A new law took effect in 2019 that requires all homeowners associations (HOAs) to carry what’s called Fidelity Bond insurance. This policy basically protects the HOA from actions taken by board directors and officers, such as transferring money in and out of HOA accounts.
Most large HOAs already have Fidelity Bond insurance in place, but this new law extends to small HOAs in two- to four-unit buildings. The good news, says Roger Larson of TWFG Larson Family Insurance Brokers, is that the Fidelity Bond limit of insurance required is based on the size of the HOA. So smaller HOAs only have to purchase and maintain coverage that’s at least equal to the combined amount of reserves in the HOA account and total assessments for three months. Continue Reading