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Journeys : Dec Jan 2010
www.rochesbeachliving.com.au State of the Art Independent Units • 24 hour Emergency Response • Beautiful Gardens & Community Centre • Close to Shops, Restaurants and Beach • 2 & 3 Bedroom Units Available • On Site Care Taker • Maximising Lifestyle, Minimising Stress Call John Crane to inspect. Free call 1800 246 418 Insurance matters A regular column from RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers Strata insurance is a new ser vice from R ACT Insurance, offering the body corporate a convenient, one-stop shop for all insurance needs. Our Strata Building Insurance is a comprehen sive update of an older policy, taking into account recent amendments to the Strata Title Act. It offers cover for common areas, such as driveways, carports and fencing, along with the units themselves. Also covered are common contents, such as gardening equipment and even the office equipment used by the body corporate. Embezzlement of funds and office bearers' liability are also included, as well as stor m damage to gates and fences, and damage to electric motors. Each policy hosts one sum insured, making it a simple policy to take out, and direct debit payments are also available. ------ Fingers crossed for a sunny summer after a rainy year that broke records! My thanks to our dedicated call centre staff in Hobart and our on-the-ground assessors for a job well done during a busy year of claims for water and stor m-related damage. It prompts two questions for policy holders: Is your policy coverage appropriate for the conditions? Remember, not all policies cover flood damage, and you should ensure you are covered. Are you adequately insured? People often only realise how under-insured they've become when they need to make a major claim. You accumulate things around the house, undertake home renovations and don't really think about whether your growing portfolio of assets is adequately insured. As many as 70% of Tasmanian homes may be underinsured by an average of $40,000 -- it's a lot to lose if you need to claim against your policy. So regularly review your insurance. The startofanewyearisagoodtimetodoan audit of the assets you've accumulated and the improvements you've made to your home, to compare against your current sum insured. Life on the move 23 December 09 / January 10
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