California Expands Order for Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies to Partially Refund Premiums Amid ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020 by matray

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a Bulletin last week that extends his previous order requiring insurance companies to return partial insurance premiums to consumers and businesses and provide financial relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Insurance reports that it intends to review all premium adjustments to ensure they are fair and… Continue reading...

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Two Houston Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Law Firms Reject Coronavirus Lawsuits

May 12, 2020 by matray

To honor and support the heroes of the healthcare system in Texas, Houston-based law firms Brown, Christie & Green and McGehee, Chang, Landgraf, Feiler have announced that they will not accept COVID-19 cases that seek to sue doctors, hospitals or nursing homes for their good-faith efforts in treating COVID-19 patients.… Continue reading...

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MICA Declares $12M Dividend to Help Policyholders Through COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020 by matray

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a special dividend to provide economic relief to its members. The company will distribute a $12 million dividend to all members with policies in-force as of April 30, 2020. The dividend will be credited to policyholder… Continue reading...

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MagMutual Rolls Out Discount Plan for Policyholders Impacted by COVID-19

April 14, 2020 by matray

MagMutual announced new premium discounts on medical professional liability policies as they renew next year for policyholders who experienced lower patient volumes in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Discounts will extend through to 2023 policy renewal period. “This COVID-19 crisis has altered the way our country is… Continue reading...

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MagMutual announces nine-month policy premium payment deferral option for medical professional liability policyholders

April 14, 2020 by matray

MagMutual announced that its medical professional liability policyholders can defer their premium payments for nine months. The premium deferment option is available to existing and new policyholders. At the completion of the nine-month period, policyholders will then have the option to spread out their outstanding balance over their subsequent renewed… Continue reading...

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California Orders Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Where Appropriate

April 13, 2020 by matray

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara ordered insurance companies to return insurance premiums to consumers and businesses and provide much-needed financial relief during the COVID-19 emergency. The Commissioner's Bulletin covers premiums paid for at least the months of March and April — including the month of May if “shelter in place” restrictions continue… Continue reading...

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Massachusetts Governor Baker Files Legislation To Provide Healthcare Workers Liability Protections During COVID-19 Response

April 10, 2020 by matray

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation to provide healthcare workers and facilities protections from civil liability while they are on the front lines of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response. The legislation would protect healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians, as well as certain healthcare facilities from liability and… Continue reading...

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California asks dentists, dental assistants to volunteer for COVID-19 response

April 6, 2020 by matray

Under an executive order, dentists are considered essential healthcare providers and are encouraged to sign up to join the California Health Corps, a newly launched statewide effort to prepare the healthcare delivery system to respond to a potential surge in COVID-19 patients by opening additional healthcare sites. Registered dental hygienists… Continue reading...

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Gov. Newsom announces CA Health Corps to expand healthcare workforce, provide malpractice insurance to fight COVID-19

April 6, 2020 by matray

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the creation of a new volunteer corps for California healthcare workers who want to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. The new program —California Health Corps — is open to physicians (both active and retired), medical students and a wide range of healthcare professionals and… Continue reading...

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MLMIC Offers Medical Professional Liability Coverage for Physicians Returning as Volunteers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – No New Premium Required

April 6, 2020 by matray

As part of ongoing efforts to support our dedicated physicians throughout New York, MLMIC Insurance Co. is extending medical professional liability coverage – without requiring any new premium – to retired physicians who were last insured with MLMIC and are coming back as volunteers to provide care during the COVID-19… Continue reading...

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