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Managing Risk

Identifying, evaluating and controlling loss exposures at UW-Madison to minimize the adverse effects of unpredictable events, and assisting departments in their recovery efforts.

Includes risk management services such as Becoming an Authorized Driver, Worker’s Compensation Claims and insurance coverage for various activities, including International Travel and Events held on campus

Key Tasks

Authorized Drivers

In order to drive an automobile for business purposes, drivers must meet the criteria to become an "authorized driver", and understand the auto insurance coverage.

A UW Fleet vehicle

Worker's Compensation

How and when to file a claim, eligibility, and benefits. Notify your supervisor immediately if you’ve sustained an injury or contracted an illness at work.

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Common Tasks

Injury & Incident Reporting

What to do in the event of a personal injury at UW Madison, and how to minimize and manage risk.

Report an incident

Insurance Programs

Details on insurance needed for events, travel, and vendors at UW Madison to minimize and manage risk.

Review insurance programs

Certificates of Insurance

Vendors, facility users and affiliates are required as a condition of their contract to keep on file a current certificate.

Access certificates


The State’s Self-funded Liability Program provides coverage against claims made as the result of the negligent acts of University officers, employees and agents.

Understand Liability

Property and Equipment

Insurance coverages pertaining to property and equipment at UW Madison including how to file a claim, loan equipment procedures, and what items are covered.

Understand Property and Equipment

Facility Use and Insurance

Requirements and recommendations to minimize risk while using a UW-Madison facility, and/or planning an event.

Learn more about Facility use and Insurance


Key risk management issues associated with UW-Madison Volunteers.

Learn more about Volunteers

Student Risk Management

Information for students, and answers questions relating to health insurance, accidents on campus, liability and use of automobiles for University business.


Risk Management's location

Risk Management
21 North Park Street, Suite 5301
Madison, WI 53715

Email Risk Management

General Risk Management

Driver Authorization and Automobile

Worker’s Compensation