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Liability Insurance

As a benefit to NASW Members, Assurance Services makes available low cost liability insurance. Personal liability instance is recommended for all social workers even if they are covered at work.

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NASW's Assurance Services Practice Pointers

The author, Margaret A. Bogie, M.H.S.A., is a licensed insurance consultant specializing in mental health professional liability issues for almost 20 years and writes for the National NASW Assurance Services. The names and cases described are fictional. Ms. Bogie invites NASW members to contact her at

These articles are part of a series prepared by National NASW’s Assurance Services to address common professional dilemmas faced by social workers and to provide suggestions that could reduce a social worker’s risk of exposure to an ethics or licensing complaint or a malpractice suit. The names and case examples used in Practice Pointers articles are completely fictitious, and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.


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