Certificate of Insurance

A certificate of insurance validates the existence of an insurance policy.  It may be issued by an issuer or an insurance agent or broker.  A certificate of insurance should include the following:

  • Name of the insurance company and policy number
  • Policy period
  • Name of the insured and address
  • Description of coverage
  • Description and location of operation
  • Name and address of certificate holder
  • Policy limits
  • Notice of cancellation provision
  • Authorized signature and date

Certificate of Insurance Requests

University groups using non-University facilities are often required to furnish a certificate of insurance evidencing the existence of insurance coverage by the University.  To request a certificate of insurance, a written request should be sent to the Office of Risk Management.  This request should include the name and address of the party requesting it, the purpose of the University’s use, and the dates for which coverage is required.  To initiate the request process, please click here.  A standard University Certificate of Insurance may be viewed by clicking here.

Certificates from Other Parties

When others are contractually required to provide the University with a certificate of insurance, a copy of the certificate should be sent to the relevant department and to the Office of Contract Compliance.

Memorandum of Insurance

Vendors and third-party certificate requesters are now able to access evidence of insurance for The University of Akron in the form of a Memorandum of Insurance (MOI) located on a secured website maintained by our broker.  The MOI eliminates the substantial paperwork and workflow involved in providing paper Certificates of Insurance thereby improving business efficiency.

Memorandum of Insurance

The University will send a paper certificate of insurance to a certificate holder if they are unable to accept the MOI. 

Auto ID Card

An Auto ID Card provides evidence of Auto Liability Insurance and should be located in the glove box of each University owned/leased vehicle.  Should you need additional copies, the Auto ID Card may be obtained by clicking here.

Please contact Matthew Beaven (x7340) with any questions concerning the University's insurance and risk management programs.