Higher Education Solutions

Each educational institution has unique, complex risks. Risk Strategies specialist approach draws on decades of industry experience. Our experts take a comprehensive view to tailoring your coverage and managing your risks.


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Helping Educational Institution Clients

Colleges and universities are coping with a constantly evolving field as they aim to provide protection for their students, faculty & staff, and property. Our specialty team will work with you closely to prepare for new and emerging risks and provide the support and protection you need while balancing benefits and affordability. As an all-in-one provider of risk management solutions for educational institutions, we have you covered.

We understand the unique challenges and liabilities you face, which is why we provide a broad range of comprehensive coverages to address them. If your institution is worried about any of the risks below, we can help.

  • Creating a healthy, safe, and beautiful campus environment
  • Maintaining competitive and cost-effective employee benefits and student health offerings
  • Decreased enrollment and related revenue challenges
  • Protection from settlement and defense costs
  • Risks and concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic

We are made up of passionate specialists with deep expertise in the industry. Our team provides customized plans to help both public and private educational institutions manage their myriad risk exposures and related insurance solutions. We work with all departments in your institution to create effective programs at the best value and ensure you are always in an optimal position to overcome obstacles, find solutions, and flourish. We offer:

  • Insurance and risk management experience specific to educational institutions from credentialed team members
  • Benchmarking of peer institutions to help quantify risk and forecast risk management solutions for greater program control and cost savings
  • Claims Management and Loss Control/Safety program design driven by a comprehensive analytics review
  • Largest student health practice in the nation, staffed by specialists and supported by innovative technology for care-focused account management and customer service

When you’re facing the most pressing business challenges, maximizing your success starts with the right partner. At Risk Strategies, you get a dedicated risk management consultant and partner with in-depth industry knowledge and 25 specialty practices. We offer:

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) planning to identify, assess and mitigate risk to resolution
  • Risk engineers, actuaries, and risk advisors that can review contracts as well as develop and deploy loss control solutions
  • Deeply rooted relationships with insurance carriers, allowing us to tailor a program to meet the mission of any institution, large or small
  • Membership in industry organizations and presence at risk management conferences across the country including URMIA, NACUBO, CUPA-HR, ACHA, and more

Terry Lyons
National Education Practice Leader

Steve Bryant
Managing Director, Higher Education Risk Management Leader

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