Students must purchase Collision, Damage Waiver, and Third-Party Liability insurance by the rental company. Failure to purchase full coverage will result in the individual being responsible for any damage related expenses.
Tufts Corporate Travel Card (US, US Territories & Canada) – When using your Tufts Corporate Travel card to rent a vehicle, card holder should affirmatively decline the Loss or Collision/Damage Waiver as the Tufts Corporate MasterCard provides coverage to the rented vehicle should an accident occur. When renting a truck or a full-size van mounted on a truck chassis (typically a van that can hold 9 or more persons, including the driver), you must purchase the collision deductible waiver offered by the rental company as these types of vehicles are excluded under the Tufts Corporate MasterCard insurance program. Please call the MasterCard Member Service at 1-800-316-6056 with any rental coverage questions.
Foreign Countries -When renting a vehicle for University business outside the USA or Canada, the driver should always buy the additional insurance coverage offered by rental country (often times referred to as Loss (or Collision) Damage Waiver and Supplemental Liability Insurance coverage). Failure to purchase these coverages when available, you/your Department may be held responsible for any related expenses.
Personal Vehicles – When using a personal vehicle for University business, the faculty/staff personal auto insurance is primary and is responsible for any claims arising out of such use. In the event the faculty/staff’s automobile liability coverage limits are exceeded, the University’s insurance acts as excess insurance. It is strongly recommended that faculty/staff carry limits of at least $100,000/$300,000 for bodily injury and property damage if you use your vehicle for business purposes.