Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services - Risk & Insurance Management

Bureau of Risk & Insurance Management

The OGS Bureau of Risk & Insurance Management assists state agencies and entities with insurance procurement and providing guidance on insurance requirements in state contracts.

Request a Statement of Self Retention 

The general policy of the State of New York is self-assumption of risk where no insurance is ordinarily obtained to protect state-owned property or for third-party claims arising from injuries to the public at state-owned facilities, sometimes known as “Self Insurance” or “Self Retention.” You may request a Statement of Self Retention by emailing OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov.

Request Certificate of Insurance for General Liability 

Request coverage for an event such as use of space for a meeting or training, display booths, classroom use, etc. The limit of liability is $1,000,000/$2,000,000 aggregate. If you are requesting coverage for an event that does not fall within the policy’s current schedule of coverage, you may be charged a premium to add the requested coverage. Any certificates that result in additional premium will be forwarded to the requesting agency for approval prior to being issued.

To request, download and fill out the Certificate of Insurance for General Liability form and email it to OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov.

Request a Fine Arts Certificate of Insurance 

Request coverage for objects that are on loan to a New York State agency. There is no coverage for state-owned artwork. If your agency does not currently have coverage at the requested location, OGS will contact you for additional information. If you need to increase your current limit, please indicate the new limit on your certificate request form.

To request, download and fill out the Fine Arts Certificate of Insurance form and email it to OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov.

Request Other Types of Certificates (Auto, Inland Marine, Builders Risk, Property) 

To request, send an email to OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov and the appropriate form will be sent to you. The OGS Bureau of Risk & Insurance Management staff will review your request and generate a Certificate of Insurance as appropriate.

Request New Insurance Coverage 

The general policy of the State of New York is self-assumption of risk where no insurance is ordinarily obtained to protect state-owned property or for third-party claims arising from injuries to the public at state-owned facilities, sometimes known as “Self Insurance” or “Self Retention.” In order to request a new policy, there must be a contractual obligation or special circumstance.

To request, send an email to OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov with the following information:

OGS will review your request and follow-up for additional information. Once a premium quote is received, it will be sent to the agency for approval prior to coverage being bound.

Contact 

OGS Bureau of Risk & Insurance Management
32nd Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Tel: 518-474-0367
OGS.sm.BRIM@ogs.ny.gov – For Insurance Certificates or New Policy Requests
OGS.sm.INSREV@ogs.ny.gov – For Insurance Contract Review Requests


 
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