Changes to Insurance Regulations Impact South Florida Condo Owners

The regulation (Fla. Stat. ยง718.111 (2008)), effective January 1, 2009, will require Florida condominium owners and their insurers to specifically name their condominium association as an additional named insured. In addition, the minimum amount of loss assessment coverage carriers must provide has been increased from $1,000 to $2,000.

Some of the major implications on South Florida condominium ownership include:

  • Condominium associations may require each unit owner to provide evidence of a hazard and liability insurance.
  • Effective January 1, 2009, unit owner policies must include loss assessment coverage of at least $2,000 per occurrence.
  • Effective January 1, 2009, condominium associations must be listed as a loss payee (additional interest) on all unit owner policies issued. The actual wording includes reference to additional named insured and this wording is up for review in the next legislative session.

Questions About these Changes in the Insurance Regulations?

If you currently own a condo in Aventura, Hallandale, Hollywood, Golden Beach or any other community in South Florida, these changes will impact you. If you have questions about these changes you may leave a question/comment here or email us at JHolz@atlassinsurance.com or scott@scottpatterson.com.

Guest post written by Janise Holz

Janise L. Holz
Atlass Insurance Group
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