What a year! We hope 2022 was full of health and prosperity for you. If you have been following our regular posts, you’ll hopefully be better informed about how to optimize your property insurance coverage. To ensure you have the most important takeaways, we have pulled some of the highlights from our 2022 blog series. Please read below – happy new year!
Some thoughts to consider from this past year:
Absolute Asbestos Exclusion (Jan. 4) – Prior to any demolition commencing (after suffering a total loss on an insured property), the state of Massachusetts demands that a building be tested for asbestos. If asbestos is present, and your policy contains an absolute asbestos exclusion, you might be liable (out of your own pocket) for the cost of asbestos removal.
Condo Property Owners: Know What To Do After A Catastrophic Loss – Part I (Jan. 18); Part II (Jan. 25) – Scott Wolf of Brigs LLC tells the story of the 7-alarm fire that ripped through a Brigs-managed condo building in Reading, MA in 2017, and shares his views on what went right through the long reconstruction process – and provides advice to other property managers after a catastrophic loss.
Employee Spotlight: Michelle Canniff, CPA (April 12) – SMW welcomes its newest team member, Michelle Canniff, and shines a spotlight on her past experience – both as an industry-leading forensic accountant and as a past practitioner of big hair.
Want to Speed Up the Claims Process? Then Slow it Down (July 5) – Are you just beginning the claim process? If you’ve suffered a loss and you’re making a claim under your homeowner or commercial insurance policy, you’ll want to speed things along. Want a tip for speeding up the claim process? Slow it down!
Employee Spotlight: Brian Boucher & Employee Spotlight: Colleen Cudmore (October 4 & October 14) – We welcomed two more awesome team members this year – revisit the spotlight blogs of Brian and Colleen.
Just How Much Coverage Do You Get From Your National Flood Insurance Program? Policy (November 8) – In our experience, people who buy a flood policy through NFIP think they have comprehensive flood insurance. This is a myth! Learn the facts here.