Five College Risk Management

Certificates of Insurance / Proof of Insurance

What is a Certificate of Insurance?

A certificate of insurance is a document used to provide information on specific insurance coverage. The certificate provides verification of the insurance and usually contains information on types and limits of coverage, insurance company, policy number, named insured, and the policies’ effective periods.

Although the certificate should not be substituted for information contained in the actual insurance policies, it is usually a reliable source of information or proof of insurance coverage.

Certificates are usually requested by opposite parties in an agreement, contract, or transaction to make certain the other party has the appropriate insurance coverage.

If you are looking for information on what a certificate from a vendor or third party should include, please see our section on Insurance Third Party.

College departments requiring evidence of insurance and additional insured coverage for third parties should follow the procedures for their institution.

For more information on reading and understanding certificates of insurance, see Certificates of Insurance-What You Should Know by Dan LeTourneau [posted with permission of the author].

Amherst/Five Colleges, Inc.Hampshire | Mount Holyoke | Smith

If you have a question - Please contact the Five College Insurance and Claims Specialist at 413.538.3092 or e-mail your inquiry to Stacie Kroll.


Requesting a Certificate of Insurance

Amherst/Five Colleges, Inc.

Certificates may be requested directly from our insurance agent.

To request any type of insurance certificate, please allow at least five workdays for processing. 

  • For Auto Liability or General Liability - Please call or email:
    Tamarah Holm
    Arthur J. Gallagher
    630.634.4604 (direct)
  • For Property only - Please call or email:
    Patricia Smith
    Fred C. Church Insurance
    800.225.1865 x7217
    If Patty is not available, contact Wendy Radwan x7167.
  • For Workers Compensation –

    Amherst/Five Colleges, Inc. – contact Marisa Saviano at TPA/Meadowbrook

For all certificate requests, be sure to provide

  • Type of coverage
  • Name and dates of the event
  • Description of the activities
  • Name of the company receiving the certificate, including their complete address, contact name and contact's email address or fax number

Include your name and contact information including email address or fax number so that you will get a copy of the certificate. A copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to Five College Compliance and Risk Management. Certificates will either be emailed as a PDF or faxed.

If you have a question - Please contact the Five College Insurance and Claims Specialist at 413.538.3092 or e-mail your inquiry to Stacie Kroll.


Hampshire College

Certificates may be requested directly from our insurance agent.

To request any type of insurance certificate, please allow at least five workdays for processing. 

  • For Auto Liability or General Liability - Please call or email:
    Tamarah Holm
    Arthur J. Gallagher
    630.634.4604 (direct)
  • For Property only - Please call or email:
    Patricia Smith
    Fred C. Church Insurance
    800.225.1865 x7217
    If Patty is not available, contact Wendy Radwan x7167.
  • For Workers Compensation –

    Hampshire – contact Marisa Saviano at TPA/Meadowbrook

For all certificate requests, be sure to provide: 

  • Type of coverage
  • Name and dates of the event
  • Description of the activities
  • Name of the company receiving the certificate, including their complete address, contact name and contact's email address or fax number

Include your name and contact information including email address or fax number so that you will get a copy of the certificate. A copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to Five College Compliance and Risk Management. Certificates will either be emailed as a PDF or faxed.

If you have a question - Please contact the Five College Insurance and Claims Specialist at 413.538.3092 or e-mail your inquiry to Stacie Kroll


Mount Holyoke

Certificates may be requested directly from our insurance agent.

To request any type of insurance certificate, please allow at least five workdays for processing. 

  • For Auto Liability or General Liability - Please call or email:
    Tamarah Holm
    Arthur J. Gallagher
    630.634.4604 (direct)
  • For Property only - Please call or email:
    Patricia Smith
    Fred C. Church Insurance
    800.225.1865 x7217
    If Patty is not available, contact Wendy Radwan x7167.
  • For Workers Compensation –
    Contact Beth Carmichael at Five College Compliance and Risk Management

For all certificate requests, be sure to provide

  • Type of coverage
  • Name and dates of the event
  • Description of the activities
  • Name of the company receiving the certificate, including their complete address, contact name and contact's email address or fax number

Include your name and contact information including email address or fax number so that you will get a copy of the certificate. A copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to Five College Compliance and Risk Management. Certificates will either be emailed as a PDF or faxed.

If you have a question - Please contact the Five College Insurance and Claims Specialist at 413.538.3092 or e-mail your inquiry to Stacie Kroll.


Smith College

Certificates may be requested directly from our insurance agent.

To request any type of insurance certificate, please allow at least five workdays for processing. 

  • For Auto Liability or General Liability - Please call or email:
    Tamarah Holm
    Arthur J. Gallagher
    630.634.4604 (direct)
  • For Property only - Please call or email:
    Patricia Smith
    Fred C. Church Insurance
    800.225.1865 x7217
    If Patty is not available, contact Wendy Radwan x7167. 
  • For Workers Compensation –
Contact Marisa Saviano at TPA/Meadowbrook

For all certificate requests, be sure to provide

  • Type of coverage
  • Name and dates of the event
  • Description of the activities
  • Name of the company receiving the certificate, including their complete address, contact name and contact's email address or fax number

Include your name and contact information including email address or fax number so that you will get a copy of the certificate. A copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to Five College Compliance and Risk Management. Certificates will either be emailed as a PDF or faxed.

If you have a question - Please contact the Five College Insurance and Claims Specialist at 413.538.3092 or email your inquiry to Stacie Kroll.