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How to Buy Homeowners Association Insurance

Posted by Irina Ganyo on September 16, 2017
Homeowners AssociationTwin Cities metro area, Minnesota

Buying Homeowners Association Insurance is an important decision the board has to take because of the role it plays in risk management. There are various important steps the board has to follow.

Step 1 -Early Preparation: It is important to begin early, at least 90 to 120 days prior to the renewal date. Start by getting the loss histories of all insurance carriers who have provided coverage for the Condo Association for the past three to five years

Step 2 – Check Accuracy of Loss History: There are so many ways the loss history can be inaccurate. For example; the loss can be attributed to a different insured, or it could continue to appear on the loss history even though the insurance carrier has successfully commutated it. It is very necessary to take note of these inaccuracies.

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7 Steps to Purchasing Condo Master Policy Insurance

Posted by Irina Ganyo on September 16, 2017
condo association Twin Cities metro area MN

It is important that before purchasing Condo Master Policy Insurance, the following steps must be put into consideration;

  1. Since the Condominium Master Insurance Policy in Minnesota varies from company to company, so do their premiums vary. It is important to research Condo Association Insurance Companies before buying Homeowners Association Insurance.
  2. Getting an independent Condo Association Insurance agent who has vast knowledge on Homeowners Association Insurance. It is also important to study Condo Insurance Policy thoroughly to ensure that your policy has the full package (fire and hazard, employee dishonesty, general liability coverage etc.)
  3. Ensure to always consult your Condo Association Insurance agent to see if you need additional coverage. For example, the earthquake coverage would be needed in areas likely to have earthquakes
  4. Determine what your premium should be with your agent so as not to pay more for less.
  5. Let all Condo association members know that the policy does not cover their personal belongings.
  6. Ensure that the condo board of directors is approved as employees to enable them to benefit from the employees’ dishonesty coverage of the homeowners association insurance.
  7. Purchase Condo Master Policy Insurance.