Office of President Risk Services is responsible for the management of systemwide risk management programs including the placement of insurance. The UC Insurance Programs webpage has general information about the university's programs of insurance. 
Insurance is not always automatic. Find out how to get insurance.

Insurance Requirements and Exceptions
UC Certificate of Self-Insurance Coverage

The UC Certificate of Self-Insurance Coverage is used to present evidence of the university's insurance. You can present this document when asked for a "Certificate of Insurance".

The available certificates are posted on this webpage under "Related Resources" to the right of the page.
Additional insured requests

If you are asked to name the other party as an additional insured, then send them the UC Certificate of Self-Insurance and specifically reference the 'blanket' language on the certificate: "Additional Covered Party - as required by written contract or agreement with respect to general liability and automobile liability". A certificate with the other party's name on it will not give the other party any additional rights. 

Request for unique certificates

If the other party insists on a unique certificate and has rejected the certificate posted online, then campus units can request a unique certificate. To make the request send an email to with a copy of the entire agreement with the other party. Risk Services will need to review the agreement prior to issuing a unique certificate of insurance. Turn around time depends on the complexity of the agreement but typically it takes a minimum of 3 business days to issue a unique certificate. Certificates are not issued on campus holidays, weekends or over winter curtailment. 

As needed, the following offices might be able to help with agreements: Procurement and Supply Chain Services, Real Estate and Contract Services, Office of Sponsored Projects.

Insurance Rates

See Composite Benefit Rates or GAEL for information about insurance rates.

If you have any questions contact