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New Nevada HOA Cyber Insurance Mandate: Are Your Community Association Clients Prepared?

By Mike Schleich, National Business Development Leader for Community Associations Nevada’s 2023 legislature passed a new HOA law requiring community associations to carry Cyber Liability insurance if they utilize a website or electronic portal to collect monthly assessment fees online. Community associations receive and store unit owners’ bank account numbers and/or credit cards, as well…

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Meet Distinguished’s Community Associations Insurance Experts

At Distinguished, we understand the unique insurance needs of community associations. That’s why we have a team of experts dedicated to providing insurance solutions for HOAs, condos, and other types of community associations. We work with community association brokers to get the coverages their clients need. In this short video, we want to introduce you…

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Scary Risks for Community Associations During Halloween

Signs of Halloween, everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, are everywhere during the month of October – from carved-out pumpkins to skeletons hanging in the windows and elaborate decorations. Kids and adults have planned their costumes well in advance, and this year we may very well see a lot more trick-or-treaters and Halloween parties taking place, including…

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Community Association Team – Employee Highlight Videos

Distinguished Programs’ community association insurance team is made up of exceptional individuals who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and support to their clients. Our team is composed of experienced underwriters, risk managers, and support staff who work together to deliver specialized insurance programs that meet the unique needs of community associations….

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Distinguished’s Guide to Crime and Fidelity Insurance for HOAs, COAs, and More

A strong sense of community, friendly neighbors, and well-maintained surroundings are just a few of the many reasons people love living in community associations. However, even in these seemingly ideal settings, crime and financial loss can still be a concern for HOAs and COAs.  That’s where community association crime and fidelity insurance comes in. This…

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Community Association Cyber Liability Insurance: A Complete Guide for HOAs, COAs, and More

As community associations continue to embrace technology, more and more sensitive data is getting stored online. Digitizing everything from membership login information to financial reports is convenient, but it also opens homeowners’ associations (HOAs), condominiums associations (COAs), and other organizations to the threat of cybercrime. For this reason, community associations need to understand their cyber…

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Cyber Liability Insurance for At-Risk Industries

Seeking protection against cyber risks? Watch our specialists in this informative panel discussion to discover more about Cyber Liability insurance. Discover the importance of having comprehensive coverage, understand the different types of cyberattacks, and learn best practices for preventing them. Learn how to sell Cyber Liability insurance for community associations, hotels, and restaurants. Don’t miss…

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Corporate Investors and their Impact on Community Associations and the Role of Insurance Brokers

A team of colleagues from the Distinguished Community Associations Team recently attended the 2023 CAI Annual Law Seminar, with a standout session “Hot Topics in Community Association Law: The Invasion of Real Estate Investment” on Thursday, January 12. The panel, featuring Darren Bevan from Baydaline & Jacobsen in Sacramento and Scott D. Weiss from Ortale,…

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Broker’s Guide to Planned Unit Developments (PUD) Insurance

Statistics provided by iPropertyManagement reveal that homeowners associations (HOAs) manage 355,000 communities in the U.S., with an average of 22 new associations created each day. More than 50% of all homeowners live in HOA communities. Residential planned unit developments (PUDs), which include single-family homes, are governed by an HOA. Single-family homeowners in PUD communities are…

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Community Association Insurance: The Who, What, and How for Brokers

Community associations come in all shapes and sizes. However, no matter whether your client represents an HOA, a COA, or some other collection of letters, they’ll need community association insurance to keep them financially secure.  Insurance brokers who are working to grow their clientele need to understand who they’re selling to, what they want, and…

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