About NASW Assurance Services
NASW Assurance Services (ASI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NASW and exists to manage social worker, as well as other behavioral health professionals, insurance programs with our policyholders’ best interests in mind. We work hard to be a socially responsible organization dedicated to improving the lives of behavioral health professionals.
In all our insurance products, we offer excellent value: the best possible product to meet the specific needs of behavioral health professionals at the most competitive group rates. ASI understands the abundant rewards of helping others. We also understand the importance of assessing and minimizing risk when working in today’s litigious society.
As social workers and other behavioral health professionals become increasingly subject to malpractice lawsuits, defense against such claims, even when they are groundless or fraudulent, can be extremely expensive. Consequently, liability insurance is no longer simply an option; it’s a necessity.
ASI offers one of the largest, strongest, most stable programs in the world written expressly for behavioral health professionals.
We select a high-quality, affordable program tailored to the broad scope of practicing in the behavioral health field. We manage the program to ensure policyholders receive excellent, caring customer service. We provide risk management education and importantly, we advocate on your behalf if you’re unfairly denied coverage or renewal.
Unlike many insurance companies focusing on creating profits for corporate shareholders, our goal is to pay program expenses that invest in initiatives that benefit policyholders and advance the profession.
Our offices are located in Frederick, Maryland.
Preferra Insurance Company RRG, formerly NASW Risk Retention Group, provides information based on our helpline inquiries, corresponding claims history, and an understanding of a varying nationwide professional state regulatory environment.
Due to COVID-19, many states have implemented or waived specific regulations; it is the individual professional's responsibility to research, implement, and monitor those regulations; and apply our risk management content as a consideration in your practice environment. Do not interpret this risk management material as any means to alter professional training, standards, or any ethics information provided by your professional association.
Please understand that Preferra Insurance Company RRG, formerly NASW Risk Retention Group, makes no representations or warranties other than those stated to our current policyholders in the insurance policy contract. Please contact us if you have further questions.