Health Coalition on Liability and Access Announces 2020 Board of Directors, Executive Committee

April 24, 2020 by matray

The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) announced the organization's Board of Directors and Executive Committee members for 2020, following the annual meeting held earlier this month. As Sustaining Members of the HCLA, Board seats were granted to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American… Continue reading...

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The Doctors Company: Retired Physician Volunteers Receive No-Cost Malpractice Coverage during COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020 by matray

As U.S. healthcare systems are being pushed to their limits during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Doctors Company announced that it will provide free medical professional liability coverage to retired physicians formerly insured by the company who volunteer during the crisis. "Today, our mission to advance, protect and reward the practice… Continue reading...

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Hub International Acquires Certain Assets of California-Based Newsura Insurance Services, Inc.

November 5, 2019 by matray

Hub International Limited announced today that it has acquired the medical professional liability and associated property and casualty lines of insurance brokerage business of Newsura Insurance Services, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Roseville, Calif., Newsura provides insurance and risk management services to the healthcare industry,… Continue reading...

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MIEC to Host ‘Summit for Insurance Defense’ on June 20

June 12, 2019 by matray

MIEC announced its inaugural MIEC Summit for Insurance Defense will take place in Boise, Idaho, on June 20, 2019. The Summit for Insurance Defense is a new annual regional seminar series. Each year it will be hosted in one of MIEC’s territories. The goal of this seminar series is to… Continue reading...

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Webinar: The Growing Cost of Defending Medical Malpractice Claims and How to Reverse the Trend for Doctors, Hospitals and Insurance Companies

June 12, 2019 by matray

During the past fifteen years, the number of malpractice claims filed has dropped significantly (as much as 27% according to the CRICO 2018 CBS Benchmarking Report). That's good news for insurance companies, doctors and hospitals. But while the frequency of claims went down, the cost of defending a malpractice lawsuit… Continue reading...

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ISMIE Mutual Admitted in Texas

June 6, 2019 by matray

Today, the ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company announced that Texas insurance regulators have approved the company’s rate and forms filing. According to the company, growing its foothold in Texas is a significant step for the medical professional liability carrier’s national expansion. With this development, ISMIE is able to offer Texas physicians,… Continue reading...

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The Hilb Group Acquires Keane Insurance Group

May 22, 2019 by matray

The Hilb Group, LLC, a middle-market insurance agency headquartered in Richmond, Va., and a portfolio company of the private equity firm Abry Partners, announced today the acquisition of Missouri-based The Keane Insurance Group, Inc. The transaction became effective May 1, 2019. Founded in 1995, The Keane Insurance Group is an… Continue reading...

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Medical Mutual Holdings Inc. Rebrands to Curi

May 21, 2019 by matray

North Carolina-headquartered insurer of medical liability Medical Mutual Holdings, Inc., announced that it is rebranding to Curi, a new name and brand that is intended to better reflect the company’s mission to help physicians in medicine, business and life. According to the company, the Curi name captures the constant curiosity… Continue reading...

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CAP Physicians Insurance Agency Appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club

May 10, 2019 by matray

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) today announced that CAP Physicians Insurance Agency, Inc. (CAP Agency), a wholly owned subsidiary of CAP, has been appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, which recognizes elite independent insurance agencies from across the country. Agencies named to the company’s President’s Club… Continue reading...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns $350k Damage Cap

May 6, 2019 by matray

In a 5-3 opinion released on April 23, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $350,000 cap on recoverable non-economic damages is unconstitutional. According to the majority opinion in Beason v. I.E. Miller Services, Inc., the Court found the noneconomic damage cap to be an unconstitutional “special law” because… Continue reading...

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