiting the “Starting a Practice” page here.