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How does AASW membership pricing compare?

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How does AASW membership pricing compare?

We have developed the following table to showcase how AASW membership prices compare with similar associations:

How does AASW membership compare in 2022?

This chart is based on estimates which are equivalent to the protection that AASW insurance coverage provides. That is: $20 million of professional indemnity insurance and $20 million of public liability insurance for a person deriving most of their income from private practice, which is the highest risk group. The estimates also assume that the person is a member of their relevant professional body, and that lowers the cost of insurance significantly. For fairness, we compare ourselves to two other self-regulated professions (dietitians and speech pathologists) and three registered professions (psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists).

Cost of insurance as an individual versus under an AASW policy

In the open market, the minimum premium for Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability (including all government fees and broker charges) would begin at around $1,500 based on a $20 million Professional Indemnity and $20 million Public Liability limit, and premiums will increase as the PI limit goes up.

Insurance is included for eligible AASW Members; this means a Full Fee Member is saving at least $775 per annum on insurance. Plus, members also have access to other great benefits and services offered by the AASW!

I am insured through my employer, why do I need insurance cover through the AASW?

Insurance through the AASW is similar to a safety net - you may never need it, but it's always there in case you do!

The AASW policy would respond in the event that the alternative employer’s policy did not indemnify the AASW member in that particular situation. The AASW policy would be a fallback option to consider depending on the circumstances and Terms and Conditions of the other policy and the AASW policy.

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