Member Benefits for the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has partnered with The Doctors Company to provide Academy members an exclusive medical malpractice insurance program since 2003.

As the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, The Doctors Company has unparalleled insight into the broad range of claims in otolaryngology. We collaborate with the Academy to identify and resolve critical issues affecting otolaryngologists.

Backed by the financial strength of more than $4 billion in assets and a membership of 78,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers AAO-HNS members a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, unrivaled protection, and tangible economic benefits.

Discover why more physicians and surgeons choose The Doctors Company than any other insurer.

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Extensive benefits for AAO-HNS members

Program discount and claims-free credit for qualified members.
Members with a favorable claims history receive a program discount of 5 percent, and members who remain claims-free may receive an additional credit of up to 25 percent.

The industry’s most aggressive legal defense.
We have an iron-clad consent-to-settle promise that means no claim is settled without the member’s consent, where permitted by law.

For members facing litigation, we offer Litigation Education Retreats that help doctors master defense tactics, develop sound testimony, and cope with the emotional stress of a claim. 

Our Annual Legal Summit convenes authorities in medical malpractice law to perfect defensive strategies for emerging threats.

Unrivaled protection now and in the future.
Our medical liability policy includes protection against privacy breach and Medicare reviews through CyberGuard® cyber liability protection and MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage.

Members have access to industry-leading patient safety tools and programs tailored to AAO-HNS members’ needs, plus free web-based and live CME.

Members receive our quarterly publication, The Doctor’s Advocate, which contains timely information on patient safety topics, legislative updates, and the latest industry and company news.

An unequaled financial reward.
You deserve more than a little gratitude for a career spent practicing good medicine. That’s why we created the Tribute® Plan, a groundbreaking benefit that rewards you for your loyalty to The Doctors Company and for your commitment to superior patient care. The highest Tribute award to date is $138,599.

Eligible AAO-HNS members also participate in our generous multiyear dividend program, which has returned over $338 million in dividends since 1976.

Qualified members receive free tail coverage.

Founded and led by doctors for doctors.
We treat the physicians we insure as members of our organization, not just policyholders. Founded, owned, and led by physicians—including the physician majority on our board—we are uniquely aligned with our members’ interests and accountable only to them.


All policy provisions are subject to regulatory and underwriting approval and may vary by state.

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