September 07, 2001
Contact: Beth Young
OPTIONS FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
AIA "Trust" Opens Enrollment to ASLA Members
DC -- Beginning in October, the American Society of Landscape Architects
will open a 12-month trial enrollment period in insurance plans offered
by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Trust to its members. ASLA
has provided insurance options as a membership benefit for a number of
years, and partnering with the AIA Trust provides the opportunity to enhance
and expand the programs currently available.
practice is a familiar concept to landscape architects, and this new partnership
suits the needs of ASLA members," said Len Hopper, FASLA, President of
ASLA. "Currently we are not able to expand the coverage of ASLA's existing
insurance plans due to the small number of members participating. The
new arrangement allows us to utilize the strength of the AIA Trust and
improve an important ASLA membership benefit."
with existing policies through Wohlers/Seabury & Smith, ASLA's previously
endorsed insurance provider, will retain their coverage on a "non-sponsored"
basis. However, members with existing policies are encouraged to review
the options available through the "Trust" which they may find to be more
insurance and financial programs include life, disability and business
overhead for ASLA members. All plans are administered by JLT Services
Corp., a subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, one of the largest
insurance brokers in the world. For health coverage, JLT Services will
search the marketplace to provide ASLA members with competitive quotations.
All services will be identical to those the AIA Trust offers to AIA members.
To enroll or to get more information about the "Trust" insurance options
for ASLA members, contact Wil Loeber, JLT Services, toll-free at 1-800-544-2672,
extension 1108 or visit the AIA Trust online at www.theaiatrust.com.
research indicates that many ASLA members aren't just landscape architects.
They own and operate their own firms, making them business owners affected
by issues like overhead costs and staff benefits. This fact is one reason
ASLA membership services are chosen with an eye towards making landscape
architecture offices, especially small shops, run more efficiently.
"Trust" programs include LegalLine, the legal information service, which
is available right now by contacting 1-800-688-9780. Property and casualty
products will be offered to ASLA members at a later date.
in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national
professional association representing landscape architects. From 11 original
members, ASLA has grown to more than 13,500 members and 48 chapters, in
all 50 states, the U.S. territories and 42 countries around the world.
ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice
through advocacy, education, communication and networking.
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