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Preparing to Navigate the Claims Process by Understanding What Is Expected

Navigating an insurance claim after a significant loss can be frustrating, costly, and time consuming. Associations have an obligation to cooperate with their insurance company fully and completely during the claims process even in the most daunting of circumstances. Failure to adhere to that duty may result in the denial of an insurance claim …

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Hurricane Insurance Claim Deadlines

Almost three years have passed since Hurricane Irma and almost two years since Hurricane Michael. If your community has received insurance money and rebuilt, or if your community has only suffered minor damages, both hurricanes may seem a lifetime ago. Unfortunately, many communities are still suffering through unpaid claims and, in many cases, unknown …

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COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part II

On March 9, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. On March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump, declared a national emergency. Numerous units of state and local government around the nation have enacted similar proclamations and have implemented a variety of different …

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Review Your Insurance Policy to Ensure That Your Claim Won’t Be Decided in—New York?

Florida was battered by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Michael in 2018. Many individuals, businesses, and associations are still trying to recover from those devastating storms. It is common for insurance litigation to linger for years, even decades, after the storm has passed. Indeed, Hurricane Wilma related disputes continue to make their way …

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Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations

There is a lot of information on how associations can prepare for hurricanes but much less information as to what happens after the hurricane, particularly as it pertains to insurance claims. A question that managers and board members need to consider is, what is required after a hurricane to ensure compliance with your insurance …

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Condominium Hurricane Insurance Set by Law

At post-Irma Week 6, most communities are back to business as normal, save perhaps figuring out what to do with mountains of landscape debris.

However, some associations are entering a critical period in post-disaster procedures. With the exception of those buildings which sustained catastrophic damage (and fortunately, there were a few), damaged …

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