Insurance & Risk Management

Our Mission

The Office of Insurance and Risk Management is to ensure the strong stewardship of assets acquired through the generosity of many by reducing hazards, minimizing risks, and keeping diocesan property and casualty costs to a minimum, in accordance with the requirements set forth in Canon Law 1284.

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Request a Certificate of Insurance

A certificate of insurance is a document issued on behalf of insurance companies affirming to a third party, the certificate holder, information about the insurance policies issued to your location.

Certificates list one or more lines of insurance, the limits associated with those coverages, and the insurer providing coverage. Such informational certificates are usually issued in conjunction with a contractual relationship between a third party and your location, requiring that your location have a particular amount and type of insurance. Such requirements are particularly common in leases, employment contracts, office equipment leases and use of facility agreements. In addition to describing the insurance available to your location, a certificate may also convey information that the certificate holder is an additional insured under the policy.

Report a Claim

To ensure the expedited handling of reported claims on behalf of your location, report ALL claims to Gallagher Bassett Claims Hotline at (877) 376-2561. Please use the Incident Report Form to gather information and keep record of the event for reporting purposes.

Download Incident Report Form
Handle Special Events

Periodically a location is approached by an individual or a non-parish sponsored group seeking use of their facilities for a “special event”. While each location is protected under the insurance program offered through the diocese, it is required that the individuals or groups seeking to use the location’s facilities provide proof of general liability insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000 per event. Those seeking to use the facilities can satisfy this insurance requirement by either providing proof of insurance in the prescribed amount or the facility user can participate in the Special Events Program thru K and K Insurance Website.

Have a Driver Authorized

All drivers participating in diocesan events where they will be driving diocesan owned or their personal vehicles on diocese-sponsored business or events must have an approved Motor Vehicle Report from the diocese. MVR Request forms must be sent by diocesan parish/school/entity administrator to Risk Management for processing.  Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.

Request an Auto ID Card

Please have the following information available, so that the correct replacement auto identification card can be forwarded to you. Upon receipt of your request, a replacement auto identification card will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided above within 24 hours. Please print and place in the vehicle.

The vehicle’s identification number (VIN) is required. The VIN can be located on either the title or the registration. It is a 17-digit number. If you do not have access to either the title or the registration, the VIN can be found by looking at the dashboard on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The easiest way to view it is to stand outside the vehicle on the driver’s side and look at the corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. If the VIN cannot be found there, open the driver’s side door and look at the door post (where the door latches when it is closed). It is likely that the VIN will also be displayed in this location.

Report a Student Accident

The Diocese of St. Augustine purchases accident medical insurance that is intended to cover costs not covered by the student’s primary health insurance carrier. Parents are eligible to file a claim for accidents involving their children participating in school-related activities.  Please contact the school administration for assistance completing the claim form.

All administrators are bound to fulfill their function with the diligence of a good housekeeper.

Code of Canon Law, 1284