What is Informed Consent?

            Most medical procedures involve a degree of risk for patients, for that reason it is important that doctors inform patients about the risks and potential side effects that can arise from a medical procedure. Informed consent in … [Read more...]

Benefits of Working with an Independent Insurance Broker

Captive and Independent Brokers      When looking for medical malpractice insurance, there are two types of brokers or agents a medical professional can work with: a captive insurance agent or an independent insurance broker. The difference between these two is … [Read more...]

Common Malpractice Issues for Pediatricians

Diagnosis in pediatrics can be difficult when treating infants and young children who are unable to cooperate. Therefore, it is not a surprise that Pediatrics is one of the most high risk for claims in comparison to other medical specialties, as most parents are very protective of their … [Read more...]

How Should Pediatricians Handle Anti-Vax Parents?

               Misinformation Regarding Vaccines Misinformation regarding the science behind vaccines has spread like wildfire over the past few years, causing many parents to question if they should have their children vaccinated. The number of children going unvaccinated in the United States … [Read more...]

Professional Liabilty Insurance for MediSpas

Medical Spas, or MediSpas, require unique insurance coverage because they are a part of both the medical and beauty industries. Due to their unique situation, MediSpas need both a Business Owners Policy and malpractice insurance coverage. A BOP is necessary to protect the company from liability from … [Read more...]

Occurrence and Claims-Made Insurance Policies: What’s the Difference?

Claims-Made Claims-made coverage responds to claims based on when the claim is made against an insured. For example, if a claim is made in 2012, based on treatment rendered in 2010, the 2012 claims-made policy responds, as long as the incident occurred after the policy's retroactive date. The … [Read more...]

Introduction to Business Owners Policy Insurance

What is a Business Owner Policy? A business owner policy or BOP is an insurance policy that combines many property and liability risks into one. A BOP includes the basic types of coverage that a business would need. You can think of it as an all-in-one insurance policy for a small to medium sized … [Read more...]

Why Doctors in Hawaii Should Take a Closer Look at MedPro

Who is MedPro?              For most doctors, facing a claim is not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when”. As such, medical malpractice insurance should be considered a commodity. MedPro is a leader in the medical malpractice insurance industry with over 200,000 doctors insured today. A … [Read more...]

Walmart Offering Telemedicine Visits to Employees for $4

In an effort to increase employee’s use of telemedicine, Walmart has recently reduced the cost of telemedicine visits for its employees by 90%, from $40 to $4. With these low costs, Walmart is hoping to convince the over a million employees enrolled in Walmart’s Associates’ Medical Plan, to begin … [Read more...]

2019 Employment Law Updates: Paid Family Leave

Eligibility When welcoming a new child or caring for an ill family member, individuals are now able to receive partial pay during their time off from work. To be eligible for paid family leave the employee must be using the time to either bond with a new child or take care of a family member … [Read more...]