Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Management and Insurance

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The University of Texas System (UT System) Office of Risk Management provides guidance and expertise to all UT System component institutions regarding risk management programs and initiatives, including the procurement and central administration of most insurance policies and risk management programs.

The University of Texas at Tyler (University) participates in, or has access to, a wide variety of insurance programs offered through UT System, and most insurance needs can be addressed under a UT System-wide policy. The purchase or renewal of most insurance policies must be approved by the UT System Office of Risk Management in accordance with the UT System Regents' Rules (Rule 80601)

The University's Claims and Risk Analyst, Chris Kinsey, is responsible for the local administration of insurance policies* and serves as the University's representative on the UT System Risk Management Advisory Committee. Responsibilities include assisting University departments with insurance related concerns and obtaining coverage when necessary, serving as the primary point of contact for claims administration and processing, assisting with review of contractual insurance requirements, verification and oversight of contractor insurance, review of the University's insurance obligations for the use of  third-party facilities, and providing risk mitigation guidance to departments for University operations and special events (see FAQ's – Risk Management and Insurance for further information regarding the University's insurance programs, claims procedures, accident and injury reporting, best practices, and liability exposures.)

Please contact Chris Kinsey with any questions or concerns:

Risk Management
PHY 116
riskmanagement@uttyler.edu  or ckinsey@uttyler.edu

{*Note: The University's employee health insurance program is locally administered by the Office of Human Resources. The student health insurance program is locally administered by the University's Office of Student Health & Wellness.}