Association Fidelity Bond Updates in 2019

In January 2019 updates to fidelity bond minimums went into effect in California. We need to work with our communities to ensure they have adequate coverage!

Civil Code §5806. Fidelity Bond Requirements.

Unless the governing documents require greater coverage amounts, the association shall maintain fidelity bond coverage for its directors, officers, and employees in an amount that is equal to or more than the combined amount of the reserves of the association and total assessments for three months. The association’s fidelity bond shall also include computer fraud and funds transfer fraud. If the association uses a managing agent or management company, the association’s fidelity bond coverage shall additionally include dishonest acts by that person or entity and its employees.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 396, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2019.)