Risk Management

Insurance at William Paterson University (WPU)

WPU participates in the New Jersey State Colleges and Universities’ risk management consortium. The consortium is managed day-to-day by the consortium’s Risk Manager and overseen by the administration and finance Vice Presidents of the participating colleges and universities.

The State of New Jersey receives and processes all claims against WPU for personal property, auto and general liability through its own self-insured program (claims are not filed with an insurance company). Insurance needs that are not covered under the state’s program are managed by the consortium.

Claims against WPUNJ Insurance

Insurance claims for personal property damage (including auto), medical reimbursement and other claims where WPU is potentially responsible are filed with the State of New Jersey as tort claims.

For tort claim forms and instructions click here.  Claim forms and instructions can be obtained in person by visiting the Office of the Controller at WPUNJ College Hall, 358 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ (3rd floor, room 326).

Health Insurance

As an employer, WPU provides health insurance for its employees through the State of New Jersey benefits program.  

Beginning with fall 2020, students are required to have health insurance and must provide evidence of such prior to registering for courses. Also beginning fall 2020, the University will make available a student health insurance plan to those who do not have health insurance from another source (such as through an employer plan, family coverage, or public program).

Further Information

Questions about risk management, insurance, and claim filings should be addressed to Glenda Jara (jarag1@wpunj.edu) or Donna McNerney (mcnerneyd@wpunj.edu) or 973-720-2107.

Questions specific to employee health insurance or workers compensation should be directed to the Office of Payroll and Benefits.