From the monthly archives: July 2013

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Hospitalists find rate and relief for medical malpractice insurance

Rate and Relief in the context of a conversation of medical malpractice insurance means competitive premiums and a solution to the costly tail at time of cancellation.  The Doctors’ Insurance Agency has been working with The Doctors’ Company nationwide to develop creative premium solutions to the unique challenge of hospitalist medical malpractice insurance coverage. As one of our start up Hospitalist policyholders expressed to us: “how do we budget for this unknown commodity of providing insurance for future claims to every physician who doesn’t work out.” With The Doctors’ Company, we have been able to work closely with underwriting to develop custom malpractice insurance programs that solve this problem and more for Hospitalists.  Do not overcharge malpractice premium for hospitalist groups! The magic formula is to rate the physicians for their pure risk, the actual time they work, rather than the number of FTE’s or the number of physicians necessary to staff, to maintain th ...
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Physician Trends, Malpractice Insurance Rates and Telemedicine

There are many changes that are presenting on to the market. Conventional wisdom holds that rates for the medical malpractice insurance carriers will increase soon.  And, yet, According to Crittenden (our favorite source for medical malpractice insurance industry news), The majority of medical malpractice insurance carriers will keep professional liability rates stable. The Affordable Care Act will eventually change the rates and the delivery system significantly; and, many insurance carriers will confess to some uncertainty about whether  holding rates stable is the right decision.   The physician shortage and the possible effects of the Affordable Care Act will bring uncertainty and lack of confidence,  so  the rate stability is  one of habit, some fear and a lot of competition in the m market. There is some evidence, some data that suggests the rates should increase.  And, right now, there is still sufficient reserve and capital strength from this ...
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