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Risk Management & Insurance
Santa Clara University carries a complete package of property and casualty insurance policies covering most business type risks associated with an institution of this type. However, the goal of a comprehensive risk management philosophy should emphasize the prevention of loss through the management of risks that occur during the conduct of our business.
The responsibility for risk management of property and casualty losses is in the University Finance Office. Specifically, the Group Risk Manager serves as the site risk manager. Insurance for personnel, such as medical, dental, disability and workers' compensation coverage, is the responsibility of the Human Resources Department.
Training in risk management is available to individuals and departments to educate them about risks associated with university activities and functions. For questions regarding risk management, certificates of insurance or claims, please contact the following:
Marguerete Moses- Administrative Assistant (408) 554-4397 Mmoses@scu.edu
Certificates of Insurance
Contracts with third parties occasionally require evidence of insurance coverage. Generally, this is provided with a certificate of insurance issued by our insurance broker outlining the specific coverage and limits of liability called for in the contract. To obtain a certificate of insurance the following information is required:
Contractors providing services to the University should also include evidence of insurance from them if a contract so specifies.
Filing a Claim
Should you or your department be involved in an incident or accident that may be insurable, please contact the University Finance Office as soon as possible after the incident occurs. These could be any incidences in the following general categories
To file a claim, all of the following information is required:
The risk manager and the insurance company settle all claims. Departments filing a claim are responsible for a small portion of the deductible payment.
Automobile Policy and Registration
The University owns numerous vehicles that are assigned to specific departments for their business use. The policy governing the operation of vehicles used for university business is found in the Human Resources Staff Policy Manual at:
The University Finance Office handles all vehicle registration activity including renewals, new vehicle registration, old vehicle disposal and vehicle titles. If a vehicle is acquired through purchase, lease, gift or loan, please contact the University Finance Office immediately. This assures that the vehicle is listed on our insurance policies.