What is Medical Malpractice Insurance?

By |2021-03-30T15:23:16+00:00November 8th, 2019|Consulting, Malpractice Insurance|

Medical malpractice insurance provides asset protection to doctors in the event they are sued for professional negligence (errors or omissions). Another term used for this type of coverage is Medical Professional Liability Insurance, the inspiration for the MEDPLI name. All practicing physicians in the United States should have some type of protection against [...]

Does Malpractice Insurance Cover Legal Fees?

By |2021-03-30T15:20:17+00:00November 8th, 2019|Malpractice Insurance|

The average malpractice lawsuit incurs $30,000 in defense costs, while some cases incur legal expenses upwards of $100,000. Does malpractice insurance cover legal fees? Yes. Your medical professional liability insurance policy will cover the legal expenses when defending you against claims of malpractice. If it does not, you have a very weak policy [...]

Medical Malpractice Insurance for Arizona Doctors

By |2021-10-14T18:32:11+00:00November 8th, 2019|Arizona, Consulting, Malpractice Insurance, State Buying Guides|

MEDPLI delivers “A” rated professional liability coverage to medical doctors practicing in Arizona. As an independent broker, MEDPLI works for doctors to ensure they receive strong protection, while lowering premiums for doctors who deserve discounts for their good claim history. MEDPLI helps physicians who are changing jobs (need tail insurance?), starting new practices, [...]

2021 Maryland Physician’s Guide to Medical Malpractice Insurance

By |2021-10-25T01:59:46+00:00November 8th, 2019|Consulting, Malpractice Insurance, Maryland, State Buying Guides|

Get Quote Maryland Medical Professional Liability Insurance Market Summary Medical Mutual of Maryland insures nearly 1 out 3 doctors in Maryland. However, doctors in Maryland now have many options for malpractice insurance from “A” rated carriers. Some of the top carriers trusted by Maryland physicians in 2021 include: Medical Mutual [...]

Oklahoma Physicians Guide to Malpractice Insurance

By |2021-10-14T18:33:51+00:00November 8th, 2019|Consulting, Malpractice Insurance, Oklahoma, State Buying Guides|

Get Quote Oklahoma Medical Professional Liability Insurance Market Summary Malpractice insurance for Oklahoma doctors is a major expense, and tail insurance is often double the annual premium! The good news is that Oklahoma doctors have several good options to partner with strong insurance carriers to protect their assets and reputation. More [...]

Pin the Tail on the Doctor?

By |2021-03-30T14:52:20+00:00November 8th, 2019|Malpractice Insurance, Nose Insurance, Prior Acts Insurance, Tail Insurance|

Doctors should read their employment contracts carefully. The contract should specify if your employer is going to provide tail coverage when you leave the job. If they do not provide your tail coverage, you are responsible for your own liability protection. This piece summarizes Dr. Khan’s scenario and answers some common questions about [...]

Buying Malpractice Insurance 101: A Guide for Physicians

By |2021-08-13T16:12:12+00:00November 8th, 2019|Claims-Paid Insurance, Consulting, Malpractice Insurance, Occurrence Insurance, Tail Insurance|

Medical malpractice insurance can be confusing, even for the most highly educated. Doctors who are buying malpractice for the first time have many questions. What is claims-made? What is occurrence? What’s my retroactive date? Do I get a discount for working less than 20 hours per week? What does $1,000,000/$3,000,000 limits mean? Who [...]

Claims-Made vs. Claims-Paid Medical Malpractice Insurance

By |2021-05-21T20:18:34+00:00November 8th, 2019|Claims-Made Insurance, Malpractice Insurance|

Claims-made policies vastly outnumber claims-paid policies for physician medical malpractice insurance in the United States. Still, many doctors who are currently insured on a claims-paid policy form do not even know there is a difference. This post intends to clarify some key differences in claims-made and claims-paid malpractice insurance policies. Physicians should pay [...]

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