The NAU Risk Management Services manages the property
and liability insurance programs on behalf of Northern Arizona University and
is the liaison to State Risk Management.
Risk Management Services reports through Contracting and Purchasing
Services and is located in building 98B on the NAU campus. The links to the left provide information and
guidance on property and liability insurance coverages at NAU.
Northern Arizona University is self-insured through the
State of Arizona for property and liability coverage under Arizona
Revised Statutes (ARS) §41-621, et seq.
The Arizona Department of Administration, Risk Management Division (also
referred to as State Risk Management or RMD) administers the State’s insurance
program on behalf of all Arizona State agencies, including the State’s three
For insurance questions, please e-mail NAU-Insurance@nau.edu and for claims
questions, please e-mail NAU-Propliability@nau.edu.
Notice Regarding New Deductible
Effective July 1, 2017, a new deductible of $2,500 is applied
by the Arizona Department of Administration Risk Management Division (“ADOA
RMD”) to all property and automobile insurance claims from all state agencies
with a total appropriated and non-appropriated budget over $1,000,000 – which
includes the state universities. Property loss events include damage to campus
buildings, broken windows, vandalism, as well as theft of property such as
computers or cash, and damage to University vehicles. Claims valued under
$2,500 will be internally processed by the Risk Management Unit of
Contracting and Purchasing Services using University funds. Through a series of
budget maneuvers, ADOA RMD has devised a plan to protect University departments
that suffer property losses from the impact of the deductible for the fiscal
Property claim reporting, including those for losses less
than $2,500, remain unchanged at this time. Claim reporting is available at http://nau.edu/Contracting-Purchasing-Services/Insurance-Claims-Services/Damage-report/.
It is particularly important that auto collisions be reported quickly to the
Risk Management Unit so that any liability issues can be evaluated
The $2,500 deductible does not apply to non-owned personal
property that is within the University’s care, custody, and control due to a
written lease, contract, or agreement finalized prior to the loss. Additional
information regarding rental vehicles and third-party property coverage can be
found by following the embedded links.
This new rule is an opportunity to evaluate loss prevention
efforts, and determine if targeted application of the deductible can be used to
motivate better loss prevention for certain types of losses. If you have
questions about the deductible or about University insurance coverage, contact
the Risk Management Unit at (928) 523-2009 or NAU-PropLiability@nau.edu.
Direct all Workers' Compensation questions to NAU Human
Resources by phone at 928-523-6106, or obtain on-line information at Human
Resources, Workers' Compensation Policy
Certificates of Insurance
Direct all questions concerning Certificates of Insurance
and insurance requirements for vendors/contractors to NAU Contracting and
Purchasing Services by e-mailing NAU-Insurance@nau.edu,
e-mailing the buyer directly according to the assigned "ItemCategory", or calling 928-523-4557.