Political Action Committees
The Doctors Company’s state and federal political action committees (DOCPACs) are powerful in advocating for and defending medical liability reforms in their respective states and in Congress.
To contribute, download the Federal DOCPAC Form (PDF 447K) or the State DOCPAC Form (PDF 412K). State DOCPACs are active in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Contributions from subscribers in states with an active DOCPAC will be directed to those state DOCPACs. Contributions from individuals without an active state DOCPAC will be directed to Federal DOCPAC. Contributions from corporate subscribers without an active state DOCPAC and from states that prohibit the use of corporate funds for political contributions will be directed to the California DOCPAC. Contributions are not tax deductible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is DOCPAC?
A: The Doctors Company has established several political action committees that use the DOCPAC name. There is a federal DOCPAC, as well as committees to address issues in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and the state of Washington.
Q: Why do we need DOCPAC?
A: DOCPAC exists to establish and protect medical liability reforms, and to help our insureds to become involved in grassroots political activity. We publish bulletins, reports, and alerts to our insureds concerning critical political issues and developments. We also raise money for political action in support of medical liability reform at the state and national level.
Q: Does DOCPAC make political contributions?
A: DOCPAC funds go to political candidates, coalitions, and associations that support reasonable medical liability reforms. Candidates who support our interest in medical liability reform can’t help us unless they have the funds to be competitive in elections.
Q: Who can join DOCPAC?
A: Anyone. You don’t need to be a physician or member insured by The Doctors Company. All you need is a belief that protecting patients and doctors is more important than enriching trial lawyers.
Q: Can I use my company account to contribute to DOCPAC?
A: For contributions to the federal DOCPAC or to DOCPACs for Montana, Ohio, or Texas, only personal checks can be accepted. DOCPACs in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington state can accept personal or business contributions.
Q: Will I get solicitations from other PACs if I join?
A: DOCPAC will not release your name or other personal information except as required by law for governmental reporting purposes. We protect the privacy of our contributors.
Q: Should I make the check out to DOCPAC?
A: Checks should be made out to The Doctors Company.
Q: Where do I send the check?
A: Mail the check to Government Relations, The Doctors Company, 185 Greenwood Road, PO Box 2900, Napa, CA 94558-0900.