Medical Liability Monitor September 2022 Issue Highlights

September 9, 2022 by matray

Modest Slowdown in Premium Growth Distinguishes Second-Quarter Financial Results for MPL Specialty Insurers In our analysis of 2022’s first quarter (see MLM, July 2022), we discussed the increase in premium associated with MPL writers boosting rate levels in jurisdictions with poor underwriting results. This growth slowed modestly during the second… Continue reading...

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ProAssurance Declares Quarterly Dividend

September 9, 2022 by matray

The board of directors of ProAssurance Corp. declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, payable on October 13, 2022, to shareholders of record as of September 29, 2022. The ProAssurance dividend policy anticipates a total annual dividend of $0.20 per share, to be paid in equal quarterly installments.… Continue reading...

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MedMal Direct Names Steven Carey VP of Claims

September 2, 2022 by matray

MedMal Direct Insurance Co. named Steven Carey its new vice president of claims, effective immediately. “Steven is an experienced claims professional with a strong desire to apply the strategies learned to defend our insureds working with our local defense counsel,” Marc D. Hammett, MedMal Direct president and CEO. “I have… Continue reading...

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AM Best Affirms The Doctors Company’s ‘A’ (Excellent) Financial Rating

August 23, 2022 by matray

AM Best has affirmed The Doctors Company's financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and its long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a+". The outlook of these ratings is stable. These ratings apply to The Doctors Company, An Interinsurance Exchange, and its subsidiaries: TDC Specialty Insurance Company, TDC National Assurance… Continue reading...

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Positive Physicians Promotes Brian Durkin to Chief Financial Officer

August 16, 2022 by matray

Positive Physicians Holdings, the holding company of Positive Physicians Insurance Company and Positive Professionals Management LLC, promoted Brian Durkin to its chief financial officer position. Durkin will also continue to serve as treasurer. Mark Keyser had been serving as the company’s interim CFO and is expected to remain with the… Continue reading...

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Mutual Insurance Co. of Arizona (MICA) Appoints Edward G. Marley as New President and Chief Executive Officer

August 16, 2022 by matray

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) announced that Ed Marley will be the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1, 2022. As this new role, Marley will succeed James Carland, MD, who has led MICA as president and CEO since 1997 and as chairman of the MICA… Continue reading...

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AM Best Assigns “A” Credit Ratings to MMIC Risk Retention Group, Inc.

August 16, 2022 by matray

AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” to MMIC Risk Retention Group, Inc. The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings is stable. MMIC RRG is a sponsored risk retention group of Constellation, Inc., the parent company of MMIC… Continue reading...

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Medical Liability Monitor August 2022 Issue Highlights

August 5, 2022 by matray

Pennsylvania General Assembly Debating Bill to Consider Constitutional Amendment Empowering it to Establish Venue Rules Certain members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly want unambiguous authority to set venue policy in the area of medical professional liability (MPL) lawsuit filings. To that end, state Rep. Rob W. Kaufmann recently introduced a… Continue reading...

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AM Best Affirms ‘Superior’ Credit Ratings of Members of MedPro Group

July 15, 2022 by matray

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A++ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “aa+” (Superior) of the members of MedPro Group. These Credit Ratings apply to The Medical Protective Co. and its affiliates: Princeton Insurance Co., PLICO Inc., Wellfleet Insurance Co, and Wellfleet New York… Continue reading...

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Curi Named to Ward’s 50 List of Top-Performing Property & Casualty Insurance Companies

July 12, 2022 by matray

Curi announced that its insurance arm, Curi Insurance, has been named to the Ward's 50 list of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies for 2022. Curi Insurance is the only company that specializes in physician professional liability to make the Ward's 50 list for the third year in a row.… Continue reading...

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