All professional and student ASCA members are automatically covered for $1 million in excess professional liability coverage at no additional cost. Note that coverage is available only for W-2 employed school counselors working in a U.S.-based school. Contract employees are not eligible for coverage.
ASCA student members: To show proof of professional liability coverage, complete the fillable Certificate of Insurance Form. (You must have Acrobat Reader to open the PDF file and input information.) Enter your name, address and ASCA membership number. Please print two copies of your certificate of insurance form before exiting the website; retain one copy for your records and give a copy to your educational institution. (Certificates are not personalized; however, the generic certificate along with proof of membership should be sufficient to show proof of insurance.) Note that coverage is available only for students attending a U.S.-based school.
Note: Non W-2 employees are not covered by the ASCA liability insurance. However, these individuals are welcome to purchase a separate liability policy. Policies are also available for counseling activities outside the school environment and the scope of school counseling. Click here for details.
COVID-19: The coverage provided with the ASCA membership includes coverage for tele-counseling as long as it's part of your school activities. The limit is $1 million per occurrence/aggregate and pays after the school coverage has paid.