• The University Office of Risk Management is the insurance agent of the University of Illinois and serves the entire university, including all campuses, regional sites and Extension offices. It serves and supports major insurance programs, including providing professional liability and medical malpractice.
  • Officially enrolled students in the health professions are deemed insured persons and are covered by the Self-Insurance Plan of the University of Illinois. In all instances, coverage is contingent upon the “insured person” acting within the scope of their University duties and when providing university services. Full details on the plan’s limitations and coverage are available in the Liability Self-Insurance Plan of the University of Illinois.
  • Limits to liability for a University of Illinois “insured person” who is providing clinical services at a location not owned, leased in whole or in part, or under the sole control of the University are $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the aggregate.
  • When university services are provided at locations not owned, leased in whole or in part, or under the sole control of the University, university service includes students in the health professions while acting within the scope of the duties assigned to them by the University for completing their degree, which includes participating in an approved practicum. Students, who wish to volunteer in healthcare-related activities that are not part of required or approved school activities, are not covered by the University’s self-insurance plan and those physicians or hospitals/clinics/facilities should be made aware of this fact.
  • More information can be found on the Risk Management Landing Page or the Professional Liability page.