Group Umbrella Insurance – A New Benefit for AIA Virginia Members

We are very pleased to announce an exclusive benefit for AIA Virginia members– Group Personal Excess Liability Insurance from Chubb.

As you may be aware, the limits of personal liability offered in most personal homeowners and automobile policies are simply not high enough to adequately protect people in the event of a serious lawsuit and often an added layer of Excess or “Umbrella” Liability coverage is necessary. Such coverage “kicks in” after the lower, primary limits of underlying policies are exhausted.  Here’s where Chubb’s Group Personal Excess coverage comes in.  Some important highlights include:

  • As a group plan, the premium rates are usually much lower than individual excess policies, as low as $335 per year.
  • You have access to higher liability limits (up to $50 million) than are typically available in individual policies, with no underwriting up to $15 million
  • Chubb’s broad coverage will apply to you, your spouse or domestic partner and all eligible dependent children up to your selected limits.
  • Chubb is recognized internationally for its financial strength and incomparable claims service.

You can access the program via Architect Advantages  – select “Insurance”, then “Excess Liability/Umbrella” to enroll online.

Should you have any questions, please contact our partners:

Heather DeMers:; 770-291-7178

Dave Cunningham:; 804-387-7508

VSAIA News: January 2015

Take a Fresh Look at your AIA Membership
As we kick off the new year, take a moment to make sure you are getting all you can from your membership. More>>

A Note of Appreciation
As Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, takes over the reins of the Virginia Society AIA, she pauses to show appreciation to her predecessor. More>>

ELA Class of 2015 Kicks off the Year
Sixteen of Virginia’s best and brightest young architects met last week to get started on this year’s project, learn a little bit more about each other and hear from two excellent speakers about the past and future of leadership in the profession. More>>

VSAIA Seeking Appointments for 2015
Many agencies would benefit from an architect’s insight and ability to see several steps ahead, similar to a chess grandmaster. Tom some, this would appear to be magic. To architects, it’s a daily exercise in rational thought. More>>

Reprogramming the City Exhibition Opens
Opening this week at the Virginia Center for Architecture, the Reprogramming the City Exhibition challenges us to define ways we can improve our local infrastructure to do more for urban residents and expand the capabilities of the city itself.  More>>

New Positions Announced at the Virginia Society AIA
Three Promotions and one new employee at the Virginia Society AIA. More>>

2015 ICC Code Seminar Schedule
Here is the schedule of code seminars being presented around Virginia this year. More>>

Copyright Protection for Architectural Works
An interesting analysis of copyright protection for architectural works as applied in the Fourth Circuit of Virginia. More>>

AIA Trust
Take a look at the AIA Trust 2014 Annual Report. More>>

Take a Fresh Look at your Membership

Start off the new year by taking a fresh look at your AIA membership.

Increase Your Visibility: Create a detailed profile for your firm, and potential clients can connect with you directly on Architect Finder

Keep in Touch: Stay in touch with Virginia Society AIA on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Connect with the Industry: Connect with colleagues based on similar interests by using AIA Knowledge Communities

Stay Informed: Check out architecture projects in the mid-Atlantic region in Inform magazine, and industry trends in ARCHITECT, the official magazine of the AIA.

Save Money: Redeem member discounts on products and services such as shipping, rental cars, technology, and office supplies

Have a question about your membership? Contact Shanelle Calvin, Membership Manager via email or phone at (804) 237-1772.