Certificates of Insurance

A certificate of insurance provides proof of insurance coverage to another party. They are often necessary when executing contracts. 

To request a certificate of the university's insurance, contact the Office of Risk Management, (541) 737-1323. Risk Management will need a copy of the contract or agreement.

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:

"State Board of Higher Education acting by and through Oregon State University, their officers and employees."

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:

"State Board of Higher Education acting by and through Oregon State University, their officers and employees."