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11Jun, 2020

Allied Healthcare Providers: Should You Get an Occurrence or Claims Made Policy?

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Medical Malpractice Insurance policies can be confusing, and most allied healthcare providers are unsure whether to get an Occurrence or a Claims Made policy.  The answer to this question really depends on your employer, your employment status, and your future career plans.  First, a definition of each type of policy may be helpful:
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8May, 2018

The Importance of Being Proactive when Purchasing Tail Insurance

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If you’re looking at a big shift in your professional life—if you’re moving, or mulling retirement, or simply switching practices—and are currently covered under a claims-made policy, it’s important to start looking into tail coverage right away. Tail insurance fills in the coverage gap caused by the cancellation of a claims-made policy. When a big change necessitates a change in malpractice coverage, you’re looking at the cancellation of your current policy. What you are purchasing with tail coverage is an extended reporting period—that is, an extended period of time that […]
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13Mar, 2017

Evaluating the wording of a medical malpractice insurance policy

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Malpractice insurance terminology is often daunting, even for seasoned medical professionals. If you’ve ever wished for a cheat sheet to help you parse a medical malpractice insurance policy, you’re in luck. Here we discuss common terms, red flags and types of malpractice policies to help you make informed decisions about your coverage options.
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8Mar, 2017

How to decide what kind of medical malpractice insurance policy is right for you

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Choosing your medical malpractice policy may seem dull, but it can be one of the most important career decisions you make. When even frivolous lawsuits can cost tens of thousands of dollars to defend yourself against malpractice suits, and awards can cost you even more staggering sums, insurance is an essential factor in your financial well-being. Deciding between a claims-made and occurrence policy may seem simple, but this decision involves many factors to consider. What’s the Difference?
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