Private insurance and benefits
The association supports the profession of social service work, by appreciating that only some private insurers recognize social service workers in their private insurance benefits package, while other insurance providers do not. The association knows social service workers in private practice, want to be accessible, affordable and supportive for their clients. When clients of social service workers, cannot access their personal benefits plan, due to a lack of recognition of the profession of social service work, clients are burdened with paying for professional service costs out of pocket. The association is working to address this issue with insurers and will be developing a recognized insurer list for the profession of social service work.