The Insurance Coverages table can be found within an Insurance Certificate record in the Company, Company Documents, or Contract table. The Insurance Coverages table holds Insurance Coverage records that are linked to Company, Company Document, and Contract records. Although each record in the Insurance Coverages table can be linked to only one Company and Company Document record, they can be linked to multiple Contract records.

Use Case

Although Insurance Coverage records can be viewed, edited, or created in a separate table in the left pane under Contract Management, we recommend to only create new Insurance Coverage records within the Company Documents or Contracts records, which are part of the Vendor Portal. New Coverage records are typically created as follows:

Insurance Coverage records are often linked to Vendor Company records in the Company table. Once an Insurance Coverage is added to a Vendor record, that particular Insurance Coverage can be linked to any other Contract records for that Vendor by selecting them from the Contract Details section. Creating Insurance Coverage records directly from the Company Document and Contract tables can be advantageous because:

New Insurance Coverage records are created with a default Status of Valid, and can be set to either Expired or Contract Inactive. The Expiration Date and Main Contact are required fields. The Main Contact is the person at the vendor company from whom a replacement certificate can be requested. You can select Type of Coverage as well, and customize the choice list that appears in the drop-down list as needed. The options in the Standard System Demo include:

The Standard System Demo is set up to show different fields in the Insurance Coverage record layout based on the value selected in the Type of Coverage drop-down list. This keeps similar-yet-slightly-different record types in the same table, preventing the need for subtables. Every Type of Coverage except Worker's Comp adds the Aggregate Amount field, which is used to input the total amount of money in the Insurance Coverage record. Selecting Worker's Comp adds a field called Meet Statutory Limits with radio buttons for Yes and No.

Automation

The Insurance Certificates table contains a rule that can be turned on to send notifications if a coverage expires. However, you may want to use the rules in the Company Documents table instead, as this helps to avoid sending duplicate emails for multiple certificates with the same expiration date.

A time based rule is designed to update the Contracts linked field with each Contract record for vendors that currently have a Status of Pending or Active. Insurance coverages are then automatically displayed within those Contract records. This rule is disabled by default in the Standard System Demo.

An Insurance Certificate Owner is defined in the Company record just above the Insurance Coverages embedded table. The Insurance Certificate Owner is notified fourteen days before one or more certificates is due to expire.

When the Expiration Date arrives, the record's Status is updated in one of two ways:

Ownership

Insurance Coverage records are owned by their creator. Specifically, an Insurance Coverage record is owned by the user whose Login matches the Creator Login field. You can check for this data in the History Tab.