Medical Liability Monitor December 2021 Highlights

December 6, 2021 by matray

The December 2021 issue of Medical Liability Monitor features the following articles and more. Click here to subscribe today: Federal Appeals Court Narrows PREP Act Liability Protections Almost two years after the U.S. government declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, federal courts are beginning to narrow the application of the Public… Continue reading...

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AM Best Affirms Superior FSR, Credit Ratings of MLMIC Insurance Company

November 30, 2021 by matray

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “aa-” (Superior) of MLMIC Insurance Company (MLMIC) (New York, NY). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. The ratings reflect MLMIC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses… Continue reading...

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Beazley hires MPL expert Joseph Washington as U.S. Healthcare Underwriter

November 16, 2021 by matray

As specialist insurer Beazley moves to expand its Hospital Professional Liability portfolio in the United States, Joseph Washington has been appointed its underwriter for U.S. Healthcare, beginning his role on Monday, November 15, 2021. With more than 25 years of medical professional liability experience, gained at Berkshire Hathaway and Zurich,… Continue reading...

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Cooperative of American Physicians Announces Retirement of Deidri Hoppe from CAP Physicians Insurance Agency, Names Michael Dyse Her Successor

November 15, 2021 by matray

The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) today announced the upcoming retirement of CAP Physicians Insurance Agency president and chief executive officer Deidri (Dee) Hoppe. After 10 years of service to CAP members, Hoppe will retire at the end of December 2021. She will be succeeded by Michael Dyse, who is currently CAP… Continue reading...

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Michael Roque Named Positive Physicians Insurance Co. President

November 15, 2021 by matray

Positive Physicians Insurance Co. announced today that Michael G. Roque has joined the medical professional liability insurer as its new president. Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in medical professional liability on both the broker and carrier sides of the industry, Roque most recently served as chief operating officer at… Continue reading...

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AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Stable for Members of Kansas Medical Mutual Group

November 8, 2021 by matray

AM Best has revised the outlook of the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICRs of “bbb+” (Good) of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company, and its subsidiary, KAMMCO Casualty Company, Inc. These companies are referred… Continue reading...

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AM Best affirms ratings of Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona

September 21, 2021 by matray

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) announced yesterday that AM Best affirmed its Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) with a stable outlook. AM Best also affirmed the FSR rating of the MICA Risk Retention Group, Inc., as A (Excellent), also with a stable outlook. “As a mutual insurance… Continue reading...

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AM Best Removes Under Review with Developing Implications, Affirms Credit Ratings of NORCAL Group’s Members

September 10, 2021 by matray

AM Best has removed the under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” (Excellent) for the members of NORCAL Group (NORCAL). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. (See below for… Continue reading...

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ProAssurance Declares Quarterly Dividend

September 8, 2021 by matray

The Board of Directors of ProAssurance Corp. has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, payable on Oct. 8, 2021, to shareholders who own our stock as of September 24, 2021. The ProAssurance dividend policy anticipates a total annual dividend of $0.20 per share, to be paid in equal… Continue reading...

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The Doctors Company Recognized for Informing Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

August 16, 2021 by matray

The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) recently recognized The Doctors Company for providing comprehensive COVID-19 resources to healthcare professionals at the time it mattered most. At its 2021 National Virtual Conference, the IMCA honored The Doctors Company for making timely information available to all healthcare professionals through its website as well as… Continue reading...

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