Insurance and Risk Management

The role of risk management is to protect and conserve the human, property and financial resources of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. To this end the University uses a variety of methods to manage risk, including self insurance and commercial insurance. It is important that all faculty and staff understand their defined responsibilities in the Risk Management program to protect and conserve the assets of the University. Risk Management is responsible for coordinating various plans covering the property, students, and personnel across campus. During the process of obtaining and renewing the coverage, Business Services will contact and work with various offices or departments to obtain information necessary to ensure proper coverage. Once coverage is obtained, in some instances, a department(s) may be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the plan. The following is a list of the insurance plans and who is responsible for the day to day activities once the plan is implemented.


Insurance Plan 

Responsible Department 

Cyber Liability and Breach

University of Nebraska ITS

General Liability

Business Services


Business Services

Vehicle (Physical Damage)

Business Services

Vehicle (Liability)

University Fleet Management

Student Athletes


Student Health

Student Health & Counseling

Student Domestic Travel

Business Services

Student International Travel

International Education

Employee International Travel

Business Services

Workers’ Compensation

Facilities/Human Resources


Business Services

Medical Malpractice

Business Services


Business Services


The information on this site is intended to summarize the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s risk management resources. Every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate; however, it is not intended to replace any insurance program documents which contain complete information regarding the University’s insurance programs. In the case of any discrepancy between this site and the University’s insurance program documents, the University’s insurance program documents will govern.