Eastern Illinois University is a member of SURMA, which is an intergovernmental self-insurance pool, that provides its members with a program to fund liability exposures. The program covers civil liability for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage to tangible property resulting from occurrences in the conduct of university business, and damages arising out of certain professional services.
Employees, students in internships, and agents are "covered persons" under the self-insurance program and subject to its terms and conditions. The coverage is limited to occurrences of professional services which are within the scope of assigned duties and subject to the terms and conditions of the coverage document.
Requests for Proof of Liability Coverage
If an outside agency requests a "Certificate of Liability Coverage" from you as an EIU employee, please call the Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA) Office at 581-2921. VPBA office staff will obtain the necessary information and prepare the certificate. Be prepared to provide the name and address of the agency requesting the certificate.
If the certificate is to be provided to an agency with which an EIU student will be doing an internship, you will also need to provide the student's name, the course number and prefix. An approved affiliation agreement must be in place with all such an agencies.