Norcal Mutual Announces 2011 Dividend for California Insureds

Norcal declared a 2011 dividend, which will be returned to policyholders in the form of premium credits to eligible individual physicians, medical groups and healthcare facilities. The 2011 dividend equates to approximately 10 percent of eligible policyholders' 2010 premiums. Norcal has advised us … [Read more...]

Medical Protective Pediatrics Affinity Program

Working in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Medical Protective (MedPro) will soon be offering a new member-benefit affinity program, the "AAP Members Liability Insurance Program." The program is being made available to new customers as well as renewing policies, starting on the … [Read more...]

The Doctors Company Acquires SCPIE, Lowers Insurance Rates

The Doctors Company lowered medical malpractice insurance rates recently -- to levels as low as, or lower than, SCPIE's rates. This has raised concern about the wisdom associated with such a move. Actuaries at The Doctors Company apparently determined that although the rates were insufficient to … [Read more...]

The Annual Insurance Check-up

This is the time of year when all physicians, managers, and administrators should be sitting down to plan for 2009 expenses. The second or third line item of most healthcare practice balance sheets is INSURANCE. This is one area that should be carefully and personally reviewed with your insurance … [Read more...]

Top Five Things to Look For In a Malpractice Insurance Policy

While there are many factors that go into choosing the right dental or medical malpractice insurance policy, here is a Top Five list of things we feel are essential considerations in making the choice: 1. Insurance policies aren't all equal, nor are they the same. There can be vast differences … [Read more...]