The College attempts to integrate standard risk management principles into all management systems. With the cooperation and assistance of all departments, each new management strategy, objective or program is carefully reviewed to ensure that potential risks have been identified, evaluated and controlled where possible.
Transferring a perceived risk to an insurance policy is known as risk transfer. The Legal and Insurance Services department manages all insurance policies, purchases to minimize losses where inherent risk cannot be avoided. Insurance policies, claims and certificates of insurance are all managed through the LIS office.
All insurance related claims including Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), liability, property loss or damage are initiated and maintained by the Legal and Insurance Services office in conjunction with the Notre Dame Campus Health Centre, Environmental Health and Safety Services department and Security Services.
A self-insurance fund has been established to address the specific needs of the student laptops program where all loss or damage claims are managed.
In the case of an injury, regardless of the severity, it must be reported to the Health Centre at 204-632-2238. The Health Centre staff will then notify Legal and Insurance Services as required, who will process claims.
Once a WCB claim is submitted, it is managed and followed to ensure a safe and timely return to work. The Claims Coordinator liaises with WEB, the claimant, Human Resource Services, the claimant’s physicians and supervisors. In some cases, a graduated return to work program is implemented until the injured staff member can assume their regular duties with out restrictions. Assistance completing a WCB Claim form or obtaining information regarding a claim can be obtained by contacting the Claims Coordinator
In the case of damage to or loss of College property, please contact Security Services at 204-632-2323. An insurance claim may result from this report.
For assistance with risk management and claims management, please contact the Claims Coordinator located in C5-07 or by phone at 204-632-2593.