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As a healthcare professional, you are faced with the ever-evolving risks of the industry. One lawsuit can jeopardize your reputation, your business, and your career. We can assess your liability risks and provide a rate plan comparison to find the best coverages and prices available in the market, and then tailor a medical malpractice insurance plan to meet the unique needs of your organization.

With more than 90 years of collective experience serving the medical and dental industries, we understand your risks and know how to protect them. We offer top medical malpractice insurance carriers, competitive rates, all applicable discounts, claim and premium dispute facilitation, and white-glove customer service.

We partner with physicians in all major medical specialty classifications, including: Anesthesiology, radiology, surgery, cardiology, dental, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and psychiatry.

Let us help you protect your practice, reputation, and financial assets so you can focus on caring for your patients.

Consider Protecting Your:

  • Individual practice
  • Small group practice
  • Large medical facility
  • Hospital or healthcare facility
  • Lab or imaging center
  • Allied health practice

Protect Yourself From:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuits
  • An insurance carrier settling a case without your permission
  • Claims for past insured events when switching carriers
  • Late notification of insured events that occur during the policy period
  • Insured events occurring on or after the specified policy’s retroactive date
  • Employment-related claims arising from covered infractions
  • Claims when employees suffer work-related illnesses or injuries
  • HIPAA violations
  • Billing errors
  • Gaps in protection from your employer’s policy
  • Bodily injury and property damage
  • Cyber breach and stolen patient data
  • False advertising, slander, or libel claims

FAQ

Is medical malpractice insurance required?

Most states require physicians and licensed healthcare facilities to maintain professional liability insurance. It is highly recommended this critical protection be purchased even in states that do not require it.

Do nurses need malpractice insurance?

In short, yes. Medical malpractice insurance policies for registered nurses, also known as nurse practitioner malpractice insurance, can be affordable and it provides a layer of protection above your employer’s policy.

How much is medical malpractice insurance?

Depending on the specific needs of your practice, the cost of a medical malpractice insurance program will vary. There are many considerations in terms of coverage and it is important to understand your options. We will provide a rate plan comparison assessment so you can make the right choices for your program.

What is medical professional liability insurance?

Medical professional liability insurance, commonly referred to as medical malpractice insurance, provides protection to healthcare providers against claims of negligence that result in bodily injury or death.

What kind of protection does medical malpractice insurance provide?

Medical malpractice insurance policies pay damages and expenses including monetary awards such as settlements, jury verdicts or arbitration awards, attorney’s fees, and court costs.

Is a consent-to-settle clause important?

Yes, a consent-to-settle provision is important and should be a part of every policy. This important provision precludes an insurance carrier from settling a case without the insured’s permission. It is important to ensure the policy has a “pure” consent-to-settle provision, instead of exceptions that give settlement authority back to the insurance company.

What is tail coverage medical malpractice insurance?

Tail coverage medical malpractice insurance provides protection for claims brought after a claims-made insurance policy is terminated.

What is a hammer clause in a consent-to-settle clause?

If an insured refuses to consent to a settlement and elects to contest or continue to contest a claim, the company’s liability for loss shall not exceed the amount for which they could have settled such claim had the insured consented, plus claim expenses incurred after the time the company made such recommendation.

What key things should a medical professional consider?

Maintain copies of each year’s policy indefinitely. At some point, these records may be needed to establish exactly what coverage was in place many years prior. Ensure there are no gaps in medical malpractice, professional liability, or business insurance coverage. Regularly review coverages to identify any areas lacking protection. Notify the carrier of practice changes—name, address, structure, etc. Depending upon the specifics of the policy, the insurance company may deny a claim if it is not aware of practice changes.

If a medical professional is employed and insured by a group practice, how does the group’s financial condition affect his/her professional liability coverage?

When employers face financial difficulty, they may purchase less insurance or if self-insured, set aside less money to pay claims. All medical professionals should monitor what protections their employer provides.

Who is insured by the medical malpractice insurance policy?

Most policies written in the standard insurance market automatically provide coverage for some or all of a practice's or facility's staff as either insureds or additional insureds. Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and podiatrists are typically excluded from this “free” coverage and must be listed as a named insured on the policy.

Does medical malpractice insurance provide coverage for medical director duties?

Most policies provide coverage for medical directors if the entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company, is a named insured on the policy. A separate medical director policy may be needed if providing medical director services for a practice or facility whose insurance does not automatically provide this protection.

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