3MLMICMedical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC): MLMIC is the oldest and largest carrier in the State. MLMIC is an admitted carrier, hence physicians insured through MLMIC have the State Guaranty Fund to protect them in case of insolvency of the carrier. In addition, MLMIC insured physicians may be eligible for the Section 18 Excess Insurance program for $1/3 Million in coverage that is provided at no cost to physicians.
4PRIPhysicians Reciprocal Insurers is the 2nd largest medical malpractice insurance carrier in the state of New York. Like MLMIC, they offer the security of the guarantee fund and free excess to those who qualify
5HICHospitals Insurance Company, Inc. has a long standing relationship with the FOJP hospitals and will provide their attendings with coverage.
6Standard Market Carriers ProsFree excess coverageGuarantee fund protectionConsSlot ratingNo flexibility on premiums/discounts
7RRGWhat is a Risk Retention Group? A Risk Retention Group (RRG) operates under the auspices of the Federal Risk Retention Act (RRA) of Please keep in mind that the coverage being offered is through a risk retention group, which is not subject to all of the insurance laws and regulations of your state and as such is considered an un-admitted carrier.
8Pros & Cons Pros Significant savings for groups and hospitals Hands on and customized risk management solutionsAggressive claims handling
9Pros & Cons Cons No guarantee fund ★ Financial Stability is key Excess limits must be purchasedHospital acceptance
11AMS Applied Medico-Legal Solutions: Since 2003, AMS RRG has been providing medical liability insurance to a growing number of physicians across a broad range of specialties, and today we are one of the nation’s premier physician risk retention groups.Our stable, flexible, cost-effective medical liability insurance options now protect over 2,500 members.The risk retention group model ensures our physician-owner interests are aligned with the company’sAMS RRG’s continued financial strength rewards shareholders with tangible benefitsOur physician-led underwriting process delivers more accurate risk assessments and customized insurance programsAll member claims assistance and defense is provided by a staff of attorney adjusters
12MedPro RRG Jonathan Lazar MBA, CPCU Marketing Manager Overview of the Medical Protective RRG
14Medical Protective• Reinsurer of MedPro RRG • The nation’s oldest and strongest healthcare in malpractice • Currently insures more than 120,000 healthcare providers nationwide • Rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best • Owned by Berkshire Hathaway •
15Princeton Insurance (NJ) • Service provider to MedPro RRG NY hospitals and physicians • Rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best • Owned by Berkshire/Medical Protective • Previously owned by MLMIC • 9,000+ physicians, 29 hospitals/health systems • Known for personalized customer service and customized risk programs
16MedPro RRG Risk Retention Group • Rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best• No capitalization costs• No possibility of premium assessments• Full consent-to-settle provisions• Expert local defense counsel specializing in New York healthcare malpractice claims
17Benefits of this approach • The right structure for New York, allowing risk- specific pricing and tailored coverage alternatives • The national expertise of Medical Protective, backed by Berkshire Hathaway’s unparalleled financial strength • The local support of Princeton Insurance, with past New York affiliation and knowledge of medical professional liability in our founding “DNA”
18Claims Over 400,000 claims resolved Past decade: 1. 90% trial win rate Supplementing local defense lawyers with national reach and expertise for experts and other resourcesPast decade:% trial win rate2. 80% closed without payment3. 99% overall customer satisfaction
19Underwriting •First Dollar Coverage • Excess Coverage .•First Dollar Coverage• Excess Coverage• Deductibles and Self-Insured Retentions (SIRs)• Reinsurance• Performance-Based Risk Sharing• Loss Portfolio Transfers (LPTs)• Employed Physician Programs
20Risk ManagementRisk management philosophy: To recognize hospitals and health systems as their own first and best risk manager and to come alongside them as a seasoned expert, a resource and trusted partner in order to improve patient outcomes and reduce loss.MedPro offers a data-driven, collaborative risk management services
21Why PriMedPriMed is an independent medical malpractice insurance agency. We work with all NY carriers and help our clients to find the best fit for their needs; along with those of their group and hospital.
22SummaryMarket is changing to meet the needs of the changing healthcare industry.More options than in the past