Reminder: Rental Car Insurance Requirements for Travelers

September 21, 2022

Individuals renting cars for Harvard-related business should use one of our preferred rental car vendors (Enterprise, National, or Hertz) since they include the required insurance coverages for domestic rentals. Insurance must be purchased for international rentals or for rentals done through a non-preferred vendor. Travelers must get insurance for rental cars in accordance with the Rental Car Insurance Quick Reference Guide prior to making a reservation. The guide can be found on the Harvard Travel Services website or in Appendix B of the Travel Policy.

Harvard will not reimburse for other types of insurance except for those listed on the chart. An additional benefit of using one of our preferred rental companies is free enrollment in the National Emerald Club or the Hertz Gold Club allowing you to earn points, bypass the counter and select your car.