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Insurance: By-Request Coverage

Learn about supplemental liability insurance programs available to UC San Diego departments.

The insurance programs below are by request only and require an application. Payment of premium and approval may be required before coverage can begin.

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Airport and aircraft

Protection for claims resulting from the operation of the university heliport and aircraft. Coverage for university-owned aircraft.

Athletic

Coverage for NCAA, intercollegiate, club, and intramural sports and recreation trips. Excursions may also be covered.

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Automobiles

Coverage for damage to university vehicles. Protection for claims arising from the operation of university vehicles.

Important: Fleet Services routinely insures Fleet Services vehicles, but departments must obtain coverage for department-owned or leased vehicles. Read UCSD Vehicle Insurance for more information.

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Personal vehicle usage: University programs do not provide coverage for damage or loss to personal vehicles used for university business. Read Personal Vehicle Usage for UCSD Business for more information.

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Rental vehicle usage: When renting vehicles, use the current UC contract number with the proper agency to obtain insurance coverage. The contract number must be included on the rental contract. Drivers may be personally responsible for insurance costs for the vehicle and incident charges if proper procedures are not followed. Note: Some types of vehicles are not covered by UC contract.

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Business travel (beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home)

Coverage for eligible individuals, including students, traveling on official university business beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home. Coverage ensures UC business travelers have accident insurance coverage while away from campus.

Register for UC Travel Accident Insurance prior to each trip beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home:

  • Complete the online UC Business Travel form, and save changes.
  • Print the form for your reference during your trip. The completed form will:
    • Verify eligibility
    • Provide confirmation of coverage
    • Provide emergency information and travel tips
  • Note: A link to the form is also available from the "Going on a Trip" feature in TravelLink when preauthorizing travel.

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Boiler, pressure vessels, and machinery

Coverage for damage arising from the operation of boilers, steam turbines, and compressor tanks.

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  • Pressure Vessel Equipment Change form (PDF)

Builders risk

Coverage for building projects in excess of $200,000.

Campers

Coverage for accidental medical expenses for athletic and non-athletic instruction camps.

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Charterer's legal liability

Coverage for vessels chartered by the university when additional liability protection is needed. Coverage for non-employees (i.e., guests, visitors) on vessels chartered by the university.

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Child care

Coverage for accidental medical expenses for on-campus child care programs.

Experiential education

Coverage for students involved in approved experiential/ internship programs.

Fine arts and collections

Coverage for fine arts acquisitions. Coverage for works of art loaned to the university by others. Protection for these items is provided during display, storage, or transit between locations.

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Foreign shipment insurance

Coverage for overseas shipments via marine vessel, aircraft, or truck to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, foreign countries.

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Marine: vessels and watercraft

Coverage for university research vessels and small watercraft. Protection for claims resulting from the operation of these vessels.

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Marine ridership

Coverage for accidental medical and accidental death and dismemberment for non-university passengers on university vessels.

Special events

Premises liability coverage for non-university groups wanting to use campus facilities.

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Student university-sponsored travel (beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home)

Coverage for eligible UC students traveling on official university business beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home. Ensures UC students have accident insurance coverage while away from campus on UC-sponsored travel.

Register for UC Travel Accident Insurance prior to each trip beyond 100 miles of UCSD or home:

  • Complete the online UC Business Travel form, and save changes.
  • Print the form for your reference during your trip. The completed form will:
    • Verify eligibility
    • Provide confirmation of coverage
    • Provide emergency information and travel tips

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Support groups and foundations

Liability protection for officially recognized university support groups and foundations.

Customized coverage

Risk Management can often negotiate customized insurance coverage for special cases not covered under the programs described above.

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When a loss occurs, notify EH&S Risk Management, (858) 534-3820, immediately to promptly initiate the insurance investigation and claim process. Use pager number (858) 583-3302 for emergencies only. Take a picture if a camera is available.