Higher Education

Protect Your Higher Education Institution from a Myriad of Hazards

Get the Higher Education Business Insurance Coverage You Need

While you focus on faculty and students, international studies and new technologies, let us take the burden of insurance off your shoulders. For over 60 years, we’ve worked with leading insurance companies and higher education institutions to develop innovative insurance solutions.

Our Commitment to You

Working with the right insurance brokerage can remove the vast majority of your higher-education insurance headaches.

We’ll Work to Understand Your Business

We’ll help you tackle issues like tight budgets, demands on HR staff resources, plus recruiting and retaining employees.

We’ll Search the Marketplace for the Right Policies

We’ll find the risk management solutions that help you avoid lawsuits, negative public exposure and costly insurance claims.

We’ll Implement and Administer Your Plan

We help non-profit executives understand what insurance they’re buying and provide hands-on customer service from risk management to claims.

How We Help

Property Damage

Ensure you have a properly structured property insurance program that covers your buildings against perils of floods, windstorms and earthquakes as well as standard causes of loss, such as fire. We’ll provide key insight that can help you get the most from your policies, such as updating appraisals regularly to ensure the replacement cost value is always current.

Facility Rentals

If you rent out facility space for special events, we recommend you have a blanket tenant users liability insurance policy that protects the institution in the event of a lawsuit resulting from an event. Property liability and liquor liability should also be considered so you can rest easy knowing you’re properly protected.

Lawsuits from Students

Protect your institution against litigation for failure to educate or, due to the nature of faculty/student interactions, allegations of sexual abuse and molestation. We can find the Educator’s Legal Liability insurance policy that provides critical coverage.

Lawsuits from Faculty

Protect your institutions from allegations of unfair hiring or firing practices, failure to promote or grant tenure, discrimination and the like. A combined Directors & Officers and Employment Practices Liability insurance policy would cover the institution as well as its Directors & Officers for both legal fees/defense costs as well as the demand for a covered claim.

Cyber Liability Insurance

In the event of a data breach, you could face business interruptions, a suspensions of operations and your students’ and faculty’s personal information may be exposed. You may need to cover notification expenses
and credit monitoring for all affected persons, or/and be at risk of lawsuits alleging invasion of privacy or other claims, based on the content that was exposed.

Active Shooter Policies

Active shooter policies can cover physical damage, legal liabilities, crisis management, medical and funeral expenses and even loss of attraction and business interruption losses. We can help you choose the policy that’s right for your organization.

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We Know Insurance So You Don’t Have To

At Meeker Sharkey & Hurley, we don’t sell you insurance. We help you buy insurance from leading providers. Book a discovery call today to get started.