Thursday, December 30, 2010

Help Keep Your Practice Running


When you have a solo or small firm practice, you have specific insurance needs that you have to research and then put coverage in place to help pay those eligible routine operating expenses while you’re disabled. Hundreds of solo and small firm ABA members have turned to the ABE-sponsored Professional Overhead Expense plan for their office expense protection.  Wouldn’t it make a great start to 2011 knowing that your office expenses are better protected if you become disabled?  Call me today at 800-621-8981 ext. 6420 to learn more about the ABE-sponsored Professional Overhead Expense plan and how it can provide the protection you need.

These are group insurance plans, meaning coverage is issued to an ABA member under a certificate of insurance; it is not provided under an individual policy, nor is it employer/employee insurance.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 is Almost Over; Where Did the Year Go?


Before you know it, 2010 will be a distant memory.  When it’s the holiday season, time seems to move more quickly than usual.  As the year winds down, it’s a good time to review your personal and financial goals, including your insurance coverage.  We’ll be sending out a personalized insurance plan summary to all ABE insureds in December.  Take a minute to review your ABE-sponsored insurance plans and the amount of coverage you have with each plan. Do you have the right plans and enough insurance to protect yourself and your family?  If you aren’t sure, just give me a call. I can help you review your current ABE-sponsored plans and provide information on adding to your current plans or updating the plans you have.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tax Planning Starts Today

‘Tis the season, and with it comes an opportunity to give to those in need.  Not only do charitable contributions warm the hearts of those to whom you give, but if you give before December 31, it’s also smart tax planning for 2010. Members participating in ABE-sponsored insurance plans who donate their share of available dividends to the ABE enjoy an easy way to give back to the good works of the legal profession.  These generous members don’t have to write any additional checks for their contribution and  are eligible for a charitable contribution deduction on their individual
income tax returns. Their contribution paperwork arrives in January at the same time as their other tax forms.  It is a win-win for ABE and you!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful for Good Health


In the holiday season, we take a moment to be grateful for our health and blessings.  Thank you for being part of the ABE and our sponsored insurance programs.  And, if you are not currently part of the ABE family, we encourage you to apply for one of our sponsored insurance plans. It’s a gift for you and your family that lasts long after the holiday season is over.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It’s Holiday Time in Chicago

If you are not from Chicago then you may not be aware that for many Chicagoans it is not officially the holiday season until the festivities in Daly Plaza begin over Thanksgiving weekend. Every year the plaza is home to the city’s giant Christmas tree, as well as a holiday market. The German holiday market offers unique gifts and crafts from various countries around the world as well as delicious German food and drinks.


This year’s Christmas tree is a 70-foot blue spruce from the Chicago suburb of McHenry. The tree was one of three candidates that voters were able to choose from throughout the month of October and was chosen as the favorite by a wide margin. It is decorated from top to bottom with lights and ornaments and was officially lit on Thanksgiving Eve. The following day, Thanksgiving, marked the beginning of the German market and in turn the holiday season for many in the Chicagoland area.




What do you do in your city or town to officially kick-off the holiday season? Let us know.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Protect Your Paycheck

Did you know that nearly one in three women can expect to suffer a disability that keeps them out of work for 90 days or longer at some point during their working years? For men, the odds are about one in four. And one worker in seven can expect to be disabled for five or more years before retirement.  Your income is your greatest asset and our ABE-sponsored Disability plans can help protect your income if you become disabled.  Watch the video below and then call me to discuss how ABE can help you protect your paycheck and ask me about our “Own occupation definition of disability” -- : This is an important feature where you can receive benefits for up to 5 years when you are totally disabled and unable to perform your regular job, including your specialty - not just "any job."

Giving Thanks

It’s that time of the year when many give thanks for the small and large blessings in our lives.  One blessing I have is to be thankful for the presence of loved ones in my life. You may feel the same way.  But are you helping to protect your loved one’s way of life if something unexpected were to happen to you? ABE-sponsored Term Life Insurance can help you protect your loved ones’ financial security if you die and are no longer there to do so.

These are group insurance plans, meaning coverage is issued to an ABA member under a certificate of insurance; it is not provided under an individual policy, nor is it employer/employee insurance.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Give One of the Best Gifts


Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner?  Just the thought of it is overwhelming to the most organized among us.  But have you thought of one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family?  At the American Bar Endowment, we believe it is helping to secure your financial future with solid insurance protection.  Maybe it’s time for you to review the insurance coverage you currently have and learn if you have enough to cover your most important needs.  Review our seven sponsored insurance plans, including Term Life Insurance, Disability  and Excess Major Medical, then call me to discuss your individual needs. 

These are group insurance plans, meaning coverage is issued to an ABA member under a certificate of insurance; it is not provided under an individual policy, nor is it employer/employee insurance.