The University purchases Liability Insurance and Physical Damage Insurance (Collision and Comprehensive) for its leased vehicles. The title to a leased vehicle remains with the leasing company and, as a result, the University may be required by the lessor to purchase insurance on the vehicle. When leasing a new vehicle, University departments should request that the University Risk Management and Insurance Office add the leased vehicle to our existing insurance policy. A yearly premium would be assessed to the department, and coverage would extend to anyone driving the vehicle with permission.
If you are involved in an accident while driving a vehicle leased by UMass, you should:
1. Contact the police department and file a police report.
2. Contact Kate Leahy at the Risk Management & Insurance Office to coordinate a claim with our leased vehicle insurance carrier.
Phone: (774) 455-7616
Fax: (774) 455-7574