Insurance Requirements for Entertainers

If you are a current Villanova student being hired by Villanova to provide entertainment, please see the Student Entertainers page.

Entertainers (bands, DJs, balloon artists, caricaturists, comedians, face painters, hypnotists, magicians, etc.) are required to carry the below insurance and provide evidence via a certificate of insurance. Please note that Entertainers providing services at a third party venue may also need to meet additional insurance requirements as required by the venue.

Insurance Requirements- Entertainers

  • Villanova University listed as the certificate holder (Villanova University, Attn: Insurance and Risk Management, 800 Lancaster Avenue,  Villanova, PA 19085)

  • Villanova University named as additional insured

  • General Liability: $1,000,000 each occurrence

  • Automobile Liability: $1,000,000 each accident. Only required if Entertainer will be driving on Villanova’s premises. If Entertainer does not carry a business automobile liability insurance policy, the declarations page(s) of the personal automobile insurance policy showing policy dates and limits covering the automobile(s) that will be on Villanova’s premises should be submitted.

  •  Workers Compensation: Statutory*

  • Employers Liability: $100,000/ $500,000/ $100,000*

*If Entertainer is a sole proprietor or otherwise not required by law to carry workers compensation/ employers liability, these requirements are waived as long as Entertainer attests in writing that those providing services to Villanova carry health insurance.

If your maximum limits do not meet the above required limits, please provide a certificate evidencing your maximum limits and advise that these are your maximum limits. It is recognized that certain small vendors, contractors, or groups may not meet Villanova University’s standard insurance requirement limits. In these cases, a request for an exception may be made to the Insurance and Risk Management Department. However, no exceptions to the limits outlined above are permitted without the approval of the Insurance and Risk Management Department.

Note: The above insurance requirements apply to the Entertainer, as well as all subcontractors hired by the Entertainer to provide services and/or products to Villanova University.

For More Information

Please contact Ashlie Feick, Director of Insurance and Risk Management, with any questions with regard to the Insurance and Risk Management Website.