Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We're Hiring!

ACM has a job opening for a Community Association Manager in our Hanover office location. To learn more about the position and submit your resume for consideration, please click the link below.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

ACM News

It is ACM’s policy that our staff is protected by Workers’ Comp (WC) insurance, and we require contractors employed by our clients to provide a written contract before starting a project and proof of their WC insurance annually, however we must rely on the contractor and/or their insurer to tell us if the policy was cancelled.  We recommend that you protect your community with the addition of Workers’ Compensation insurance through your insurance agent. Brian Finnerty of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has worked with ACM clients for a number of years and has provided the information below.
Every Condo/HOA should have a
Workers' Compensation Policy
Our Program protects against the exposures every association faces!
The policy is designed to respond to the following types of claims:
a.       An employee of an uninsured contractor is injured at the association and the employer has not provided proper coverage. If the association is required by local authorities to step in as the 'employer' as it relates to benefits owed that injured employee, the policy will respond to that claim.
b.       A volunteer working on behalf of the associations is injured during the course of their duties. The policy will provide typical workers' compensation coverage for medical and rehabilitation costs for that injured volunteer. The wage component is usually zero because there is no 'wage' associated with the work (i.e., they were a volunteer not paid)
Examples of losses paid by our Program:
Risk State         Total Paid        Description
   IL                         $62,972                                 Volunteer fell off ladder and injured knee.
  CA                        $19,264                                 Maintenance worker injured back while lifting stove.
  GA                        $15,710                                 Maintenance worker fell while picking up trash.
  NJ                         $11,677                                 Manager developed hernia while pushing dumpster.
  CA                        $24,500                                 Volunteer fell and landed on head.
For additional information regarding this important coverage please contact
Brian Finnerty
(p) 704-602-3823 (c) 704-560-2471

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

ACM offices will be closing at 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 3, 2014 and will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 for Independence Day. Should you have an emergency during that time, please call (410) 997-7767 and follow the prompts for emergency services. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mac Computer Debut in ACM's Administrative Department

Ashlee Miller, Community Administrative Assistant in our Timonium office, is our first official Mac user! Only a few short hours after setting up the new computer, Ashlee loves working with it already.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Community Manager Team Meeting Highlights

Community Managers put on their legal thinking caps this morning at July’s Team Meeting.  The first half of the meeting featured guest presenters, Craig Zaller and Scott Silverman, of Nagle and Zaller, P.C., who spoke to the managers  about the collections process.

They offered many practical ideas for increasing assessment collections, while cautioning the importance of being aware of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

During the second half of the meeting, President and Owner, Mel Herzberger, sat down with the team to review ACM’s Management Agreement, providing a detailed look at the foundation of our services to our clients. 

ACM Employees Earn CMCA Designation

We would like to congratulate two of our Community Association Managers on earning their CMCA designation through CAI! Congratulations Latonya Peters and Ruth Angell on your hard work and dedication to earn your designation!