2008 Aug
Focus on... Insurance & Board Training

Insurance
2008 Aug A Look at Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers—and, in the case of some co-op and condo boards, corporations th…

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Insurance
2008 Aug Rising Insurance Premiums?

It seems like the everyday operating expenses of condos and HOAs just keep going up and up—fuel costs, staff salaries, physical repairs and the cost of cleaning supplies and other materials have all crept up (or shot up) in the last coup…

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Insurance
2008 Aug Where Does Your HOA Stand?

Every month, HOA residents pay monthly fees that are in turn used to pay for a variety of association necessities. One of those necessities is insurance coverage for their buildings and grounds. This isn’t the same as homeowner’s insuran…

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Board Operations
2008 Aug Board Resource Guide: E-Mail Etiquette

Like it or not, e-mail is a permanent fixture of contemporary business communications. In real estate, board members and property managers use e-mail to discuss the most official and the most personal matters of their lives, from sched…

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Insurance
2008 Aug Managing the Moving Parts

When an insurance issue comes up, most people will call their broker with simple instructions: “Handle it.” While this approach is not uncommon, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to “abdicate” rather than delegate. Insurance and risk…

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Insurance
2008 Aug When Are You Not Covered By Your D&O Policy?

In order to understand circumstances in which you might not be covered by your D&O policy, you must first ask the question, “Where does a community association’s D&O policy fall within the entire insurance puzzle?” Second, “Are all D&O po…

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Q&A
2008 Aug Q&A: Assessments and Tax Rebate

Q Our board has a question that we would very much appreciate general input on. Below is our bylaw concerning assessments. We are considering placing an assessment to balance the tax rebate and are wondering if we can do this, if no s…

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Q&A
2008 Aug Q&A: Stopping the Noise

Q I have a neighbor whose door is just across from mine and whenever she enters her apartment, she closes her door with a very loud bang. Sometimes, I am asleep and I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. This has been going on for years…

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