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Every Condo Association knows that insurance is essential. However, there is often confusion about what kind of coverage you should have. Hence, below is a list of the key coverage that should be included in your Condo Master Insurance Policy. Here’s a handy checklist for any officer looking at proposals for the Condo Association’s insurance.

7 Condo Master Insurance Essentials

1. Property Coverage

  • Building
    Pays for direct physical loss or damage from a covered cause of loss to the building or structures. These are those  listed on completed additions, fixtures, permanently installed machinery and equipment. It includes personal property used to maintain or service the building or structures. Moreover, examples of these are outdoor furniture, floor coverings, appliances, and fire extinguishing equipment.
  • Building Ordinance or Law
    – Loss to undamaged portion of building as a result of demolition pursuant to a building ordinance or law.
    – Demolition Cost  of the demolish and remove debris of undamaged parts of the building when it is required by building ordinance or law.
    – Increased Cost of Construction Covers increased cost to repair, reconstruct or remodel damaged or undamaged parts of the building to comply with a building ordinance or law.
  • Inflation Guard
    Automatically increases coverage by a certain percentage every renewal in order to keep up with the effects of inflation. Furthermore, it means the building coverage on a renewal document will be 2-8% higher than the previous year.
  • Sewer Backup
    Pays for loss or damage caused by water that overflows from a sewer or draining water Including water that enters into, and then overflows from a sump pump. It also includes any other system designed to remove subsurface water from a foundation area.
  • Equipment Breakdown
    Pays for loss or resulting loss of income caused by covered equipment, e.g. boilers.


2. General Liability

General Liability (a.k.a. Slip and Fall or Premise Liability Coverage) protects the association from claims arising from injury or property damage to third parties caused by negligence. Moreover, each occurrence limit is the most the policy will pay for each covered claim. Furthermore, the aggregate amount is the maximum the insurance company will pay in one policy period. Hence, this is usually double the occurrence limit


3. Directors and Officers

Pays the amount insured is legally obligated to pay as a result of a claim. Additionally, this includes wrongful acts or decisions arising out of their capacity as a director, trustee, officer, committee member, or volunteer of the organization.


4. Employee Dishonesty / Fidelity

Pays for direct physical loss to business personal property and money or securities resulting from dishonest acts of the insured’s employees. Furthermore, this coverage applies if the property manager or one of the association’s employee absconds with the money.


5. Umbrella

Amount of liability coverage, in addition to underlying policies for Directors and Officers, and, additionally, to General Liability coverage.


6. Workers Compensation

Mandatory coverage for the associations’ employees on the payroll.


7. Hired and Non-Owned Automobile

Pays for bodily insurance or property damage arising from the maintenance. Additionally, the use of a hired auto during business by the insured or an employee. Moreover, it includes the use of the non-owned automobile in the business by any person other than the insured.

In addition, other coverages that are part of the package are:

  • Debris removal,
  • Exterior building glass,
  • Fire department service charge,
  • Equipment breakdown,
  • Newly acquired or constructed building,
  • Outdoor property and signs,
  • Preservation of property,
  • Pollutant clean-up and removal,
  • Personal effects,
  • Specified property,
  • And valuable paper,
  • As well as water damage,
  • And, wind and hail.


Find out more

John Brown President Farmer Brown Insurance (888) 973 0016

John Brown – President

Call our number –  (888) 973-0016 and talk to one of our agents. Discuss how to get the best Condo Master Policy Insurance at the best price.

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