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 expert guidance, resources, and coverage. That’s malpractice insurance without the “mal.”
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.
Your reputation and livelihood are on the line, so we take allegations just as seriously as you do. If a claim is ever made against you, our defense will be uncompromising and our team of member advocates will be there, by your side, supporting you throughout the litigation process.
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.
Our national perspective and local experts enable us to anticipate emerging threats and deliver innovative solutions—for example, our medical liability policy includes 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.
Unlike commercial insurance companies, which reward shareholders, we’re dedicated to rewarding our members. The Tribute® Plan is an unrivaled financial benefit paid to members at retirement—the highest Tribute award paid to date to date is $138,599.
Eligible AAO-HNS members also participate in our generous multiyear dividend program, which has returned nearly $400 million since 1976.
Qualified members receive free tail coverage.
The physicians we insure are members of our organization, not just policyholders. We are founded and led by physicians—including a physician majority on our board of governors.
All policy provisions are subject to regulatory and underwriting approval and may vary by state.