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Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance | Occurrence & Claims-Made Policies

Medical Malpractice Insurance coverage is a vital part of all healthcare practices. Unlike other types of insurance, Medical Malpractice Insurance policies vary greatly in the coverage they afford, and more importantly, the coverage they exclude. As claims against physicians continue to rise it is important for healthcare professionals to understand what types of professional liability …

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Ortho-Preferred Program

Ortho-Preferred® Ortho-Preferred® is the only nationwide professional liability (medical malpractice) insurance program that is designed exclusively to meet the needs of Orthopaedic Surgeons. ORTHO-PREFRRED® Program Highlights: • Extremely competitive premiums with coverage capabilities in all 50 states • Professional Liability Insurance Program custom designed solely for Orthopedic Surgeons • Courtesy access to specialized risk management …

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Medical Protective Company AANA Insurance Services

The Medical Protective Company to facilitate the needs of Medical Malpractice coverage for CRNA’s and members of AANA Presidio Insurance is pleased to announce Medical Protective’s new collaboration with AANA Insurance Services, formed to address the ever-growing insurance needs of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthestists (“CRNAs”) and committed to providing the best insurance products available to …

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New Regulation for California Medical Doctors

Effective June 27, 2010, a new regulation, mandated by Business and Professions Code section 138, will go into effect requiring physicians in California to inform their patients that they are licensed by the Medical Board of California, and include the board’s contact information. The information must read as follows. NOTICE TO CONSUMERS Medical doctors are …

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Medical Malpractice Insurance Discounts from The Doctors Company

As a broker representing The Doctors Company, we look to find any and every possible savings for our physician and surgeon clients purchasing medical malpractice insurance. One often overlooked savings opportunity for medical malpractice insurance coverage is discounts available as a member of certain medical societies. Here are just a few of the discounts currently …

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Oregon Medical Malpractice Insurance Continues To Decrease

The major insurers have reduced their rates an average of 20% over the last five years. 2010 is continuing the trend as two professional liability carriers have recently announced lower rates effective April 2010. The Doctors’ Company has announced an average rate decrease of 5.1% while Medical Protective has announced an overall premium decrease of …

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California Physicians providing charitable care run into medical malpractice obstacles

It seems incomprehensible but it’s a fact: Medical providers and healthcare clinics willing to provide care without compensation receive very little legal protection in the way of charitable immunity laws. While physicians can usually obtain “charitable care” coverage through individual medical malpractice policies, the fact remains that volunteer physicians and surgeons still face the fear …

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The Doctors Company Adds Cyberguard

The Doctors Company, a leading medical malpractice insurance company, known for its low prices and creative coverage solutions, has announced a new coverage enhancement named CYBERGUARD. Cyberguard will be added to all existing medical malpractice insurance policies issued by The Doctors Company. The new enhancement protects doctors from claims arising from the theft, loss, or …

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NORCAL Mutual Insurance Supports Haitian Relief

Norcal Mutual Insurance Company, a leading Medical Malpractice Insurance Carrier, has issued a statement on their efforts to support policyholders offering medical services in Haiti. Norcal will extend malpractice insurance coverage to physicians and surgeons who wish to travel to Haiti to provide volunteer charitable medical services. Coverage will be provided for claims instituted in …

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Insurance Coverage for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Presidio is now offering medical malpractice insurance coverage on a stand-alone basis for a variety of healthcare providers – including Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. For years we did not have a suitable coverage option available for healthcare providers that wished to maintain a separate individual policy (instead of being endorsed on a physicians policy). …

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