Category Archives: New York

The Doctors Company Expands Presence in New York Medical Malpractice Market as Admitted Insurer

The Doctors Company announced yesterday that it is now offering coverage on an admitted basis to New York healthcare providers. The New York Department of Financial Services’ recent approval of the company’s manual rate and secondary filings officially confirmed the … Continue reading

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Berkshire Hathaway to Purchase MLMIC

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”), the largest underwriter of medical professional liability insurance in New York, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement, pending regulatory and policyholder approval, to be acquired by National Indemnity Company, following … Continue reading

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New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Malpractice Damage Cap As Means to Shore-up Budget, Loses Fight with Assembly

Declaring New York State “functionally bankrupt” in February, newly-elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget that would reduce year-to-year spending for the first time in more than a decade. Key to his proposal was slashing the state’s projected … Continue reading

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MLMIC Threatens to not Renew Eight Bronx Obstetricians

side note: If this isn’t a strong argument that New York’s medical liability climate threatens access to care, I do not know what would be. A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who … Continue reading

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New York Governor Cuomo Working to Reform Medicaid, Medical Malpractice with Caps on Damages

side note: Here’s an unusual piece of politics. The Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is proposing malpractice damage caps to heal the state’s economic woes. With the intention of re-structuring New York’s Medicaid system, Governor Cuomo is urging … Continue reading

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