SDIS Insurance Program Coverage Summary

This is only a summary; descriptions of coverage are provided for convenience of reference only.  Specific sub-limits, terms and conditions apply that are not listed. See the actual coverage documents for exact coverage details.

For more information, contact the underwriting@sdao.com at 800-285-5461.

Liability Coverage

We designed the SDIS Liability Coverage Document around the Oregon Tort Claims Act, which governs the liability of Oregon public entities. This approach provides the broadest coverage available including:
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Public Officials Errors and Omissions
  • Advertising and Personal Injury
  • Fire Legal Liability
  • Liquor and Fundraising Liability
  • Volunteers as Participants
  • Good Samaritan Liability Coverage
  • Insured Contracts
  • Limited Medical Expenses for Guests
  • Terrorism - $500,000 Sublimit
  • Pesticide/Herbicide Pollution – $50,000 Sublimit
  • Pollution – $100,000 Sublimit
  • BOLI/EEOC Defense – $50,000 Sublimit
  • GSPC Ethics Violation Defense – $2,500 Sublimit Individual / $5,000 Aggregate
  • OSHA Defense – $5,000 Sublimit

Automobile Coverage

  • Replacement Cost of Emergency Service Vehicles – 15 Years or Newer
  • Replacement Cost for Other Vehicles – 6 Years or Newer
  • Volunteer/Employee Deductible Reimbursement
  • Commandeered Vehicles
  • Mutual Aid Expense Reimbursement
  • Limited Pollution Liability

Available Coverage

  • Non-owned Vehicle Liability

Crime Coverage

  • Public Employee Dishonesty Coverage/Depositor’s Forgery Coverage – Limits: $5,000 - $1,000,000
  • Policy Limit Available for Destruction, Theft, or Disappearance of Money and Securities
  • Non-compensated Directors and Officer Coverage
  • Treasurer or Tax Collector Coverage

Property Coverage

Property Coverage is a comprehensive coverage form with the following  features:
  • Replacement Cost available for Buildings and Contents
  • Mobile Equipment Included
  • Business Income – $1,000,000 Sublimit
  • Extra Expense – $500,000 Sublimit
  • Newly Acquired Real Property – $1,000,000 Sublimit
  • Personal Property in Transit – $250,000 Sublimit
  • Accounts Receivable – $250,000 Sublimit
  • Valuable Papers – $250,000 Sublimit
  • Personal Property of Employees/Volunteers – $15,000 Sublimit
  • Computer Virus – $10,000 Sublimit
  • Fine Arts - $250,000 Sublimit
  • Pollutant Cleanup – $25,000 Sublimit

Boiler & Machinery Coverage

  • Limits up to $50 Million for Property Damage
  • Reinsured by Hartford Steam Boiler
  • Annual Boiler Inspections Provided Free of Charge

Workers' Compensation Coverage

We are able to offer members participating in the Workers’ Compensation program better rates than are typically available anywhere else. Because the program is a self-insured risk pool, members realize that controlling claims costs not only benefits their own rates, but those of all the other members. Underwriting is on a selective basis, and members must commit to an aggressive safety and return-to-work program. The following are some of the key features:
  • Up to $3 Million Employer’s Liability Coverage Available
  • District Employees Covered
  • Coverage for Board Members (Optional)
  • Early Return-to-Work Program Assistance
  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Deductible (Optional)
  • Preferred Worker Assistance
  • Employer-at-Injury Payroll Refund Assistance
  • Custom Loss Control Reports
  • Experienced and Dedicated Claims Adjusters

New! Safety Net Coverages

  • First Fill Coverage up to $1,000
    Payment of the first prescription is guaranteed even if the claim is denied. This benefit allows an injured employee to secure a necessary prescription without incurring any out-of-pocket expenses or experiencing delays in receiving medication due to pharmacy pre-authorization requests.
  • Family Support Coverage up to $10,000 
    • Surgery: Provides for limited expenses to cover the costs of lodging, food, and transportation of immediate family members of an injured employee undergoing an approved surgery.  When an employee is injured on the job, one of the most important criteria for successful recovery is the support of family. This coverage allows the employee’s family to fully participate in the employee’s treatment.
    • Catastrophic: Provides for limited expenses to cover the costs of lodging, food, and transportation for immediate family members of a catastrophically injured employee. Catastrophic injuries are those most serious injuries which may involve extensive hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and many months of recovery. Employees may even have to travel out of their geographical area to obtain the best available treatment. Employees with injuries of this severity require family support more than ever. Families do not need the extra burden of financial worries when they need to focus on helping their loved one recover. Whether outpatient surgery or complex medical treatment, Family Support Coverage takes on these additional expenses so that the employee can focus their energies on recovery and eventual return to work.
  • Criminal defense cost coverage up to $50,000
    Provides up to $50,000 in criminal defense costs for unintended negligence as a result of an injured employee. The criminal charges must be brought against a participant while acting in the course and scope of their duties. For example, if an employee or patron is injured as a result of the negligence of a covered employee, there is a personal criminal exposure which is not covered by general liability insurance. If the District Attorney chooses to criminally charge the staff member, this coverage is in place to help defray the defense costs associated with this potentially devastating personal legal exposure.
  • OSHA defense cost coverage up to $5,000
    Provides up to $5,000 for OSHA defense cost coverage associated with the defense from OSHA enforcement proceedings. This additional benefit is only meant to help the district obtain legal assistance with those violations that they feel are wrong or improperly applied to their district.
  • HIPAA Defense cost coverage up to $5,000 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
    Provides up to $5,000 for HIPAA related defense cost coverage associated with the defense from alleged HIPAA violations. The Office of Civil Rights may receive a complaint from the public or an employee costing you valuable time and money. This coverage helps you defray those costs while allowing you the opportunity to make any necessary corrections and limit your future liability.

Available Coverage

  • Retrospected Rated Plans

Health Insurance Coverage

The SDIS Health Plan offers districts of any size a variety of medical, vision and dental options with competitive rates and coverages. The SDIS preferred provider panel of doctors and hospitals is among the most comprehensive both in and out of Oregon.

Life and Disability Coverages

SDIS’s provider for life and disability coverage is Standard Insurance. Several plan options are available for life insurance, and both short and long-term disability coverage.

Section 125 Plan

As part of our Employee Benefit Program, we offer the Flexible Spending Account Plan (Section 125) through PacificSource Administrators, Inc. (formerly Manley Services). Section 125 refers to a portion of the Internal Revenue Code that enables public entity employees to deduct funds from their earnings on a pre-tax basis to pay for certain allowable expenses such as medical, vision, dental, and child-care costs.