NY DFS Approves Acquisition of Hospital Insurance Company by The Doctors Company
June 20, 2019by
Acting New York Financial Services Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of The Doctors Company (TDC) to purchase Hospitals Insurance Company (HIC) from Maimonides Health Resources, Inc., Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, Inc. and Mount Sinai Health System, Inc., for $638 million. TDC will also purchase the assets and liabilities of HIC’s current manager, FOJP Service Corp., from the sellers for $12 million.
“Taking into consideration the importance and current status of New York’s medical malpractice market, DFS carefully reviewed this acquisition to protect HIC policyholders,” said Acting Superintendent Lacewell. “The measured expansion of competition in the medical malpractice market by a DFS-regulated insurer is positive for doctors, and ultimately good for consumers.”
“We are pleased the New York Department of Financial Services has given final approval for this important transaction. This enables us to deliver on our commitment to New York physicians and hospitals to provide expanded coverage options from a strong admitted carrier, and to build a mission-based platform to serve the medical professions. We look forward to the transaction closing on July 31, 2019,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company.