Author: Jeff Brunken, President and CEO, The MGIS Companies
A recent headline regarding an important upcoming vote in California grabbed my attention: “Proposition 46: The Nation’s Eyes on California.” Passage of Prop 46 would raise the caps on non-economic damages in malpractice cases from $250,000 to $1.1M virtually overnight.
BEST’S REVIEW – As health and tort reform amendments gain traction, find out how innovative risk management will be critical to managing all known and still unknown risks.
The landscape for medical group practices continues to change. Mergers, acquisitions, and new partnerships bring not only new challenges, but incredible opportunities for brokers who focus on physicians. But how can you capitalize on these rapidly emerging multi-group organizations? How can you jumpstart activity when there are so many moving parts and players? We can […]
(Insurance Journal) New insurance program designed especially for Bariatric Surgeons helps them better manage their liability, reduce risks and further improve patient outcomes. Read more
(Bariatric News) The predicted growth in bariatric surgeries will require a continued emphasis on safety and liability risk mitigation by bariatric surgeons. Bariatric surgeons’ needs are unique and as such, they require a medical malpractice liability insurance program that meets their needs given the risks and realities of today’s marketplace. Read more
With the emergence of the “healthcare team” model, (physician leaders with nurses PAs and other non-physician providers), it’s important to explore the implications it may have on physician malpractice liability. Specifically, “What effect will the mistakes of others have on my risk, rates, and even reputation?” Learn how to ensure your insurance coverage fully protects you and your practice.
(Physicians Practice) The bad news: chances are you will be sued by the time you are 55. Although most malpractice suits never reach trial, the cost can be devastating—both personally and professionally. Discover what to expect from a lawsuit and get survival tips from the experts. Read More
(Health Risk Management Review) Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mean more vicarious liability exposure? VP of Operations for MGIS Underwriting Managers Molly Farrell thinks so. This article tells you why.
(Life Health Pro) Despite statistics which show that more than 40 percent of physicians who are now 40 years old will suffer an injury or illness that will impair their ability to work for at least three months by the time they turn 65, many physicians and practice administrators view insurance purchases as commodities — often […]
(Risk & Insurance) The ACA’s new payment structures are creating a new set of insurance issues doctors need to be aware of.