A Certificate of Insurance (COI) is a form that identifies how much
insurance coverage the holder possesses.
Why is a COI needed? Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is obligated to ensure, to the extent reasonably possible, that any external entities, such as vendors, program providers/collaborators, organizations, companies, sites or facilities used are safe. One measure of safety is evidence of adequate insurance coverage. When planning events on behalf of GSEP (for example, meetings with girls, day camps, service unit events, activities with vendors, etc.), certificates of insurance (“COI”) are needed to verify that an organization or location meets Girl Scouts’ insurance standards. Likewise, facilities and vendors often request a COI from Girl Scouts of Eastern PA.