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Pursuant to state law, the Division of Risk Management (DRM) protects the Commonwealth of Virginia's departments, agencies, institutions, boards, commissions, officers, agents, and employees against the financial risks that result from legal liability, property damage or loss, and loss of state funds. To learn more about this protection, click the links below or scroll down the page:

Liability

Pursuant to §§ 2.2-1837 and 2.2-1838, Code of Virginia, DRM administers a risk management plan for public liability that protects the Commonwealth's departments, agencies, institutions, boards, commissions, officers, agents, or employees against liability imposed by law for damages. The plan provides protection against tort liability, public officials liability, law enforcement liability, medical malpractice, automobile liability, aviation liability, and watercraft liability.

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State agencies and institutions required to provide a liability certificate of coverage for their activities may download a Certificate of Coverage form below. This form, which can be completed online, should be printed on the agency's or institution's letterhead and signed by the appropriate agency official. The original signed certificate should be given to the requesting party and the agency should retain a copy for its records. In the event of a claim or lawsuit, please forward a copy of the certificate to DRM along with other relevant documents.

Information icon (i)  Liability Certificate of Coverage

Civitas is DRM's proprietary risk management information system. Registered Civitas users can access real-time loss data, loss control information, and other features uniquely suited to their entity's operations through a secure, web-based portal created and maintained by DRM. For more information about Civitas, click here.

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Property Coverage

Pursuant to § 2.2-1836, DRM administers a risk management plan that protects against loss of or damage to state-owned or leased property, including buildings and their contents, boilers and machinery, aircraft, watercraft, money and securities, fine arts and antiquities.

Effective August 1, 2013 to obtain a property certificate of insurance, complete the following Certificate of Insurance request form and email it to Certificates@Willis.com.

Property Certificate of Insurance Request in PDF  Property Certificate of Insurance Request

A fine arts certificate of insurance can be obtained by completing the following Certificate of Insurance request form and emailing it to Barbara Corvino. Please email a copy of the request to Laura Condon. If you have questions, please call Ms. Corvino or Ms. Condon at 800-456-3162.

Fine Arts Certificate of Insurance Request, PDF  Fine Arts Certificate of Insurance Request

Jurisdictional (boiler and machinery) inspections can be scheduled by email (NSCInsp_Hotline@HSB.com) The policy is through Willis and Lexington Insurance Company / 084144172.

Builders' Risk coverage, limited to $100,000 for additions, alterations or repairs, is also available. State agencies that need Builders' Risk coverage may download and complete the form below and provide it to their contractor subject to G.S. Form E&B CO-7, section 12, "All Risk" Builder's Risk Insurance. A copy of the completed form should be sent to DRM and a copy should be retained by the agency for its own records.

Builders' Risk Certificate of Coverage, PDF Builders' Risk Certificate of Coverage

The Virginia Agency Property System (more commonly known as VAPS) is an online database for maintaining insurance values for state-owned buildings and their contents (non-owned buildings occupied by state agencies are also included). VAPS allows agencies and institutions to modify their own property and location values as well as other property information.

For more information about VAPS, click here.

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Automobile Physical Damage Coverage (CarCare and LeaseCare)

CarCare is an optional automobile physical damage program for state agency-owned vehicles as well as state-owned vehicles on long-term lease from the centralized fleet managed by the Department of General Services. CarCare provides comprehensive and collision coverage similar to that found in most commercial automobile insurance policies.

LeaseCare is an optional automobile physical damage program for commercially leased vehicles used on official state business. Like CarCare, LeaseCare provides comprehensive and collision coverage similar to that found in most commercial automobile insurance policies. To learn more about LeaseCare, click here.

The Virginia Automobile and CarCare System (VACCS) is an online database that allows agencies to maintain their automobile exposure information. VACCS also facilitates electronic billing for CarCare.

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Bonds

DRM's bond program for state officials and employees consists of two separate bonds, the Faithful Performance of Duty Bond and the Blanket Fidelity/Crime Bond. Both bonds respond to the loss of state funds.

Faithful Performance of Duty Bond

In accordance with § 2.2-1840, this commercial bond provides "surety for the faithful performance of duty for all state employees required by statute to be bonded." This bond also satisfies the statutory requirement of providing surety "for other agency employees handling funds or having access to funds whose function, in the opinion of the agency head and the Division, should be bonded." The bond limits are those set forth by statute or selected by the agency head and DRM.

Blanket Fidelity/Crime Bond

This self-insured bond protects the Commonwealth and its agencies against loss due to employee dishonesty. It covers all state officials, employees, and authorized volunteers. The bond limit is $500,000 per loss, regardless of the number of officials, employees or authorized volunteers involved. Separate limits may apply to specific officials and employees.

For more information about DRM's bond coverage, please see Bonds: Frequently Asked Questions.

Aviation & Watercraft Coverage

In accordance with §§ 2.2-1836 and 2.2-1837, the Commonwealth's liability and property risk management plans combine to provide protection for state agencies and institutions with aircraft and/or watercraft. Depending on the availability and cost of commercial insurance coverage, these programs may vary between commercial insurance and funds managed by DRM or some combination of the two. Currently, the Commonwealth's aviation exposures are underwritten through a commercial aviation insurance policy. Watercraft hull coverage is provided through a commercial hull insurance policy while watercraft liability protection is provided by the liability risk management plan.

Although the Division of Risk Management is unable to assist with legal questions or the application of the law to specific facts, we welcome your feedback about our website.