To All Students:
All students enrolled in the MSW program at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs are required to obtain and carry student liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $2,000,000/$4,000,000.00 The reason this malpractice insurance requirement is necessary is because the students in our program are not covered by the general liability policy at the UC. If anything were to happen, faculty would be covered by the University, but not the students. The liability is too great to continue without insurance, and many other schools have required it for some time. Students may use any carrier they choose, provided they meet the minimum coverage.
You must have proof of coverage on file by August 1st to begin Field Placement.
The department does not endorse any insurance providers. However, we do know that the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) student members are able to obtain coverage for about $23.00 per year as a member benefit. Information regarding obtaining coverage through NASW is listed below.
Note: You will have to pay to become a member and also pay for the malpractice insurance if you choose this option.
To Obtain Coverage From NASW:
Other Suggested Insurance Companies:
Whichever carrier you choose is up to you as long as you have the required limits of liability. After you receive your insurance packet from the insurance company, please forward only the page of the policy which states the effect date, expiration date, and limits of liability. This may be a "Declarations Page" or a "Certificate of Insurance." If in doubt, contact Regina Thomas at (310) 825-2257
All students must provide proof of coverage to:
Anni Thomsen, Field Education Advisor
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Affairs Building, Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Fax: (310) 825-3799
Remember: Proof of $2,000,000/$4,000,000 coverage is due August 1st.