State Liability Coverge
What is the liability coverage for University employees?
The Wisconsin State Self-funded Liability Program provides funding for payment of liability claims brought against state officers, employees and agents, whose negligent acts while acting within the scope of their employment result in bodily injury or property damage to a third party. This program will provide a legal defense and pay the costs of any judgment against a state employee or agent under specific conditions.
These conditions are:
• the person who created the liability must be an employee or agent of the University;
• the negligent act or omission which caused the liability must be within the scope of the person’s employment or agency;
• the person seeking coverage must notify his/her employer of the existence of the suit in a timely manner; and
• the person must cooperate with the state in defending the claim.