2012 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance
2012 August Insurance Fraud!

 When it comes to insurance, there's more to think about than just premiums and  deductibles; on one side, there's insurance fraud—and on the other, there's the insurance that protects you from fraud. Both sides  of the equation are import…

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Insurance
2012 August Mind the Gap

 Insurance is designed to be there for us when we need it most. Without knowing  the full extent of our coverage, though, we may find ourselves facing an  emergency with less protection than we thought. For shareholders or unit  owners, it…

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Board Operations
2012 August Under Your Wing

 Remember your first day at a new school? Most likely, you didn’t know a soul, had no idea what the students were learning and you probably felt  nervous, intimidated or maybe even afraid. In most cases, this is what it’s like to be a new …

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Board Operations
2012 August Keeping it Above Board

 One of the trickier problems to deal with when you live in a co-op or condo is  dealing with board members who sometimes let the power go to their heads. Even  though they are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility in the smooth  r…

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Maintenance
2012 August The Sound & the Fury

 Noise is a key quality-of-life problem for almost anyone living in a  densely-packed urban environment. Many urban dwellers are immune to it as a  result of having lived all their lives in the city—maybe you even grew up next to an elevat…

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Maintenance
2012 August Brew Your Own Juice

 Blizzards. Ice Storms. Hurricanes. Floods. New Yorkers are used to being  buffeted by Mother Nature. But increasingly, it seems, the impact of such  storms has lingered long after the weather front blows through, with hundreds  or thousan…

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Organizations
2012 August The Insurance Information Institute

 It goes without saying that individuals and associations alike need to be  properly covered by insurance; that's just common sense. But the wide variety  of choices can make obtaining that coverage a daunting process. To help boards  and …

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Neighborhoods
2012 August Rockville Centre, New York

 This vibrant Long Island community boasts several parks with first-rate  amenities, recreation centers and a thriving business district overflowing with  shops, art galleries and restaurants. In fact, there are over 150 acres of  parks, b…

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Q&A
2012 August Q&A: Limited Information

Q Our co-op board has begun a policy of forbidding individual members to communicate with other shareholders about any issues in the building, not just legal matters. Any queries are answered with a stock reply. This board did not run …

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