Policy Restrictions Waived for Policyholders in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Frederick, Maryland – September 19, 2017–In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, social workers are offering professional assistance to those impacted by the storm. The need for social workers following the hurricane is extremely important.

The NASW Risk Retention Group (NASW RRG) recognizes that NASW members are among the many social workers offering to support disaster relief efforts. It’s is important to provide our policyholders with extended insurance protection outside of the state(s) in which they practice so that they can do what they do best which is to help people in need. In response to this urgent and critical need for social workers in affected areas, we have waived certain policy contract provisions to allow social workers insured with NASW RRG to practice in the affected areas through September 1, 2018, when working with authorized volunteer relief organizations or hospitals tasked to provide services that require social work professionals.

Policyholders can rest assured knowing that their current NASW-Endorsed professional liability insurance protection will cover them during their disaster relief efforts for (1) year following Hurricane Irma, just as it protects them in their state where they currently practice. The NASW RRG is pleased to be able to make this unique accommodation to its policyholders allowing them to practice outside of their state and feel secure pursuing those in need.

The NASW RRG is rated ‘Excellent’ by A.M. Best Company and works to design high-quality, comprehensive liability insurance products designed specifically for social workers. The NASW RRG is overseen by social workers and insurance professionals committed to maintaining the financial stability and fiscal integrity of the entire program.