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About Andrew Bateman

Andrew Bateman and his team, through Trisure - a nationally licensed independent commercial insurance agency - specialize in working with single family, townhome and condominium homeowner associations. They provide HOAs with a complementary review of their present insurance program based on the policies in place and the governing documents to evaluate the community’s current coverage and find any gaps that may exist that could potentially put the association at risk. You can contact them directly via email at info@WeLoveHOAs.com or visit their website at www.WeLoveHOAs.com for further information or to request an evaluation of coverage.

After Surfside, Heightened Focus on Condo Association Insurance

In a perfect world, condominium associations would hire a structural engineer to inspect their property every couple of years. The engineer would inform the association of any compromises to the building’s structural integrity or electrical system, and the association’s board of directors would authorize repairs in timely fashion, simultaneously managing risk and controlling costs [...]

By | 2021-08-25T08:26:26-04:00 August 25th, 2021|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on After Surfside, Heightened Focus on Condo Association Insurance

Facing the Truth About Aging Infrastructure

As buildings and their internal systems and physical components age, how can the community associations that own them best prepare to meet the unexpected—but necessary— financial demands. Over many conversations in recent years, members of the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) have identified aging infrastructures—the physical structures and the components within them that [...]

By | 2021-08-25T08:06:25-04:00 August 3rd, 2021|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Facing the Truth About Aging Infrastructure

Discrimination in HOA’s

Discrimination in HOA’s is a growing concern.  Please see the attached presentation given by Adam Beaudoin of Ward and Smith and Andrew Bateman of TriSure Insurance.  It is becoming more and more common for Community Associations, at some point in time, to have discrimination charges filed, or threatened to be filed, against them.  Most [...]

By | 2019-08-21T10:43:40-04:00 August 19th, 2019|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Discrimination in HOA’s

HOA/Condo Directors — Duties, Standards of Conduct, and Liability

This week Jim Slaughter, Attorney, Black, Slaughter & Black wrote an excellent article on Board of Directors for HOA’s duties, standard of conduct, and the Liability. This is a great article for new and long standing board members of HOA’s.   Congratulations! You’ve just been elected to your HOA/condo association board of directors. Your new [...]

By | 2018-07-30T18:59:38-04:00 July 30th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on HOA/Condo Directors — Duties, Standards of Conduct, and Liability

FEMA’s Definition of a Private Association

Hope you are having a great start to your morning.   I wanted to make sure that you have seen the information about FEMA’s definition of a Private Association.  FEMA is trying to limit where they will reimburse local municipalities for debris pick-up or disaster assistance after a Hurricane or natural disaster.  They want private association, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T12:05:39-04:00 April 23rd, 2018|D&O Insurance, Newsletter|Comments Off on FEMA’s Definition of a Private Association

Workers Compensation Insurance for HOA Boards

What Is Workers Compensation Insurance? While it is the legal responsibility of the employers to ensure safe workplaces, accidents are inevitable. Here the Workers Compensation insurance can help by providing coverage for work-related illnesses or injuries to the employers of an organization. These benefits are given to the workers, irrespective of who was at fault [...]

By | 2018-03-01T13:18:49-05:00 February 20th, 2018|Newsletter, Worker's Compensation|Comments Off on Workers Compensation Insurance for HOA Boards

Protect Your HOA Board Against Embezzlement

It is essential to know how to protect the funds of your community as a member of an HOA Board of Directors. Here are certain practices that will ensure that the accounts of the members of your HOA Board are protected against embezzlement: Know the FTI number of the association: All bank accounts should be [...]

By | 2018-03-01T13:19:18-05:00 February 10th, 2018|Crime & Fidelity, Newsletter|Comments Off on Protect Your HOA Board Against Embezzlement

HOA Board Members: What Insurance Do You Need?

Homeowners association board members make difficult decisions, which can have a huge impact on the people around them. Consequently, individual members of the HOA board are susceptible to becoming targets for lawsuits along with the association itself. Considering the majority of them own at least one of the development units, they do have something to [...]

By | 2018-01-12T16:19:36-05:00 January 20th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on HOA Board Members: What Insurance Do You Need?

Legislative Trends Affecting Condos and HOAs in 2018

2018 Advocacy - As members of the HOA industry it is so important to stay up to date on issues that affect us and our Communities.  CAI lets us know what they support for upcoming Legislation.  Please see this link to sign up for the Advocacy Emails from CAI National. https://www.caionline.org/Advocacy/Pages/default.aspx Please research the pending [...]

By | 2018-01-15T13:49:06-05:00 January 15th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on Legislative Trends Affecting Condos and HOAs in 2018

What is D&O Liability Insurance?

The Directors’ and Officers’ Liability coverage is an insurance that protects officers and trustees from being held accountable for the actions they took or failed to take as members of a board. It offers liability coverage for the damages that ensued alleged wrongdoings of a member. This policy can cover the liability of officers and [...]

By | 2018-01-12T16:20:34-05:00 January 10th, 2018|D&O Insurance|Comments Off on What is D&O Liability Insurance?