Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE are essential for successful claims resolution. For the most efficient service, please submit new claims to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any available documentation, such as:
- Incident Report
- Notice of legal action or demand letter
- Press/media reports
Questions about claims reporting? Simply call (800) 346-7877 and select option 3.
Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE aressential for successful claims resolution. An institution that fails to meet the reporting responsibilities outlined in its insurance policy risks denial of coverage or loss of full benefits. Reporting considerations vary with the type of policy.
UE claims show the source of most institutional liability for student sexual assault is not enforcement action by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), but litigation initiated by students--especially when it is based on claims of negligence and breach of contract. Institutions should not relax their vigilance about campus sexual assault on an assumption that the new administration may withdraw or ignore prior OCR guidance on this topic. Read our Insights blog to learn more. Continue Reading
Colleges and universities are obligated to consider and appropriately respond to requests for disability accommodations during Title IX-related allegations of sexual violence—specifically during the investigation, adjudication, and when providing interim measures. Read Insights for considerations on how institution policies should address and respond to these requests; practical considerations in evaluating requests and providing accommodations; and potential due process issues. Continue Reading
On Feb. 22, 2017, the departments of Justice and Education issued a “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) to rescind prior guidance that required access to sex-segregated facilities based on gender identity rather than birth sex. They now defer to schools and states to make those decisions. Significantly, the guidance does not negate all Title IX protections for transgender students. This Insights blog includes actions institutions can consider. Continue Reading
Each year more education technology (edtech) applications appear in classrooms and school administration, which increases the need to protect student-related data. This blog addresses risk management considerations for K-12 institutions as they adopt edtech applications for the classroom and school administration. Continue Reading
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