The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) exclusively endorses The Doctors Company’s medical malpractice insurance program. We have earned the society’s endorsement through our fierce commitment to relentlessly defend, protect, and reward our members.
As the nation’s leading insurer of hospitalists, The Doctors Company has an unparalleled perspective on this emerging specialty. Through key SHM committees and The Doctors Company’s Hospitalist Advisory Board, we work to identify and resolve critical issues in hospital medicine.
Backed by the financial strength of more than $4 billion in assets and a membership of 78,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers SHM members a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, unrivaled protection, and tangible economic benefits.
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Program discount and credits for qualified members
Members with a favorable claims history receive a program discount of up to 7.5 percent, and members who remain claims-free may receive an additional credit of up to 25 percent.
Members are also eligible for a 5 percent risk management credit by completing five online modules of the SHM Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Online Academy (HQPS). All HQPS modules can be found in the SHM Learning Portal https://shm.community360.net/default.aspx.
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 core medical liability policy includes protection against privacy breach and Medicare reviews through CyberGuard® cyber liability protection and MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage.
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.
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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