Certificates of Insurance

A Certificate of Insurance is a document used to verify an entity is insured. A Certificate of Insurance is provided by an insurance agent or broker and outlines the types of and limits of insurance carried by the contractor, vendor, or other party. In addition to the types and limits of insurance, the Certificate lists the name of the agent or broker, the insurer and the effective dates of the policy.

Request a Certificate of Insurance for a Third Party/Vendor

Outside parties may request that DU confirm various types and levels of insurance in connection with business agreements. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (AJG) issues DU's Certificates of Insurance to provide to outside parties as proof of insurance. Generally, Certificates are produced within 24-48 hours.

To request a Certificate of Insurance, you must complete the online Certificate request form. Certificates will only be issued if all required information is provided. If a renewal Certificate is required by a Certificate Holder, you will need to request a new Certificate as it may not automatically be sent by AJG.

Unless alternative instructions are provided, the Certificate will be sent directly to the Certificate Holder with a copy sent to the requestor.

Request a Certificate of Insurance from a Third Party/Vendor

Outside parties must submit a Certificate of Insurance as evidence of insurance when they:

  • Provide a service for DU
  • Perform work on DU property
  • Perform work on behalf of the University
  • Use DU property

When submitting a contract for any of the activities listed above into the contract review workflow, make sure you attach a copy of the Certificate of Insurance along with your contract.

  • Why require insurance from an outside party, such as a contractor or vendor?

    Insurance is a mechanism to protect the interests of the University. Specifically, insurance provides a mechanism for DU to recover from injury or damage that an outside party is legally obligated to pay. Such obligations could occur if an outside party injures an employee or student, damages DU property, or damages the personal property of an employee or student.

  • What does "Additional Insured" mean?

    When the University of Denver is listed as an additional insured, it means that our interests are protected under the insurance policies purchased by the outside party in regard to the work performed, service provided, product provided, etc. by the outside party. Essentially, it allows us to use the insurance provided by the outside party. DU should always be listed as an additional insured on all general, umbrella, or excess liability policies.

  • What types/limits of insurance should be requested?

    Please see the Request of Insurance from a 3rd Party to determine which insurance is required from your vendor. Then send the completed request to your vendor so they can issue the Certificate according to the University’s guidelines. If you have questions contact Kelley Baskins.

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