Rental Vehicles - Insurance Information-Controller's Office - Carnegie Mellon University

Rental Vehicles - Insurance Information

General Information

Vehicles rented for university business purposes for less than thirty (30) days are considered short-term rentals by the university's current automobile insurance carrier.  Coverage of short-term rentals under the university's automobile insurance policy is subject to the following conditions:

  • All drivers of rental vehicles must be over the age of twenty-one (21).
  • Any rental vehicle that has a value over $75,000 must be specifically scheduled with the Risk Management Office prior to the start of the lease/rental agreement.
  • Coverage under the university's automobile insurance policy is only provided for vehicles rented in the United States, the territories and possessions of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Rented vehicles should be leased as:  Carnegie Mellon University - (name of faculty, staff, or student).
  • Individuals renting vehicles for more than thirty (30) days should contact the Office of Risk Management Office to confirm applicable insurance coverage.


Regardless of location, the following optional insurance coverages will not be reimbursed:

  • Personal effects coverage/effects protection;
  • Personal accident insurance.

Domestic Vehicle Rentals

International Vehicle Rentals