Coverage Details - QC
CONNECTING CLIENTS TO COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND
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We work to connect our clients to complete peace of mind.
BFL CANADA specializes in developing the perfect insurance program, taking into account your building and its history. Our extensive network enables us to shop with over 20 insurance companies to deliver a unique, comprehensive and highly competitive insurance policy designed exclusively for your property.
We Do All the Shopping and Negotiating for You With 20 + Insurance Companies.
Most insurance policies require various insurance companies to share the risk. As your insurance broker, we are able to canvass the insurance marketplace, approach financially sound insurers and always act in your best interests.
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CONDO PROTECT PROGRAM — A COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE SOLUTION DESIGNED FOR YOU
In order to offer you the most extensive coverage, BFL CANADA continuously innovates and finds ways to evolve our industry’s best practices.
Offering great coverage reaches another level with our one-of-a-kind Condo Protect Program.
We have developed our Condo Protect Program with innovative and exclusive protection to cover a wider range of risks at an affordable cost. This way you get the most out of your insurance policy.
The program policies exceed industry requirements including the Quebec Civil Code and are broad enough to accommodate the evolving needs of today’s condo councils and property managers. Our policies are in compliance with the new bill 141 requirements. And of course, insuring your property with BFL CANADA provides you with many extra advantages.
GET CORE PROTECTION AND HIGHER STANDARD LIMITS
We also offer higher standard limits on claims related to crime, privacy breach and cyber risk. On top of it, we make sure you can access legal advice related to your strata operations at no cost and be properly covered for legal expenses if you ever need it.
Discover the many advantages of the Condo Protect Program.
Property Insurance Blanket – Covers the physical assets owned by a corporation
BFL CANADA Condo Protect insurance program insures against all risks of direct physical loss or damage to the property. Insured perils include: Fire, lightning, smoke, windstorm, water damage, sewer back up, flood, riot, earthquake, strike and vandalism. Fully compliant with all the provincial legislation the program provides coverage for replacement cost, including by-laws or building code upgrades.
A condo corporation must obtain and maintain property insurance on the common property. The property insurance must be on the basis of full replacement value, and insure against major perils, as set out in the regulations, and any other perils specified in the bylaws.
Under the Condo Protect programs, the minimum requirements are met; however BFL CANADA also endeavored to create a better product that covers your condo corporation against common perils such as:
- Tsunami and flood
- Sewer backup
- Water ingress, and much more
We provide you an additional $1M in coverage on top of your basic policy insurance.
Extended Replacement Cost:
Covers the full replacement cost of the building(s) plus, an additional 10% for the Peril Fire (if included).
Additional Living Expenses:
Up to $5M in coverage to help with unit owners’ costs when they are displaced after a claim.
Flood and Hail:
Includes flood and hail coverage in high risk areas with competitive deductibles.
Liberal coverage to respond to the largest source of claims.
Covers the property in case of an earthquake. Lower deductibles are available: If 10% possibility for 5% or 3%.
The Condo Program policy protects common area glass from vandalism, burglary or accidental breakage. Our glass coverage insures against damaged glass at the premises. This includes all common area glass and includes frames, sashes or bares, and any lettering, ornamentation, tape or foil. Low deductibles available.
The Program policy protects you against property damage resulting from accidental breakage of mechanical and electrical equipment. It includes protection for alarm panels, security and intercom systems and elevators.
Protects the Corporation, its employees and volunteers against claims made by third parties due to property damage, bodily injury and personal injury. Our coverage extends to defense costs over and above the stated policy limit. Covered costs include: legal fees for covered claims which can become very high, whether the claim is well founded or frivolous. No aggregate. Property Manager extension is available.
A condo corporation must obtain and maintain liability insurance to insure the corporation against liability for property damage and bodily injury. The minimum requirements start at $2M but based on claims experience the BFL CANADA team has recognized the need for much higher limits of insurance. Our base limit now starts at $30M to consider awards for damages from a catastrophic injury claim.
Under Condo Protect we offer:
- Comprehensive suite of liability coverages
- Base limit starting at $30M
- Property Manager Extension
Provides coverage for council or board members against lawsuits made against them that emanate from decisions or actions they have taken on behalf of the condo corporation. Includes coverage for the condo corporation as an entity and includes coverage for covered claims made before a Human Rights Tribunal. No deductible.
Under the Condo Protect Directors and Officers Liability insurance policy we include coverage for:
- The corporation, council members (past, present and future) and the property manager with no deductible. Our policy will even consider council members prior to our policy coming into effect.
- Defense costs are in addition to the limit and the policy includes employment practices claims and human rights complaints at no additional cost and with no sub-limit.
Protects council members, unit owners and/or residents who are injured while volunteering. Age limit 90. Includes honorariums.
When an accident occurs on the property of a condo corporation whereby the condo may have been negligent, the Commercial General Liability coverage will function to cover that risk. When an accident occurs whereby the condo is not negligent, the condo and its CGL insurer are not obligated to compensate an injured volunteer while he/she is helping out.
Under Condo Protect, Volunteer Accident coverage functions to offer no-fault benefits after an accident for volunteers and those “family members” of owners of the condo under the age of 90 of up to $1M (options for higher limits) in cases where the condo corporation is not liable.
Protects the condo in the event a leaking pollutant damages neighbouring properties or the environment. Each incident limit is $1M.
Under the Environmental Management Act, a condo corporation may be held liable for the cost of clean up of a “contaminated site” which means an area of the land in which the soil or any groundwater lying beneath it, or the water or the underlying sediment, contains:
(a) a hazardous waste, or
(b) another prescribed substance
Under the Condo Protect Pollution Liability policy we can take care of allegations for a possible pollution exposure, founded or unfounded. We have included very practical coverage to protect the corporation from pollution exposure perils such as:
- Gradual release pollution events
- Retrospective cover looks back in time and responds when a claim is made
- Discovery of underground storage tanks
Protects against riots, strikes, civil commotion, malicious activity and direct terrorist activity.
Up to $2M limit available.
Protects the corporation’s liquid assets against theft by employees, council members and the property manager. The policy limit is intended to protect your operating expenses and reserve fund. No deductible.
Crime insurance is designed to respond to claims for misappropriation of funds by the condo corporation’s agents, employees and volunteers.
Under Condo Protect, we offer comprehensive defense against crime perils such as:
- Comprehensive Dishonesty, Disappearance and Destruction, including fidelity
- Covers theft losses inside and outside the premises
- Covers the contingency reserve fund
- Kicks in from dollar one with no deductible
Condos and property managers rely on electronic record keeping and data storage. Online communities and social media tools are also emerging. Both present higher exposure under the Privacy Act. BFL CANADA protects the council members and the Corporation if it is sued for breaching those privacy laws. Coverage options with no deductible are also available.
Under Condo Protect you are covered for the costs resulting from Privacy Breach Perils such as:
- “Lost Hardware” e.g. a lost USB drive
- “DNS Cache Poisoning” e.g. Personal information is exposed online by spyware, worm or malware
- “Accidental Communication” e.g. An email sent to the wrong person containing personal information
- “Accidental Publication” and much more
The Privacy Breach coverage includes proactive consulting services to help condo corporations meet all legislated requirements and reactive assistance should an information breach occur.
An insurance policy that provides you with coverage for legal costs incurred in the event of a dispute related to your strata. Choose from a panel of condo lawyers, always there for you. No eligibility restrictions. Many coverage benefits. No deductible.
Legal costs incurred due to a lawsuit, founded or unfounded, can be devastating to a condo corporation’s contingency reserve fund.
Under Condo Protect, the exclusive Legal Protection Insurance pays for your legal fees to pursue your legal rights in many civil actions such as damage to property, legal nuisance, trespass, bodily injury due to an accident, disputes with vendors and even some disputes with unit owners.
The Condo program policy protects common area glass from vandalism, burglary or accidental breakage. Contact your BFL CANADA Broker to personalize your coverage.
The only guarantee in an earthquake is that you will have to pay the deductible. Don’t get shaken out: take advantage of a lower deductible.
For more information on the financial risk you face in an earthquake, please feel free to reach out to your BFL CANADA service team. We would be happy to meet in person and help the building ownership understand their options.
** Based on your province.
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