ProAssurance Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend

September 3, 2020 by matray

The Board of Directors of ProAssurance Corp. has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, payable on Oct. 9, 2020, to shareholders who own our stock as of September 24, 2020. For 2020, the ProAssurance dividend policy anticipates a total annual dividend of $0.72 per share. On an… Continue reading...

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Institute for Justice Calls on States to Allow Nurse Practitioners to Help with COVID-19 Relief

April 17, 2020 by matray

The Institute for Justice (IJ) sent open letters to six states calling on authorities to suspend requirements that nurse practitioners may only work in hospitals under the supervision of a physician. The supervision requirements in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia prevent many nurse practitioners from helping patients… Continue reading...

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AM Best to Host Free Webinar on the State of the U.S. Medical Professional Liability Sector

April 16, 2020 by matray

AM Best will host a complimentary webinar on April 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. (EDT). AM Best analytic personnel and insurance industry leaders will review the state of the U.S. medical professional liability insurance sector. The panel will examine financial results, underwriting, loss trends, regulatory and industry developments, along with… Continue reading...

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Protect Patients Now Needs Your Help to Protect Patients, Healthcare Providers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic.

April 14, 2020 by matray

The following is a Legislative Alert from Protect Patients Now: Protect Patients Now needs your help to protect patients and the healthcare providers that are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare professionals and facilities are facing challenges, unlike anything in our modern medical history. They put… Continue reading...

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The Hilb Group Acquires Healthcare Liability Consultants Agency, Hires Julie Paton

March 25, 2020 by matray

The Hilb Group, a middle market insurance agency headquartered in Richmond, Va., announced yesterday that it has acquired Healthcare Liability Consultants Agency and hired owner and medical malpractice insurance specialist, Julie Paton, as a producer. The transaction became effective March 1, 2020. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Paton will join the… Continue reading...

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Beazley Enhances Virtual Care policy for Digital Health Sector

February 19, 2020 by matray

Specialist insurer Beazley has enhanced its Virtual Care insurance policy in the United States to offer greater protection for the providers of technology-enabled healthcare and lifestyle management services. The rapidly growing global digital health market is estimated to reach a value of $504 billion by 2025 and includes telehealth, which… Continue reading...

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July 1, 2019 by matray

AMA Abortion Lawsuit Puts Doctors In The Thick Of Debate Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota to block two abortion-related laws, the latest signal the doctors’ group is shifting to a more aggressive stance as the Trump administration and state conservatives ratchet up… Continue reading...

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Center For Justice & Democracy Releases New Briefing Book — Medical Malpractice: By The Numbers

June 20, 2019 by matray

The Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School (CJ&D) today released the 12th update to its MedicalMalpractice: By The Numbers briefing book. The fully-sourced, 172-page volume includes the latest statistics and research on issues related to medical malpractice, including more than 500 footnotes linking to original sources.… 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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PRI of New York Partners with CRICO Strategies to Become Newest Member of its National Comparative Benchmarking System

April 2, 2019 by matray

CRICO Strategies recently announced a newly-signed agreement with Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) of New York to become the newest member of its national Comparative Benchmarking System. With more than 35 years as an admitted insurer, PRI currently insures more than 8,000 healthcare providers and facilities. PRI’s partnership with CRICO Strategies… Continue reading...

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