In this Issue of AIA Trust News . . .
Many professional service firms seem to think that health and safety rules are requirements for contractors and others performing construction work. Firms often are surprised or confused when a potential client requires that they submit their health and safety plans as a contractual requirement.
Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces the contribution limits for retirement plans, including 401(k) plans. As you review your finances, it is important to consider your retirement plan contributions, too. Read more »
There are numerous insurance safeguards for public protection. For example, if you drive a car, more than likely you’re required to get automobile insurance. If you mortgage your home, the lender may require you to have homeowner’s insurance. If you rent an apartment, you may be obligated to get renters insurance. However, there is no entity that requires you to insure your income unless you make that decision. Read more »
When you’re a subscriber, the experts at LegaLine—AIA Trust’s unique legal information service available only to AIA Members and their firms—help you prevent costly and destructive problems for little more than a dollar a day. LegaLine provides information via telephone to help negotiate and interpret contracts, manage risks and prevent lawsuits, improve client communication, resolve or mitigate disputes with clients, employees, and contractors—even whether you need to hire a lawyer in a specific situation. Read more »
The AIA Trust and CNA/Schinnerer will present a number of seminars addressing vital risk management topics at the convention in Denver in June. Schinnerer has shared risk identification and practice management information with architects for decades. They will once again present several workshops to help members navigate professional liability risks along with a half-day risk management course (at an additional cost). Read more »
Liberty Mutual now offers a Claims App that makes starting an auto or home claim easy. The goal of the new Mobile Claims App is simplicity and convenience. While accidents can be overwhelming, the claims process can now be made easier. The new app is available to all Liberty Mutual Insurance customers to provide quality auto and home coverage peace of mind. Read more »
Brand new member resource now available! The AIA Trust has designed a professional liability insurance database on its website, now launched in a beta testing phase. Visit the database and explore the information on major insurers, as well as articles with insights about selecting insurance and brokers, tips on completing application forms and a glossary of insurance terms.
The AIA Trust welcomes member feedback on how to make the database even more useful; a feedback form is available on the site for comments.
The AIA Trust will manage this resource, including gathering & updating data and enhancing information and functionality of the database. For questions, please contact the AIA Trust at 202-626-7376 or AIATrust@aia.org.