Living Better Blog

5 Key Items to Review in a D&O (And Why You Need One Even If Your Community Gets Along)

Posted by Bo Bond, CIRMS on Jan 30, 2017 1:09:34 PM

Every community needs directors and officers liability insurance protection which, for association boards, is insurance that covers board members and possibly people acting as extensions of the board for legal costs incurred from being sued.


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Topics: education, Industry, Community Living

The New Overtime Rule Will Have a Major Impact on Your Community Association. Are You Prepared?

Posted by Chelle O'Keefe on Oct 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

UPDATE   12/14/2016: The Federal Overtime Rule detailed in the following article was delayed and will no longer take effect. For more details, click here.

Does your community employ managers, recreational employees or maintenance personnel?

If so, you will be impacted by the new FLSA changes rolling out on December 1st, 2016.


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Topics: Industry, Community Living

Here's How Associa Cares Funds Have Helped Communities So far This Year

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Since 2007, Associa Cares has been assisting communities worldwide during their most challenging times: when natural or man-made disasters strike. Associa Cares has assisted communities impacted by earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, and more.


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Topics: Industry

Honoring Those Who Serve This Memorial Day

Posted by Staff Writer on May 27, 2016 5:36:55 PM

For many Americans, Memorial Day marks more than the first official summer holiday.

 

 

In honor of Memorial Day, Associa Founder and CEO John Carona and Senior Vice President of External Affairs Andrew Fortin presented a $5,000 check to Snowball Express — a non-profit organization that serves children and families of military heroes.


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Topics: Industry, House & Home, Community Living

Looking for Resources for Boards, Managers and Homeowners? Look to your industry organization – CAI

Posted by Andrew Fortin on May 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

One issue that comes up frequently in community association management is the frustration that many homeowners or boards have in finding tools that help them build effective governance in their community. In fact, a lot of the issues we deal with at Associa arise from a lack of understanding by either the resident or the board on the roles and responsibilities of the various players in the community association world. This issue has become so acute, that some states and provinces have looked at mandating education and training for association volunteers. What’s most surprising is that these tools are out there, waiting to be used by boards and residents either through their management company like Associa our industry trade organization the Community Associations Institute (CAI).


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