From the monthly archives: April 2012

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The Cost of Tail (The Doctors Company)

What if you are asked to sign a new contract with a new medical entity after all of these years of practicing solo; or, of practicing with a familiar group of physicians. There are so many business issues to consider (we use some expert health care consultants to help our physicians become informed and instantly savy to putting their own business contracts together), Call us, we can refer you to one of our expert consultants. This ‘blog’ this entry today is to just specifically talk about the perils of not planning properly for the inevitable issue of tail insurance. The cost of providing ongoing insurance protection for any lawsuit that might be presented in the future based upon the many services that you’ve provided during the time with the group that is now merging. Or, you might have a question about how a Nurse Practitioner or Physicians’ Assistant handles the cost of tail insurance. Our brilliant Doctors’ Company Business Development expert, underwriter, marketer, claim ...
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Discounted, Digital Online Urgent Care Liability Insurance Program designed to ease administrative stress and assist you in recruiting.

The Doctors’ Insurance Agency can insure Urgent Care Facilities that are staffed by physicians, medical assistants, mid level providers and an integrated team of  Allied Health Providers by working with our experienced underwriting team at The Doctors’ Company. For over 20 years we’ve been working on showing our policyholders how much we care about their business and managing the risks.  We research risk nuances to insure all of the ‘moving parts’…and, there are many ways to insure and there are many components of running a practice which need help and attention and professional partnership. We work with our underwriters to rate the urgent care, family practice, occupational medical group fairly according to how many hours and which types of procedures.  We rate according to the level of training and certification of  each health care provider.  Our goal is to provide your urgent care facility with a professional liability policy that rates you a ...
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Hospitals are looking for cost savings

In this environment of integrated delivery systems, it is widely reported that hospitals will start to look for risk management and diversification methods of spreading the risk among different malpractice, professional liability insurance carriers.  It is, perhaps improbable to retain all of the risk and expense and indemnity for the hospitals, the employed ancillary medical providers, the entity, the facilities, in patient, rehab, specialty care, imaging centers, tertiary care units and physicians all with the same insurance carrier.  This is the kind of single basket strategy that pushed the insurance companies far below the profit line in the early 2000’s. The Doctors’ Insurance has been working hard to develop relationships with excess and surplus lines carriers, Lloyd’s and of course, The Doctors’ Company, which can handle many of the above.  We can help hospitals find the specialty niche insurance carriers to cut their cost and not set each insurance company up f ...
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  1. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    Do you recommend purchasing a tail insurance or a occurrence based insurance and add a tail policy afterwards...

    -- Ann Shang

  2. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    I am talking with a CTO in the US ( I am in US too) to be a contractor doing clinical trials on a part...

    -- Ann Shang

  3. Re: The Podiatrists Market Research Report states that demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform.

    My husband has been feeling a lot of pain in his feet recently. We think this could be due to his posture...

    -- Sarah

  4. Re: Developing Walk In and Urgent Care Centers

    It's good to see that urgent care facilities are becoming more and more prevalent. You are right that...

    -- Caden Dahl

  5. Re: Functional Medicine Malpractice Insurance

    Interested in obtaining information for FM MP

    -- Cynthia Shughrue

  6. Re: Visiting Residents/Intern/ Fellow (Hands On) Medical Malpractice Insurance

    I am a final year medical student planning to do a couple of electives in medical school in the US and...

    -- Varun

  7. Re: Medical Malpractice Insurance Benefits, expanding to outpatient facilities

    I like the idea of some of the cost returning to the normal discounted market after a few years of claims...

    -- Dave Anderson

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    -- Re: Who Can Perform Liposuction Surgery?

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    -- Millie Hue

  9. Re: The Podiatrists Market Research Report states that demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform.

    Thanks for giving me more information about the benefits of podiatrists from the healthcare reform. ...

    -- James