Insurance and Claims

Risk Management works with departments and third parties regarding claims to evaluate and determine the potential for recovery and initiate the claims process.

The university opted to withdraw from the Public Universities Risk Management and Insurance Trust effective July 1, 2015. Thus, UO procures 23 lines of insurance and has self-insured retentions that flow directly into the private insurer level. UO department deductibles were maintained at $5,000 per occurrence. The university has various types of insurance or self-insurance to cover the different risks the institution faces. These include general liability, property, fine arts, international travel, day care, camps and clinics, athletics, and workers compensation.

University of Oregon property insurance includes coverage for vehicles, real property (buildings and equipment), and building contents (business supplies, equipment, ect.). Property insurance does not cover the personal property of employees or students.



Within 24hrs of any loss or incident must be reported to the University of Oregon Office of Risk Management, 541-346-8316. 

Property Claims: A loss to University of Oregon property
General Liability Claims: A loss associated with a breach of a legal duty (also known as tort claims)
Vehicle Claims: A loss to a university, Motor Pool, state, rental, or third-party vehicle