We are pleased to provide our eNewsletter for brokers, dedicated to providing market insights, lessons learned, and key updates on products and initiatives.

New Year, New Opportunities

As we close out 2022, I’m reflecting on both the struggles our healthcare clients endured and the many successes we jointly achieved in support of them. Strong partners matter in times of uncertainty, and we are proud to weather the storms with our Members and broker partners, with new solutions and support to ease the challenges of risk financing. 

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Jennifer Millar
Director of Distribution, Partner Management

Unwavering Commitment

Physicians Insurance / MedChoice strives to embody our purpose and values in everything we do. Recognizing this, in 2022 our leadership collectively stepped back to contemplate what we have done over the past 40 years—and how we can best be there for our Members and brokers in the years to come. The outcome? We redefined our organization’s core purpose against the backdrop of today’s increasingly difficult healthcare environment, and together have agreed for all of us at Physicians Insurance / MedChoice to embrace a singular mission:  To protect, defend and support our Members.

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Healthcare Chaperones Protect Physicians and Patients

Trial Update: Looking Ahead Towards 2023

At the close of 2022, Physicians Insurance / MedChoice has continued our successful 10-year win rate with more than 96% defense verdicts, ensuring that challenges were analyzed as lessons were learned in order to continue honing our expertise. We tried 10 cases in 2022 across California, Oregon, and Washington. And, as courts begin to reopen in a post-COVID era, we expect to see litigation activity rise across all states nationwide.

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The Key to Effective Credentialing and Privileging

The Ongoing Erosion of Liability Reform

President Thomas Jefferson once said, “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Physicians Insurance / MedChoice participates. Legislative advocacy is essential to our purpose. We participate at both the national and state levels to ensure that the concerns of our Members are heard by lawmakers on issues that impact medical professional liability. Read further to learn about our participation and recent legislative activity involving the erosion of liability reform.

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Erosion of Tort Reform

Svetlana Sedukhin and her Standout Underwriting Team

In the ever-changing world of healthcare and medical professional liability, it's important to have a powerful partner in your corner. Svetlana Sedukhin, Associate Vice President of Underwriting for Physicians Insurance / MedChoice, and her underwriting team offer extensive industry knowledge, sustainable pricing, a deep understanding of policy forms, and standout service to their brokers and Members. “We’re not just another carrier, we’re a long-term, trusted partner,” she explains. “Our focus is centered around our company’s purpose to protect, defend, and support our Members.” 

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Did You Know...?

We Have Libraries and Archives of Resources

At Physicians Insurance / MedChoice, we are constantly working to develop new tools to help Members mitigate risk. Our newest addition is an archive of the ongoing Trial Takeaways webinar series, which serves to explore and demystify the litigation landscape. By creating a website login, Members can access these webinar recordings plus many more resources, such as.

Position Statements from the Resource Library:

  • Position Statement: Off-label Medication
  • Position Statement: Use of Chaperones

Courses from the Education Library

  • Quality Series: Role of Risk Management
  • Medical Error Prevention
  • Lifestyle and Medical Risk Factors for a Stroke
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage: Mitigating Risk to Improve Outcomes

Trial Takeaways” Webinar Archives:

  • So Now You’re a Defendant
  • Defending a “Missed” Finding: Process Over Perfection

COIs and CME Transcripts Are Available Online 24/7

To save time for you and our Members, we want to make it easy to obtain some of the key documents you need. With a website login, you can directly download education transcripts and Certificates of Insurance (COIs for PI members only) —all with just a few quick clicks!

We’ve Earned HITRUST Certification

As a business associate to the medical community, we share our Members’ concern and diligence about cybercrime by holding ourselves to high security standards. We are proud to have earned the HITRUST certification for two key business systems, eOasis and Perceptive Content, demonstrating that we are appropriately managing risk.