Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rate Calculator

As an attorney, we understand that every minute you spend not practicing law could have an impact on your practice. If you are planning to apply for ABE-sponsored insurance, or to increase your current coverage, we have a great online feature which allows you to quickly calculate possible premiums based on the coverage for which you are interested. It is a simple, powerful resource if you are researching your ABE-sponsored insurance options and it is available 24/7. Click here to select the type of insurance you are interested in, and then navigate to the appropriate rate calculator. Of course, you can always call me Monday through Friday, 8:15am through 4:30 pm central time, and I can help you find the information you need right over the phone.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Promoted or Changed Firms?

This has been a time of change for many members who have found themselves at new firms or starting their own firms. In addition, despite the current economic climate, some ABA members have continued to receive increases in income. If you are either of these ABA members, have you reevaluated your finances, including insurance coverage for your most valuable asset: your income?

We increased our monthly maximum benefit amount from $9,000 to $12,000 for our Group Long-Term Disability Income Insurance, providing extra protection in case of a total disability. Remember, these are own-occupation benefits for up to five years, which will provide needed income if you are disabled and unable to continue working in your own profession, including specialty of law, not just any job. Click here to learn more or post your question/comment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Back to the Rat-Race

As fall comes upon us and the holidays slowly creep closer, you may find yourself with a pile of work and to-dos. If your ABE-sponsored group insurance information is somewhere in that pile and you’re unsure of the details or want an update on your insurance status, feel free to give me a call! I am able to provide you with the date your insurance coverage is paid to, the dates your premiums are due, and give you instructions on how to expedite your premium payment in case you are getting close to the end of your grace period. One way to avoid the stress of forgetting to pay your insurance premiums is to sign up for our Automatic Payment Plan. Give me a call at 800-621-8981 ext. 6420 if you have any questions, or post your comment here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ABE-sponsored Insurance “Moves” With You

Last week I spoke to an insured member who had recently opened his own firm and said he was very fortunate to have purchased ABE-sponsored Disability Income Insurance because he is able to continue with this plan once he started his new firm.
If you decide to change jobs or careers, you may lose your employer-provided insurance coverage, but you can “take” your ABE-sponsored coverage with you, as long as you remain an ABA member and otherwise meet eligibility requirements. This feature eliminates the hassle of securing new insurance coverage in the midst of an already stressful career move.
Recently many attorneys have left big firms and started their own practice. This valuable feature of every ABE-sponsored plan may be more important now than ever before.

Have thoughts about portability features or job changes? Post your comments below.