We talk often about the importance of life insurance. Proper life coverage guarantees that the policy holder’s loved ones receive enough financial compensation to cover leftover debt, medical costs, and any final expenses. And it’s a supplement to help keep the family afloat financially without the policy holder’s income or ability to provide childcare, etc. But for the parents and/or guardians of special needs children, the importance of life insurance coverage is underscored. With recent advancements in medicine and technology, special needs children are often outliving their parents, guardians and/or care givers. Published in the April 2018 edition of the... Read more →


As Women’s History Month comes to a close for 2019, it is a good time to reflect on both how far women have come and how far they go…alone. The rise of the solo female traveler is a somewhat recent phenomenon but one that steadily climbs. Solo travel has become increasingly popular. Mintel’s 2018 Solo Traveler Report showed that 17% of adults reported they took a vacation on their own within the last five years (15% were completely solo trips without a travel group). This shows a two percent increase in solo travel from the year before. Though it may... Read more →


It is commonly said that the eyes are the window to the soul. While the jury is out on whether or not that is true, it is a fact that your eyes can be a window to your health. Having regular eye exams and getting the right corrective eye wear is an important part of a person’s overall well being. Often packaged together as an add-on to Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance is a lesser talked about form of coverage that is often affordable yet disregarded as a necessity. Many plans, such as those through the American Bar Association Insurance Program,... Read more →


St. Patrick’s Day celebrations take place all over the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Here are our three top picks for celebrations, one of which takes you to the birthplace of the holiday: 1) ShamROCK Chicago 2019 — Chicago, Illinois The city of Chicago is well-known for its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Every year, the city dyes the Chicago River green in honor of the holiday. This year, there is a series of events going on all through the month of March, from three different parades around the city (including the Downtown... Read more →


Chasing rainbows, searching for mythical leprechauns and pots of gold, counting the leaves on clovers— these are all images that come to mind when St. Patrick’s Day comes bounding in on an Irish jig. March 17th marks the green clad, Irish born holiday celebrated internationally with everything from green dyed rivers to parades touting river dancers. However, many of the commonplace ‘traditions’ upheld today are fairly recent developments when compared to the history of the holiday. St. Patrick of Ireland To understand St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to know the man behind the holiday. In the late fourth/early fifth... Read more →


This March, people across the nation will celebrate Women’s History Month--a month long celebration of the achievements and contributions of women throughout history across society. One does not have to look far to see the influence women have had in medicine, politics, technology, literature and nearly every industry or aspect of society. This month is a time of reflection as much as it is an opportunity to look beyond the glass ceiling and into the future for women. To further continue the social, economic, and professional growth of women, there are countless organizations, events and initiatives. Take a look at... Read more →


February marks Black History Month, a month long celebration of the contributions, accomplishments, and struggles of African Americans throughout history. Across the nation, there are countless memorials, monuments and historic sites honoring African American culture and influence. In honor of this celebratory month, the American Bar Association Insurance Program has created a short list of travel destinations for the whole family. 1) Martin Luther King National Historical Park – Atlanta, GA “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but... Read more →


Today, organizations across industry lines risk facing potential litigation from the enforcement of employment regulations, perceived harassment from employees, and many other areas. That is why your American Bar Association Insurance Program partnered with Chubb to offer ABA members Employment Practice Liability Insurance to help mitigate the impact on our members' firms. ABA Insurance and Chubb recently compiled the following FAQ so members can learn more about EPL insurance: What is EPL insurance and why is it valuable for a law firm to have? EPL insurance helps protect a law firm, its executives and employees against allegations brought by fellow... Read more →


A recent study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that manual-visual tasks associated with hand-held devices, such as reaching for the phone or dialing, increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. The study also reported that even hands-free devices involve manual-visual tasks at least half the time, which is associated with a greater crash risk. Are you fully aware of all the statistics behind distracted driving, whether those distractions are cognitive or visual? Read and share the infographic below with friends and family to see how much distracted driving puts you and others on the... Read more →


January 29th, marks the last Tuesday in January… and National Plan For Vacation Day. With the holiday season just out of sight in our rearview mirrors, the post-holiday slowdown is the perfect time to plan your vacation in the year ahead. But as you’re focused on hibernating and hitting the gym to burn those extra holiday calories, vacation time may be the furthest thing from your mind. In fact, vacation time seems to be the furthest thing from most Americans’ minds any time of year. Here are some facts that may give you the no-vacation blues: According to the U.S.... Read more →