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Aug 2, 2022 | Avoiding Malpractice Tips

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The social work profession is noble and founded on service, integrity, and clinical expertise. At times, it can be a stressful and dangerous occupation. The nation is grateful for what you do, AND SO ARE WE! Thank you!

“NASW Assurance Services: Best Affordable Rates”; (Source: BravoPolicy.com by BravoPolicy, May 23, 2022). BravoPolicy was referring to the NASW Risk Retention Group as rated in the #1 position nationally in this affordable rate category which provides Professional Liability, General Liability, and Cyber Liability policies in all 50 states. The NASW Risk Retention Group is the only carrier in this market its policyholders own. That means dedication to the policyholders, not to Wall Street investors.

In its May 23, 2022, market evaluation, BravoPolicy included the NASW Risk Retention Group as one of the “5 Best Social Work Malpractice Insurance Companies for 2022”. It is important to note that only two companies of the five companies listed as the five best companies are actual insurance carriers. The other three companies are merely dot com aggregators or insurance brokerage agencies. That means the NASW Risk Retention Group is the best value insurance carrier in the social worker liability category.

Here is what BravoPolicy said based on its national evaluation of the market:

“NASW (Risk Retention Group) features liability coverage designed specifically for social workers. They offer a free risk management helpline, so you can talk to someone before a lawsuit is filed, plus legal defense support. They also offer discounted rates for students, and members of NASW also qualify for a discount”.

Very few insurance carriers in the nation sell Professional Liability, General Liability, and Cyber Liability insurance coverage directly to social workers, psychologists, and the Allied Health occupations. Unlike the NASW Risk Retention Group, they rely on distributors such as insurance agents, insurance agencies, brokerages, and online aggregators to sell their policies. These indirect distribution channels diminish the valued interaction and guidance policyholders need, specifically from their insurance carriers. Therefore, the insurance carriers are not directly connected with the critical needs and values of the policyholders.

The NASW Risk Retention Group, owned by its policyholders and with a customer-centric devotion, is closely bound to the welfare and success of the policyholders. In other words, we are like a family caring for each other. As another positive consequence, and within its mission, the NASW Risk Retention Group has a differential advantage in customer service and sharp sensitivity to its policyholders’ needs. It provides the best custom-tailored legal defense in the industry.

Also, the NASW Risk Retention Group’s policies are the lowest cost and the most comprehensive because the insurance underwriting profits from the insurance policy premiums flow back to the policyholders instead of to Wall Street investors. These profits flow back to the policyholders in the form of lower premiums, more policy benefits, more comprehensive policy coverage, no deductibles, the best customer service, the best claims adjudication, the best legal advice, and legal representation, and a robust array of insurance education tools, training, and webinars through the Risk Retention Group’s “Insurance Enterprise Virtual Learning Center.”

We provide all this value while the NASW Risk Retention Group maintains an “Excellent” A.M. Best insurance rating. For added security, SwissRE, the largest reinsurance company globally, stands poised and ready behind the NASW Retention Group with the best quality financial backing available anywhere.

As an affiliate of the NASW Enterprise, the NASW Risk Retention Group is keenly aware of social workers’ needs and challenges. Our mission is to be the best for our policyholders’ lives and to help them overcome their challenges to heighten their success.”Excellence” is our mantra.

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