Car Rental

The Purchasing Department has prepared the following information regarding cost saving tips for travelers when traveling on University or personal business.
Discounts on car rentals are available for University personnel from certain hotel/motel chains and car rental companies. The following are tips on where and how to obtain these discounts. Reference them when making plans to travel on University business. If you should have any questions, please contact Judy Lannen at (989) 774-3048.
Using the CMU Business Credit Card (Corporate Purchasing card) / Insurance Information

Using the CMU Business Credit Card provides Auto Rental Insurance at no additional charge. The insurance provides coverage to enrolled cardholders who decline the collision damage waiver (or similar option offered by the rental agency) and reserve and pay the car rental charge with the CMU Business Credit Card. Coverage is on a 24-hour basis for damage due to collision or theft and protects you up to 31 consecutive days for business use. The insurance is primary and provides coverage up to the market value of the vehicle, not to exceed $50,000 per incident. For more Auto Rental Insurance details, visit the Master Card website.  

  • Click here to view the CMU Business Credit Card Auto Rental Insurance Question & Answer document provided by Risk Management.
If an accident occurs with an automobile rented with a Credit Card, the claim should be reported immediately to the Credit Card Assistance Center.
Please contact Central Michigan University, Risk Management and Insurance, at (989) 774-3581 if you have questions regarding the claims reporting process.
Car Rental Agreements


CMU has corporate accounts with four (4) major car rental companies. Hertz is under contract with E&I Purchasing Group. Hertz, together with 2 other companies, Alamo and Avis, are also under contract with HPS Travel Program. Both E&I and HPS offer corporate discounts to its members.

Car rental rates change frequently, therefore, calling for price comparisons is necessary to obtain the best price. Click the links below for contract information and rates.

  • CMU Local Car-Rental Agreements     (Click the links below for local contract information and rates)
  • E&I Purchasing Group(Click the links below for out-of-state contract information and rates)

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