A certificate of insurance provides proof of insurance coverage to another party. They are often necessary when executing contracts.
Office of Risk Management
University: To request a certificate of the university's insurance, please complete the online request form here. Risk Management will need a copy of the contract or agreement.
Another entity: It may be necessary to obtain a certificate of insurance from another entity. Generally, there are two types of documents:
- A certificate of insurance from the producer (usually a local insurance agency). This document verifies the type of coverage, the effective and expiration dates of coverage, and the coverage dollar limits. The "Certificate Holder" section should show the university's contact name and address. Under "Description of Operations," the following verbiage pertaining to additional insured should appear: "The State of Oregon, Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon, University of Oregon, and their respective officers, employees, and members."
- An endorsement of insurance must come from the insurer affording coverage (i.e., the insurance company that actually provides the coverage to the producer). This document must be very specific in naming the additional insured: "The State of Oregon, Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon, University of Oregon, and their respective officers, employees, and members."