Appalachian State University Student’s Liability Insurance Plan
Appalachian State University requires professional and general liability coverage for all students enrolled in internship, field experience, practicum, clinical, and student teaching. Therefore, the University has assisted by locating a cost-effective policy for students to purchase for this purpose. The premium for this coverage is charged to each student’s account upon enrollment.
If the student is enrolled in a course not designated as an Internship (INT), Practicum (PRA), Field Experience (FLD), Clinical (CLN) or Student Teaching (ST), but the course has an experiential component embedded in the curriculum with students applying their skills on-site in a manner similar to internships, such courses will also carry the insurance requirement. The premium for this coverage is charged to each student’s account upon enrollment.
Students who purchase this policy are provided coverage for an act, error or omission in the rendering or failure to render professional services in conjunction with their internship, field experience, practicum, clinical, or student teaching experience. This insurance will also pay the amount of damages (up to the coverage limits) on behalf of an insured party (the student) when a judgment is entered against the student for property damage, bodily injury or personal injury arising out of their participation in the internship, field experience, practicum, clinical, or student teaching experience to which the policy applies.
Note: The Professional and General Liability policies do not include any personal health care coverage for the insured student's personal injury. In other words, if a student injures themselves during an internship the cost of medical care for that injury would not be covered by the professional/general policy. Rather, any such injury would be covered under the student's personal medical insurance policy. Please contact your personal medical insurance provider for more information on coverage limits and exclusions.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Coverage:
Students: If your internship host has asked you to provide proof of your insurance coverage, a Certificate of Insurance or a COI, contact Les Miller at 828-262-2832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty: To request a Certificate of Insurance for your program or department, please contact Les Miller at 828-262-2832 or email@example.com.