AM Best Affirms Superior Rating for the Cooperative of American Physicians’ Mutual Protection Trust
December 8, 2020by
The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) announced that its Mutual Protection Trust (MPT), the organization's core product, earned its fourteenth-consecutive A+ (Superior) Rating with a Stable Outlook from AM Best Co.
“Given the turbulence that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, especially on the medical community in California, physicians are now more than ever reliant on the financial strength of MPT,” said Sarah E. Scher, JD, CAP CEO. “Our message to our member physicians is that we are here for you so that you can focus your efforts on what matters most, your patients.”
Best also affirmed the Cooperative of American Physicians Insurance Company (CAPIC) as A- (Excellent), also with a Stable Outlook. CAPIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CAP and provides reinsurance and other benefits to CAP and its primary medical professional liability partner, MPT.
As part of its grading report, Best recognized MPT’s level of risk-adjusted capitalization, financial flexibility and favorable market position in California. The report also recognized the framework and capabilities of the enterprise risk management program that is “managed both holistically and individually, for MPT, CAP and CAPIC, with engagement from senior management and the board of trustees and directors.”