2011 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance The ABC's of D&O
2011 August The ABC's of D&O

 Good afternoon—and welcome to the board. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to make  decisions to better your building. The residents may not like you and, more  importantly, may not like those decisions. Nevertheless, keep do…

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Insurance Natural Disasters in New Jersey
2011 August Natural Disasters in New Jersey

New Jerseyans got a taste recently of Mother Nature’s wrath this spring when some of the worst flooding in decades damaged and destroyed homes and memories throughout Northern New Jersey. While some parts of the northern part o…

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Insurance Not Your Grandfather's Policy
2011 August Not Your Grandfather's Policy

 Recent developments, both legislative and environmental, have led to  considerable changes in the New Jersey insurance marketplace. And such changes,  as managers know, often lead to added paperwork, confusing requirements, and  tricky le…

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Insurance Insuring the Extras
2011 August Insuring the Extras

Most homeowners love the idea of having a swimming pool, athletic court or health club as part of their association’s grounds because it adds value to their property and it gives them something fun to do throughout the year. But HOAs th…

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Insurance Keep on Learning
2011 August Keep on Learning

 To be an informed board member is the goal. For both new and seasoned members,  however, there are countless challenging topics requiring specific knowledge.  With new regulations and legislation on tap, it is imperative that board  membe…

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Insurance Training Day
2011 August Training Day

 Co-ops and condos function thanks to the dedication of board members who  volunteer their time and expertise to make sure their building or HOA is  efficiently run and that their investment is protected. Ideally, new board  members might …

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Insurance NAMIC
2011 August NAMIC

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is the largest and most diverse national property/casualty insurance trade and political advocacy association in the United States. “We are a full-service trade associatio…

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Q&A Q&A: Commercial Parking Allowed?
2011 August Q&A: Commercial Parking Allowed?

Q I live in a 55-and-over community in Hamilton, N.J. Both our public offering  statement (POS) and our bylaws prohibit commercial vehicles to park anywhere in  our community on an overnight basis. A commercial vehicle has been parking in…

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Q&A Q&A: What Goes on at an Open Meeting?
2011 August Q&A: What Goes on at an Open Meeting?

Q I wonder what your take is on open meetings. Are all shareholders and unit owners invited to attend? Are they allowed to make comments? Are they allowed to attend the entire meeting? Is there some portion of the meeting that relates t…

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Q&A Q&A: Dealing with Abusive Behavior
2011 August Q&A: Dealing with Abusive Behavior

Q We are a small seasonal condominium complex in need of guidance. Problems with the owners of one of our units occur every summer. The most recent incident, a repeat of incidents that have occurred in the past, involved abusive languag…

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