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The Doctors Company Named to 2009 Ward’s 50® Top Performing Companies

Napa, California—July 13, 2009—The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S., is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2009 Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies.

The Ward Group, a Cincinnati-based management consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry and the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices services, analyzed the financial performance of over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies based in the U.S.

“We are pleased that the Ward Group has recognized The Doctors Company’s safety, financial strength, and consistent performance,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company. “Given the current financial climate, this award is an affirmation of our conservative fiscal approach and years of conscientious investing. We are firmly positioned to provide the industry’s most aggressive claims defense and financially reward our physician members for their delivery of outstanding patient care.”

“Ward Group ranks The Doctors Company as one of the top 50 performing property-casualty companies in the insurance industry,” said Jefferey Rieder, president, Ward Group. “Excellent returns and strong operating results helped make them a top performing insurance organization.”

This year’s honor marks the eighth Ward’s 50 top performing companies award for The Doctors Company.

About Ward Group
Ward Group, founded in 1991, is a consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry and the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices services, with expertise in staffing level analysis and expense management. Additional information on the 2009 Ward’s 50 can be found at www.wardinc.com.

About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S. with 45,000 member physicians, $2.8 billion in assets, an A rating by Fitch Ratings, and an A- rating by A.M. Best Company.



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